Connect with us at Calderstones

Connect with us at Calderstones: Public Open Days at The Mansion House
Calderstones Park, Liverpool, L18 3JD
10am – 3pm Friday 12th April 2013
10am – 3pm Saturday 13th April 2013

The Reader Organisation is delighted to invite you to Connect with us at Calderstones. We will be hosting two public open days at The Mansion House in Calderstones Park, Liverpool, on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th April, 10am-3pm.

Calderstones Mansion House (c.Dave Jones)
Calderstones Mansion House (c.Dave Jones)

Earlier this year we were proud to announce that Liverpool City Council had awarded us ‘preferred bidder status’ for Calderstones Mansion House, Coach House and Stable Yard and that we plan to bring them back to life as The International Centre for Reading and Wellbeing at Calderstones. We have been overwhelmed by your support and good wishes for this new project, so we’d love anyone who is interested in our vision for the development to come along and talk to us.

The open days will provide an opportunity to meet members of our team, find out more about our existing work, and, of course, enjoy plenty of shared reading! We’re very keen for as many people as possible to share their hopes and ideas for the future use of the buildings at Calderstones, and for members of the local community to contribute their personal thoughts to the Calderstones Memory Wall.

Jane Davis, our founder and director, explains:

“We understand that The Mansion House is a much loved Liverpool landmark – we love it too! Our vision is to create a space where everyone is welcome to read, learn, play, make new friends and find new opportunities.

We’re really looking forward to welcoming people into The Mansion House for the first time to connect with us at Calderstones.”

Activities at the open days will include:

  • Free shared reading taster sessions
  • Free children’s Story Time sessions and fun craft activities
  • Tea and cake
  • Books and bric-a-brac stall
  • Live music on the forecourt, Friday 12th April 1pm-2pm only.

Cllr Malcolm Kennedy, Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said:

“We are really excited about the Reader Organisation’s plans for The Mansion House. They have some fantastic ideas which we believe will breathe new life into the building and make it a focal point for the community.

We are now working together on a series of events in Calderstones Park, which will give people the chance to set foot inside this historic building, find out more about the plans and share their own ideas.  All of our public events will feed into our work to make sure The Mansion House, and the wider park, is a vibrant and exciting place to visit.”

We’re currently working with the council and our partners – Mersey Care NHS Trust, Plus Dane Group and CRILS at the University of Liverpool – to develop our plans and will begin running regular shared reading groups in the Mansion House from May.

Getting to Calderstones: Map
Parking is in the public car park accessed from Calderstones Road. Please do not park outside the Mansion House. Buses run regularly from the city centre to Mather Avenue (86, 86A) and Menlove Avenue (76). A member of our team will be looking forward to greeting you at the front door of the Mansion House.

For more information about The Mansion House Open Days, please contact Sophie Povey at sophiepovey@thereader.org.uk or on 0151 207 7207.W

We hope to see you there!

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