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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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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What’s On: Black History Month 2020

Black History Month has been celebrated in Southampton for more than a decade. This year, because of the pandemic, most events have been moved online. Here’s the link to the city’s Black History Month magazine. It is packed full of…

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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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