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Shared Reading in lockdown: changing and building

Over the past few months Shared Reading has taken on a new form, with groups that usually happen in-person moving…

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Literature

September’s Stories and Poems

September’s selection of stories and poems have been chosen by Clare Ellis, Head of Learning and Quality, and Lisa Spurgin,…

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Live Streams

Live Stream: The Fullness of Life by Edith Wharton

The theme for our #DailyReadings in September is beginnings and endings. Learning and Quality Coordinator, Lisa Spurgin, reads an extract from…

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Shared Reading

Connecting People to the Arts Through Social Prescribing 

Earlier this month, The Reader was invited to speak at the NHSE Social Prescribing Webinar – Connecting People to the Arts Through Social Prescribing.  Brought…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: Class Zero by Inua Ellams

The Featured Poem is back and this week we're looking all the way back to September 2012 when The Reader…

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Lines By Heart

Lines by Heart: Ending by Emily Dickinson

The theme for our #DailyReadings in September is beginnings and endings. For this week's Lines by Heart challenge, National Hub…

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Places to Go

Places to Go: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin

The theme for our #DailyReadings in September is beginnings and endings. In this week's audio adventure we're travelling through time…

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Live Streams

Live Stream: Like a Mist by Fernando Pessoa

The theme for our #DailyReadings in September is beginnings and endings. PIPES Reader Leader, Emily Wright, reads Like a Mist…

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Shared Reading

Poems for changing times: 30 poems for Shared Reading

So far, 2020 has been a year that none of us could have imagined or knew what would have been…

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Shared Reading

Poems in the Park 

For much of this year, Shared Reading has been taking place through a range of alternative methods, such as Zoom or the telephone. But last Saturday, several groups…

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My Inner Anthology

My Inner Anthology: The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey

In this feature we're thinking about which bits of literature – whether that be in the form of poems, novels,…

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Live Streams

Live Stream: Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell

The Reader's Head of Learning and Quality, Clare Ellis, reads an extract from Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell which can be…

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