Our Southampton Stories

A selection of content from the community groups that Our Version Media has empowered to tell their stories. From help writing newsworthy press releases, to our mobile storytelling and citizen journalism training, these community project leaders are now raising the visibility of their work and causes.

Note: These videos are linked via each group’s Facebook page so there might be a slight delay loading.

Community group: Golden Leaves

Golden Leaves is a new community group of Golden Grove and Kingsland residents who want to change their environment. It is supported by the West Itchen Community Trust and SKCAG (St Mary’s and Kingsland Community Action Group).

Community Group: Northam Social Group's Sewing Club

The ladies came to Southampton from Africa and are learning news skills, making friends and showcasing their cultural heritage through sewing. Hear their stories.

Community Group: I KAN (Active Kids, Active Neighbourhoods)

Mobile Storytelling: Social Impact video by Dr Abdoulie Sanneh

“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. Technology and I usually go in different directions, but Veronica built my confidence and my belief so that I could do it, supporting me step by step.

A social impact video Dr Abdoulie Sanneh has made since completing training

After I created and published videos about my projects, people from across the city got in touch to ask how we could work together as they have seen the amazing things we are doing. It feels like I am having new conversations every day with potential collaborators as a result of the videos and some of the videos have more than 2000 views! It has been incredible.” – Dr Abdoulie Sanneh [Read more in What Our Clients Say