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Featured Poem: The Conference of the Birds by Farid ud-Din Attar

This week in our special series of Featured Poems, Helen Wilson, The Reader's Head of Shared Reading programmes, shares her…

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The Reader at Calderstones – important site update 

From Monday 1 June, we’ll be reopening the Ice Cream Parlour in Calderstones Park as a takeaway service providing ice…

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Shared Reading

The Sunday Reading Challenge: Sea Fever by John Masefield, Part 2

Rachael Sumner recites the second half of Sea Fever by John Masefield (started two weeks ago by The Reader's Natalie…

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Calderstones

Holidays at Home: Theatre at Calderstones Mansion

  In the first of our new series of articles exploring Calderstones' rich history, Heritage Coordinator Holly Gilson tells the…

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Literature

Places to Go: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

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: “I Am!” by John Clare

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: “And You, Helen” 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

Featured Poem: Sonnet by John Clare

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

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Literature

The Sunday Reading Challenge: Proportion by Ben Johnson

Clare Ellis recites Proportion by Ben Johnson - put yourself to the test and see if you can memorise this…

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Children and Young People

Reading Teachers, Reading Pupils

Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils The Reader is delighted to be working with Cheltenham Festivals in delivering the Festivals’ network…

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Literature

Places to Go: The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

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: “To be, or not to be” from Hamlet by William Shakespeare

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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