Welcome to the 13th newsletter of Stroud Community TV 30th March 2013

Posted on 30. Mar, 2013 by in Featured, Newsletters

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We have had trouble calculating our viewing figures; the original programme seemed to indicate absurdly high figures. We have now installed what looks like a much more accurate stats programme. Last month we had between 44 and 218 views each day with over 2,500 in the month. However these figures can also be deceptive as a fair number of visitors don’t watch films or only watch a small part of a film. Nevertheless we are very pleased with progress in just over a year – do help us grow more by tweeting, Facebook ‘liking’ and more. One of the highest views is “Beyond Goodbye’, winner of best local film in our recent Awards.


Don’t forget: Friday 19th April at 3pm – 4pm in Stroud. If you are likely to attend please contact so we can give location. At the meeting we will report on the year, elect new Officers, update on the link with Transition Stroud and more. Do call Philip for more info on 755451 or email <philip.booth2(at)virgin.net>


Cashes Green Hospital Site’s community event with Kevin McCloud, electric bicycles and more about the community land trust: https://stroudcommunity.tv/applewood-update-on-exciting-development-at-cashes-green-hospital-site/

Wonderful Sunday afternoon with Transition Stroud’s ‘Fix It For Free; workshop at the Black Book Cafe:

Transition Stroud’s workshop about Community Composting in Bisley:

Plus various films giving reaction to the refusal to give planning permission to the incinerator:

Other films include a great old video tour of Randwick Wap 1972, various films from Slimbridge including one entitled “Mandy’s Day Out”, shopping in Nailsworth, Springhill CoHousing, a youth film entitled ‘Telephone Problems’, Westonbirt, Cotswold Life’s Food and Drink Awards 2012, Glos Deaf Assoc news in BSL, District councillor Philip Booth’s film of his annual newsletter, Peter Adam’s reading poetry, Rococo Gardens new gardening series and the shop Time after Time in Stroud High Street.


Stroud-based band ‘Gotcha’ with great old footage of Stroud:

Other music highlights MrB’s 80’s mash, Brass Monkey and David Ireland.

SHARE A STORY COMPETITION:  CITV and First Light are offering young people aged 5-12 the chance to have their short story turned into a short animation! The winners will spend a day at CITV directing their animators and doing their very own voiceover, and to top it off, the winning animations will be shown on the CITV channel!! See more at: http://www.firstlightonline.co.uk/project/share-a-story-competition

WATER FILM COMPETITION: Young people are invited to create inspirational, behaviour-changing short films to help put an end to the bad water habits that are threatening the UK’s ecosystems. Despite 2012 being the wettest year on record, reserves of fresh water are under serious strain. In the UK alone we each use over 150 litres of tap water a day. Of all the water in the world less than 0.5% is usable in a domestic setting; the rest is saltwater. To help tackle the issue, youth environmental organisation Cool It Schools has created a competition called Hot Water. Launching at The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust London Centre it is a filmmaking competition that encourages children and teenagers to make a 50-second film to raise awareness of our wasteful water habits, which include overfilling kettles, dripping taps and chin-deep baths. With the competition being judged by media and environmental experts, every film submitted will be shown on the Cool It Schools website and winning films will be screened at the British Film Institute in South Bank, London. Cool It Schools is also providing resource packs to all entrants, which include a wealth of information on water issues, plus filmmaking guidance and theme inspiration. The deadline for entries is midnight on 30 October 2013. See more at: http://www.coolitschools.com/competition/hot-water

ExampleSCTV GETTING ABOUT: Swindon’s Evil Twin education’s Facebook page linked to us (see left) – they provide creative multimedia training for all ages and abilities: http://www.facebook.com/pages/evil-twin-education/113125688727903

WE ARE ON TWITTER: Do sign up; we will be tweeting films added from the end of this month. Stroud Community TV @StroudTV

AND FACEBOOK: Please ‘like’ us! See: http://www.facebook.com/StroudCommunityTV

Stroud Community TV is supported by Transition Stroud. Newsletter by Philip Booth, Director, Stroud Community TV

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Director and Co-Founder of Stroud Community TV

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