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Make Yourself at Home at the Mansion House in Calderstones Park

Once Upon a Time… Way back in 2012, The Reader (we’re a national charity, headquartered here in Liverpool) successfully bid…

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Calderstones

Make yourself at home at the Mansion House

Join us for a special housewarming weekend as we re-open the doors to the Calderstones Mansion House Saturday 14 –…

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International

‘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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Literature

Featured Poem: Envy by Adelaide Anne Procter

This week's Featured Poem is 'Envy' by Adelaide Anne Procter, chosen by The Reader's Head of Learning and Quality, Clare…

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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

Featured Poem: Summer Tints by John Clare

This week's Featured Poem is 'Summer Tints' by John Clare, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader, Natalie Kaas…

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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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Literature

Featured Poem: Love in a Life by Robert Browning

This week's Featured Poem is 'Love in a Life' by Robert Browning, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader,…

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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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Literature

Featured Poem: The Little Garden by Amy Lowell

This week's Featured Poem is 'The Little Garden' by Amy Lowell, chosen by Amanda Brown, The Reader's Head of Developing…

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Literature

Featured Poem: The Quest by Rumi

This week's Featured Poem is 'The Quest' by Rumi, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader, Chris Lynn. This…

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