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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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Literature

Featured Poem: Life’s Tragedy by Paul Laurence Dunbar

As part of our series for Black History Month in October, this week's Featured Poem is Life's Tragedy by Paul…

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Shared Reading

The Reader asks Londoners to get together around great literature to head off loneliness this festive season

After a decade reading aloud across the capital, new Shared Reading groups will help tackle loneliness in West London communities  Volunteers read great literature aloud each week – to create time and space for…

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Allerton Oak May 2019
Calderstones

Calderstones Park’s ‘1000 year old’ Allerton Oak named England’s Tree of the Year

Nestled deep in Calderstones Park is one of the must-see landmarks of the local area, the Allerton Oak, rumoured to…

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Literature

Featured Poem: A Hymn to the Evening by Phillis Wheatley

As part of our series for Black History Month in October, this week's Featured Poem is Thoughts on A Hymn…

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Reader Story

‘You can’t pay for this’ – Patricia’s Story

Patricia is a regular at a special Shared Reading group at her local hospital, for people living with chronic pain.…

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Literature

Featured Poem: Regret by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks

As part of our series on Black History Month in October, this week's Featured Poem is Regret by Olivia Ward…

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Whittard of Chelsea postcard with quote from Saki
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

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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