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News   - Latest Headlines

Welcome to Calibre's news page. We hope you enjoy reading about the latest developments in our service, all the stories about people who have supported us, recent publicity, and also news about books.

B.F.G.

B.F.G.

22/07/2016

Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of Roald Dahl's B.F.G. (615458) opens across cinemas today. It stars Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance as the... More >

Theresa May - Prime Minister and Storyteller

Prime Minister Theresa May telling stories

14/07/2016

To mark the appointment of a new prime minister we're taking a trip down memory lane to the 2011 Conservative Party Conference when our charity was... More >

Volunteers sought for age-related macular degeneration research

Volunteers sought for age-related macular degeneration research

08/07/2016

Do you have age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in both eyes and are aged 55 years or over ? Then you could help with a major study into the... More >

Calibre volunteer star narrators give 16,500 hours to record 550 books

Calibre volunteer star narrators give 16,500 hours to record 550 books

01/07/2016

We held a special party this week to say "Thank-you" to all our volunteer narrators who read our books for us with Hugh Fraser, who plays Captain... More >

Celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl

Celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl

01/07/2016

Calibre Audio Library is based in Aylesbury, close to the home of one of our greatest storytellers, Roald Dahl, who lived in Gypsy House in Great... More >

Volunteers Party

Calibre Volunteer and Staff Party - Thank You

28/06/2016

Today we said a big "Thank-You" to our volunteers for all the work they do in supporting Calibre staff in providing our service. During the... More >

Linslade Guides 4th group visit

Linslade Guides 4th group visit

22/06/2016

We had some special guests this week at Calibre - the Linslade Guides 4th group. They were visiting our library as part of their Disability... More >

Support Your Local Bookshop

Support Your Local Bookshop

21/06/2016

A celebration of independent bookshops across the UK and Ireland takes place this week as part of the Books Are My Bag campaign. Nationwide there... More >

Father

Father's Day Reads

15/06/2016

Liza Minnelli once said "My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future." As we celebrate... More >

Baileys Women

Debut author Lisa McInerney wins the 2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

08/06/2016

Debut Irish author Lisa McInerney has won the 2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction with her first novel, The Glorious Heresies. At an awards... More >