The theme of this year’s national Black History Month (October) is "Proud to be". That’s the theme of Our Version Media’s first ever community stories screening.

"Proud to be" will be an evening showcasing and celebrating stories from Southampton's African, Caribbean and black British communities. It’s the culmination of a month-long Mobile Storytelling programme where participants learned to craft, film and edit stories using a mobile phone for the very first time.

Eight have taken on the challenge of making a short three-minute, made-by-mobile, “Proud to be” story about aspects of their lives in the city. Whether all eight successfully complete their videos in time for the screening is yet to be seen…

Join us for an evening of real stories, by real people.


About Our Version Media®

Our Version Media is a social enterprise dedicated to increasing positive and authentic representation of Southampton's black and marginalised communities. Our Version Media is equipping the city’s residents with digital media skills to tell their own stories, creating mobile storytellers across the city to shine a spotlight on their lives, cultures, diversity and resilience.

Supported by Black History Month South, MAST Mayflower Studios, Mayflower Engage, Southampton 2025 and Solent NHS Trust.

Running Time

2.5 hours.

Age Advice:


Standard Pricing
Mon 25 Oct 7.30pm £5.00
Access Membership Companion seats 75% discount at all performances
Children Under 12 Free

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Accessible Performances
Relaxed: Yes
Reception 6pm
Seating 6.20pm
Welcome, Veronica Gordon, Founder, Our Version Media CIC  6.30pm
Headline Partner audience address 6.40pm
Screenings  6.45pm
Keynote, Lou Taylor, Director, Black History Month South CIC 7.45pm
Closing and Thanks  7.50pm
Reception 7.55pm
Event Close  8.30pm