We've launched our YouTube channel! It will be a place where we'll share the ever-growing number of videos made by Southampton residents who've taken our Mobile Storytelling training. Real Southampton people and real Southampton stories showcasing the diversity of those who make up our city! Click the button below to go to our YouTube channel … Continue reading Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for made-by-mobile stories by Southampton residents
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 … Continue reading Mobile storytellers share their “Proud To Be” stories at our first community stories screening
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 … Continue reading Our Black Community Coverage Clinic is back, to amplify even more black voices!
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, ethnic and other under-represented communities with digital media and storytelling skills to tell their own, authentic stories. With the first Proud To Be … Continue reading Over 65s learn digital media skills to tell their stories using made-by-mobile videos
Header 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 … Continue reading Our Version Media’s new city centre HQ
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 … Continue reading PODCAST: Black People & COVID-19 Vaccination Q&As
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 … Continue reading Buy black! Our Black-owned Business Directory is live
Our Version Media's founder, Veronica Gordon, has been awarded a Black History Month South Award for her work "amplifying black voices" in Southampton. The Award was presented during the city's official Black History Month launch, as she was co-hosting alongside BHM South's Lou Taylor and Olu Rowe. The launch, took place on Thursday 1st October … Continue reading OVM founder awarded for “amplifying black voices”