The regular and ongoing programme of events and activities is warming up again over at Liverpool-based literature and reading organisation The Reader’s recently restored home, the Grade II-listed Mansion House. Nestled among acres of beautiful parkland in South Liverpool’s Calderstones Park, it’s a must-visit for any literary tourist in the city. Join the team every Thursday from 11am until noon for a restorative walk in the great outdoors, accompanied by some nourishing poems – it’s free, but you will need to book your space in advance via their website.
These walks are a great way to get active, enjoy some poetry and meet with others in a safe environment. Participants are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering, and respect social distancing by staying two metres apart during the walk. This walk is led by one of the friendly Readers, who will be respecting this too. (Note: please don’t attend if you have a fever, a cough, or feel unwell. This event will be cancelled in extreme weather conditions.)
Join the team every Thursday from 11am until noon for a restorative walk in the great outdoors, accompanied by some nourishing poems
And if you can’t make it over in person, why not join The Reader online for Shared Reading Live every Tuesday from 1pm and every first Thursday of the month at 7pm. They’ll be reading inspiring poems and texts aloud via Facebook Live and offering the chance for listeners to share their thoughts and get involved in discussions in the comments. Simply 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 from the comfort of your own home.
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