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Shared Reading Against Racism – How can we use Shared Reading to open up a conversation on racism? 

What part can The Reader play to end racism in the world, in a way that is authentic and meaningful?…

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Shared Reading supports men’s mental health in Sefton

A new weekly Shared Reading group launching at The Reach Men’s Centre in March will provide a vital means of…

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The Reader seeks volunteers to read with people living with dementia in Wigan 

The Reader is looking for volunteers who want to improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia across Wigan and…

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Calderstones

We’re opening our doors for another year of Big Days Out

We're getting ready for another year of Big Days Out in 2022.   The Big Days Out programme is an…

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Shared Reading

Life Letters: a new project that brings the joy of literature to care home residents

Could you be a volunteer for a new project that brings the joy of literature to care home residents? We're…

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Pride for Penny Readings

Penny Readings returned to the Mansion House for 2021 marking the first time we've had both an online and in-person…

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Heard us on the radio? | BBC Radio 5 Live Word Matters

As part of its nationwide conversation about adult literacy – Word Matters, BBC Radio 5 Live broadcast its Drive Time show from The Reader…

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Important Updates

Rebuilding the Reading Revolution: Shared Reading Groups Open to All

In-person Shared Reading is returning around the UK as volunteers and group members begin meeting again in local libraries and other community venues.  So far…

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Publications

New poetry anthology to celebrate National Poetry Day

As National Poetry Day approaches on Thursday 7th October, we’ve been busy working on a new poetry anthology and planning…

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International

East Coast Bays: Shared Reading in an Additional Language

Kate Middleton is the Manager and Volunteer Coordinator of The Reading Revolution in New Zealand. After taking part in Read…

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The Reader Podcast
Podcast

The Reader Podcast: Episode Six Out Now

Episode Six: Stories of Walking Away In this episode, we ask 'What makes a poem great for Shared Reading?' Again,…

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Children and Young People

Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils – Applications now open

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be working with Cheltenham Festivals once again as part of their Reading Teachers =…

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