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March 2018

San Ghanny choir: Strong Hands & Strong Hearts, Stories and Songs from Occupied Palestine

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Quaker Meeting House, 1 West Avenue
Gosforth, NE3 4ES

Join San Ghanny (meaning ‘we shall sing’ in Arabic) for stories and song from their recent journey from Edinburgh to Palestine. They will tell stories of somoud (‘steadfastness’), which encapsulate the dignity with which Palestinians live their lives and resist injustice. Drawing parallells between the freedom struggle in South Africa and singing songs in Zulu, Arabic, English and Scots, we are called upon as an international community to sing together against injustice everywhere. And if you’ve never learnt an Arabic…

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First Tuesday: Liz O’Donnell, ‘Hens that want to crow’. Suffragists and suffragettes in the North-East of England, 1866 – 1918

March 6 @ 6:00 pm
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom

NB Please note this talk will be at the Lit and Phil at 23 Westgate Road, not the usual First Tuesday venue. It will also be a different time from usual: 6:00pm. To book your place please contact us at secretary@nelh.net This talk is about the fight for women’s suffrage and its interconnectedness with other women’s rights issues. Many people think of this only in terms of the early 20th century suffragettes’ militant tactics, but a much wider range of…

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April 2018

First Tuesday: Sarah Hellawell will talk about Students in the North East of England and the Aftermath of the Great War

April 3 @ 7:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

The First World War dramatically affected Durham University, which at the time included Armstrong College and the College of Medicine in Newcastle upon Tyne. 2,683 Durham students and graduates served during the war, 311 of whom died. Many female students also undertook war related work. Photograph reference: The Northerner, vol.11, no.5, p. 158. University Archive, Newcastle University Library, NUA/13/2(Click on the photograph to read the names) Armistice coincided with a steep increase in student numbers across the country, as servicemen…

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May 2018

First Tuesday: Matt Perry will talk about Ellen Wilkinson, her Politics and Religion

May 1 @ 7:00 pm
Venue to be notified

Dr Matt Perry is author of Red Ellen Wilkinson published in 2014. This study delves beyond the familiar image of Ellen Wilkinson as the leader of the Jarrow Crusade. It has unearthed new evidence to provide a richer understanding of her remarkable achievements, her acquaintances and her witnessing of history’s great turning points. Ellen Wilkinson’s 1945 campaign leaflet From a humble background, she has ascended to the rank of Minister in the 1945 Labour government, Yet she was much more…

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June 2018

First Tuesday: Peter Brabban will talk about The Radicalisation of Oxfam

June 5 @ 7:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

Peter Brabban was the Oxfam officer in the North East in the early 1980s.

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