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Calderstones

The Calder Stones: mysterious megaliths

Next in series of articles exploring Calderstones' rich history, Heritage Coordinator Holly Gilson tells the story of the neolithic Calder…

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Literature

Places to Go: The Machine Stops by E.M Forster

This week, Chris Lynn reads from E.M Forster’s classic sci-fi short story ‘The Machine Stops’ - the full text can…

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Literature

Live Stream: Under the Waterfall by Thomas Hardy

'Whenever I plunge my arm, like this, In a basin of water, I never miss The sweet sharp sense of…

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Important Updates

The Reader Cafe and Mansion House – site update

The Reader Café in the Calderstones Mansion House has now reopened with a new takeaway menu providing drinks and snacks. The Reader Café, followed by…

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Literature

Live Stream: Resolution and Independence by William Wordsworth

from Resolution and Independence My former thoughts returned: the fear that kills; And hope that is unwilling to be fed;…

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Literature

Featured Poem: The Best Thing in the World by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

This week in our special series of poems to help us through the testing times ahead, Natalie Kaas-Pontoppidan, The Reader's…

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Calderstones

Liverpool’s Lost Greenhouses: Calderstones Park

Next in our new series of articles exploring Calderstones' rich history, Heritage Coordinator Holly Gilson tells the story of Liverpool's…

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Children and Young People

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Our Head of Children and Young People, Kara, has completed her magical journey through Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel, The…

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Literature

Places to Go: Kabuliwala by Rabindranath Tagore

Places to Go is a special feature that The Reader is bringing to you in the hope that it may…

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Literature

Live Stream: Beauty by Edward Thomas

On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1pm you can join us on Facebook live for your bi-weekly dose of literature read…

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Literature

Live Stream: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1pm you can join us on Facebook live for your bi-weekly dose of literature read…

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Literature

Featured Poem: To a Poet by Claude McKay

This week in our special series of poems to help us through the testing times ahead, Grace Frame, The Reader's…

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