Under normal circumstances, Liverpool-based literature and reading organisation The Reader’s recently restored and reopened home, the Grade II-listed Mansion House, nestled among acres of beautiful parkland in Calderstones Park, is a must-visit for any literary tourist in the city. Alongside a regular and ongoing programme of events and activities, the Tuesday-morning Poetry Walk invites you to get into the great outdoors and escape the everyday, while exploring poetry and making the most of the beautiful surroundings in South Liverpool’s Calderstones Park. This you can still do, while maintaining current social distance rules, although you’ll need to take a poetry book with you and wander lonely until lockdown is lifted.
Get into the great outdoors and escape the everyday, while exploring poetry and making the most of the beautiful surroundings in Calderstones Park
Meanwhile, with public buildings still closed to the public, you can join The Reader online for Lunchtime Livestream; your bi-weekly helping of Shared Reading every Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm. They’ll be reading inspiring poems and texts aloud and offering the chance for listeners to share their thoughts and get involved in discussions in the comments. If you’d like your lunch hour to involve some literature, head to the organisation’s Facebook page and leave a comment to join in; you’ll be notified when the group goes live. And don’t worry if you’ve never been part of a Shared Reading group at Calderstones, or with The Reader before – anyone can join in and now’s the perfect chance. Little ones? Check out the online version of Storybarn Live!
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