Reportage Club


The Reportage Club is a simple concept.

John Coster invites his special guests to discuss documentary media related subjects in front of an audience.

Examples of previous Reportage Club themes and guests:

  • The Syria Crisis – in partnership with the Prevent programme. Dr Halla Diyab (Liberty Media Productions) and Dr Omar Gabbar (Hand in Hand for Syria charity).
  • Coordinating Volunteers at London 2012 – Gaynor Nash.
  • Working for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo – Steve Crump.
  • Radio Broadcasting at the BBC – Rupal Rajani, BBC Radio Leicester Presenter.
  • The Regional Press and the New Regulator IPSO – Keith Perch (former Editor of the Leicester Mercury).
  • Making the News – Jim Davies, Journalist, Broadcaster on BBC Radio Leicester.
  • Documentary Filmmaking – Tristan Anderson, Founder of DocHeads / BAFTA Award Winner.
  • Making Your First Feature – Rhys Davies, local filmmaker (Finding Richard).
  • Borneo Tribes – Dr Huw Barton, Bio Archaeologist, University of Leicester.
  • Being a Press Photographer – Beth Walsh, Leicester Mercury.
  • Young People and Community Activism – Brahmpreet Gulati, Voices 4 Change.
  • The Situation in Gaza – a Q&A event with an Israeli and Palestinian representative from the One Voice Movement – partnership event with the Prevent programme.
  • Disability in Film and Television – Dr Anna Claydon, University of Leicester.
  • Northern Ireland Flag Protests and Social Media – Dr Paul Reilly, University of Leicester – hosted as part of the Conflict Reportage theme of Documentary Media Month.


Project: Museum of Community Media


The Museum of Community Media is the archive site for the Citizens Eye community media project.

Each image links to a social media channel used between 2008-2014.

The ultimate aim is to build a searchable archive of Leicester’s social history through social media.

Email for specific enquiries.


Doc Media Month

Documentary Media Month (1st-30th November) presents events, activities and workshops covering 4 areas:

  • film
  • photography
  • audio
  • new media

The 2015 theme is Global Citizens and will be dedicated to showcasing people, places and events.

The programme includes the 6th Leicester Docfilm Festival.

Follow the build up on twitter @docmediacentre