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‘Reading changes lives’ – charity launches the UK’s first centre for literature and wellbeing in Liverpool city park

Pioneering space aims to start a national conversation about the impact of literature and the arts on health and society…

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Calderstones

Be Part of the Next Chapter with The Reader at Calderstones

If you’ve visited Calderstones Park, home of The Reader, you'll have seen the Mansion House is a hive of activity…

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Reader Story

‘Shared Reading builds a bridge for me’ – Melanie’s Story

Melanie is a volunteer Reader Leader for The Reader’s North Wales project, supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, which…

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Literature

Poems for Pride

We're celebrating #liverpoolpride this weekend with some #poemsforpride - check out our recommended reads from LGBTQ+ authors, or those speaking…

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Children and Young People

We’re Bursting Into Verse this Summer

Join us this summer to explore the astonishing world of our imaginations as we search for hidden poems in stories,…

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Shared Reading

The Reading Revolution is coming to Hackney – volunteers needed to bring literature to life with local older people

After a decade reading aloud in London, The Reader has arrived in the borough in a unique collaboration with Hackney…

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Research

A Masterclass on Shared Reading with Older People – celebrating 74 groups in the South West

25 Reader Leaders from across the South West came together last week for a Masterclass on Reading with Older People…

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Children and Young People

A thousand more children reading for pleasure in the North West after first year of The Reader’s First Page project

With more than 100 parents and volunteers trained to help improve children's life chances The Reader is celebrating a hugely…

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Shared Reading

Belfast organiser launches first Shared Reading Space outside England – in a place designed for building a ‘peaceful, tolerant and inclusive society’

Marnie Kennedy tells us about the launch of a new Shared Reading Space in Belfast at the Duncairn Centre Volunteers…

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Calderstones

Project Update and FAQs: June 2019

The Reader Mansion House is finally starting to look like a finished building and we can’t wait to offer a…

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Shared Reading

The Reader needs new volunteers to bring great literature to life with older people in Cheshire

Try Shared Reading and find out more about reading one-to-one at The Great Get Together at Storyhouse on Friday 21 June National…

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Calderstones

After 20 years building communities through reading aloud together, The Reader marks its next chapter with a new look

National charity The Reader, which has spent more than 20 years bringing people together and books to life, has updated…

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