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. Nestled among acres of beautiful parkland in South Liverpool’s Calderstones Park, the Grade II-listed Mansion House is a must-visit for any literary tourist in the city.
The Reader is looking forward to welcoming you to its new Shared Reading sessions, taking place in the Mansion House Garden on Tuesdays at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm (you can book your preferred timeslot online). Colleagues from the organisation read aloud poems and other texts that inspire them, then listeners have the chance to share their thoughts and get involved in group discussions. The literature shared during these sessions will be chosen from the Walking The Earth bookshelf for this year, which explores different and inspiring points of view and walks of life within literature. Don’t worry if you’ve never been part of a shared reading group with The Reader before – anyone is welcome to join in, and it’s all free.
Nestled among acres of beautiful parkland in South Liverpool’s Calderstones Park, the Grade II-listed Mansion House is a must-visit for any literary tourist in the city.
You’re also invited to join the team every Thursday from 11am until noon for a restorative walk in the great outdoors, led by one of the friendly Readers, and 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.
To ensure the comfort and safety of everyone, particularly clinically vulnerable group members, we ask that participants wear a face mask and respect social distancing by staying two metres apart from other group members. Please don’t attend if you have a fever or cough, or if you feel unwell. Note: These outside events will be cancelled in extreme weather conditions, but be prepared and wrap up warm. The Secret Garden is wheelchair accessible, with picnic bench seating.