The Reading Room
This event is part of a weekend-long launch of The Reading Room – a library space at The NewBridge Project, and a collaborative project where people can read, learn, listen, and share ideas. We’ve linked up with other spaces across the country to create libraries stocked with thought provoking books, where reading groups and opportunities to meet authors are being established, providing resources and activities that hope to catalyse creativity, collaboration and conversation.
The organisations involved share a common goal – to support and empower people within their communities. This project has been initiated in partnership with independent publisher Pluto Press, and the Left Book Club, and over time, each local hub will develop to reflect and serve the community within which it sits, making each space responsive and unique.
As well as physical library spaces, The Reading Room will open up forums to debate local issues that affect everyday lives. Taking the lead from our communities, these topics may include inequality, the environment, precarious employment, LGBTQ+ issues, structural racism and much more.
This event is being held in partnership with The Wardrobe – a new organisation based at The NewBridge Project. The Wardrobe is a clothing resource for trans, non-binary and genderqueer people. They collect quality secondhand clothes and provide a safe space to try them on. Don’t miss their Open House event, which is also part of the launch weekend