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

October 12 - November 23

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 by The Freedom Choir Tickets £10
  • Saturday 16th Nov. 10am – 1pm – Quilting Demonstration on the theme of the ‘Underground Railway’
  • Saturday 23rd November 11am – talk by local historian Mike Coates: John Foster Spence and the Quakers of North Shields



October 12
November 23


The Old Low Light
Clifford’s Fort, North Shields Fish Quay
North Shields, NE30 1JA
0191 257 4506