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Media Coverage

National Press

A Word In Your Ear: The Rise Of Audiobooks and Reading Groups - The Sunday Express, 16th June 2013

How reading Shakespeare and Wordsworth offer better therapy than self-help books - The Daily Mail, 13th January 2013

Shakespeare and Wordsworth boost the brain, new research reveals - Julie Henry, The Telegraph, 13th January 2013

Storytelling: how reading aloud is back in fashion - Elizabeth Day, The Observer, 6th January 2013

How One Charity Is Tackling Complex Mental Health Problems Using The Simple Power Of Reading - Sam Parker, Huffington Post UK, 5th November 2012

Frank Cottrell Boyce wins Guardian Children's Fiction Prize - Alison Flood, The Guardian, 24th October 2012

The power of words - Ann Marie Hourihane, The Irish Times, 22nd January 2011

The rhyme and reason of reading to dementia patients - Judy Friedberg, The Society Guardian, 6th October 2010

The Joy of Reading Out Loud - Jeanette Winterson, The Times, 2nd October 2010

Well Read - Brian Viner, Brian Viner, 14th August 2010

The healing power of books should be taken as read - Clare Allan, The Guardian, 6th January 2010

The Importance of Reading Aloud - Damien Barr, The Times, 24th March 2009

The Reading Cure - Blake Morrison, The Guardian, 8th January 2008

Local Press

Fresh Prince Butler's Lear Is Masterful, Not Servile - Liverpool Echo, 15th August 2013

Joseph's Take On Role of Ultimate Dysfunctional Dad - The Metro, 12th August 2013

Fresh Prince Star Set For Shakespeare Play At Reopening of Calderstones Park Theatre - The Daily Post, 31st July 2013 

Masterplan to Make Liverpool National Leader In Education Unveiled - Liverpool Echo, 11th July 2013

Liverpool is ready to lead a reading revolution, Laura Davis, Liverpool Post, 16th May 2013

Hundreds attend open day at Liverpool's historic Calderstones Mansion House - Alan Weston, Liverpool Echo, 12th April 2013

Open days planned for Liverpool's historic Calderstones Mansion House - Alan Weston, Liverpool Echo, 2nd April 2013

Inspirational weekly reading sessions at Golbourne - The Bolton News, 26th February 2013

How a former Liverpool Quarry Bank School truant turned her life around to become head of The Reader Organisation - Susan Lee, Liverpool Echo, 20th February 2013

Life has taught me you can turn the bad into good use - Peter Elson, Liverpool Post, 14th February 2013

Calderstones base will help group to promote the joys of literature - Alan Weston, Liverpool Post, 17th January 2013

New era dawns for historic Calderstones Mansion House - Alan Weston, Liverpool Echo, 12th January 2013

Calderstones Park mansion house preferred bidder announced by Liverpool council - Gemma Jaleel, Liverpool Echo, 11th January 2013

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin author Louis de Bernières joins the 2012 Penny Readings at St George’s Hall - Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo, 8th November 2012

Liverpool's The Post: Leaders 2012 - Jane Davis announced as a Liverpool Leader - Liverpool Post, 19th October 2012

Changemaker: Jane Davis MBE - The Spark, 20th March 2012

Readers Get on Right Track - Barnet Today, 10th March 2012

Everton charity The Reader Organisation named as one of Britain's top 50 New Radicals - Tom Corbett, Liverpool Echo, 6th March 2012

Trade Press

Mansion House Location For New International Centre - Mersey Cares NHS, 10th June 2013

I'm Not Sick, I'm Suffering The Human Condition - Jane Davis, BookBrunch, 20th February 2013

The Reader Organisation given a place at the heart of Liverpool life - BookBrunch, 11th January 2013

A Reading Group in Acute Mental Healthcare - Nursing Times, 26th October 2012

Get Into Reading - Now we are 10 - BookBrunch, 3rd September 2012

Phantom Noise and Here, Bullet Review - Alexis McNay, Inside Time, 6th July 2012


Pupils Read for Fun With Charity, ITV Granada Reports, 2nd March 2012 

Sonja Sohn visits Merseyside Community Theatre project, Channel Four News, 22nd June 2010

Why Reading Matters, BBC Four, 16th February 2009


BBC Radio Devon, The Late Show - Devon Coordinator Sarah Hopkins speaks about World Mental Health Day, 10th October 2013

BBC Radio Manchester, Sam Walker - Project Worker Steffi Camm discusses Get Into Reading on World Book Day - 7th March 2013

BBC Radio Merseyside, Sean Styles - Dr Clare Ellis talks about National Storytelling Week - 28th January 2013

BBC Radio Five Live 5 Drive - Phil Davis discusses CRILS research into the effect of literature on the brain - 14th January 2013

BBC World Service, Newshour - Phil Davis discusses CRILS research into the effect of literature on the brain - 13th January 2013

BBC Radio Merseyside, Tony Snell in the Morning - Announcement of The Reader Organisation's Preferred Bidder Status for Caldesrstones Mansion House - 11th January 2013

BBC Radio Devon, The Late Show - Get Into Reading South West Project Manager Sarah Hopkins and Get Into Reading group member talk about the impact of Get Into Reading and read a poem, 18th October 2012

BBC Radio Merseyside, Tony Snell in the Morning - Jane Davis and The Reader Organisation volunteer Lesley talk about Get Into Reading's 10th Anniversary - 28th September 2012

BBC Radio Merseyside, Breakfast with Lee Bennion - Anna Fleming appears with Sophie and Ariadne, two of the young people she reads with every week - 23rd July 2012

BBC Radio 4, Something Understood: The Instinct of Meaning - Jane Davis talked about The Reader Organisation - 5th August 2012


The Penny Readings celebrate 10th anniversary with Christmas Readings - It's Liverpool, November 2013

Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds - The Guardian Books Blog, 8th October 2013

Reading Point Blank - Ashoka UK, 2nd October 2013

Lord Mayor Calls On People To Help Bring Mansion House Back To Life - Liverpool Express, 2nd October 2013

Social Enterprise's £280k Cash Boost - Joshua Taylor, Liverpool Post Business Daily, 20th August 2013

Shakespearean Summer At Calderstones Mansion House - Social Enterprise Network, 2nd August 2013

Reading In Prison Is Not A Trivial Story - Erwin James, The Guardian Books Blog, 1st August 2013

RISE: Inspiring A Reading Culture In Prisons - Prisoners' Education Trust, 30th July 2013

Reading, Culture and Citizenship - Paul Stanistreet, The Learning Age, 17th July 2013

In favour of diagnosis? Choosing the right language to talk about mental health - Vanessa Bartlett, 28th May 2013

6 decisions by successful women social entrepreneurs - Ogunte Global Tribal Network, 25th May 2013

Building a reading revolution: How classic literature can transform your team - Virgin Entrepreneur, 24th May 2013

If Carlsberg did conferences... (The Reader Organisation's National Conference 2013) - Helena Pielichaty, 17th May 2013

Liverpool mansion opens for first time in 40 years - to encourage more people to read - Martin Wainwright, The Northerner blog, The Guardian Online, 27th March 2013

Why reading fiction with friends is therapeutic too - Lynsey Hanley, The Guardian Online, 1st February 2013

The Reader Organisation Preferred Bidder for Calderstones Mansion House - Social Enterprise Network, 11th January 2013

Writing to be read - Times Educational Supplement Connect, 7th December 2012

Recommended Reading for Children - National Short Story Week, 12th November 2012

Opening Ceremony Team Inspires a Generation of Teachers as Readers - Liverpool Hope University, 12th October 2012

The Reader Organisation: A mutual improvement for modern times - Wayne Gooderham, The Guardian Books blog, 27th July 2012

Great Celebrations: 6 Ways to Ring in Dickens' Bicentennial - Time Magazine Online, 19th January 2012


Dostoevsky for dummies - Klasse Leraren (Belgium), 2nd March 2013

Leesgroepen duiken samen in de boeken - Geert Sels, De Standaard (Belgium), 30th January 2013 

ABC Radio National (Australia) - Dickens 200th Anniversary (reporter at London Penny Readings – interviews Jane Davis and guests) - 7th February 2012

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