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Joseph Skipsey: The Pitman Poet of Percy Main

September 7

These are three related events at locations around Tyneside, all on Thursday 7 September, to celebrate the 185th Anniversary of the birth of Joseph Skipsey, the Pitman Poet of Percy Main.

THE PITMAN POET OF PERCY MAIN:

Joseph Skipsey (1832-1903) 185th anniversary of his birth event with launch of a new book about Skipsey published by Northern Voices Community Projects in association with North Tyneside council.

Featuring poetry and songs by contributors to the book, together with readings of Skipsey’s own poems, introduced by editors Keith Armstrong and Peter Dixon of Northern Voices Community Projects with folk music by the Sawdust Jacks and also featuring Ann Sessoms on Northumbrian pipes with period tunes.

Thursday 7th September 10am.  St John’s Church, St John’s Road, Percy Main.

Part Of Heritage Open Days 2017.

Admission Free.

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FROM A PITMAN POET TO A MAGPIE ANGEL:

Tyneside characters – a trawl through our local history with poet Dr Keith Armstrong (the jingling geordie) and friends, featuring the Sawdust Jacks folk group and celebrating the 185th anniversary of the birth of the pitman poet of Percy Main Joseph Skipsey (1832-1903) and the 125th anniversary of the founding of Newcastle United.

A Northern Voices Community Projects Event.

Thursday 7th September 12.30pm. The Red House, Sandhill, Newcastle.

Part Of Heritage Open Days 2017.

Admission Free.

 

Further Information From Northern Voices Community Projects: Tel 0191 2529531.

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The W.E.A. And Northern Voices Community Projects Present:

THE PITMAN POET OF PERCY MAIN:

Joseph skipsey (1832-1903) 185th anniversary of his birth event with Tyneside launch  of a new book about Skipsey published by Northern Voices Community Projects in association with North Tyneside council.

Featuring poetry and songs by contributors to the book, together with readings of Skipsey’s own poems, introduced by editors Keith Armstrong and Peter Dixon of Northern Voices Community Projects with folk music by the Sawdust Jacks and also featuring Ann Sessoms on Northumbrian pipes with period tunes.

Tuesday 26th September 7.30pm, Bensham Grove Community Centre, Sidney Grove, Gateshead.

Admission Free.

 

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September 7