Poverty and the Media DVD clips online

There are now clips of the ‘Poverty and Participation in the Media‘ DVD available to view online. Please click here to view clips of our interview with Zac Beattie, maker of ‘Rich Kid Poor Kid‘.

There is also a discussion of ‘The Tower’ with residents of the Pepys Estate.

Other topics include:

Abusive Elements In The Media

Advertising Pressure

Community

The Media’s Potential For Change

Young People and Education

Media Views of Poverty

New Media

Please let us know what you think by leaving a comment on this blog.



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Well London Media Workshops Announced

There are two new media workshops taking place in London for those involved in the Well London projects.

The first is a free video workshop in Croydon

Date: Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th April  1-8pm

Venue:

The CVA Resource Centre
82 London Road,
Croydon,
CR0 2TB

Please see the map to find out if you are in the border of the SOA and eligible to take part.

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The second takes place in Westminster

Date: Wednesday 6th and Friday 8th 1-6pm of May

Venue: Westminster, for Queens Park Residents

Beethoven Centre
174k Third Avenue
London
W10 4JL

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Spectacle to interview maker of Rich Kid Poor Kid

Tomorrow Spectacle will be holding a question and answer session with Zac Beattie of Close-up Films, maker of Rich Kid Poor Kid and local residents from the area where the film was made . This is to enable him to answer some the of the criticisms of the program that were raised in our poverty and the media workshops. We would like people to suggest any questions the would like us to ask him.

Please leave any questions in the comment section of the blog or email us at info@spectacle.co.ukFor more clips from our Poverty and The Media project please visit our Archive

To find out more information about our Poverty and The Media project please visit our Project Page



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Well London has colourful Southwark launch

The Well London movement came to Southwark with stalls and activities promoting a healthy lifestyle and mental well being. Dance groups for young and old, drumming workshops and T-shirt printing combined with Groundwork and SLaM for a vibrant, successful event. To view clips from this event visit our website.

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Well London Workshops announced for February and March

Spectacle will be running a number of media workshops and taster sessions for the Well London project.
We welcome people local to the area to attend any of these. Please contact us to sign up for any of these of for more information at info@spectacle.co.uk or call 020 7223 6677 .

If you are a resident of Cossall or Brimmington please come along to the Southwark Launch, where, as well as a session from Spectacle, there will be sports activities, music and a variety of other activities designed to make you smile! Saturday 21st February, 12.30 – 4.30

Cossall Estate TRA Hall
48 Mortlock Close,
Queens Road Estate,
SE15 2QE

We will be in South Acton, at the Ealing Launch on 28th February and running a taster there around 3pm. Please pop down and get involved.

ADDRESS UPDATE!!

Oaktree Community Centre
Osbourne Road
Acton
W3 8SR

Following the launch Spectacle will be running a two day workshop 10-3pm, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th March, where local residents can try there hand at filming, learn new skills and improve existing.

Acton Community Forum
112-114
Bollo Bridge Road
Acton
W38DD

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Spectacle to re-interview residents of The Tower

Spectacle are planning to return to the infamous Tower on the Pepys Estate, as featured in the BBC documentary The Tower, to find out from residents what they thought of the programs representation of where they lived. We will be visiting the community centre on Monday night (9/02/09) so please come along and share your opinion with us.

Have you ever lived on the Pepys Estate?

What would you like to ask the makers of The Tower?

Do you think the The Tower is a good representation of the Pepys Estate?

For more clips from our Poverty and The Media project please visit our Archive

To find out more information about our Poverty and The Media project please visit our Project Page



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Free Spectacle Digital Media Training day 28th Feb

This is a free introductory training day in digital production sponsored by Skillset. As well as learning the basics of using and operating a camera in a workshop environment participants will get the opportunity to learn about Digital Apprenticeships in Creative Media from a Skillset advisor. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to expand their horizons and learn more about video production as well as those interested in getting some careers advice on working in the media.

Places are limited, to avoid disappointment please email training@spectacle.co.uk or call 02072236677 as soon as possible to book your place. To keep regularly updated with all our activities please join our Facebook group.

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Poverty and the Media Films Feedback

Below is some feedback from two events in London and Glasgow where clips of Spectacle’s Poverty and the Media Project were shown

Faces of Poverty: How do Images tell the Stories?: London
Spectacle film was really positive- people’s own voices and own directing etc. The film showed people who are knowledgeable commenting on things that mattered to them.
Alison Whyte: Mark Easton said he’s interviewed 100s of people like those in spectacle film. These people are not empowered like those on spectacle. There can be really bad examples of editing and stigmatising.

Glasgow
Tuesday 4 November 2008

Anne Marie-Smith: ‘Spiritual Poverty’ – very dangerous, causes lows and depression; Heart warming to hear this phrase on the Spectacle DVD
Problem of stereotypes. Judging people, by their image (e.g. gold chain, lipstick, nice clothes etc.)

http://www.socialevils.org.uk/2008/04/09/poverty-and-inequality/

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Glenn Jenkins response to Secret Millionaire

Below is a short extract from one of Spectacle’s Poverty and the Media workshops on the Marsh Farm Estate. In this clip Glenn Jenkins, long-term community activist and part of Marsh Farm Out Reach, talks about the way television programs, such as Secret Millionaire, Big Brother and Jeremy Kyle,  treat poorer people.

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New Spectacle Training 2009

New Courses are planned for the New Year !!

Spectacle will be running new courses in the following areas;

Workshop on Workshops – For people who are interested in running video workshops but need to gain practice in the use of media equipment and the processes of managing groups. Will take you through all stages of preparation, filming and preparing footage for editing.

Live Action Multi-Camera Shoots – Aimed at musicians and live performers and all those who would like to record and document a live event with a three camera shoot. Will cover handling equipment, sound recording and preparing footage for editing

For further details or to register an interest please contact: training@spectacle.co.uk

or visit our website: www.spectacle.co.uk

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