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Reader Stories

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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Calderstones

Adventure awaits on new outdoor trail from The Storybarn and Walker Books

  The Storybarn is bringing an action-packed outdoor adventure to Calderstones Park this summer in collaboration with Walker Books, the…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes by Emily Dickinson

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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Uncategorised

Featured Poem: ‘Ithaka’ by C.P.Cavafy

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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Calderstones

Cycling Shakespeare troupe ride into Calderstones Park this summer

‘By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.’ ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth   Touring theatre troupe, The HandleBards, will be arriving…

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Children and Young People

Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils – Applications now open

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be working with Cheltenham Festivals once again as part of their Reading Teachers =…

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Literature

June’s Stories and Poems

To mark Pride month, June's selection of Monthly Stories and Poems showcase works from LGBTQ+ authors. Family life is a…

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The Reader Magazine

From The Reader Magazine: What to Read Next

In issue 73 of The Reader magazine, Angela Macmillan, editor of The Reader’s A Little, Aloud anthologies, recommends seven books…

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Uncategorised

Celebrate Volunteers’ Week with us

It's officially Volunteers’ Week 2021 so we want to say a huge thank you to all of our volunteers here…

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Reader Stories

“I wasn’t expecting to feel moved by a poem” – Patricia’s Reader Story

This Reader Story was collected and written by Fiona Magee. Patricia is a Shared Reading group member who attended a…

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My Inner Anthology

My Inner Anthology: As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Reader Leader, Lizzie, recommends As You Like It by William Shakespeare. In May the theme for our Daily Readings is inspired by The…

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Literature

Marking the anniversary of the death of George Floyd  

Today we mark the anniversary of the death of George Floyd, and the events arising around the world in the wake…

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