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Pain Relief through Shared Reading

  A Californian study has suggested that a trip to an art gallery can provide pain relief. The Reader's Kate McDonnell,…

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‘It is such a happiness when good people get together – and they always do’ – Pam and Keith’s Story

Just like Jane Austen's Miss Bates in Emma, we love a good wedding and the season is very much upon us. Since…

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CALDER STORY: Family Summers at Calderstones Park

  With football pitches and tennis courts, the playground, botanical gardens to explore and ducks to be fed at the lake, Calderstones Park has been…

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CALDER STORY: Love’s Labour’s Lost in Calderstones Park

  Stories are at the heart of our project to create The International Centre for Shared Reading at Calderstones Mansion…

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Reader Story: Deborah’s Internship with The Reader

A letter from Deborah, our recently departed Reading Resources Intern, who has shared her experiences with The Reader. Before we…

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Reader Story: Louise, Volunteer

  Louise, Oswestry My favourite word is 'joy' or 'joyful' - it sums up how I want to live my…

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Reader Story: Vicky, Volunteer

  Vicky, Cumbria After 20 years as a university English Literature teachers I gave it up for several reasons... stress,…

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‘I am becoming the man I should have been’ – Matthew’s Story

I am becoming the man I should have been and Shared Reading is a significant part of enabling me to…

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A ‘reawakening’ through reading – Jack’s Story

Our annual AGM is coming up next week, and we're looking forward to celebrating a year of achievements with some…

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‘By being in the reading group, I exist as a person’ – Anna’s Story

The Reader's Annual Report 2014/15 will be published later this month, in time to read at our 2015 AGM where…

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‘It gives me a sense of worth again’ – A’s Story

At The Reader, we're opening up the wealth of emotional experience contained in great literature to people regardless of which…

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Betty has a strong memory of being cut off by the tide and ‘guided’ to shore by a dog

Earlier this week, The Reader we gave a summary of the 'Living Well with Dementia'  session at Shared Reading for…

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