Minorities Exploring Media Programme in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Summary of the programme

The programme provides experiential skills development for minorities who are unemployed or economically inactive, in media production, social media, ITC and video production.

It does this by providing a community of belonging centred around a celebratory food magazine and video channel across the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area.

It’s a safe place for people to experiment and learn new skills in media and build confidence. Participants will explore the relationship between food and media and in the process of making content encounter food entrepreneurs who have inspiring stories to tell about their own personal journeys to run restaurants and food businesses.

The magazine and video channel will be focused on stories from minority women and will share information about recipes and health and wellbeing.

What to expect

Participants first engagement with the programme will be in sharing a story or recipe and we go from there.

Participants will join a group co-creating the new video channel and magazine in an experiential way based on their interests.

Working as a team on this challenge they will learn:

  • Photography Skills
  • Interview skills (being interviewed and taking interviews)
  • Arranging Interviews and video shoots
  • Article planning and writing.
  • Branding & Customer Profiles
  • Presenting skills
  • Lighting
  • Using computers
  • Smartphone Filming
  • Video Editing
  • Magazine Design
  • How to deliver a Restaurant Review
  • Presenting recipes

Participants are not expected to do all the above but to select two or three areas that interest them.

The experience will also lay an introductory foundation to setting up and promoting a new business, sufficient to enable them to gain an interest to seek further support after the programme.

Time commitment

Participants will engage over a 12-week period to align with a magazine publishing cycle within school terms and hours.

This will include:

  • 6 weeks of 2-hour workshop sessions together as a group as a core foundation
  • 3 hours of one-to-one support looking at education, training, and employment/self-employment options / barriers
  • 3 group meals together
  • Supplementary time producing content on location, practice at home, and remotely which will be determined by the participants themselves.

Therefore, there will be 15 hours of structured time.

It is anticipated that each participant will help create at least one published article or video item they can share and we will provide a certificate of completion of the programme.

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