Reading and Parks

By |February 27th, 2015|

A powerful piece by Rosamund Urwin in The Standard on Thursday 26th Feb about libraries and parks headed ‘Our libraries and parks should never be under threat.’  To quote: “Libraries and parks: temples for the […]

Safe Ground Great Minds

By |February 23rd, 2015|

Great symposium last week hosted by wonderful organisation our new partner Safe Ground. Held at the National Theatre,  Anthony Anaxagorou started the session with “I am not a Poet”. There was an ongoing performance from Playing […]

The Reading Agency & The Six Book Challenge

By |February 11th, 2015|

There was a characteristically inspiring and informative event hosted by The Reading Agency for prison library staff and other supporters on Monday 9th. Held at the excellent Clink Restaurant in the heart of HMP Brixton […]

Pimlico Opera new production

By |February 1st, 2015|

Last year Give a Book was lucky enough to go to one of Pimlico Opera’s excellent productions–Sister Act was performed by the prisoners of HMP Bronzefield with Pimlico Opera at Bronzefield Prison in Surrey. Jeremy Chapman wrote: People […]

Safe Ground Great Minds symposium

By |February 1st, 2015|

We’re pleased that Give a Book will be attending this year’s Safe Ground Great Minds symposium.

It will take place at The Temporary Theatre, National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX on Friday 20th February 2015, […]

Storybook Mums

By |February 1st, 2015|

We are pleased to have started a new collaboration with Storybook Mums.  This is the scheme that runs in a number of prisons whereby mums inside (and dads)  record a story for their children. Give […]

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 […]