Adult Readers Group

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Join us for Platform 3’s very own “Book Club”, every Tuesday during term time.  A light hearted and refreshing opportunity to explore new novels and plays or revisit your favourite ones.

Sessions will involve:

  • Ice breakers and introductions to each text.
  • Reading sections of text as a group (members do not have to read aloud if they don’t want to).
  • Lively discussions and accessible activities on the themes and characters.
  • Opportunities to talk to or find out more about the authors/playwrights.
  • Opportunities to make new friends who share similar interests.

 Texts are available to borrow on the day, but readers can also bring their own copies. 

The first text the Readers Group will explore is Michael Morpurgo’s WAR HORSE on Tuesday 14 September.

Before the Steven Spielberg film, before the National Theatre production, there was the classic children’s novel... 

In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of the trenches. Bombarded by artillery, with bullets knocking riders from his back, Joey tells a powerful story of the truest friendships surviving in terrible times. One horse has the seen the best and the worst of humanity. The power of war and the beauty of peace. This is his story.

War Horse is a story of universal suffering for a universal audience by a writer who ‘has the happy knack of speaking to both child and adult readers' (Guardian) 

The sessions will be led by Platform 3 Manager Allie Spencer. As well as a practitioner and director, Allie is also a trained teacher in Drama and English so knows how to bring books and plays to life and make them accessible to all ages. The sessions take place in the Dress Circle Bar – bring your own coffee!  

To purchase a block of 6, please call the Box Office on 01298 72190

Dates & Times

  • Duration: 1hr 30mins
  • Age Guidance: 18+
  • Price: £6



6 sessions (14 Sep-19 Oct OR 2 Nov-7 Dec): £30 (please call the Box Office on 01298 72190 to book)