Kathy sent herself across the world last summer to take up The Reader’s Read to Lead training at our Liverpool HQ – perhaps just about the only thing you can’t get in California.Continue reading “Shared Reading is giving young boys in a California juvenile hall ‘a place to be together’”
The Reader has trained people to Read to Lead all over the world and already has Shared Reading communities from Sweden to New Zealand.
We haven’t yet made the stride across the channel to our nearest neighbour – or we didn’t think we had – until we learned that one former London-based Reader Leader has packed up her handbook and taken the practice there herself.
Alice Colquhoun completed her Read to Lead training in October 2016 and ran two Shared Reading groups in London with a year in a centre for homeless people and a ten-week project reading scripts at the Bush Theatre in Shepherd’s Bush.
She said: “It was really magical. It really made me feel part of London.”
But when her partner took a job in Grenoble, France, and while she was finishing her doctorate, she needed to make the move and leave her groups behind.
“I actually considered flying back each week just to carry on!” she laughs.
London’s growing Shared Reading Community was treated to two readings from The Reader’s newest patron, Claire Skinner, at its New Year’s Revolution Party at Toynbee Hall in Whitechapel on Thursday.
The Reader’s Penny Readings, inspired by Charles Dickens’ journeys around the country sharing his work, was a night our literary friend would have been proud of.
The Reader’s founder and director Jane Davis has been in Bristol to thank the South West region’s volunteers for their powerful efforts to build the Reading Revolution.
Earlier this month we were delighted to welcome Kate Middleton (no, not that one!) back to our Liverpool HQ. Kate founded and leads an exciting Shared Reading project called The Reading Revolution in New Zealand.
This year we’ve been reconnecting with reading revolutionaries up and down the country. Find your nearest event and get in touch.