Read Manchester

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Take 10 minutes to read

We are calling on Manchester residents of all ages to Take 10! Reading for 10 minutes every day can help you relax, learn and feel good. You could spend 10 minutes reading on your journey to work, on your lunch break or before bed.

Find out why author Matt Haig is supporting our Take 10 campaign.

GCSE revision postcards

Read Manchester has teamed up with eight of the city's high schools to create a series of GCSE English Literature revision postcards.

Find out more and download the postcards
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World Book Day

Share a Story Live

Read Manchester has partnered with World Book Day to bring its Share a Story Live event to Manchester on 7 March. An exciting line-up of authors will be telling stories live on stage at the Runway Visitor Park and a number of lucky primary schools will be selected to join on the day.

Download the Share a Story Live leaflet

Ideas for schools

Check out some brilliant ways to get your class involved in fun reading activities this World Book Day.

Download World Book Day ideas for high schools

Download World Book Day ideas for primary schools

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Radical Read writing competition

Young people in Manchester, aged 14-18, are invited to enter a remarkable creative writing competition taking them back in time to the Peterloo Massacre of 1819.

Entry deadline: 4 March 2019.

Find out more
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Get involved in Read Manchester

More information

  • Manc children


    The latest news and opportunities for your school to support the campaign.
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    Download our tips for making story time special with your child.

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    Local businesses have the resources, reach and knowledge to make a real impact.  
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