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Featured Poem: Sheep in Winter by John Clare

This week's Featured Poem is Sheep in Winter by John Clare, chosen by The Reader's Publications Manager, Grace Frame.

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Reader Story

I will never forget Alan and Jo, and the camaraderie they shared through reading together

Leonie is a volunteer for The Reader in North Derbyshire, reading in a sheltered housing space in Chesterfield. In this…

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Literature

Featured Poem: Patience by Emily Dickinson

This week's Featured Poem is Patience by Emily Dickinson, chosen by The Reader's Publications Manager, Grace Frame.

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Reader Story

‘I’ve been amazed – truly blown away’ – Catherine’s Reader Story

Catherine is a volunteer for The Reader in the North West, reading predominantly with older people in care homes. In…

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Literature

Featured Poem: November Skies by John Freeman

This week's Featured Poem is November Skies by John Freeman, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader, Amanda Boston.

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Calderstones

Christmas at Calderstones – opening hours

We'll be open as usual in the run up to the festive period this year, with some changes to our…

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Calderstones

The Reader and dot-art Announce New Partnership

The Reader, which in September re-opened the Mansion House in Calderstones Park after a multi-million pound refurbishment project, has announced…

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Literature

Featured Poem: Huge Vapours Brood above the Clifted Shore by Charlotte Smith

This week's Featured Poem is Huge Vapours Brood above the Clifted Shore by Charlotte Smith, chosen by The Reader's Learning…

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Shared Reading

Leicestershire Shared Reading calls for new volunteers to help local people beat the blues this festive season

After five years getting people reading aloud together in Leicestershire – there’s free training for new volunteers on offer this…

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Literature

Featured Poem: Returning, We Hear the Larks by Isaac Rosenberg

This week's Featured Poem is Returning, We Hear the Larks by Isaac Rosenberg, chosen by The Reader's Head of Learning…

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Literature

Featured Poem: What Would I Give? by Christina Rossetti

This week's Featured Poem is What Would I Give? by Christina Rossetti, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Coordinator,…

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Calderstones

The Reader at Calderstones is ‘Home for Christmas’

Festive community concerts as musical performances return to the Mansion House. Family fun as The Storybarn brings the classic poem…

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