Engaging Young People in Heritage

Documentary Media Centre was commissioned to deliver a number of creatively engaging projects as part of Leicester YMCA’s, Heritage Lottery Funded, Y Heritage Kick The Dust initiative. A £707,500 fund dedicated to working to better engage young people within the heritage sector. We have been lucky enough to work with some fantastic young people fromContinue reading “Engaging Young People in Heritage”

Improve Your Conversational English

Meet the Lingo Links team – Shahy Aziz, Carole Clohesy and John Coster…..here we are talking about the Language Cafe that is hosted at the Documentary Media Centre, 14 Northampton Street, Leicester on the 1st Saturday of each month between 11:00am – 1:00pm. It is FREE to attend. If you are seeking English language one-to-oneContinue reading “Improve Your Conversational English”

World Day of Social Justice

The final day of my Parallel Lives programme falls on Saturday 20th February – UN World Day of Social Justice From 12:00 midday I’ll be co-hosting a Pakistan Showcase with Andy Goss, UK author, journalist and humanitarian. Andy has written a novel about the devastating 2005 Pakistan Earthquake that draws on his own experiences whileContinue reading “World Day of Social Justice”

Focus on South America

Day 9 of the 10-day Parallel Lives programme – Focus on South America Central & South America or Latin America, continues to be a little known part of the world. The mainstream media often focus on the negative aspects of life on the continent, with politics and personalities dominating the headlines. But what of theContinue reading “Focus on South America”

Students and the Sustainable Development Goals

Day 8 of the 10-day Parallel Lives programme is focused on Students and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) I wanted to explore how the SDGs can be used to engage students in conversations about the important global social issues of 2021. There are so many things that need action and the environment, climate change andContinue reading “Students and the Sustainable Development Goals”

Photography from Africa

It’s Day 6 of the 10-day Parallel Lives programme and the focus is on Photography from Africa. I caught up with two old friends in Nairobi, Kenya……John Wambugu & Joel Lukhovi . We’ve done lots of projects together over the years and one thing we always discuss is the representation of Africa in the media,Continue reading “Photography from Africa”

Child Trauma & Conflict

Day 4 of the 10-day Parallel Lives programme will look at the impact on children of conflicts across the globe today. You can listen to my interview with Prof. Panos Vostanis, World Awareness for Children in Trauma www.wacit.org The aim of this 10-day programme is to have conversations with issue experts looking at social issues and the impactContinue reading “Child Trauma & Conflict”

World Radio Day 2021

Welcome to Day Three of the Parallel Lives programme. In celebration of the 100th episode of the Decentered Media Podcast I’m delighted to support my friend & colleague Rob Watson for a day of online discussion and best-practice sharing as part of the UNESCO World Radio Day This year World Radio Day is divided intoContinue reading “World Radio Day 2021”