Lets Talk Knife Crime2022-03-23T14:29:45+00:00

LET’S TALK 2022 hosted its first Forum for two years at The Blue Elephant Theatre in Camberwell. Next is Bede Youth in Bermondsey.

The “CHANGE OF THOUGHT” documentary about Black teenagers training Met recruits is happening. Launch screening at Peckhamplex in Black History Month – if not sooner!

Check out LET’S TALK Exclusion, the final video of 2021. Schools must change.

For LET’S TALK 2020 there’s a LET’S TALK Video Report 2020 of the year hearing from Southwark young people.

The Film Screenings in Autumn 2019 featured The Movement Factory and their production “One Road, Two Paths” and a musical about knife crime from pupils at Harris Academy Peckham, that was performed at Bold Tendencies with the Multi-Story Orchestra in summer 2021.

Local young people in Southwark are amazing, creative, thoughtful and ready.

LET’S TALK, set up by Peckham-based Community TV Trust, is a four year project spanning 2019-2022, with forums and film screenings in schools and youth clubs.

Get in touch by emailing: chris@communitytvtrust.org

About ‘Lets Talk Knife Crime’

At LET’S TALK we listen

Exclusion feeds County Lines.

Education is more than exam results.

We call on Schools to build bridges into communities.

If there’s no youth club, schools are the only hub. So don’t exclude kids … where do you think they’re going to go? And who with?

On the LET’S TALK Panel we’ve had a Judge, schools safety officers, a mentoring campaigner, headteachers, youth workers, a surgeon, a Baptist youth pastor, a top Civil Servant now retired, a Ministry of Justice youth policy lead, a Stop & Search consultant, a community/Police liaison specialist, a social entrepreneur and visionary coach, a theatre youth officer, an academic, a filmmaker and a teenager now training Met recruits.


LET’S TALK Stop & Search

Stop & Search is everywhere, a regular occurrence, especially for young Black males. 

Most view Stop & Search as necessary. But – (i) do you know your rights? and (ii) would the police officer please treat you with respect?

Let’s rebuild trust and confidence. So –

Be strong, calm and courteous. Whether you’re the officer or the citizen, show respect. 

Let us know how we can help you

Where can I get support from?

Trust – someone you trust. If not a parent, carer, teacher or friend, then

  • Anonymous helplines can provide good listening and fresh thoughts
  • Crimestoppers guarantee anonymity if that is relevant
  • Samaritans are always there for you if depression is winning
About ‘Lets Talk Knife Crime’

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‘LET’S TALK Knife Crime 2019’

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