Together TV launches the Green Challenge: Growing & cooking together to help the planet

Together TV is set to launch the Green Challenge to get people together to make healthy food and to help the planet. The aim is to connect neighbours, family, the Together TV community, and local charity projects. In addition to giving participants the confidence to start being able to grow and use their own produce while coming together to make a change

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Behind the Bhangra Boys: Together TV to premiere film on dance group raising awareness of climate change

  • Together TV will be showing the UK Premiere of Behind the Bhangra Boys on Tuesday 31 August at 10pm BST
  • Ahead of the Premiere, the Maritime Bhangra Group will be creating a new viral dance video to raise awareness for climate change charity Friends of the Earth
  • Climate change focus was chosen due to the extreme weather the world has experienced throughout the past couple of weeks* in addition to the spotlight in the documentary
  • Behind the Bhangra Boys sees the group meeting with the First Nations community in Canada to discuss how climate change it had affected their small island community and ultimately how it will influence our future
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Together TV to distribute 400,000 sunflower seeds for its Sunflower Challenge

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, broadcaster Together TV’s Together For Good Sunflower Challenge will give away an extra 300,000 sunflower seeds. This is on top of the 100,000 given away when the campaign launched to connect people to their communities.

  • The campaign provides seeds, a grow chart and 12-week guided growing journey with TV gardener Danny Clarke, along with growing tips from gardening expert Philip Turvil, former programme director of Kew Gardens whether it be on a plot of land or just in a simple window box.
  • Thousands of people across Yorkshire and the Midlands have already signed up for the Sunflower Challenge.
  • Charities, companies, Mutual Aid groups and community groups from across the UK, including WorthingKentNorth StaffordshireHoo Peninsula and more, are supporting the challenge by promoting and rallying locals to join the initiative.
  • National charities like Jo Cox Foundation, Field Studies Council and more are also supporting the initiative.
  • To join over 20k people who have already registered for free seeds, people can register here: www.togethertv.com/sunflowerchallenge
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Sunflower Challenge: Together TV to distribute 100,000 sunflower seeds to get the UK gardening in 2021

● Broadcaster Together TV to distribute 100,000 sunflower seeds as part of its Together for Good campaign to connect people to their community

● TV gardener Danny Clarke will inspire viewers into the gardening world

● Gardening expert Philip Turvil, former programme director of Kew Gardens shares his tips to 'get growing', whether it be on a plot of land or just in a simple window box

● To register for free seeds, viewers can register on this website page: www.togethertv.com/sunflowerchallenge

● Together TV premieres the documentary Our Big MS Adventure to mark the MS Awareness Week and support the importance of keeping active and tackle social isolation

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Together TV's new Diverse Film Fund to tell stories of black British lives today

  • Broadcaster Together TV will open submissions for its Diverse Film Fund on 1st March

  • The £50,000 fund will commission five emerging filmmakers who do not yet have a broadcast credit as Director or Producer. Applicants may be working in film or TV or are graduates from a film/TV degree

  • Up to £10,000 in production costs will be allocated to each of five short documentaries (up to 10 minutes in durations), with filmmakers mentored and supported during the process

  • The theme is “Black British Lives today” with the films set to Premiere during Black History Month in October

  • ITV Commissioning Editor and Together TV Trustee Satmohan Panesar to chair the seven-strong judging panel  

  • TV news anchor Charlene White on the judging panel alongside many others

  • Naked’s Managing Director Fatima Salaria is joining the initiative with her colleagues Natalie Rose and Cal Turner being judges and mentors

  • Partners supporting the fund are drawn from broadcasters, TV trade bodies and equality charities

  • The initiative comes on the back of the Crowdfunding campaign run by Together TV’s Chair and Founder Caroline Diehl last summer, to promote and support more diverse content on Together TV

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Christmas Together: a virtual Christmas Lunch for everyone to tackle social isolation at Christmas

Together TV launches Christmas Together, the campaign to tackle loneliness at Christmas that includes a festive “journey” and a virtual Christmas Lunch. Free and open to for everyone, from everywhere in the UK. Together TV celebrates tireless work of mutual aid community heroes this Christmas with award winning Director Thomas Martin filming across the UK. The TV channel joins Jo Cox Foundation’s campaign Great Winter Get Together to tackle loneliness at Christmas.

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Together Celebrates Women’s Strengths and Ambition 

In an industry where gender and diversity equality are under the spotlight, broadcaster Together chooses not just to raise awareness, but to act on it. On International Women Day, The Community Channel, the charity Community Benefit Society that operates  Together, is celebrating the appointment of Serena Martin to its Board of Trustees. Serena is Head of Strategy at BBC Worldwide, leading on strategic acquisitions and key partnerships across BBC Worldwide. 

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