Local and national business networks, actors and artists turned out to the launch of The Nubian Times. The Soiree was in celebration of the 1st edition of the newspaper and the multimedia platform. The event was held at the Luxurious Vermilion Manchester on Thursday 25th October 2012.
Decadent canapé and cocktails were on display, whilst guest indulged in sumptuous delicacies and the serious business of networking.
A diversity of special guests
Pannone LLP, Watson, Maidstone – Solicitors. Corporate Financiers Ballard Evans and Barclaycard international bank. The Manchester City Council’s fostering and Adoption team. Radio stations and media organisation, Unity Radio, Peace Fm, Asian Lite. Manchester B.M.E Network, Wednesday couching, Graphic designers, Chair of the Contact theatre. The triangle exchange square, community team Leaders, Hideaway, The youth Village, Manchester’s Active Voice, City south Manchester, Equal Access Consultants.
The Nubian Times multimedia publication
The Guest speaker and compare on the night Mr David Okoro was truly an amazingly motivational speaker. Okoro articulately described where the name Nubian came from and why The Nubian Times had chosen it. About the Historical History of Nubia and its people who are Nubians. And how this translated to the newspaper and its co – founders. Mr Okoro explained The Nubian Times vision and ethos of inspiring unity and change. Almost 100 years to date, that the 1st black newspaper publication was launched. Okoro talked on the importance of The Nubian Times to Launched in Black History Month. As this is paying Homage to the legacy left to us by our forefathers.
Aton James lead the distribution and advertising segment and clearly broke down what the right marketing can achieve with TNT.
Paulette Campbell talked about causing an epidemic! of words. Talked about The Nubian Times, spreading the word supporting, uplifting and inspiring change. Reiterated by sourcing the paper and giving to a friend whilst relaying this is a diverse newspaper. TNT is the Beacon the community desperately needs.
Printed by Trinity Mirror, The Nubian Times released 15,000 copies early. To enable the community to read , digest and have comments and feed back at the Soiree. With the remaining 15,000 were distributed after the event. In total up to 20,000 copies distributed door to door and distributed to business’s.
Local community business’s supported the newspaper publication by using their outlets to display and distribute the editions. Libraries, supermarkets -Tesco, Co-operative,Asda Hulme, Chicken Run to name a few.
Paving the way
Well the entertainment on the night in question was provided by MoBo Award Winner Esco Williams. This man single handily brought the house down, with his acoustic performance. A true star well on his journey to become an iconic national artist. The crowds were bubbling away to William’s hypnotic sound.
Manchester based – The Nubian Times supports local regional and global artist and will be a platform to showcase their works.
The message that The Nubian Times left us with that evening was remarkably simple “Bad News Sells, Good News Inspires!”