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Featured Poem: Life’s Tragedy by Paul Laurence Dunbar

As part of our series for Black History Month in October, this week's Featured Poem is Life's Tragedy by Paul…

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Shared Reading

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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Allerton Oak May 2019
Calderstones

Calderstones Park’s ‘1000 year old’ Allerton Oak named England’s Tree of the Year

Nestled deep in Calderstones Park is one of the must-see landmarks of the local area, the Allerton Oak, rumoured to…

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Literature

Featured Poem: A Hymn to the Evening by Phillis Wheatley

As part of our series for Black History Month in October, this week's Featured Poem is Thoughts on A Hymn…

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Reader Story

‘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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Literature

Featured Poem: Regret by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks

As part of our series on Black History Month in October, this week's Featured Poem is Regret by Olivia Ward…

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Whittard of Chelsea postcard with quote from Saki
Calderstones

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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Shared Reading

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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Banner outside Sefton Park Library
Shared Reading

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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Literature

Featured Poem: My Own Heart by Gerard Manley Hopkins

This week's Featured Poem is My Own Heart by Gerard Manley Hopkins, chosen by The Reader's Learning and Quality Leader,…

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Dazzle Gradually - an anthology for National Poetry Day 2019
Literature

Get Dazzle Gradually, an anthology celebrating 25 years of National Poetry Day, 3 October 2019

It's 25 years since Forward Arts Foundation first set out to make sure we remember poetry is important - and…

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Jane Davis with some Reader Friends
Calderstones

The joy of welcoming Reader Friends to The Reader at Calderstones

"If you ask me, when a house looks like that, it's time to find another one." - Eeyore Winnie the Pooh…

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