Black British films are the focus of our new movie nights

Our Version Media and MAST Mayflower Studios have teamed up to bring Black British films to the big screen in Southampton. Our quarterly Black In Focus films nights, in partnership with KUSH Films and GI Media, launches on Saturday 18th June with a film called REAL - filmed right here in Hampshire, details below! Join us at MAST Mayflower Studios, 142-144 Above … Continue reading Black British films are the focus of our new movie nights

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for made-by-mobile stories by Southampton residents

We've launched our YouTube channel! It will be a place where we'll share the ever-growing number of videos made by Southampton residents who've taken our Mobile Storytelling training. Real Southampton people and real Southampton stories showcasing the diversity of those who make up our city! Click the button below to go to our YouTube channel … Continue reading Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for made-by-mobile stories by Southampton residents

Social housing residents to gain digital media to tackle stigmatisation, thanks to Aster Group collab

Thanks to a new pilot project with social housing provider, Aster Group UK, we’ll be helping to show the real stories of people living in social housing. A 2021 report titled Stigma and Social Housing in England found that “every day in England, people are judged negatively and even actively discriminated against because they rent … Continue reading Social housing residents to gain digital media to tackle stigmatisation, thanks to Aster Group collab

Our new #MakeItSO Media Clinic offers free media and marketing advice to Southampton’s community organisations

What's your media and marketing challenge? That's the question we're asking community organisations in Southampton and we're providing a free drop-in consultancy to help. In partnership with Southampton 2025, our #MakeItSO Media Clinic is part of our joint mission to amplify the city's community voices and showcase the great things happening in our communities and … Continue reading Our new #MakeItSO Media Clinic offers free media and marketing advice to Southampton’s community organisations

Local organisations invited to sponsor a digital media skills workshop

We're inviting local organisations to sponsor a Mobile Storytelling workshop so that more Southampton residents can learn digital media skills to amplify their voices and tell their own stories. We teach people to create, film and edit impactful videos using a smartphone Our Version Media is on a mission to equip people from the south’s … Continue reading Local organisations invited to sponsor a digital media skills workshop

Our founder invited to speak at her former university

Our Version Media's founder, Veronica Gordon, has been invited back to her former university, the University of Southampton as part of its Speaker Series. She will be in conversation with the Social Impact Lab's, Dr Pathik Pathak, to discuss her journey as a social entrepreneur with students and guests. The event coincides with International Women’s … Continue reading Our founder invited to speak at her former university

Supporting local leaders’ mission to create a more inclusive city

Our Version Media has teamed up with national equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) consultancy, Inclucive, to bring a three-part EDI training programme to Southampton. This online programme will support senior leaders and EDI leads of community-facing organisations with embedding anti-racism, inclusion and allyship into their organisation’s foundations. Details: Training for Leaders: Anti-Racism, Unconscious Bias and … Continue reading Supporting local leaders’ mission to create a more inclusive city

MailOnline falsely claimed town is a ‘no-go area for white people’

MailOnline, the online edition of the Daily Mail, has been ordered to publish a correction over an article headlined: “British towns that are no-go areas for white people”. The article sparked numerous complaints when it was published. Following investigation, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) ruled that the piece breached its Code which forbids the … Continue reading MailOnline falsely claimed town is a ‘no-go area for white people’

“Proud To Be” highlighting authentic black stories this Black History Month

The theme of this year’s national Black History Month is "Proud to be". That’s the theme of Our Version Media’s first ever community stories screening. "Proud to be" will be an evening showcasing and celebrating stories from Southampton's African, Caribbean and black British communities. It’s the culmination of a month-long Mobile Storytelling programme where participants … Continue reading “Proud To Be” highlighting authentic black stories this Black History Month