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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…

Southampton is ready for its “glow up”

Our Version Media’s founder, Veronica Gordon, has been featured in Southampton 2025’s blog. In it she reveals what she loves about Southampton, why she’s supporting the city’s bid and what culture means to her. Our Version Media is an official media partner of Southampton’s UK City of Culture 2025 Bid. We’re equipping local people from…

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…

Black People & Covid-19 Vaccination: Question & Answer Session

This event is a safe space for people from Hampshire’s black British, African, and Caribbean communities to discuss and ask questions about the Covid-19 vaccine. With black people in England being four times more likely to die with Covid-19 than our white counterparts, it is important we have access to accurate information so we can…

Southampton 2025 & your neighbourhood: What are your views?

Southampton 2025 needs your help. Your expert knowledge of the area you live in is vital to the Bid’s development. It’s important they hear your opinions on everything from your neighbourhood’s strengths and challenges, to how you think becoming UK City of Culture will help Southampton. It is important that Southampton’s final Bid represents all the…

Event: Southampton 2025 & Black Business

If Southampton wins UK City of Culture 2025, it could bring millions to the city’s economy. Want a slice? In December 2020, Our Version Media CIC became an official media partner of the Southampton UK City of Culture 2025 Bid. Naturally, our main aim is to make sure that our black communities aren’t left out,…

Buy black! Our Black-owned Business Directory is live

As part of Our Version Media’s commitment to increasing authentic and positive representation of Southampton’s black communities, we’ve created a directory of local black-owned businesses. We invite you to take a look at the variety of black-owned businesses in the city – there are restaurants, grocery stores, marketing services, cleaning services, a recruitment agency, and…

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New tool launched to tackle media bias

Our media survey of black people living in Southampton revealed that less than 40% know how to complain about racist media coverage, despite often seeing it. Three quarters (75%) said local news coverage of black people was negatively biased and the majority stated that the media was more likely to cover stories about black people…

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