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Everybody’s Reading festival

1st October – 9th October 2016

Get those dates in your diary!! Because this years festival is going to be a great one

This year we are holding five lead up events to the festival at the lovely St. Martins Square where we will have our famous book shelves and book swaps happening, storytelling and a generally fun day to celebrate books and reading in Leicester. These will take place on the following dates:

  • Saturday 9th July, Saturday 13th August, Saturday 10th September and Saturday 8th October which is during the festival.

Head down between 11am and 5pm to be involved and our storytelling sessions will be happening at 11:30, 12:30. 1:30 and 2:30 throughout the day.

Don’t miss out! See below for pictures from our first session..

Unfortunately our second session had to be cancelled due to some awful weather! We had to protect all the lovely books from the rain. However the August session is still on, so keep that in your diary.

Storytelling 11th JuneStorytelling 11th June 3

Storytelling 11th June 2

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.

Applications for community grants are now closed! Please check back soon for updates on the brochure.

2015 ER Brochure below

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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.