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The Reader Organisation – Shared Reading

Group reading online or outdoor. 

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What is Shared Reading?

Shared Reading at Mansion House

  • Monday 2-3pm drop in
  • Wednesday 11am-12pm drop in
  • Thursday 10-11am drop in

Relax into an hour long reading session lead by one of our friendly trained Reader Leaders. The groups will share, read and enjoy poetry and small extracts of literature together. No prior reading experience is required and everyone is welcome. There is
no pressure to read aloud – it’s fine to just sit back, relax and listen.

All of our Shared Reading groups are completely free. These sessions are drop-in, and are have a maximum capacity of 8. Places will therefore be given on a first come, first served basis each week. 

Relaxed Reading for Parents and Carers
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Wednesdays 10am – 11.30am 
A free Shared Reading group for parents and carers who’d like to spend some time reading grown-up stuff, with a little one in tow.

Bring your baby along, enjoy the stories and the chance to meet others. No need to read aloud. 

We’re based in the Old Café, on the ground floor, so we’re buggy and pram friendly. There are baby changing facilities on-site too.

This group is suitable for parents and carers who are with babies and children who aren’t yet at the walking stage. If you’ve got any questions about whether this group will suit you please email

What is Shared Reading?

Shared Reading is a powerful group experience that sparks connection, reflection and discovery. By providing a creative and safe space to explore our inner lives and develop meaningful relationships with others, Shared Reading improves wellbeing and builds

What happens at a Shared Reading group?

In Shared Reading, a Reader Leader shares a piece of great literature with a group of people, bringing the words to life through live reading aloud and discussion. We choose great poems, stories and plays because they offer a powerful language with which
we can explore our inner lives.

Who is Shared Reading for?

Absolutely everyone! We read with people all ages, backgrounds and abilities, everything is read aloud, all our groups are free to attend and everyone is welcome to join in. Whether you’ve been reading all your life or have never picked up a book before,
you’ll find a warm welcome in a Shared Reading group.

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The general public
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What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city


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