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“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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Live Streams

Live Stream: Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Reader's Head of Publications, Frances Macmillan, shares today's reading of 'Ulysses' by Alfred Lord Tennyson In May the theme…

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The Reader Podcast
Podcast

The Reader Podcast: Episode Four Out Now

'One thing about silence, is that it makes you listen You learn what’s important' From Eulogy for the Lost by…

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My Inner Anthology

My Inner Anthology: The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd

Teaching and Learning Coordinator, Lisa Spurgin, recommends The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd. In May the theme for our Daily Readings is…

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Live Streams

Live Stream: Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare

Teaching and Learning Leader, Katie Clark, shares today's reading 'Sonnet 116' by William Shakespeare. In May the theme for our…

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My Inner Anthology

My Inner Anthology: Being Alive – Neil Astley (ed.)

Reader Leader Lizzie, recommends and reads from 'Being Alive' - Neil Astley (ed.). In May the theme for our Daily…

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Literature

May’s Stories and Poems

The world is starting to gradually open up to us all once more, so it seems fitting in more ways…

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Live Streams

Live stream: There’s a Certain Slant of Light by Emily Dickinson

Teaching and Learning Coorindator, Lisa Spurgin, reads 'There's a Certain Slant of Light' by Emily Dickinson. In May the theme…

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Calderstones

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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