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#Newham Rising Vol. 2

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The second instalment of our 18 week anti-knife crime diversionary creative arts course. The finale was the course presentation in October 2018:-

New & Raw music performances produced by ReddotUK (Record Label) Music industry Q&A - 'Rising Music Moguls' featuring Sharky Major (Founder of Grime Original) presented by Jonathon Monkstar (RedDotUK). A Preview of a LGBT short film by Eclectic Clique #WithoutBorder EP. 1 - 'Murdered By My Mother' + Q&A afterwards (An Ape Media Production)

This course was provided with the help of the Home Office

ExCeL in the Arts 2018

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ExCeL In The Arts 2018 is our annual Newham borough 5 day arts summer camp for 10-16 year olds produced and created by Ape Media and funded by Headstart Newham in partnership with CG, ExCeL London, BigGIVE & MoPAC.

Trevor on BBC Radio London

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APE’s Trevor Blackman being interviewed on BBC Radio London’s “Drivetime with Eddie Nestor” show about the Mayor of London’s Local Communities Fund promoting anti-crime projects for young people, allowing them to fulfil their potential..

Press play to listen..

(c) BBC 2018

#Newham Rising Vol. 1

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In March/April 2018 , 20 young people were invited to think, consider and express their views on the growing problem of knife crime in Newham, how it affects young people and their families, and what can be done about it. They were able to present their creatives works to an audience and discuss the topic and the end of course presentation, hosted by BBC Radio 1xtra’s DJ Ace.

Click here to see the Course documentary.

This course was provided with help from the Home Office.

Blackwoman 2018

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Our BlackWoman fashion show showcased the best of four emerging designers and 20 models back in June 2018 with Catwalk Shows, Human Rights Presentations, and Cultural Debates. In September 2018, during London Fashion Week, APE as part of its community work, help stage Catwalk Shows with an addition of a Natural Skin Care Product market place, with a Designer Showroom organised throughout the day for potential buyers to talk directly with designers. 

BlackWoman brings awareness in relation to discrimination that still takes place within the fashion and creative industries and society as a whole. The right not to be discriminated against is a right that belongs to everybody (regardless of colour), whatever our differences; BlackWoman goes a long way towards helping make this a reality within the fashion industry.

There is more in 2019.. See https://www.instagram.com/black_woman_fashion_show/

That Was Peter Crowe

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Peter Crowe’s life is not going well: his wife is divorcing him, he doesn’t see his daughter enough and to top it off, he’s about to lose his job. An interview with feared journalist Anna Moss is his only chance at swinging opinion back in his favour and keeping his career on track. But Peter’s down-to-earth nature is at odds with the carefully scripted rhetoric his advisor Tabiya has prepared for him. Can he bite his tongue long enough to keep his job or will his temper get the better of him?

Written & Produced by Richard Caves & Marcos Avlonitis

(Please note that this is a pre-release version.)

2015 IYAF International Music Collaboration

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Created, Directed, & Edited by Antonio Marotta, Francesco Leone, and Alessandro Monetta, take a behind the scenes look at 3 different musical artists (Julia, AMIRO & The Domino Collective) as they give us a taste on what it is like to be in the musical industry.

Commission by International Youth Arts Festival 2015

Bad Kids (prequel) 2014

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THIS VIDEO CONTAINS SOME STRONG LANGUAGE

A prequel which introduces you to the central character Prince, of a new drama called ‘Bad Kids’.

Bad Kids — The Long Weekend due to air 2014 is based on the true events of young people aged 14-22 year olds, who I have worked with for the last 15 years in East London; but the ordeal of most was much worse in real life.

Bad Kids — The Long Weekend chronicles the life of a group of three East London teens. The drama is raw and will push boundaries as they attempt to climb the social ladder by any means possible, even if they have to use sex, lies, and murder to get there. It’s not easy living in a part of London where everyone has a dark secret.

Written by Chris Samuels
Produced & Directed by Trevor Blackman