Clapton charity WORLDwrite wins arts award for online ‘citizen TV’ channel WORLDbytes

Marisa Pereira received the award on behalf of WORLDwrite.

Marisa Pereira received the award on behalf of WORLDwrite. - Credit: worldwrite

A children’s educational charity has won an arts award for its online “Citizen TV” channel.

Since it was set up 10 years ago WORLDwrite’s station WORLDbytes has trained more than 3,000 young adults to produce over a thousand educative programmes, watched by over two million.

From its HQ in Millfields Road, Lower Clapton, participants learn the skills of professional crews “on the job” and film, engage with the public, report on issues of local and global concern and develop the skills to ensure their efforts make an impact.

Documentaries have explored key historical figures who championed freedom of expression and civil liberties, like Sylvia Pankhurst and CLR James. A 16-strong panel of judges picked the project for the arts and culture award category at the Children and Young People Now 2018 Awards, announced at a gala ceremony.

The charity’s latest documentary Women: a success story will premiere at the Castle Cinema tomorrow.