A Reader Postcard from Somerset

Earlier this year, we announced the news that there are now over 500 Shared Reading groups running across the UK. Here on the blog, we’ll regularly shine the spotlight on those groups taking place up and down the country each week. Our journey starts in lovely Somerset

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Pain Relief through Shared Reading

A Californian study has suggested that a trip to an art gallery can provide pain relief. The Reader’s Kate McDonnell, who leads a Shared Reading group for people living with chronic pain, understands why.

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Reader Story: Deborah’s Internship with The Reader

A letter from Deborah, our recently departed Reading Resources Intern, who has shared her experiences with The Reader.

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Volunteer Week: The floodgates opened, I became hugely passionate about reading

Matthew recently shared his experiences of volunteering at the Aesop Arts and Health Conference in London. This is his Reader Story: Continue reading “Volunteer Week: The floodgates opened, I became hugely passionate about reading”

The Reader 69

The time has come round again to whet your appetite for some new reads, and with this quarter’s issue the featured interview takes this theme head on. Buy your copy online now. Continue reading “The Reader 69”

Bringing Shared Reading to Kensington Palace

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.

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Featured Poem: The Voice by Thomas Hardy

This week’s featured poem, The Voice by Thomas Hardy, has got thinking about reading aloud in Shared Reading groups, the importance of hearing the written word out loud in different voices.

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