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ReadFest: Read Easy Barking and Dagenham Launch


September 15


04:45 pm - 07:00 pm

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Read Easy Barking and Dagenham is a locally run group, supporting adults in the borough to read.

Please note this is a location based event at Barking Learning Centre.

Read Easy have a set of amazing speakers who will share their wonderful stories and how reading and stories transformed their lives. There will be refreshments, a raffle, new people to meet and much more!

Read Easy UK is a national charity which provides free, confidential one-to-one reading coaching for adults from trained volunteers, through locally-run, affiliated volunteer groups.

Readers and Coaches meet twice a week and work for just half an hour at a time through a structured, phonics-based reading programme. The confidential one-to-one nature of their service is vital to encouraging people to come forward to ask for help.

Barking and Dagenham Libraries and Pen to Print are proud to host our eleventh annual Literary Festival which takes place between Monday 5 September and Friday 23 September.

We are delighted to showcase our events both online and in-person. This is a wonderful festival which provides a great opportunity to meet authors, discover new genres and celebrate the joy of reading through a wide range of events.

We are really pleased to say that all events do remain FREE. We do this through the generosity of The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and Arts Council England.

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  • Booking is essential and you will be asked to present your booking confirmation upon arrival.
  • Pen to Print and our partners reserve the right to remove participants who are disruptive to a session.
  • Pen to Print and our partners reserve the right to unenroll a participant from a course and explore an alternative approach to supporting them on their writing journey, if we feel that a class is unsuitable for that participant.
  • Pen to Print shall not be liable to attendees for any injury, loss or damage of or to personal equipment belonging to the attendees or any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever arising out of the attendance of the event.
  • Pen to Print reserves the right to cancel, delay or postpone the event for any reason, including adverse weather conditions, COVID-19 restrictions, an emergency situation or unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances out of its reasonable control. In such cases, the event organiser will endeavour to inform participants as quickly as is possible.