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We work in Birmingham to raise literacy levels and change the life stories of young people and adults across the city. It is run in partnership with the University of Birmingham, and is our first Literacy Hub to be founded with a university. Research is therefore at the core of our work.

We are working with local schools, young people, businesses and cultural organisations on a series of engaging activities to spread awareness of the importance of storytelling and literacy at every stage of life.

We believe stories connect us to each other, to opportunities and to our interests and believe these types of connections are vital for raising literacy levels in the city of Birmingham.

A Royal celebration

Local volunteers go from sharing books across Birmingham, to cake with The Queen at Clarence House.

"Meeting the Queen and so many people with a shared passion for promoting literacy filled me with excitement and hope."

Doroti Polgar, 19, Student and National Literacy Trust Literacy Champion

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Literacy Takeover Goes on Tour

We're taking our love for books on the road, popping up at festivals all around Birmingham! We’re celebrating literacy and its incredible power to connect us with each other, unlock opportunities and ignite our interests.

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Kyle RMC

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If you would like to receive updates on our work, or make another kind of enquiry, email the Birmingham team.

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