A Masterclass on Shared Reading with Older People – celebrating 74 groups in the South West.

25 Reader Leaders from across the South West came together last week for a Masterclass on Reading with Older People as part of Loneliness Awareness Week.

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“Something creative and unpredictable within what was otherwise a very controlled environment”: Shared Reading in Secure Mental Healthcare

Fiona Magee, research assistant based at CRILS – Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society – and Reader Leader in Criminal Justice settings, tells us about the latest presentation of research from The Reader and University of Liverpool.

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A thousand more children reading for pleasure in the North West after first year of The Reader’s First Page project

With more than 100 parents and volunteers trained to help improve children’s life chances

The Reader is celebrating a hugely successful first year for First Page, with more than 1,000 children now reading aloud for pleasure across the North West thanks to a growing network of parents, carers and volunteers.

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Belfast organiser launches first Shared Reading Space outside England – in a place designed for building a ‘peaceful, tolerant and inclusive society’

Marnie Kennedy tells us about the launch of a new Shared Reading Space in Belfast at the Duncairn Centre

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