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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Funday Sundae at The Bluecoat for Liverpool Pride

This weekend Liverpool will be awash with colour as the annual Liverpool Pride celebrations bring the city to life and we’ll be joining the Sundae Funday at The Bluecoat.

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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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The Big Reader Picnic at Calderstones Park

Last weekend The Reader welcomed hundreds of people for a scorching picnic in Calderstones Park to celebrate its 10th birthday and the work of everyone who’s help us get here.  Continue reading “The Big Reader Picnic at Calderstones Park”

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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Read of the Week: Reader, I Married Him by Tracy Chevalier

Recommended by Emma from our PIPEs team, this week’s Read is a collection of short stories edited by Tracy Chevalier called Reader, I Married Him.

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