These are Speaking Volumes’ current and upcoming projects.


City Central

City Central is a collaboration between author/photographer Johny Pitts and poet/musician Joshua Idehen. Using Johny’s 2019 non-fiction book Afropean: Travels in Black Europe, and the work of Josh’s band Benin City, the pair are creating a live performance that fuses poetry and prose, music and photography, film and field recordings. Find out more…


Ber/Lon – A Tale of Two (Gentrifying) Cities

Artists Joshua Idehen and Adelaide Ivánova, Johny Pitts and Joanna Legid as they confront issues of gentrification in the London and Berlin neighbourhoods at the forefront of change, exploring them through multilingual poetry and prose, photography and music. Find out more…


Come On In: Life Journeys

Come on In: Life Journeys, is an invitation to multicultural audiences to discover the lives of others through poetry and music. Six poets and musicians will collaborate, interviewing people who work in a range of workplaces – a train station, a funeral home and an urban community farm – and creating a performance of poem songs about the rich, diverse lives they discover. Find out more…


A Portable Paradise Tour

To celebrate the publication of Roger Robinson‘s latest poetry collection, A Portable Paradise, we have produced a year-long tour of readings and events for Roger to share his important and powerful work with audiences around the UK and overseas.


Breaking New Ground

Breaking New Ground is a project celebrating British writers and illustrators of colour who are creating stories for children and young people, launching at London Book Fair 2019 with a new booklet featuring over 100 contemporary creators. Find out more…