On 25 November 2014 Reading Activists Afsana, Charlotte, Daniella, Hannah, Jeremiah, Kaydi-Ann, Katie, Khalef and Prince spent half an hour with comedian Russell Brand, before he delivered our third annual lecture.
Brand answered Reading Activists' questions about his reading, his political views and offered his suggestions on getting more young people to read.
After the interview, Reading Activists joined the gathering of 800+ people to listen to Brand's lecture. He spoke about the importance of libraries and his own love of books, bringing a pile of books that had changed his life onto the stage with him.
And he didn't forget about the Reading Activists. He mentioned them several times throughout the lecture and after the event he posed for photos in his very own 'Reading Volunteer' T-shirt.
Reading Activists were busy after the lecture working as social reporters, gathering feedback from attendees and documenting the evening using a variety of digital media. They also spoke to guests about how they would share their love of reading. We're looking forward to sharing their reports of the night with you soon.
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Catch up with what people said about the lecture on social media via our Storify.