Trainee Producers to work on new TEMO TV programme

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An exciting new programme – TEMO TV - will be launching on our new Thamesmead YouTube channel, ThamesmeadNow, on Thursday 7 May. The programme will showcase the best local talent.

Thamesmead Young Producers 2020, who are aged between 16 -25, were formed by Nadia Kassab, Youth Development Coordinator at Peabody. They will be producing segments for the TEMO TV programme. The group has been meeting regularly over Zoom with leading event organisers Emergency Exit Arts (EEA). Working with the EEA team they’ve learnt all about of producing digital content – from budgeting and commissioning people, to designing and managing their content. 

Shanika Warren, from Emergency Exit Arts said: “We had just begun our trainee producer course in Thamesmead and were super excited to be working with a new cohort of young people when the situation changed and social distancing meant we could no longer meet in person.

“The trainees are now learning the skills online and will be closely involved in the planning, development and delivery.”

The young people are also completing an advanced project management level 2 OCN accreditation with support from Nadia Kassab and Lorraine Heath Norwood, Youth Engagement Coordinator.  

Nadia Kassab, Youth Development Coordinator at Peabody said: “It is fantastic that the group are continuing with their work on this programme. Not only are they learning new skills and completing an accreditation, they are also able to collaborate in a safe and welcoming environment. We have worked with EEA on a number of trainee producer programmes and we know that this cohort will pull something wonderful out of the bag! They are a very inspirational group of young people and an absolute asset to work with.”

Trainee producer Michelle Ndlovu (16) said: “This programme showed me life didn’t have to lockdown just because the UK did. Getting to know and working with people from the same area as myself has been so eye opening and I can’t wait for the outcome.”

Adriana Marques, Head of Thamesmead Cultural Strategy at Peabody said: “TEMO TV is a great response to lockdown. The programme will not only showcase local talent in Thamesmead, but also aims keep a sense of community pride and connection during these difficult times by providing ideas and prompts for people to do things at home; like make bunting for VE day, learn a new dance routine, or try a new recipe.”

Tune into TEMO TV at 4pm on Thursday May 7 and every Friday.