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Nine mobile storytellers share their “Proud To Be” stories at sold-out black stories screening event

Our “Proud To Be” black stories screening took place at MAST Mayflower Studios on Monday 25th October. It was the first of our community stories screenings and, to mark Black History Month, showcased stories from Southampton’s African, Caribbean and black British communities. Nine local people shared their made-by-mobile “Proud To Be” themed videos to a…

“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…

Our Black Community Coverage Clinic is back, to amplify even more black voices!

It’s back! Our weekly Black Community Coverage Clinic returns this month! This free consultancy service provides marketing, communications and media support and guidance to Southampton’s black community organisation leaders and representatives. The weekly drop-in first launched in 2020, running on the Zoom platform from 14th September to 14th December 2020. Leaders from the city’s black…

Group to showcase what they are “Proud To Be”

Proud To Be is the theme of this year’s Black History Month and we’re running a Mobile Storytelling course with that theme! Our Version Media is Proud To Be a social enterprise equipping Southampton’s black and under-represented communities with digital media and storytelling skills to tell their own, authentic stories. With the first Proud To Be workshop complete,…

Working with young people from Northam and Newtown as training moves from online to in-house

With lockdown over, we’ve moved our Mobile Storytelling to Showcase Social Impact workshops from online to in-house! Whether at our base at MAST Mayflower Studios or out in the community, it’s great to be back connecting with people face-to-face! We ran our first in-person session at Northam Community Centre in August, for young people from Northam and…

Our Version Media’s new city centre HQ

Photo credit: Chris Stephens Nearly one year since Our Version Media became an official community interest company (CIC), we are moving into our new HQ! Our new home is in Southampton’s newest creative space, MAST Mayflower Studios. MAST Mayflower Studios, owned by Mayflower Theatre, took over the Studio 144 building following the closure of the…

Our best-selling Mobile Storytelling training is now CPD Certified

Our Version Media is now an official CPD Accredited training provider! That means people who take our best-selling Mobile Storytelling to Showcase Social Impact workshop can now earn points to support their professional development.  CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development, the learning activities that professionals do to develop and enhance their abilities. CPD ensures people’s qualifications do…

Founder says Southampton is more than ready for its “glow up”

Our Version Media is an official media partner of Southampton’s UK City of Culture 2025 Bid. Our founder, Veronica Gordon, has been featured in Southampton 2025’s blog. In it she revealed what she loves about Southampton, why she’s supporting the city’s Bid, what culture means to her and why she thinks Southampton is more than…

PODCAST: Black People & COVID-19 Vaccination Q&As

In February 2021, Solent NHS Trust commissioned Our Version Media to extend the reach of their work tackling misinformation about COVID-19 vaccination and ensure credible information reaches the region’s black British, African and Caribbean communities. Over eight weeks, we conducted a series of key events and initiatives to equip people with the information they need…

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