We’re celebrating Black Joy this Black History Month

This Black History Month, we're celebrating Black Joy! Black Joy will be an evening showcasing and celebrating stories from Southampton's African, Caribbean and black British communities. It will be the culmination of a month-long Mobile Storytelling programme where participants learned to create, film and edit stories using a mobile phone for the very first time. … Continue reading We’re celebrating Black Joy this Black History Month

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 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 Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DU on Saturday 18th June from … Continue reading Black British films are the focus of our new movie nights

Subscribe to our 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 channel for made-by-mobile stories by Southampton residents

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