20 London Libraries collaborate with acclaimed authors in search of hidden stories and undiscovered talent

20 London Libraries collaborate with acclaimed authors in search of hidden stories and undiscovered talent

As part of a two-year literary initiative lead by Spread the Word, a leading writers development agency, acclaimed authors will be working in partnership with 20 London libraries to inspire Londoners to reveal their stories. Leading writers Irenosen Okojie (Butterfly Fish, Betty Trask Award 2016), Courttia Newland (The Gospel According...

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More children inspired to read by Charity expansion

More children inspired to read by Charity expansion

Following its success in Hammersmith and Fulham, Children’s literacy charity, Doorstep Library, has expanded its home-reading support programme into Westminster. The move will benefit around 40 families and 96 children by lending books and reading support to parents. Delivering trained volunteers into the homes of young children to read to them and with them,...

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“Books feed the soul”: Syria’s secret library

“Books feed the soul”: Syria’s secret library

Hidden beneath the rubble of the Damascus suburb of Darayya, an area besieged by conflict, lies a secret that very few Syrians know about. Darayya is a suburb of the capital city of Damascus, lying 8 kilometres to the south of the centre. Razed to the ground over the course...

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Eat your words at the LIB-RARY

Eat your words at the LIB-RARY

St Luke’s Kitchen can be found under the relatively newly opened LIB-RARY on St Martin’s Lane; as the seeming random ‘-’ in LIB-RARY probably tells you, there are a few differences to be found to the council-run variety. A private members club complete with a fully stocked bar and jumping...

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