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October 2017

Side Gallery: Gordon Parks on A Choice of Weapons and Syd Shelton on Rock Against Racism

October 21 - December 17
Side Gallery, 5-9 Side
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3JE

Two exhibitions of photography by Gordon Parks and Syd Shelton. Click here for details. FREE and open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm, Side is dedicated to showing the best in humanist documentary photography: rich, powerful and challenging work engaged with people’s lives and landscapes, telling stories that often get marginalised, whether they are from the North East of England or anywhere else in the world.

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January 2018

Second Tuesday: Julie Scanlon will be talking about her research into the 1976 Women’s Liberation Conference held in Ponteland.

9 January 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

In April, 1976, 1500 women from all around the country gathered in Ponteland for the 7th National Women’s Liberation Movement Conference. The conference was one of only 9 national WLM annual conferences. Little has been written about this conference, though it is felt by many to be where some of the splits in the WLM really started coming to the fore. This talk explores the story of the conference. How did it come to be in Ponteland? What happened at…

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February 2018

First Tuesday: Brian Ward will talk about Martin Luther King’s Visit to Newcastle Fifty Years Ago

6 February 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

Professor Brian Ward is a historian of the modern US South, the civil rights movement, popular music, the 1960s, and Anglo-American cultural relations. Brian is Northumbria University’s first Professor in American Studies. Previously, he held the Chair in American Studies at the University of Manchester (2006-2012), served as Head of the Department of History at the University of Florida (2000-2006), and taught at the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne (1991-2000) and Durham (1990-91). He is currently Chair of the British…

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April 2018

First Tuesday: Sarah Hellawell will talk about Students in the North East and the Promotion of an International Community in the post WWI period

3 April 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

Sarah Hellawell is a Research Assistant and Associate Lecturer in the History Department at Northumbria University. Her research interests include transnational social movements, political activism, feminism and pacifism; particularly British and international women’s movements in the twentieth-century.  She is an active member of the Histories of Activism research group at Northumbria.

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