Great Shared Reading doesn’t need much in the way of surroundings: some people in a space, with chairs to sit on, a story or a poem to read. But over the last 12 months, some of our volunteers at The Reader have had the opportunity to run Shared Reading groups in the beautiful surroundings of Kensington Palace in London.
The Reader is building a volunteer-led movement across the North West. Could you help us make that happen?
Since our last meeting with The Reader magazine, a chill had crept into the air and it won’t be long now until the changing of the clocks brings on the darkening evenings of winter… BUT, at least can rest assured of a good read to curl up. Issue 67 is out now!
Heritage tours, Shared Reading sessions, poetry readings, market stalls, book giveaways, Storybarn sessions, bouncy castle, facepainting and all the seasons in one day at The Reader’s Courtyard Fair!
An exciting modern twist on Jane Austen’s letters, theatre company LipService bring the author into the digital world with a touring show coming to a North West library near you!
Take a guided tour of Calderstones Park and view the architects’ impressions of the refurbished The Mansion House at The Reader’s Courtyard Fair this Saturday, September 9.
At The Reader we’re constantly blown away by the personal stories our group members, volunteers and colleagues share with us. We’ve learned that you can never underestimate where your Shared Reading journey can take you, or where you can take Shared Reading! When Erin, our resident American returned stateside we knew it wouldn’t be the end of her Reader journey and we’re delighted to share her latest transatlantic update – Shared Reading hits Montana!
The second in our series of Reader Stories for Volunteers’ Week comes from John who first found Shared Reading while recovering from addiction.
We kick start Volunteers’ Week with a powerful Reader Story from one of our volunteer Reader Leaders.
Volunteer Reader Leader Melanie Devine honoured by Taunton-Deane Mayor in Citizenship Awards.