Liverpool-based literature and reading organisation The Reader’s recently restored and reopened home in Calderstones Park is a must-visit for any literary tourist in the city. Alongside a regular and ongoing programme of events and activities, there’s a café open every day from 8.30am until 5pm and a shop showcasing the talents and artistry of local makers and independent retailers, and filled with books, toys, prints, homeware, gifts and plants – with profits gifted to Shared Reading projects across the UK.
Get into the great outdoors and escape the everyday, while exploring poetry and making the most of the beautiful surroundings in Calderstones Park
Nestled among acres of beautiful parkland, the Grade II-listed Mansion House has been recalled to life as a unique public space offering experiences that bring people together. The Reader at Calderstones is a place unlike any other, where everyone is welcome, and where anyone can come along to experience literature, find and share meaning, be nourished, develop new skills, and get creative and active.
Alongside the free and friendly Shared Reading groups – including Shakespeare on Monday, Science Fiction on Tuesday, Poetry World Trip on Wednesday – every Tuesday morning you’re invited to join the Poetry Walk. 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. No need to book, you can just drop in…
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Because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we are unable to bring you our usual recommendations for things to do in Manchester and the North. Our thoughts at this time are with our readers and with the organisations and businesses who make the North of England a great place to live and visit. We hope you stay well and look forward to sharing more unmissable events and places with you later in the year.
Here’s our guide to supporting organisations in Manchester and the North.
Please note – many of the venues on our site will be closed and events either postponed or cancelled. Please check the venue website for details.