Everybody’s Reading festival

Community Grant Applications are now Open!

Head over to Community Grants Page for all the details on how to apply for your Reading Event.

Everybody’s Reading is Back!!!

30th September until 8th October 2017

The Foxes are coming back and so is Everybody’s Reading!!

We are back on the 30th September until the 8th October 2017!

Watch this space for grant information, where to get your tickets, the new brochure and other new and exciting stuff!

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And so it’s all over for another year!

The 2016 festival is over now for another year! After 9 days of wonderful reading events across Leicester we are extremely proud of what has been achieved. We’re starting to get in some great feedback and we can’t wait to let you see all the pictures from the week. Watch this space

2016 has been the year for some wonderful lead up events held at St Martins Square and also our wonderful video that has been playing on the great new Beacons in St. Peters Square outside the Cinema De Lux. We hope that you’ve managed to be involved in some way throughout the festival and that you have experienced something new!

See below for a few pictures from our lead up events and the beacons video…beacons

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St. Martins August

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Everybody’s Reading is a festival of all things reading, taking place across Leicester city in schools, libraries and venues, ranging from bars, cafes, pubs, and coffee shops.

Everybody’s Reading is dedicated to encouraging every person in Leicester to hear spoken word artists, poets, authors and community writers in their local community venues and offers funding to help make this happen. With a large variety of genres catered to, it is guaranteed there is something for everyone to enjoy from anywhere in the city.



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Want to volunteer at Everybody’s Reading 2016?

tc If you are interested in getting work experience, would like to try something new, or would just  like to volunteer your time and meet new people, we have lots of volunteering opportunities!

  Find out more.