The Reader Leader who’s packed her bags and taken Shared Reading to France

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.

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“What a beautiful revolution” – Jane Davis says at London’s New Year event with Outnumbered actor Claire Skinner

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.

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Featured Poem: A Song for New Year’s Eve by William Cullen Bryant

The Reader’s Learning and Quality Leader, Tom Young, shares his thoughts on this week’s Featured Poem, A Song for New Year’s Eve by William Cullen Bryant.

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