The Reader Organisation will transform Calderstones Mansion House into an international flagship project for shared reading, a model reading community. This is for everyone; we want people from the local area, the wider city of Liverpool, the rest of the UK and beyond to read, learn, play, make new friends and find new opportunities here.
In 2012, Liverpool City Council put the Mansion House, Coach House & Stable Yard out to tender, and after a competitive process, The Reader Organisation was awarded Preferred Bidder Status in January 2013. We have a licence agreement to use the buidings for meetings, events and activities, and are currently in final negotiations before signing a 125 year lease.
We first opened the doors to the public in April 2013 and now have a packed programme of events, shared reading activities and meetings.
Come along to a reading group, attend an event, become a volunteer or let us know your thoughts on the development - we'd love to hear from you.
"I feel that it is a fantastic opportunity to bring children and older people closer through reading and the fantastic assets of the Mansion House and surrounding park"
- attendee at Calderstones Public Open Day, April 2013
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If you have any suggestions on how we can enhance the Reader experience for you, please get in touch by filling out our quick form. Thank you.