This TeliMôn pilot idea emanated from work done under the last Rural Development Programme that looked at establishing a community TV channel for Anglesey.
The TeliMôn pilot idea emanated from work done under the last Rural Development Programme that looked at establishing a community TV channel for Anglesey. The project didn’t materialize due to constraints with time and licences and even though much work had been undertaken the project was shelved. However, in 2017 a similar approach was made by a group of volunteers to explore the opportunity to create high quality content which would be posted on-line.
The TeliMôn pilot created an on-line bi-lingual TV channel, TeilMôn which focuses on promoting ‘the sense of place agenda’ and links to people and communities at all levels. It provides training and opportunities for young people who are out of work or in in-work poverty to improve their skills and employability and older people who which to diversify into other fields of employment.
TeliMôn recruited a steering group of community volunteers with varying skills in media including historians and a core group of experienced practitioners including videographers and social media marketeers and delivered over 40 videos in less than 48 months. The content varied but was bilingual and showcased a ‘Sense of Place’ feel for community, history, nature, biodiversity and has generated over 4,000 followers.
Many of the initial members have progressed into roles with S4C and one young trainee has been recruited by Coleg Llandrillo Menai as a lecturer.
TeliMôn became incorporated as a Social Enterprise in October 2019 and continues to produce quality content. They are currently encouraging the public to send in their own films, written articles, poetry and voice recordings in a quest to find new talent and volunteers for the future personal development of the participants and the continuation of TeliMôn.