The Ha’penny Readings are back!

The Ha’penny Readings
Sunday 9th December, 2.30pm
Concert Room, St George’s Hall, Liverpool

The Reader Organisation’s family Christmas extravaganza returns to St George’s Hall in Liverpool for a third year running. The Penny Readings have become one of the most anticipated event in Liverpool’s Christmas calendar, and this spin-off for kids is fast becoming just as unmissable. The events are inspired by Charles Dickens himself, who used to tour the country performing readings for the public for just one penny.

This year’s show looks set to be one of the best yet, with comedy from Sticky Floor and reading from Frank Cottrell Boyce, the award-winning author of The Unforgotten Coat, Millions, Cosmic and many more. Music will be provided by the West Everton Junior Strings and Georgina Aasgaard, a cellist with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

As well as all this, A Little, Aloud for Children takes a turn in the spotlight with a special appearance from editor Angela Macmillan, and a poem or two from our young readers and staff. A certain jolly old man with a white beard and red suit has also been seen hanging around the building…

If this afternoon of fun and festive reading sounds like a great way to get the Christmas celebrations started, then why not come and join us? Entry is just one penny (or a half-penny each!) and you can apply for up to four tickets – all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Demand for tickets is high, so they are allocated by a public raffle. For your chance to win tickets, email your details to  pennyreadings@thereader.org.uk or call 07812 238 372 before 5pm on Friday 16th November. All winners will be notified by Friday 23rd November.

Good luck!

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