Newsletter with June 2015 film highlights

Posted on 03. Jul, 2015 by in Featured, Newsletters

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Hi folks here are the highlights for June and wow have we got some great stuff! Also just had our AGM; details below. But let’s start by sharing an email we received (many thanks for feedback/comments!): “I just want to say what a brilliant initiative this is. I have subscribed to your news for a few years now and always appreciate the content. I can see what’s going on in the area without having to go to everything!”


Learn more about the Five Valley’s Music Centre and how they can help develop the musician in you:

Toxin Free - 1Three films of the Toxin Free Tea Party to stop the incinerator and fracking have been added; here’s the 9 min highlights:

Polly - 1Launch of the Compassionate Revolution in Stroud (5 essential mins of viewing with links of how to get involved):

Highlights from the Big Health Check Day made with a group of people with a learning disability and others:

How to get a Small Sparks grant to start your project or group:

11130148_10205112535227885_7571683766107254963_nMolly sparked 100 picnic’s worldwide; see more about adrenal insufficiency at:

CanalOther films include the Stroud College Fashion Show, retrospective of the amazing local artist Carolyn White, steam boats on Stroudwater, Glos Pride, Whitehall and Ruscombe’s Neighbourhood Plan update, Polly Higgins, Molly Scott Cato MEP at the EU, Minch garden railway, Minch kite Festival, Malt House Emporium, Slimbridge, Ecotricity’s Electric Highway and how to use it, Hot Slimbridge, Morris dancing, a vlog about Purton, a giant at Upton and so much more!


CasCasimir Greenfield’s Immortals surely must make the top of the dance charts:

Just the Two of us by there-wonderful Ruth Royall:

Smith and Jones are back; see Want To Want Me at (plus there is another film of them with their new dog!):

Here clip of the Compassionate Revolution song at:

Other music highlights include lots more from The Convent and other local stuff. Have a browse at:

SCTV AGM: On 5th June 2015 we had our AGM in Woodruffs Cafe; here are some of the notes from the meeting:

SCTVAwards 2014; the Awards were part of the First Stroud Film Festival this year. They were hugely successful with the Awards evening at The Crown and Sceptre having over 80 people attend. Speacil thanks noted to Steve Hurrell (pictured with Ben who helped with the pink scarf film) for helping make the Awards evening possible. For winners, nominations, list of judges and review of the evening see:

Viewing statistics; these vary depending on analytics used; WordPress stats suggest around 3,000 views per month while 1&1 Siteanalytics suggests over 162,500 page impressions in the last month. We currently have 240 SCTV Facebook likes, 80+ newsletter subscribers and 669 Twitter followers; we will look at whether film uploads to SCTV can be posted automatically on Facebook and Twitter.

Volunteers: the team noted particular thanks to Callum Bonner for support with a film and for starting to embed some of the films on the site. Also thanks to those who have made films available and helped film events when we have had requests. Also especially to Russ for great cartoons for this site and the Awards.

Finances: the accounts at end of year are: £132.66. Two larger donations this year were from the 2gether Trust for a film made by a volunteer and also a donation from the team who made the winning film at the Stroud Film Festival. It was agreed SCTV would make a £50.00 donation to Transition Stroud for their continuing support for SCTV around insurance. The new Paypal donation on the website has now received donations. If more funds are available we will consider putting on further film-making workshops.

Directors: Philip Booth and Peter Richardson were reappointed as Directors of Stroud Community TV


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