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Stuart’s Reader Story – “It’s helped me be happy”

Stuart has been attending Shared Reading groups in West London for over 10 years, here he talks about the effects…

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Literature

February’s Stories and Poem

February may be the shortest month but there’s plenty in our latest selection of Stories and Poems to keep you…

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Shared Reading

The Reader seeks volunteers to read with people living with dementia in Wigan 

The Reader is looking for volunteers who want to improve the wellbeing of people living with dementia across Wigan and…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: The Valley Wind by Lu Yün

Today's Featured Poem is 'The Valley Wind' by Lu Yün, read by Mary Crotty. This poem is taken from One…

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Important Updates

Still time to vote in the LCR Culture & Creativity Awards

The Reader is honoured to be among the organisations and individuals shortlisted in the Outstanding Contribution to Culture category at…

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Calderstones

We’re opening our doors for another year of Big Days Out

We're getting ready for another year of Big Days Out in 2022.   The Big Days Out programme is an…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: Heart in the Highlands by Robert Burns

For a number of years, The Reader ran a Shared Reading group at the John Denmark Unit, which offers special…

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Calderstones

Vote for The Reader in the LCR Culture & Creativity Awards

We're delighted to be finalists in the Liverpool City Region Culture & Creativity Awards! The Reader has made the final…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: Sonnet 59 by William Shakespeare

Today's Featured Poem is brought to you by Jamie Barton our Business and Content Manager at The Reader. She reads…

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The Reader Bookshelf

The Storybarn selects… from The Reader Bookshelf

As part of our ongoing work exploring texts from The Reader Bookshelf, we've asked members of our Children & Young People…

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Calderstones

A new generation of newly-weds to tie the knot at the historic Mansion House

This January marks the start of a new chapter for  The Reader as we relaunch our ceremonies and celebrations offer…

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Literature

January’s Stories and Poems

January’s set of Stories and Poems offer a little bit of something for a range of different needs and feelings.…

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