To celebrate the 10th anniversary, the Penny and Ha'penny Readings will be part of a very special Penny Readings Festival in the magnificent St George's Hall, Liverpool on Sunday 15th December!
The Festival is FREE and open to the public - no tickets required!
Join us for lots of shared reading, activities for all ages, crafts and games, the chance to polish your reading aloud skills, entertainment and much more! There will be stalls to buy readerly Christmas presents, a cafe, and some special guests.
If you have any spare books lying around the house, why not bring them along and donate them to support our outreach work and development at Calderstones Mansion House? We'll have lots of information about the project and how you can get involved.
Join us for the perfect start to the festive season!
Kindly sponsored by Publiship.
Tickets for the Ha'penny and Penny Readings
Ha'penny Readings: 2.30pm, Sunday 15th December 2013
Penny Readings: 6.30pm, Sunday 15th December 2013
The ticket raffle for these events in St George's Hall Concert Room has now closed and all winners notified. Special guests including Frank Cottrell Boyce and Wirral Ukulele Orchestra will be entertaining the audience in the evening, whilst there will be readings, comedy and more for children and families earlier in the day.
Don't worry if you havn't got tickets as you can still join us for the festival in the Great Hall all afternoon!
The Penny Readings is our incredibly popular annual event, holding true to a well-established Victorian tradition, popularised by Dickens. They have become a staple of the festive season in Liverpool, with a spectacular show of reading, music and entertainment, including star names such as David Morrissey, Janet Suzman and Alexei Sayle,all for the price of a penny. Since 2004, the Penny Readings have reached over 500 people every year: from residents in care homes and hostels, to keen theatre goers.
In 2010, the Penny Readings became accompanied with the Ha’penny Readings, our family-friendly reading and entertainment event for children.
“What a wonderful evening. I have been lucky enough to attend a few of the above concerts and unbelievably they just get better every time.”
“Completely surpassed my expectations. So entertaining, accessible and cultural!”
“You don’t get such warmth in the audience, and from the stage, anywhere else – it’s the best night of the year.”
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