(Reading Communities Workshop from Northern Visions NvTv on Vimeo.)

Throughout 2016 we will collaborate with a number of different organisations around the country, and we invite you to join us for our activities. If you have an interest in reading habits and preferences in the past you will enjoy the 'Reading Communities' programme. You may be a member of a reading group, take an active interest in reading as an informed social activity, or have wondered whether other readers from the past and the present have responded to your favourite book in the same way as you. If the project sounds of interest, do take a look at our programme of events, and get in touch with the project team. 

Reading Communities: Connecting the Past and the Present, an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project

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Liverpool: Reading and Self Improvement

We visited Liverpool earlier this year conducting a range of public, free talks, reading groups and workshops. Take a look at our short film from our two-day event:

Is there such a thing as a Northern Irish reader?

During our road show of events in 2016, we visited Belfast. There we ran a day of open-access workshops and reading circles, in partnership with The Verbal. For a taster of our events, take a look at our short film:

Contact us

If you are interested in the project, have any questions, or would like to get involved with our events and/or oral history collections, please do not hesitate to contact us at readingcommunities@gmail.com. We'll be in touch as soon as we can.

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