World Book Day 2nd March (Week!)

World Book Day 2nd March (Week!)

When I was a fresh faced newly qualified teacher, I took part in the very first World Book Day. Back then, the day was held on Shakespeare’s birthday (23rd April). There were no expectations about what people should wear and everyone came in cobbled together,...
Bleak House

Bleak House

At last year’s Wrexham Carnival of Words we experimented by asking people to join us in a long read from January to April. George Eliot’s ‘Middlemarch’ proved very popular and we had a lot of fun discussing it at an event in Wrexham Library. In 2023 we are encouraging...
Liverpool Year of Reading

Liverpool Year of Reading

2023 is Liverpool Year of Reading and marks the start of the second Liverpool Literacy Cycle. The cycle aims to engage everyone and raise awareness of the importance of literacy skills in everyday life whilst promoting creative activity such as writing and performing....
Reading Groups

Reading Groups

What would an 81-year-old’s suicide chocolate party be like? What is it like to be absolutely still for hours while a master paints you? What would a Dickensian novel be like if it were written today?  All of these things, and more, can be discussed by groups of...
Signing

Signing

Communicating with one and other is something we all do on a daily basis this is usually through speech that a majority of us take for granted. But many people in our communities use different means of communication and some of those is through SSE/BSL – a form of...