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New Term!

It’s the start of the school year, new term, new pencil case, new you. We won’t eat as much chocolate, we’ll exercise, we’ll organise, prioritise, MAXIMISE…our potential….. OR shall we just start with something a little gentler….? A little more fun? Here at Young City Reads we’ve launched our NEW blog and our first post […]

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City Reads 2019 – Submissions Open

NOMINATIONS FOR CITY READS 2019 ARE NOW OPEN ONE CITY. ONE BOOK. A THOUSAND CONVERSATIONS… DEADLINE: FRIDAY 29 JUNE 2018       ‘City Reads (Brighton) is unique because it’s run with a wonderful sense of imagination. It reaches such a diverse range of people: adults, children, white collar, blue collar….It brings people together through stories and reading, […]

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Inspired by Nektar – the freak wasp man villain of Kid Normal we asked all our Young City Readers to create a VILE VILLAIN! We received over 150 entries to the comp, and my what a talented (and slightly terrifying bunch you are!) & we are delighted to announce the winner: HARRY from Fairlight Primary […]

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Chris Riddell appointed Patron of Young City Reads

We are delighted to announce that author, illustrator and children’s laureate Chris Riddell will be the first patron of Brighton-based reader development project, Young City Reads, a scheme run by the organisation Collected Works CIC and delivered as part of Brighton Festival. Riddell, who lives in the city was appointed as patron to highlight and […]

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Young City Reads in Worthing

Wonderful news for the kids of Worthing: four years after the launch in Brighton and Hove, Young City Reads will now give hours of gripping reading and fun to all the kids in the seaside town just 20 mins down the road. Many classes have already joined in and are waiting with trepidation to start the […]

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Street Readers visit Brighton Dome

The members of our wonderful reading group at First Base: Street Readers, had an exclusive tour backstage at Brighton Dome recently. One group member, who is a musician, was very excited to be standing on the same stage that his hero (Jimi Hendrix) once played. David Bowie also played Brighton Dome five times between 1969 and 1973 […]

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