Russell Brand and The Reading Agency lecture

By |November 27th, 2014|

At The Reading Agency’s third annual lecture Russell Brand spoke about his sadness and anger that his old school had no library. He has vowed to help make one.  In a lecture peppered with brilliant linguistic riffs he […]

Sad Gits: Prison Reading Groups

By |November 23rd, 2014|

Besides being made to feel welcome, we could hear each other’s opinions on what we’d read, enjoy discussions on endless topics not to mention sometimes get to meet in person the authors of some […]

Six Book Challenge in Prisons for Christmas 2014

By |November 13th, 2014|

“I have completed the Six Book Challenge. It has been very enjoyable. The Challenge has drove me to complete a range of books, after my completion. I have fallen in love with reading. I […]

Safe Ground and Fathers Inside

By |November 6th, 2014|

We’re delighted to have a new project. One of the programmes run by the excellent organisation Safe Ground is called Fathers Inside. To quote from their website: Fathers Inside is an intensive group-work programme for men and young […]

First Story National Writing Competition

By |October 14th, 2014|

We’re delighted to announce that our friends at First Story have just launched their 2014 National Writing Competition.  The theme is ‘Home’.  They  are encouraging students from state schools across the UK to write stories or poems […]

Community Foster Care

By |October 10th, 2014|

We’re delighted to announce a new partnership–with Community Foster Care, the independent foster care agency, based in Staunton. Dozens of children in care in Gloucestershire are about to get a gift of their favourite book.

“Whilst our foster […]

Inside Poetry & National Poetry Day

By |October 1st, 2014|

To celebrate National Poetry Day today, here is the last of our poems from Inside Time, specially selected for us by Rachel Billington. And why not think of a poem yourself #thinkofapoem

Still Free – Supplement […]