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…


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…