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Big Picture, Local Picture

WEEKLY EDITORIAL
from "Southwark.TV" partner
Southwark Young People's Magazine Project

This is me, P.DidHe

Seen the trailer for Southwark TV? Then cuz, youíve seen me. Iím PdidHe aka Pedro Da Cruz (parents boyed it with the name). Donít get me confused with that other Pdidde geeza, coz he donít work for the Southwark Young Peopleís Magazine Project (he donít make loot like me either). Iíve been involved with this blinging project and Southwark TV for the last six months. In that time Iíve seen both projects develop significantly.

When I first heard of Southwark TV, I thought boy its gonna be heavy, Pdiheís gonna be able to expose himself on a large scale. I thought manz is gonna be big, but then I was told that it was interactive TV and I thought, well I could still style it. But donít get me wrong, Iím not selfish, I know itís not all bout my interests, so you know what, you get me through your computer (whenever u want, at whatever place u want, at whatever time u want, however many timez u want). And Iím all for being interactive. Ö Anyways, itís been a good experience for me and the rest of the peeps involved at the Magazine Project, weíve had the chance to get involved with all kinds of media; documentaries, films, web design, poetry and of course journalism. Sometimz we forget that our main businez is producing a quarterly 10 or 15 000 run magazine for young people. I know people only read it for my regular column (4 true), although Iím not begging fame, but Iíve (sort of) interviewed Charles Clarke, Ken Livingstone and rapper Mace Ė Keep tuned to the Southwark mag 4 future interviews.
Peace out. Keep the beef out the streets.

PdidHe

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Hip Hop, Garage and Guns

On a more serious note, the young people involved in the Magazine Project are producing a discussion documentary on Hip Hop, Garage and Guns for the first of Southwark TVís regular media discussion nights.

Weíve already covered this emotive topic in our Magazine and have recently contributed to Southwark Life, when we interviewed Lucy Cope, a local Southwark resident whose son was shot dead last year. Lucy runs Mothers Against Gun Crime, an organisation designed to turn back the rising tide of gun violence. We hope to include her thoughts in our documentary.

If you are aged between 14 and 21 and want to get involved in the multi-media Southwark Young Peopleís Magazine then contact us on 020 7708 1738. The Project is run by Southwark Youth and Connexions Service.

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See London Listings for venue/time details for
Hip Hop, Garage and Guns.

Make sure to visit this Editorial once a week to see who is saying what about life in and around Southwark.

Chris Haydon
Project Director
"Southwark.TV"
  3/9/2003