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“All you have to bring is yourself” – Tassie’s Reader Story

Tassie was part of a Shared Reading group that took place over National Prison Radio – a joint project by The…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: Early Affection by George Moses Horton

Our Featured Poem is brought to us by our Teaching and Learning Coordinator, Lisa. Today’s choice is ‘Early Affection’ by…

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Calderstones

WATCH THE TRAILER FOR OUR SUMMER TRAIL

Something very strange is happening at The Storybarn this summer... some of our books have lost their stories, including one…

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Calderstones

New interactive map experience uncovers Trails & Tales in Calderstones Park

Visitors to Calderstones Park can embark on a journey of discovery and literary delight thanks to our new digital park…

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The Reader Magazine

The Reader Interviews: Ruth Ibegbuna & Derek A. Bardowell

This interview is taken from Issue 73 of The Reader Magazine. For more articles, interviews, stories and poems from this biannual…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: Miracles by Walt Whitman

Today's Featured Poem is brought to us by our Head of Children and Young People, Annie. Today’s choice is ‘Miracles’…

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The Reader Podcast
Podcast

The Reader Podcast: Episode Six Out Now

Episode Six: Stories of Walking Away In this episode, we ask 'What makes a poem great for Shared Reading?' Again,…

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Literature

July’s Stories and Poems

Earlier this year we ran a Learning Workshop focused on reading novels in Shared Reading groups, it was wonderful to…

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Featured Poem: From a Window by Charlotte Mew

Today's Featured Poem is brought to us by our Head of Teaching and Learning, Clare. As we enter into July…

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Calderstones

Art in the Mansion – Exhibition Opportunity

 Artists from across the Liverpool City Region are being invited to show their work as part of the new Art…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: Sonnet 33 by William Shakespeare

For the rest of June our weekly Featured Poem will celebrate the month of Pride. We’ve chosen poems by LGBTQ+…

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Reader Story

Yvonne’s Story: “It’s like a therapy for your mind. It relaxes your mind to have something different to think about.”

Yvonne moved to England from Jamaica in the 1970s and worked as a nurse for many years. She joined a telephone Shared Reading group…

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