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Featured Poem: Regret by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks

This week's Featured Poem is Regret by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader, Amanda Boston.…

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Calderstones

The Reader marks new Whittard partnership with ‘Tea Masterclass’ fundraiser – join us!

To kick-start its partnership with Liverpool-based charity The Reader, Whittard of Chelsea is hosting a Tea Masterclass and Shared Reading…

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Shared Reading

The Reader asks the people of Greater Manchester to read aloud with those recovering from addiction on World Mental Health Day

After almost a decade reading in the city’s mental health wards, new groups will help people in the community tackling…

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Shared Reading

Join a Shared Reading group this Libraries Week as more than 100 give space for reading aloud together

It’s Libraries Week 2019 and so, as ever, we give our huge thanks to the staff and volunteers who keep…

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Literature

Featured Poem: My Own Heart by Gerard Manley Hopkins

This week's Featured Poem is My Own Heart by Gerard Manley Hopkins, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader,…

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Dazzle Gradually - an anthology for National Poetry Day 2019
Literature

Get Dazzle Gradually, an anthology celebrating 25 years of National Poetry Day, 3 October 2019

It's 25 years since Forward Arts Foundation first set out to make sure we remember poetry is important - and…

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Jane Davis with some Reader Friends
Calderstones

The joy of welcoming Reader Friends to The Reader at Calderstones

"If you ask me, when a house looks like that, it's time to find another one." - Eeyore Winnie the Pooh…

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Calderstones

The doors are open – check out some of the best bits from the Mansion Housewarming Weekend

A huge thank you to everyone who came down and visited us over our Housewarming Weekend at The Reader at…

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Calderstones

The Reader at Calderstones has been ‘Recalled to Life’ – here’s what we’ll be reading this year

This year, because of the refurbishment and opening of Calderstones Mansion House, our Big Idea is 'Recalled to Life'. To…

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Literature

Featured Poem: Give thy thoughts no tongue from Hamlet by William Shakespeare

This week's Featured Poem is an extract from Hamlet by William Shakespeare, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader,…

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Shared Reading

New Shared Reading groups launching in Homerton and Clapton, East London

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

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Literature

Featured Poem: Truth, so far, in my book by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

This week's Featured Poem is an extract from Aurora Leigh by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Truth, so far, in my book,…

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