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Our Version Media’s new city centre HQ

Street view of the front entrance of MAST Mayflower Studios

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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Media racism: “Sometimes things go unchallenged because they go unspoken”

More than three quarters (77.8%) of black Southampton residents who took part in our media survey said they do not feel fairly and accurately represented in local news coverage. The survey also revealed that 75% felt there was a negative…

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OVM founder awarded for “amplifying black voices”

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…

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