School Development Support Agency

Supporting the development of the school-led improvement system

Everybody's Reading Festival (Whatever it Takes)

  Everybody's Reading Festival (Whatever it Takes)

Everybody’s Reading is a 9 day festival encouraging people from all over Leicester to read, hear spoken word artists, poets, authors and community writes in venues across the city. It takes places in a wide range of venues from schools, places of worship to museums and cafes.

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The 2017 Festival will take place September 30th – October 8th



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SDSA's Role

Everybody’s Reading is co-ordinated by the SDSA with support from our partners: Leicester City Council, Leicester Library Service, NUT, Simon Brown Distribution LTD and Leicester NHS Partnership Trust. 

Project Impact

Last year we welcomed around 5,000 people to reading events - this year we’re looking for even more great community events.

Project Lead

Juliet Martin

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