Our last newsletter?

Posted on 30. Mar, 2018 by in Featured, Newsletters

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Philip Booth being interviewed by Faye Hatcher for BBC Radio Glos: thanks Steve Hurrell for photo


PHILIP STEPS DOWN: Following another hugely successful Awards evening Philip Booth has stepped down from his volunteer Director role at Stroud Community TV. Philip was one of the founder’s of SCTV back in 2012 and has actively involved many people in celebrating local films; organising film making workshops, managing our Twitter and Facebook, six Awards events and adding films to the site almost every day so that there are now over 3,000 local films on the website.

Philip says: “I have absolutely loved my involvement with this project; it has been a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Stroud and film making. I am stepping down due to personal health issues, but still will be involved with some film making. I love that this channel has made it easier to share and celebrate the many community events and projects that are happening in Stroud. What an amazing place to live.”

Best Music Film joint winners Sophronie (2nd from left) and Lotte Lyster collecting the award on behalf of her good friend, Emily. The Award was given by David Pearson. Picture: Leonor Zavala

LAST NEWSLETTER? HELP NEEDED: Philip stepping down means that we are looking for someone to help with managing our Channel. the other Director of Stroud Community TV, Peter Richardson, will continue to help manage the websiet and add occasional films but more help is needed….

Could you help embed films in our website? It takes a couple of minutes to add a film – it is a pretty simple process – and training is available.
Or help compile this newsletter each month? Or this might be the last newsletter?
Or could you help with our social media – our Facebook and/or Twitter accounts?
Or maybe you have ideas regarding new directions or projects for Stroud Community TV?
Do get in touch if you or someone you know is interested? Email: philip@stroudcommunity.tv

Awards evening. Picture: Leonor Zavala Platt


AWARDS EVENING: This was our sixth year of Awards – the iconic orange cat of the Stroud Community TV logo, lends it’s name to the awards – Stroud’s Oscats evening. It was an evening of outstanding local films – 8 Award winning films, an audience of over 120 people, some 40 short films or clips of films all with links to Stroud and over 10 film makers spoke a little about their work. See all the winning and nominated films plus the AMAZING COMMENTS from folk about the evening: https://stroudcommunity.tv/awards-2018/



I grieve… therefore I swim – film shown as part of the Stroud Film Festival and well worth a watch:

An art exhibition about masculinity by five artists, scheduled to coincide with International Mens’ Day:

Dom from Fungusloci

Fungusloci – Stroud’s mushroom farm in Merrywalks – film by a young Gloucestershire guy: https://stroudcommunity.tv/strouds-only-mushroom-farm/

A film to help people with a learning disability visit the dentist and optician: https://stroudcommunity.tv/tag/learning-disability/

Stroud Brewery canning film

History of Slad Valley: https://stroudcommunity.tv/history-slad-valley/

See around Swarez’s gallery: https://stroudcommunity.tv/swarez-gallery/
Link to 9 of the films in the Film Festival’s 60 Second Challenge: https://stroudcommunity.tv/60-second-challenge/

Best Community Event Film went to the Paganhill Community Street Party. Receiving the award from Cllr. Steve Robinson (SDC Chair Community Services and Licensing) are members of the event team and film maker Philip Booth. The community believed there was a lack of communication throughout the area and thought a street party was the perfect way to bring people together. Picture: Leonor Zavala Platt Caption: Heather Wood

Film about Painswick that was a winner at the Gloucester Film Makers Documentary Competition: https://stroudcommunity.tv/painswick/

How can I be an Earth Trustee; see more at: https://stroudcommunity.tv/ecocide/
Access Bike looks back at last year: https://stroudcommunity.tv/2017-access-bike-project/
Films by Helen Hollywood, a local vlogger who visists old cemetaries and derelict buildings; see her visits in Stroud: https://stroudcommunity.tv/index.php/?s=Helen+Hollywood
Other films include lots from Molly Scott Cato (bees, taxation, Brexit), David Drew (local government, wealth and housing), a Power Ball recipe, Hudson Rose mortgages, canning beer at Stroud Brewery, Toxic Media Awards, highlights from Slimbridge this month, Ecotricity’s electric highway, Mission Life-force exhibition and opening in Tetbury and more from Ecotricity.


She Sings

She Sings, International Womens Day: https://stroudcommunity.tv/she-sings-womens-day/

That video that went viral re Downs’ Syndrome: https://stroudcommunity.tv/extra-chromosome/

Kate Lewis (Asparagasm) with Philip Booth, Maria Stengard-Green (Filmmaker) and David Drew MP: photo by Theseus Lythgoe


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AWARDS 2017: See nominations and winners: https://stroudcommunity.tv/awards-2017/

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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