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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.

Bee a Reader

Read Manchester was delighted to be part of Bee in the City – a spectacular art event which saw hundreds of giant bee sculptures on the streets of Manchester this summer.

As part of Read Manchester, the ‘Bee a Reader’ initiative used the buzz of the bee sculptures to encourage the whole city to spend 10 minutes reading or sharing stories every day.

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the the Bee a Reader challenge and creative writing competition. Winners will be announced soon!

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