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Featured Poem: Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy

This week's Featured Poem is Neutral Tones by Thomas Hardy, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader, Amanda Boston.…

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Reader Story

‘It was good to have something again’

Callam was recommended to try Shared Reading by his Occupational Therapist. He has attended the group for almost a year…

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Literature

Featured Poem: The Definition of Love by Andrew Marvell

This week's Featured Poem is The Definition of Love by Andrew Marvell, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader,…

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Literature

10 reads that can help us find Time to Talk 

We share our list of novels and poems that can support mental wellbeing for #TimeToTalk Day 2020.     Time…

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Literature

Featured Poem: Fear by Vittoria Aganoor Pompili

This week's Featured Poem is Fear by Vittoria Aganoor Pompili, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Coordinator, Lisa Spurgin.…

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Shared Reading

London volunteer honoured by the Queen for services to the community

A long serving volunteer Reader Leader has been recognised in The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.   Kate Fulton, a former media lawyer who gave…

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Literature

Featured Poem: Sonnet 44 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

This week's Featured Poem is Sonnet 44 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader, Katie…

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Shakespeare’s Globe Comes to Calderstones

The Reader is bringing Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour to Calderstones Park, Liverpool, this June, with a programme of four outdoor…

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Literature

Featured Poem: Beautiful Old Age by D. H. Lawrence

This week's Featured Poem is Beautiful Old Age by David Herbert Lawrence, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader,…

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Shared Reading

Call for volunteers to help tackle loneliness in East London in 2020

New Shared Reading groups will offer older people help in Tower Hamlets National charity The Reader is offering free training…

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Literature

Featured Poem: To Her Lovers Complaint by Jane Barker

This week's Featured Poem is To Her Lovers Complaint by Jane Barker, chosen by The Reader's Head of Learning and…

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Reader Story

‘I can honestly say my mental health has improved more from this than all the medical assistance put together.’

Damien has been reading with us on the Wirral for more than a decade. Here he tells us why. The…

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