Stories Before Bedtime: Sporting Stories

It’s soon time for another brilliant Stories Before Bedtime at the Criterion Theatre in London – and this edition promises to be a Olympian-sized event, in every sense of the word, featuring some of literature’s funniest and most iconic sporting tales, read by three of Britain’s biggest and most beloved actors. Brian Blessed will be … Continue reading “Stories Before Bedtime: Sporting Stories”

Stories Before Bedtime: Summer Time

The summertime edition of Stories Before Bedtime is coming to the Criterion Theatre on Friday 1st June, with another big-name cast reading some classic tales of midsummer rituals, misjudged party frocks and sweaty break-ups. Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1; The Young Victoria) will … Continue reading “Stories Before Bedtime: Summer Time”

Stories Before Bedtime: New Readers Announced

It’s not long to go until the next Stories Before Bedtime – an evening of twisted love stories read aloud at the Criterion Theatre in London – and not one, but two star guest readers have been added to the bill. Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani – on-screen lovers in BBC Three sitcom Him And Her – … Continue reading “Stories Before Bedtime: New Readers Announced”

Stories Before Bedtime: Twisted Love

Following on from the first incredibly successful Hallowe’en themed event in October, Stories Before Bedtime returns in time for Valentine’s Day – with an alternative antidote to all things sickly sweet. On the evening of Friday 10th February, the Criterion Theatre in London will play host to an evening of Twisted Love – an anti-Valentine’s collection of … Continue reading “Stories Before Bedtime: Twisted Love”

Stories Before Bedtime

Stories Before Bedtime is a series of late-night readings at the Criterion Theatre in London’s Piccadilly Circus, designed to champion the love of reading and stories and to transport the audience back to a time when being read aloud before bedtime was a fundamental part of everyday life. Each evening will feature three classic stories … Continue reading “Stories Before Bedtime”

Reader Review of 2012

In 2012 we celebrated Get Into Reading’s tenth birthday, held our first Penny Readings in London, delivered a Read to Lead training course in Welsh, published A Little, Aloud for Children, and secured dozens of new commissions across the country. Just a quiet one then… Here are some of our 2012 highlights: Reader Events To … Continue reading “Reader Review of 2012”

Featured Poem: Ulalume by Edgar Allan Poe

Once again we are on the immediate cusp of a new month, and no other ‘eve’ – if we discount New Year’s – is attributed quite as much of an atmosphere as that of All Hallows Eve. This evening is the annual celebration of all things spooky and scary, eerie and creepy; already you may … Continue reading “Featured Poem: Ulalume by Edgar Allan Poe”

The Reader Organisation presents… the Evening Read-In

Following on from the spookily themed Stories Before Bedtime event at The Criterion Theatre in London tonight, there will soon be another storytelling session to be involved in courtesy of The Reader Organisation – and for this one you won’t even have to leave the comfort of your armchair. The Evening Read-In is a new … Continue reading “The Reader Organisation presents… the Evening Read-In”

Patricia Hodge joins Tim McInnerny and Mark Gatiss this Friday

Patricia Hodge (Miranda, Calendar Girls) has been confirmed as the third reader for our Stories Before Bedtime event at London’s Criterion Theatre (with Vintage Books) this coming Friday night (that’s 28th October at 10.30pm). She’ll be joining Mark Gatiss (League of Gentlemen) reading E.F.Benson and Tim McInnerny (Notting Hill, Blackadder) reading M R James. Get … Continue reading “Patricia Hodge joins Tim McInnerny and Mark Gatiss this Friday”

Roald Dahl Day: What We’re Reading

It’s going to be a busy Roald Dahl Day for us here at The Reader as we have quite a few exciting special events on the cards but of course we’ll be making time to read some of the great man’s works too!