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October 2018

A Durham Branch WEA Study Group: Politicians, Thinkers and Activists

October 7 - November 18
People’s Bookshop, Saddlers Yard
Durham, DH1 3NP

We are planning another really interesting mix of talks on politics, thinkers and activism: a series of 6 classes in October and November 2018 (except 4 November) and you are warmly invited to join WEA members and guests. We meet on Sunday from 2-4pm in the Bookshop October 7     The Radicalisation of Oxfam      Peter Brabban October 14   The Battle of Stockton 1933        Rosie Serdiville October 21   The Rise of the Far Right and the North East October 28 Are we…

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November 2018

Sunderland: Being Human 2018 – Origins and Endings

November 17 - November 23
Sunderland: Various Locations

Between 17 and 23 November 2018, the School of Culture at Sunderland University is hosting a series of public talks looking at this year’s theme of ‘Origins and Endings’ through the lens of Sunderland’s local history. The topics range from the Wearside origins of English republicanism to the end of heavy industry in the city. All events are free to attend and open for all. However, we would appreciate, if you could register your attendance on the Eventbrite pages for the…

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Laing Art Gallery to Honour Joe Wilson

November 21 @ 13:00
Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AG

The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle will honour Joe Wilson by naming him as the writer of Aw Wish Your Muther Wad Cum, the song that inspired Ralph Hedley's 1890 masterpiece Come Geordie Ha'ad the Bairn. The painting, which hangs in the Northern Spirit gallery, depicts Joe's song Aw Wish Your Muther Wad Cum, which is a tribute to working class women Tyneside artist Ralph Hedley called the painting Geordie Ha'ad the Bairn, which was commissioned in the autumn of…

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Tyneside Irish Centre. Music Night: Northumbrian, Irish and Roma Music plus Bosnian Music and Poetry

November 22 @ 19:00
Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG United Kingdom

From Peter Sagar: You are invited to a special music event hosted by A Living Tradition at the Tyneside Irish Centre on Thursday 22 November, which helps to tell some of the story of immigration into Tyneside and highlights the music and poetry brought here by different groups of people. Starting with the local Northumbrian music the night will go on to Irish music, Bosnian music and poetry from the local Bosnian community and finally music from our local Roma…

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Tyneside Irish Centre: Joe Wilson Night 2018

November 29 @ 19:30
Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG United Kingdom

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December 2018

Bridge Hotel: NELH Christmas Social

December 4 @ 19:00
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom

The Society’s Christmas Social will take place at the Bridge Hotel in Newcastle on Tuesday 4 December at 7.00pm featuring Peter Brabban’s world famous (and quite difficult) historical quiz with entertainment from Appletwig Songbook performing their arrangements of traditional mining songs.  Appletwig have a strong folk/roots and jazz feel using everything from gospel, blues, rock and world music influences.  Here’s their version of The Collier’s Rant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXggjS4Qt5E

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January 2019

First Tuesday: Peter Brabban, The War came early to Sleepy Valley

8 January 2019 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

Details of Peter's talk to follow.

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April 2019

First Tuesday: Joe Redmayne, The Post-War Labour Unrest 1919 – 1921: The Consolidation of Socialism and the transition from Syndicalism to Communism in the Durham Coalfield

2 April 2019 @ 19:00

Details of Joe's talk to follow. Joe Redmayne is and MA student at Newcastle University

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