Pain & Gain 2019

Crunch time….I’m 53 and going to blow the dust off my trainers! What’s brought this on, I hear you ask…… watching the ‘London’ or ‘Great North Run’ ….. being passed daily by lycra-clad bodies on my way to the city-centre? Not really. The reason is ‘making a stand’……my youngest son has recently joined the army,…

New Programme 2019/20

I’m currently planning a new 2019/20 programme, and events are themed around the following five international days: 27th October 2019 – World Day of Audiovisual Heritage  The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is a commemoration of the adoption, in 1980 by the 21st General Conference, of the Recommendation for the Safeguarding and Preservation of Moving…

Gallery: Doc Media Centre 6 Week Pop-Up

Documentary Media Centre operates on the ‘community of practice’ model: it identifies globally active documentarians operating across Latin America, West & East Africa, South Asia and South-East Asia. it offers researchers access to this documentary media content – documentary film, photography, audio and new media. it organizes pop-up ‘showcase’ events throughout the year.. Documentary Media is the intersection of…

Reportage Club: Paul Reilly

I’m hosting the final event of the 6 week Highcross pop-up on Friday 8th March. Start time: 6.30pm My ‘in-conversation’ with Paul Reilly will focus on his ongoing work on digital media and political polarisation in Northern Ireland. Paul is an Academic studying media and crisis communication, Northern Irish online groups, online research ethics, YouTube…

Reportage Club: Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan

Please join me for a Reportage Club ‘in-conversation’ event with Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan on Thursday 28th February from 6pm. The event is hosted in the Documentary Media Centre pop-up, Shires Lane, Highcross Leicester. Zinthiya will be discussing her book, ‘Bodies as Sites of War‘, her work around Women & Girls issues including FGM, Honour Based Violence and Forced…

Reportage Club: Julian Harrison

Please join me for a Reportage Club ‘in-conversation’ event with Julian Harrison on Monday 4th March from 6pm. The event is hosted in the Documentary Media Centre pop-up, Shires Lane, Highcross Leicester. Julian will be discussing the research around his book ‘Suspended Disbelief’, his on-going research trips to Eastern Europe and the role of women…

Documentary Media Centre Pop-Up

John Coster explains the ‘Parallel Lives‘ project with its support of global documentarians. The project is part of the 6 week pop-up ‘Documentary Media Centre’ installation at Highcross Leicester. Thanks to the Communication Arts BA (Hons) students who gave up their free time to record my thoughts.