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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

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

CANCELLED due to General Election. Bridge Hotel: NELHS Christmas Social

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

The North East Labour History annual social event has been postponed until the new year to allow members to concentrate on the General Election campaign.

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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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February 2020

Northern Stage: The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff

4 February 2020 - 22 February 2020
Northern Stage, Barras BridgeNE1 7RH
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7RH

The true story of a one man's journey from unemployment in Stockton on Tees, through the Hunger Marches of the 1930s, the mass trespass movement and the battle of Cable Street, to fighting fascism in the Spanish Civil War. Click here for details of showings and bookings.

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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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April 2020

First Tuesday: Janet Allen’s experiences as a newly qualified solicitor during the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike

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

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