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Sharing literature at Latitude Festival

Written by Lisa Spurgin, 28th August 2014

Last month The Reader Organisation hit the summer festival circuit as we took a trip to Suffolk for Latitude.

After a road trip covering quite a number of miles (most coming from the journey between Liverpool and Suffolk for our Comms team), we arrived at the festival site to set up home at the Shed of Stories, a haven in Henham Park:

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Over four days, festivalgoers could escape for some peace and quiet and a good dose of great literature as Lois, our South London Project Coordinator, read a selection of stories and poems aloud in special shared reading sessions on the theme of 'Secrets, Lies and Surveillance'.

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Amongst colourful mats and comfy Latitude cushions, our readers cosied up and enjoyed the texts that were on offer throughout the day - as well as enjoying some tea and biscuits.

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It was great to be able to bring shared reading to a new audience at Latitude, with the Shed of Stories proving a resounding success. Whether staying for a few minutes or nearer to an hour, it was wonderful to be able to offer some pure escapism to those at the festival, and we'd love to be able to make shared reading a fixture for all festivals in future!

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Our friends at City of Readers also got in on the festival action recently, bringing the best beach reads to the Liverpool International Music Festival at Sefton Park over the bank holiday weekend. Reading and festivals - clearly the perfect combination.

See what we've got coming up this Autumn on the Events section of our website:

1 thought on “Sharing literature at Latitude Festival

I have spent the summer travelling between festivals and have had a ball. I did think about Latitude as the line-up looked great. Whilst music is my passion I did love the idea of a shed of Stories. A new slant on ‘Songs from the Shed’. It looks like you had a lot of fun. You might like to check out my blog 🙂

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