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2019 Highlights: Shared Reading

From the start of January to the end of November 2019, the Learning and Quality team have delivered or helped…

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Happy Holidays from The Reader – take home our Home for Christmas anthology

The Reader team has been counting down the days to Christmas the only way we know how - with a…

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Home for Christmas – The Penny Readings 2019

As part of The Reader’s Home for Christmas programme, for the first time the Penny Readings took place in our…

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Leicestershire Shared Reading calls for new volunteers to help local people beat the blues this festive season

After five years getting people reading aloud together in Leicestershire – there’s free training for new volunteers on offer this…

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The Reader asks Londoners to get together around great literature to head off loneliness this festive season

After a decade reading aloud across the capital, new Shared Reading groups will help tackle loneliness in West London communities  Volunteers read great literature aloud each week – to create time and space for…

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‘You can’t pay for this’ – Patricia’s Story

Patricia is a regular at a special Shared Reading group at her local hospital, for people living with chronic pain.…

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The Reader marks new Whittard partnership with ‘Tea Masterclass’ fundraiser – join us!

To kick-start its partnership with Liverpool-based charity The Reader, Whittard of Chelsea is hosting a Tea Masterclass and Shared Reading…

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The Reader asks the people of Greater Manchester to read aloud with those recovering from addiction

After almost a decade reading in the city’s mental health wards, new groups will help people in the community tackling…

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Join a Shared Reading group this Libraries Week as more than 100 give space for reading aloud together

It’s Libraries Week 2019 and so, as ever, we give our huge thanks to the staff and volunteers who keep…

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New Shared Reading groups launching in Homerton and Clapton, East London

After a decade reading aloud in London, The Reader has arrived in Hackney in a unique Shared Reading collaboration with…

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‘Reading changes lives’ – charity launches the UK’s first centre for literature and wellbeing in Liverpool city park

Pioneering space aims to start a national conversation about the impact of literature and the arts on health and society…

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South Yorkshire Libraries and Shared Reading; One Year On

Shaun Laurence, People and Project Manager South Yorkshire Project Lead at The Reader tells us about growing the Reading Revolution…

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