A Speaking Volumes project happens in three stages:
• Participants are recruited for the project and attend two creative workshops; a portrait workshop, exploring themes of identity and self-image, and a storytelling workshop which enables them to discuss the story they have to share.
• Participants’ stories are then recorded and put into hollowed-out books, and an artist draws a representation of them to go on the front cover.
• The books form a beautiful installation of stories that can be displayed in libraries, community centres, schools etc. The public can listen to these stories and learn more about the lives of the people telling them. The tracks are also uploaded onto the Speaking Volumes website, so they can be heard all over the world.