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Shared Reading: I Never Knew This Is What Books Were For

Updated: Oct 10, 2018

5:30pm, 26 October

Central Library, Free

Love stories? Love people? Discover Shared Reading. Join us at Bristol Central Library to experience a Shared Reading session for yourself and discover how sharing great literature in good company has the power to change lives with a talk from Dr Jane Davis MBE, founder and director of The Reader.

Whether you’re interested in joining a weekly group, becoming a volunteer or bringing Shared Reading into your community, this is an opportunity to explore literature’s potential to bring us closer together and closer to ourselves.

The event will finish at 6:30pm.

The Reader

The Reader brings people together and books to life through Shared Reading, weekly groups where great literature is read aloud and personal connections are shared and valued – it’s a deceptively simple idea that we know has the power to change lives and build stronger, more supportive communities.

A national charity working in libraries, care homes, prisons, hospitals, workplaces and various other settings across the UK, The Reader currently delivers over 60 volunteer-led groups in the South West region each week. In partnership with Bristol Ageing Better, Bristol City Council, Brunelcare and Fresh Arts at Southmead Hospital, The Reader is currently recruiting and training volunteers across the city region to create meaningful shared experiences and stronger social networks for the over 50s in Bristol.


Address: Bristol Central Library, Deanery Road, City Centre, Bristol, BS1 5TL

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