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Beyond Our Ken

Cat No: CVA0122
Duration: 00:52:45
Date: 1985
Location: London, various
Original format: Unknown
Colour: Colour



In the wake of the abolition of the Metropolitan Authorities, Beyond Our Ken stands as a lively record of how people in inner-city London used GLC resources to improve the quality of their lives, and of how GLC policies on issues such as racism, sexism and employment began to be worked out on the ground. In the tape we see a wide range of community groups and organisations in Lewisham and Greenwich, who explain how they have been supported by the funding and policy stands taken by the GLC under the recent Labour administration. It was broadcast by Channel 4 in the People to People strand. 

The Groups featured were:

01.45 - Age Concern Lewisham, Skills Centre
05.20 - Stopover House - young homeless resettlement
09.32 - Downham Estate Tenants Association - demo at Parliament
12.31 - Silwood Tenants Association
16.44 - Lewisham Mobile Creche Project
21.42 - Black Parents Education Group - Saturday School
24.29 - Irish Weekend Organising Group
28.34 - Greenwich Dial-a ride
30.08 - Charlton Skills Centre
35.56 - Greenwich Lesbian & Gay Rights Group
38.50 - Lewisham Police Monitoring Group
41.37 - Blackwall Products - recycling co-op
44.47 - Lewisham Academy of Music

Production Credits

Andy Porter, Tony Dowmunt
John White
Produced by Albany Video


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