The events and activities coming to The Reader at Calderstones in 2023
1 year ago
The Reader is inviting visitors of all ages to try something new at Calderstones this year.
The packed programme includes family fun, reading, heritage and wellbeing events as well as regular weekly activities offering opportunities for people to come together and connect.
Highlights for January to March include:
- Burns Night Supper at the Mansion House – celebrate Scotland’s national poet with a special evening of poems paired with a Scottish-themed menu and a selection of whiskeys.
- Val from Anfield – a one-off performance of Claire Bryan’s hilarious one-woman show in celebration of Global Scouse Day.
- Outer Space at the Storybarn – join the Storyhunters for half term family-fun that promises to be out of this world.
- Seed Planting – feel the soil between your fingers in this free, drop-in session where we’ll be making paper plant pots and planting seeds to take home.
- Kitty from the Washhouse – touring theatre Arts Groupie brings the story of Liverpool heroine, Kitty Wilkinson, to life in the Mansion House.
- Paws and Poetry – mix up your morning dog walk with poems around the park in this free and friendly Shared Reading group.
- Weekly yoga sessions to balance body and mind with garden views – suitable for beginners and experienced yogis alike.
- Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield – spend a Sunday afternoon discovering the novel that Dickens called his ‘favourite child’ with father and son, Professor Phil Davis and Ben Davis.
- Hidden Heritage guided walks – uncover the hidden stories of one of the city’s very best green spaces.
- Ways to Nurture and Be Nurtured – a free and friendly Shared Reading workshop exploring different perspectives on motherhood and families through the lens of literature.
Jemma Guerrier, Managing Director, The Reader said:
“We hope that visitors – old and new – will find something they can enjoy here at Calderstones over the next few months.
“As well as exciting new headline events, the programme also includes lots of free, weekly activities which are a great way for people to seek out fresh experiences and good quality social connection, both of which can feel especially important at this time of year.”
Thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Fund, residents of L15 (Wavertree), L19 (Garston) and L24 (Speke) who are likely to experience barriers to accessing arts and culture can receive free tickets to all events by joining The Reader’s Front Door Key scheme.