STROUD COMMUNITY TV NEWSLETTER 3rd July 2016
Well we’ve just had our AGM this last month and renewed the domain name for another year. We now have over 2,500 videos on our site related to Stroud. The statistic reports from siteanalytics show around 7150visitors last month looking at an average of 3.47 pages per session. There are over 370 Facebook ‘likes’ and over 870 followers on Twitter.
However we face some challenges ahead. The Woo Themes website we are using, is no longer being updated, despite a lifetime guarantee. The site still works and probably will for a while, but we are losing some functionality so need to explore ways forward. It could be that we will be unable to transfer all those films to a new site….so we might be in for a very different website in the future…..we welcome thoughts from contributors and viewers and indeed any offers of help if we do need to transfer some of the old films to a new site. Meanwhile here are some of the highlights from the last month:
FEATURED FILMS THIS MONTH:
Moving 25 minute film about the great Stroud-based artist, Andrew Wood: http://stroudcommunity.tv/andrew-wood/
The Big Health Check Day with launch of Special Olympics Gloucestershire: http://stroudcommunity.tv/8th-big-health-check/
Stroud woman wins cheese rolling: http://stroudcommunity.tv/cheese-rolling-2016/
Stroud Aid container arrives in Syria: http://stroudcommunity.tv/stroud-aid-container/
Three milkshake recipes: http://stroudcommunity.tv/3-milkshakes-recipes/
Other films include lots on EU before the vote including a day in the life of Molly Scott Cato MEP, a 5 year old film about time-banking, Slimbridge WWT with flamingoes and more, cycling to John O’Groats, talking Rubbish seminar, Rush Skate park, interview with Nailsworth’s Pete Reed being named for Olympic squad, Stroud’s Department of performing Arts, not paying VAT at a cafe, healthy feminine hygiene products and loads more.
MUSIC VIDS THIS MONTH:
Nailsworth’s Russian Flying Squirrel; in Autumn 2015 the band did something completely out of the ordinary and out of character – they had never played a gig – but they saw an advert on FB for BBC Four’s UK’s Best Part-Time Band and thought, why not? Well they were on telly a couple of weeks ago and while they are not through to the next stage here is there amazing first video: http://stroudcommunity.tv/russian-flying-squirrel/
If you haven’t seen this Kickstarter then go there right now; Stroud’s one and definitely only Square Bomb: http://stroudcommunity.tv/square-bomb-kickstarter/
Fracking song by Jojo Mehta: http://stroudcommunity.tv/frckn-lily-allen-rewrite/
Emily Barker – Nostalgia (Wallander version): http://stroudcommunity.tv/barker-nostalgia-wallander/
Stroud Exclusive! Kuhl’s Space Cake: Holy Trinity Words Of Love Mix from the forthcoming album ‘The Circus of Outrageous’ by Stroud-based Kuhl: http://stroudcommunity.tv/kuhls-space-cake/
Plus other great stuff like Emily Barker with sister Goodbye from her new album she is recording in Memphis, Body Clocks, Hattie Briggs with ‘On Your Way’ and two more from Kuhl.
BFI STROUD FILM: Here’s one of Stroud valleys showing countryside, working mills and people, with a voice over written by Laurie Lee (10mins): http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-west-of-england-1951/
The full searchable archive can be found at the BFI website here: http://player.bfi.org.uk/britain-on-film/map/
HFT REMEMBERS: After half a century, change has come to Frocester Manor and Old Quarries (both near Stroud). They will finally be closing their doors, as those who live there prepare to move into homes more suited to their needs in nearby communities. You can view films of this commemorative project at: http://www.celebratinghftglos.com/videos.html
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Stroud Community TV is supported by Transition Stroud. Newsletter by Philip Booth, Director, Stroud Community TV