Speaking for Ourselves

West Midlands Media Lab

West Midlands Media Lab


 Migrant Voice - West Midlands Media Lab

Date: Friday 9 October 2020 | 10.45am-3pm

This Media Lab session will help amplify migrant voices through a training session on copywriting and on "writing for the ear" as well as basic radio presenting and voiceover recording skills.

It will be led by Ashlee Elizabeth-Lolo, who is a radio broadcaster, journalist, copywriter and youth facilitator from Birmingham. After a year-long internship with the BBC, Ashlee gained a presenting role with Switch Radio in which she focuses on community, care and creative sectors in the UK.

Asylum seekers, refugees and migrants living in the West Midlands, please join us to learn skills that will make your voices heard.



* 10:45am – 11:00am: Zoom connections and welcome

* 11:00am – 11:50am: Session 1 – Introduction to Ashlee's work and career as a community journalist and radio presenter, and the function and importance of copywriting & "writing for the ear" skills 

* 11.50am - 12.00pm: COFFEE BREAK

* 12.00pm - 1.00pm: SESSION: Writing a short script about being a migrant in the West Midlands, tying in with Black History Month and Black/BME identity where relevant

* 1.00pm - 1.30pm: LUNCH BREAK

* 1.30pm - 2.30pm: SESSION: Recording the script as a voiceover

* 2.30pm - 3:00pm: SESSION: Editing the voiceover to images/visuals for final video which will be published on MiFriendly Cities and Migrant Voice platforms (This can continue as 'homework')

* 3.00pm - [CLOSE]  


Online: via Zoom (log-in details will be sent out when you RSVP).

To register to join, please contact: [email protected] or 07821 147341.

Get in touch

Migrant Voice
VAI, 200a Pentonville Road,
N1 9JP

Phone: +44 (0) 207 832 5824
Email: [email protected]

Registered Charity
Number: 1142963 (England and Wales); SC050970 (Scotland)

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