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October 2019

Old Low Light Heritage Centre, North Shields: Exhibition and Events, Breaking Chains, North Shields and Slavery

October 12 - November 23
The Old Low Light, Clifford’s Fort, North Shields Fish Quay
North Shields, NE30 1JA

The Breaking Chains Exhibition runs from 3 October to 22 December. Events related to this Exhibition: Sat. & Sun 12th & 13th Oct - Art Work inspired by the exhibition Year 10 students John Spence Community High School Saturday 19th Oct 11am -talk by  Brian Ward Professor of American History Northumbria University.  Newcastle and North Shields - their role in the abolition movement Fri. & Sat 1st & 2nd Nov 7.30pm - Resisting Slavery with Words and Music. A concert…

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November 2019

Sage Gateshead 2: The Great Geordie Songbook (Vol 1) with a Tribute to Alan Hull

November 3
Sage 2 Gateshead,

Sunday 3 November 2019, 4pm and 8pm Following the huge successes of Mr Corvan's Music Hall, The Great Joe Wilson (both @ Sage Gateshead), Hadaway Harry  (London and Newcastle Theatre Royal),  three fantastic Great Joe Wilson Nights (Tyneside Irish Centre) and Carrying David, Wisecrack Productions present this brilliant new show featuring classic North East songs and comedy.  A tremendous celebration of our brilliant local songwriters including Alan Hull, Joe Wilson, Ned Corvan, Geordie Ridley, Billy Mitchell, Judy Dinning, Tommy Armstrong,…

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First Tuesday: Silvie Fisch, Oral History Unit and Collective, Newcastle University on Foodbank Histories

November 5 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

‘Foodbank Histories’ was initiated in 2018 as a collaborative research partnership between the Newcastle West End Foodbank, Northern Cultural Projects CIC, and Newcastle University Oral History Unit & Collective. The project recorded interviews with clients, volunteers and foodbank supporters, aiming to challenge public understanding of the issues of food poverty. Since it started ‘Foodbank Histories’ has taken on a life of its own. Silvie Fisch, Director of Northern Cultural Projects and Associate Researcher at the Oral History Unit, will talk…

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Star and Shadow: Rewinding the Welfare State: A Social History of the North East on Film

November 17 @ 14:00
Star and Shadow Cinema, Warwick Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1BB

Through local news reports, Tyne Tees Television documentaries, trade union campaigns, community films and more, this film show examines how the welfare state has impacted on the social development of our region from the 1920s to today. Audiences will be invited to share their thoughts as we explore how the journey ‘from cradle to grave’ - accessing healthcare, housing, education, social security, pensions, and other human rights entitlements, has changed over the years. Is there anything we can learn from…

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December 2019

Bridge Hotel: NELHS Christmas Social

December 3 @ 19:00
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom
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January 2020

First Tuesday: Mike Greatbatch on William Parker: A Chartist Life

7 January 2020 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

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March 2020

First Tuesday: Peter Sagar on History of the NUT in the North East

3 March 2020 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

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