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1940s art-deco Garden Theatre revived to make ‘Sounds in the Park’ at Calderstones this Summer

Bringing the Garden Theatre stage bursting into life this Summer 2021, The Reader presents ‘Sounds in the Park’ a series…

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Calderstones

Volunteering opportunities for summer 2021

  As the lockdown restrictions lift, we’re preparing to reopen the doors to the Mansion House in Calderstones Park. The…

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My Inner Anthology

My Inner Anthology: The Vintage Book of African American Poetry

Erin Carlstrom recommends and reads from 'October Journey' by Margaret Walker from The Vintage Book of African American Poetry Michael…

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The Reader Bookshelf

Introducing The Reader Bookshelf

We're excited to announce the launch of The Reader Bookshelf, an annual programme of reading highlighting the power of Shared…

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Shared Reading

Read To Lead’s Online Swedish Adventure

While we’re no strangers to delivering Shared Reading training to international participants here at The Reader, we’ve usually done so…

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Live Streams

Live Stream: Adam Bede by George Eliot

In today's Shared Reading live stream we are reading an extract from Adam Bede by George Eliot with The Reader's…

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Publications

The Reader Magazine: Reading As You Like It by William Shakespeare

This Shared Reading response is taken from Issue 73 of The Reader Magazine. For more articles, interviews, stories and poems from…

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Places to Go

Places to Go: A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin

Reader Leader, Julie Gaukroger, takes us on today's audio adventure with an extract from A Pair of Silk Stockings by Kate Chopin.…

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Publications

Discover our Life Lines Reading Packs

If you’re delivering a group online or over the telephone, you might find our Life Lines reading packs a useful…

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Shared Reading

Online Volunteer Support Provision – May and June 2021

We’re here to provide support for your learning needs, as well as company and connection, with our programme of weekly…

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My Inner Anthology

My Inner Anthology: Meadowlarks by Sara Teasdale

Today's reading recommendation comes from The Reader's Somerset Hub Leader, Laura Merritt. Laura recommends a piece from her 'inner anthology'…

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The Reader Podcast
Podcast

The Reader Podcast: Episode 3 Out Now

The latest episode of our podcast celebrates the launch of The Reader Bookshelf - a constellation of reading matter that…

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