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Bread and Roses Anthology – part two

The Reader is a charity which usually brings people together to listen to stories, extracts and poems in free, weekly…

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Live Stream: We Wear the Mask by Paul Lawrence Dunbar

On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1pm you can join us on Facebook live for your bi-weekly dose of literature read…

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Publications

Reading For Life: The Reader Magazine

This article is taken from issue 71 of The Reader Magazine, newly relaunched for 2020. For more brilliant books and bookish things,…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: The Bird of Time by Sarojini Naidu

This week in our special series of Featured Poems, Suvi Dogra, The Reader's London Development Manager, shares her thoughts on…

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Lines By Heart

Lines By Heart: The Mockingbird by Timothy Thomas Fortune

Sophie Verbeke recites The Mockingbird by Timothy Thomas Fortune - put yourself to the test and see if you can…

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Places to Go

Places to Go: A Trip Out on the Lake with Edith Wharton in Summer

Places to Go is a special feature that The Reader is bringing to you in the hope that it may…

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Live Stream: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1pm you can join us on Facebook live for your bi-weekly dose of literature read…

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Live Stream: The Sea Shell by William Wordsworth

On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1pm you can  join us on Facebook live for your bi-weekly dose of literature read…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: The Conference of the Birds by Farid ud-Din Attar

This week in our special series of Featured Poems, Helen Wilson, The Reader's Head of Shared Reading programmes, shares her…

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The Reader at Calderstones – important site update 

From Monday 1 June, we’ll be reopening the Ice Cream Parlour in Calderstones Park as a takeaway service providing ice…

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Lines By Heart

Lines By Heart: Sea Fever by John Masefield, Part 2

Rachael Sumner recites the second half of Sea Fever by John Masefield (started two weeks ago by The Reader's Natalie…

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Calderstones

Holidays at Home: Theatre at Calderstones Mansion

  In the first of our new series of articles exploring Calderstones' rich history, Heritage Coordinator Holly Gilson tells the…

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