Our fourth Newsletter; 1st July 2012

Posted on 02. Jul, 2012 by in Featured, Newsletters

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WELCOME TO THE FOURTH NEWSLETTER OF STROUD COMMUNITY TV

Well the good news is that our site continues to grow with over 550 people in June watching films on the site.

Latest statistics: unique visitor numbers / page views: March 1,159 / 16,349, April 1,351 / 18,313, May 2,024 / 20,499, June 2,757 / 22,404. Around 20% of visitors spend longer than 2 minutes ie watching films.

FEATURED FILMS:

We now have over 450 films on the site; recording and celebrating many aspects of Stroud. Where to begin…

Two films with high viewing figures on the site were:
The Olympic torch in Stroud
http://stroudcommunity.tv/olympic-torch-in-stroud-2012/
Randwick counting their bunting:
http://stroudcommunity.tv/randwick-beats-world-record-with-longest-bunting/

Others to watch include:

A very moving film about being the mother of a diabetic child:
http://stroudcommunity.tv/a-mothers-anthem-i-am-the-mother-of-a-diabetic-child/

A new project in Glos is recording local Jubilant Stories: here are some from Stroud:
http://stroudcommunity.tv/tag/jubilant-stories/

Other films (use search box) include the Down to Earth Cooperative, Throne racing in Randwick, Thrupp fete, the Lake at the Lawns (near Tricorn House), Ruscombe’s telephone box opening as a small gallery, the art of Mark Masters, the seed bombers visit to Stroud, more from Wagglewoods TV on Holly trees, buttercups and more, Prema Arts cafe, voices from Stroud on Water festival, a Teddy Bears picnic short for children plus voices from the protest to keep Stroud’s health services in the NHS.

Music uploaded includes the amazing Fay Hield (with poss the worlds best concertina player), more from Katie Smith and Harry Jones, some tracks from Ceilidh-Jo, Stroud’s Rock Choir and loads more.

YOUNG FILMS MAKERS FESTIVAL

Nine of the entries into Stroud’s Young Film makers festival at SVA can be found at:
http://stroudcommunity.tv/tag/stroud-young-film-makers-2012/

STROUD COMMUNITY TV APPEAL FOR FILMS AND HELP

Stroud Community TV needs help in uploading films but also any experienced or budding film makers. We are increasingly getting requests to attend events and make films. Can you help? Call Philip to find out more on 01453 755451.

FUTURE NOW PROJECT

Stroud Community TV are one key strand of the local bid to the Big Lottery. As folk will know, along with 29 other groups, we got through to the finals to bid for one of ten pots of £1million. We have had several meetings including one at Forest Green Rovers to help complete the bid; it has now been submitted. I note particular thanks to Eric Wilkinson for leading our part of the bid but also thanks to Ruth Davey and Nikki Simpson. We have also been considering other bids but more of that in future newsletters.

ENERGY NEIGHBOURHOODS: SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Films that address the issue of climate change and energy saving, should be no more than 5 minutes. They will be judged by the Severn Wye Energy Agency and the winning film will receive £1,500.  The deadline of 30th July 2012 is looming. The Energy Neighbourhood project which is behind this competition is funded by the European Commission’s Intelligent Energy Europe fund and seeks to help people reduce their household energy consumption, simply by being more aware of it and doing things differently around the home.  The film will be used to promote the project during its second year, this winter.

As long as it addresses the issue of climate change, the film can be pretty much whatever you want it to be: what can each of us to do address climate protection? How is our lifestyle affecting the environment? How can we save energy at home? Why bother doing anything? Creative, serious, funny, original – everything is welcome! Phone Karen Robinson on 01452 835080 for further details and application form. It might also be worth looking at the Energy Neighbourhood website (www.energyneighbourhoods.org.uk) to help you get a better flavour of what the project involves.

ARTICLE OF INTEREST

A discussion paper on Community Reporting Vc Citizen Journalism:
http://blog.peoplesvoicemedia.co.uk/2012/06/19/community-reporting-and-citizen-journalism-a-discussion-paper-from-the-institute-of-community-reporters/

http://stroudcommunity.tv

Stroud Community TV is supported by Transition Stroud.

Newsletter by Philip Booth, Director, Stroud Community TV

About Philip

Director and Co-Founder of Stroud Community TV

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