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Shakespeare troupe cycles into Calderstones Park this August

The HandleBards, the world’s first cycling theatre company, will kick-off an exciting programme of possibilities at The Reader Mansion House…

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After 20 years building communities through reading aloud together, The Reader marks its next chapter with a new look

National charity The Reader, which has spent more than 20 years bringing people together and books to life, has updated…

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Spring Stories: Half-term sessions

With Calderstones Park bursting into bloom this half-term, we’re SPRINGING INTO STORIES! Join us to explore the astonishing world of…

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Project Update: Spring 2019

Despite Storms Gareth and Freya doing their best to rip off new roof tiles, The Mansion House is standing strong,…

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Seeds of Discovery

Calderstones is bursting into bloom with the colours of Spring and we need your help to create the brand-new Storybarn…

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Featured Poem: To the Cuckoo by William Wordsworth

  The Reader's Head of Publications, Amanda Brown, shares her thoughts on this week's Featured Poem, To the Cuckoo by…

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Neolithic Calder Stones return to Liverpool Park

Ancient monoliths preserved for future generations in a new home at the heart of Calderstones Park The Calder Stones, which…

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Lincolnshire volunteer wins share of £46,000 to train six new Shared Reading group leaders

Thriving Boston Shared Reading community led by dedicated volunteer gets opportunity to build a reading revolution with more volunteers reading…

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Mansion House Licensing FAQ

Later this year, the Mansion House will re-open with a vibrant programme designed to help people experience literature, be nourished,…

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Celebrating Mary Oliver

We're remembering Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Reader favourite Mary Oliver, who died aged 83 last week. Last Thursday we were…

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“What a beautiful revolution” – Jane Davis says at London’s New Year event with Outnumbered actor Claire Skinner

London’s growing Shared Reading Community was treated to two readings from The Reader’s newest patron, Claire Skinner, at its New…

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National Storytelling Week Celebration

“What about a story?” said Christopher Robin. “What about a story?” I said. “Could you very sweetly tell Winnie-the-Pooh one?”…

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