BHM Mobile Storytelling Package

Black History Month (BHM) Mobile Storytelling course and screening | Use code BHM40 for 40% off if booked by 31st August

Learn skills to easily create, film, edit and share great videos on your smartphone.

As part of the course you’ll make a short video to feature on the big screen at our Black History Month community stories screening at MAST Mayflower Studios!

Workshop dates (in person):

Part 1: 1pm-4pm Wednesday 6th September

Part 2: 1pm-4pm Wednesday 13th September

Maximum class size: 10 people

Venue: MAST Mayflower Studios, 142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton SO14 7DU

Community Stories Screening:

7pm-8.30pm Monday 23rd October 2023 at MAST Mayflower Studios

What people say about the course

“The impact is tremendous. I feel like I have gained confidence in making my own videos.”

“I had never even tried videomaking until I began the training. I was taught what type of videos are most likely to make an impact and was practically shown how to create them.”

“As of result of the training sessions I am now creating more videos for my community projects with the new skills I have learnt.” 

“An informative and practical training course to help you create impactful videos instantly on your mobile phone!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

I don’t have a DSLR camera, can I still take part?

Yes of course! You don’t need a DSLR camera. We teach you how to film and edit on your smartphone. So you’ll just need your mobile – just make sure its camera works.

Do I need to buy any expensive equipment?

No. You’ll learn how to film and edit on your mobile phone so you won’t need to buy anything. We do ask you to download a free editing app from your app store before starting the course. Plus we have tripods that you can borrow – free of charge – if you need one!

Do I need filming or editing experience?

No. You don’t need any filming or editing experience. Complete beginners are welcome!

I want to learn Mobile Storytelling but I don’t have a story to tell. Can I still take part?

Yes, you can! Everyone has a story – many stories in fact. As this course is rooted in authentic, people-centred storytelling, we’ll help you to find a story and teach you how to identify and tell good stories in the future.

What is the community stories screening?

Our community stories screening takes place twice a year – in July and in October, for Black History Month. It’s an event where our mobile storytellers – people just like you – are the stars. Mobile Storytellers each make a mobile video during our training and and we share them on the big screen at MAST Mayflower Studios. It’s a chance to showcase their real-life stories and their new digital media skills! The evening starts with a Reception in the cafe bar for socialising and networking before the main event. The screening takes place in a cinema setting, with an audience of around 100 people. Click here to hear what the audience thought of our last screening event.

What is Mobile Storytelling?

Mobile Storytelling is based on the principles of mobile journalism. That’s the skill of using your mobile phone to create, film and edit videos on your mobile that tell impactful, compelling and authentic stories.

Will I learn how to make videos for social media?

Yes! By learning how to film great shots (footage) and how to make great edits, your video skills will increase massively. You can use these skills to make videos for a range of social media platforms. Your content creation game will seriously up-level! Plus, in the course we cover posting on social media.

My question isn’t answered here. How can I get in touch?

Not a problem! Just call or email Veronica on 023 8254 7321 or

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More about the course

A celebration of you: Your video will premiere on the big screen at our BHM community stories screening at MAST in October.

About the trainer: Veronica Gordon is a former TV news journalist with 15 years’ media experience across radio, TV and digital media.

A celebration of success: You’ll be presented with your Mobile Storytelling certificate at our community stories screening.

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MOST course
Early bird discount

40% off

2 x screening event tickets (£10 each)


Terms & Conditions: By purchasing through this website, you give us permission to email you. Cancellations: 14 days before Workshop 1 date: Full refund of course fee* / 7 days before Workshop 1 date: 50% refund of course fee* / less than 7 days before Workshop 1 date: no refund *£1.50 booking fee is non-refundable

Community Stories Screening

Here’s what the audience said about our last community stories screening, July 2023.

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