Shared Reading in a different costume at West London’s Bush Theatre

We’re shining a spotlight on Shared Reading groups in communities right across the UK with an exciting new feature called Group of the Month. And to kick-start this new adventure, a Shared Reading group with a twist at the Bush Theatre in Shepherd’s Bush in London.

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Featured Poem: My Bed is a Boat by Robert Louis Stevenson

You can’t attack every Monday with zest and zeal, and this morning’s grey skies have us feeling a little sluggish. So as we ease into this new week we thought a gentle, lullaby-like poem might be in order, and this by Robert Louis Stevenson from The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse is just the ticket.

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Featured Poem: Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

This week we have Patrick, a work experience student with us, and he’s kindly shared a favourite poem for our weekly feature. Reflecting on the success of the English team at this year’s World Cup, Patrick has been reading Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley.

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Featured Poem: “Oh could I raise the darken’d veil” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

This weeks featured poem comes recommended by David Grant, an intern from The University of Liverpool.
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Featured Poem: Spring and Fall by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Our Featured Poem today comes from Gerard Manley Hopkins. Spring and Fall deals with the heavy themes of youth, mortality and loss in a delicate way.

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Read of the Week: Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Before he departed, our wonderful Monitoring and Evaluation Intern, Gareth shared a favourite for Read of the Week. Here’s his take on Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan.

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Volunteer Week: I cannot imagine anything I would rather do on a Monday

Wrapping up our National Volunteers’ Week Reader Stories, Melanie shares her experiences on volunteering as Reader Leader:

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