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 …
Earlier this month we were delighted to welcome Kate Middleton (no, not that one!) back to our Liverpool HQ. Kate founded and leads an exciting Shared Reading project called The Reading Revolution in New Zealand.
Earlier this year we launched an exciting new project that would significantly improve the life chances of children living across the North West by building a culture of reading for pleasure that will empower them for life. Kara shares an update from First Page.
In our second Group of the Month, we’re shining the spotlight on HMP Whitemoor, where The Reader’s Brendan Harrington runs a weekly group with inmates and staff.
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.
The Reader celebrates World Book Night with a Shared Reading group giveaway of Jo Bell’s Kith.
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.
This Monday, The Reader will join Radio City’s Mental Health Marathon to challenge the stigma and get the city talking openly about mental health on Blue Monday, officially “the most depressing day of the year.”
As we countdown to the launch of The Reader’s Big Give Christmas Challenge, we’ve been catching up with three of the volunteers trained as a result of last year’s successful, award-winning campaign.
The Reader is building a volunteer-led movement across the North West. Could you help us make that happen?