Planning Your Podcast

Guest talk today at De Montfort University to Level 6 students taking the Live Presentation module. Thanks to Sumeer Kalyani, Lecturer on the Broadcast Journalism Degree for the invitation to talk to the students about planning their 10-minute podcasts. Sumeer like myself teaches part-time at DMU while working in the media industry – he is …

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DocXplorers Programme

The DocXplorers programme is where the Doc Media Centre’s resources ‘intersect’ with the Parallel Lives Network. Through the creative use of documentary media from our Museum, Archive and Library collections – including films, photography, audio and new media – we will be creating exhibitions, events and immersive experiences that connect individuals with the world around them. These …

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Event: Turn Up The Volume

The Parallel Lives Network (PLN) is extremely excited to be working on a special ‘youth led’ event focused on the theme of ‘Movement’. Off the back of the success of the World Photography Day newsroom delivered in partnership with World Awareness for Children in Trauma (WACIT) back in August, it was agreed that the PLN …

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Network Bulletin – November 21

Please find below our November Network Bulletin. The aim is to keep you informed of what Members are up to across the Parallel Lives Network. We look forward to your feedback and please share your news with us for posting on the website & social media channels. John Coster Director, Parallel Lives Network

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LSPR UPSCALES! Programme

Recently I was asked to deliver a workshop to academic colleagues at LSPR in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was their third workshop in the LSPR Upscales! Programme – Short movie production for enhancing international social campaign. ‘LSPR UPSCALE intends to improve the capability of LSPR lecturers which is expected to be used to improve the knowledge, …

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COP26: Tree For Life NGO

Interview with Kavita Ashok, President of the Tree For Life NGO in New Delhi, India talking about COP26 UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021 in Glasgow, the climate emergency and air pollution. Part of the Parallel Lives Network Series talking with practitioners across the globe.

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Language Cafe

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. You can watch a recording of our 1st Language Cafe event last …

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COP26: Doc Hub West Africa

At the start of COP26 in Glasgow UK, I took the opportunity to talk with Cletus Clement in Lagos, Nigeria. We discussed his latest documentary film in production called We Can Save Us which looks at climate change & global warming from the local fishermen’s perspective. A crowdfunding campaign is under development. The Doc Hub West …

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Network Training Opportunities

Over the coming months, the Parallel Lives Network (PLN) will be working with its partners to support the development of a number of training sessions and workshops. This is part of our commitment to working with our network members to help empower individuals to become more confident in developing the skills needed to capture and …

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Sponsorship of Showcase Award

The SDGFilmfest was formed by LSPR and DMU in March 2018. Participants recognised the sheer scope and importance of global challenges such as equality, the environment, human and civil rights, and the need to raise awareness of these issues within Developing Nations and the West to facilitate their achievement. SDGFilmfest is funded by the Global …

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