The story so far

The sounddelivery journey began in 2006.

We are proud to have worked on a great range of projects across the charity, cultural and heritage sectors, and to have won a few awards for our work along the way. In that time we have delivered social media and digital storytelling training for thousands of staff, produced powerful multimedia content and delivered exciting storytelling projects. Take a whistle-stop tour of some of the fantastic projects we’ve had the privilege to be involved in over the years. For a more in-depth look at some of our recent digital storytelling work, see our case studies.

Here are our highlights from our first 10 years of inspiring and thought-provoking social storytelling projects.

  • 2006

    Family Holiday Association

    Can you imagine what it’s like to see the sea for the first time or have a break away with your family when a holiday might seem impossible? We partnered with the Family Holiday Association for many years to show the impact of their work through powerful testimonies recorded with families they’ve they’ve supported. We also worked with their families to record their own diaries.  Our work has been used within Annual Reports, in fundraising appeals,  played to influencers at the House of Commons  and broadcast on the BBC and on the Guardian website. Jude also ran the London Marathon for the charity!

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  • 2007

    Thames Reach

    Homelessness charity Thames Reach commissioned us to record interviews to showcase the impact of its GROW training and development scheme, which supported formerly homeless people to find employment in the housing sector, become financially independent and go on to support other homeless people. Our audio material featuring interviews with trainees and Thames Reach staff was used in an online best practice toolkit and on news websites including the Guardian and BBC London.

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  • 2008

    Museum of London

    We’ve partnered with the Museum of London on a range of digital storytelling projects from 2008 to support its social inclusion programme, which encourages young people, adults who are long-term unemployed and others at risk of social exclusion to engage with their heritage. Highlights of our work include training individuals to become social reporters to mark the anniversary of the Brixton Riots,  recreating the Gladiator games with the youth panel, to creating audio description podcasts for visually impaired museum visitors . This won a Jodi Award for Digital Access Online.  All our work has been displayed featured in the galleries and media outlets have published the content too.  We’ve loved to see each trainee learn new skills and gain self-confidence.

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  • 2009

    Twentieth Century Society

    The Twentieth Century Society exists to safeguard the heritage of architecture and design in Britain from 1914 onwards. One of the society’s key campaigns has centred on Robin Hood Gardens – a council housing complex in Poplar, east London. We were commissioned to create an audio slideshow about the Robin Hood Gardens recording with architect, Ken Baker and local residents. After viewing the slideshow SocietyGuardian were keen to run some editorial content on the campaign and asked the Twentieth Century Society to write a Joe Public Blog comment piece for them.

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  • 2010

    FAB Camps

    FAB Camps from Families’ Activity Breaks provide adventure activities and peer support for bereaved military families. We recorded testimonies of families who have been on these camps, created multimedia content and built partnerships with media outlets to promote the work. The feature we secured on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour led to the commissioning of a TV documentary.

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  • 2010

    Mansfield Metal Box Factory

    The heritage sector is rich with amazing stories and we loved working with Mansfield Museum on a fascinating oral history project to tell the story of Mansfield’s Metal Box factory, which had been producing tins for over 150 years. We organised local memory days where past and present employees shared their stories and memories of factory life, and used the recordings to produce multimedia stories which were featured in an exhibition in the museum.

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  • 2010

    SocietyGuardian and KnowHow NonProfit

    We worked with SocietyGuardian and KnowHow NonProfit to create a series of podcasts tackling important issues within the charity sector.

  • 2011

    Carers UK

    We supported Carers UK during a rebrand and website relaunch, by creating a portfolio of multimedia content that brought carers’ stories to life. The video, photo and audio case studies highlighted the realities of caring and illustrated the charity’s work in an accessible and thought-provoking way. Our experienced team made sure that each carer was treated sensitively during the preparation process and throughout the interviews.

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  • 2011

    National Portrait Gallery

    Our work with the National Portrait Gallery included producing a series of audio features to promote its Visualising Portraits picture descriptions sessions for visitors who are affected by sight loss, and working with Kids Company to help young visitors to document their experience of an exhibition. We’ve also supported young people in residential care to get involved with the gallery. Hearing a young person say, “The National Portrait Gallery changed my life” was hugely rewarding.

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  • 2012

    The Reading Agency

    The Reading Agency commissioned soundddelivery to run two social reporting days as part of MyVoice a Big Lottery funded project. It’s inspiring to see a project bringing to life the wonderful opportunities libraries offer for young people and to provide young people will the skills to share this through audio.

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  • 2013

    National Expert Citizens Group – The Big Lottery Fund

    As part of the Fulfilling Lives programme sounddelivery worked alongside the Big Lottery Fund and their National Expert Citizens Group to curate a practical training day to support people who have multiple needs including experience of mental health difficulties, homelessness, offending behaviour, substance misuse to  learn new skills and build their media confidence to tell their stories in their own way and in their own words to raise awareness of the work they do, engage supporters and change perceptions.  This training was co-designed by participants and sounddelivery has gone one to deliver more work in this area.

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