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Meet the Volunteer: Lynda

Name: Lynda Carey  Location: The Mansion House, Liverpool  Role: Volunteer at The Reader’s home in Calderstones Park, predominantly in its…

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Reader Stories

Henrik Wig, Sweden: ‘In a world where democracy is in many ways threatened, Shared Reading can be a counterforce’

Literature teacher Henrik has been running Shared Reading groups across southern Sweden for six years with children’s groups and at…

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Celebrating 10 years of Shared Reading in Belfast this Volunteers’ Week

Highlights include a beautiful Shared Reading space, vast library of fiction and poetry, including Irish writing - and a surprise…

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Meet the Volunteer: Sue

Name: Sue  Location: Wirral, Merseyside  Role: Volunteer for Reading Heroes, a project promoting the benefits of reading for pleasure with…

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Meet the Volunteer: Kirti

Name: Kirti   Location: Croydon  Role: Volunteer Reader Leader running a Shared Reading group  Why did you decide to volunteer with…

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Meet the Volunteer: Raks

Name: Raks Patel  Location: Streatham, London  Role: Volunteer for Reading Heroes, a project promoting the benefits of reading for pleasure…

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Plants and Trees map at Calerstones
Calderstones

Explore ‘secret histories’ of exotic plants and trees at our Calderstones Park HQ with the launch of our new map

The Reader, The National Lottery Heritage Fund and four cultural identity groups in Liverpool collaborate to create a new park…

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Shared Reading

The Reader visits Buckingham Palace

Helen Willows is a GP working both in Shropshire and in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. She is Trustee and…

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International

Reader Revisited: An Interview with Het Lezerscollectief (The Readers’ Collective)

We're taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting articles from The Reader Magazine. This article first appeared in issue 73.…

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Literature

May’s Monthly Stories and Poems

May’s selection of stories, extracts and poems have been chosen on the theme ‘Wonders of the World’. As we start…

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International

Kerstin, North Germany: ‘In all these groups I’ve the privilege to continuously learn’ 

An experienced Reader Leader, Kerstin now runs several Shared Reading Bremen groups since training in Berlin with The Reader in…

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International

Kate, New Zealand: ‘Shared Reading is a way to unlock the ‘culture of silence’’

The former librarian discovered the work of The Reader while studying for a Masters at NZ’s Victoria University. She founded…

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