Our media survey of black people living in Southampton revealed that local media’s portrayal of black people made them feel “annoyed and frustrated”, “like black people aren’t important”, “unheard”, “under-represented and invisible”, “sad, misunderstood and stereotyped”. To address this, we created our Black Community Coverage Clinic, to amplify the city’s black voices by empowering our communities to tell and share their own stories.

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Free consultancy service

Our Black Community Coverage Clinic is a free ‘drop-in’ that provides marketing, communications, promotion and media tips, training, consultancy and support to Southampton’s black community organisation leaders and representatives.

We’ll help you find creative ways to amplify your organisation and community’s positive voices and stories. Drop in once – or weekly if you like, we’re here to help! Booking required. Sessions can take place in our office, based at MAST Mayflower Studios in the City Centre, or on Zoom.

Booking is now closed.

Sessions ran every Monday between 1pm – 4pm, between 14th September to Monday 14th December 2020 and 13th September to Monday 13th December 2021. Sessions are expected to resume on Monday 12th September 2022 for three months.

Not at black community organisation leader or representative? Look at our other training and consultancy services here.