“Thank you for all you do for reading and for people”: The Penny Readings 2018 in review

The Reader’s Penny Readings, inspired by Charles Dickens’ journeys around the country sharing his work, was a night our literary friend would have been proud of.

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The Reading Cure – Ten years on…

A decade ago, during the Year of Reading, Blake Morrison wrote a piece for The Guardian about a revolutionary movement in Merseyside which was bringing people together and books to life.

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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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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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Celebrating Heritage Open Days at The Reader’s Courtyard Fair!

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!

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Calder Stones – history and future collide at Heritage Open Days

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. 

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A Winter’s Tale in Another Place

We’re on quite a roll with Shakespeare this week so we thought there was no better time to revisit this wonderful short film, inspired by A Winter’s Tale.

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An Update from Shared Reading Knowsley

 

With changes afoot for Shared Reading Knowsley, Helen has all the latest from the project:

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