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May 2019

Sunderland Community Lectures 2019

May 22 @ 14:00 - August 21 @ 14:00
University of Sunderland’s Sir Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre, St Peter's Way
Sunderland, SR1 3SD

Why waste a day in the house?  Woodwork paints itself if you leave it long enough….Your son will do the ironing….Gardens benefit from neglect and abandonment….Someone else will do the cooking…. What else can you do…? Come along to the Sunderland Community Lectures which are running throughout Summer 2019 and which are themed around “Crossings” because of the opening of the new cable-stayed Northern Spire Bridge The Sunderland Community Lectures are free. They are on Wednesday afternoon in the University…

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August 2019

Tyneside Irish Centre: Peter Coe’s The Road to Peterloo

August 18 @ 19:00
Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG United Kingdom

This is the story of the Peterloo Massacre told through many of the ballads that were written at the time, please book at https://peterloo.eventbrite.co.uk There is also a guided walk on Newcastle's Campaign for the Vote, starting at Grey's Monument which you can join on Sunday at 2.30pm, £5 for adults, £3 for over 60s and free for accompanied children. For more information https://www.newcastlegateshead.com/city-guides/heritage-walks

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September 2019

NELHS First Tuesday: Val Scully will talk about Writing Historical Fiction in the North East

September 3 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

In this illustrated talk, Val will describe researching for her two novels set in the North East:  My Name is Eleanor and Molly Bowes.  Having begun with eighteenth-century Gibside, her interests evolved to encompass the wider nineteenth-century social history of the area.  She will discuss the processes involved in writing historical fiction with a didactic purpose.                 Originally from Manchester, Val was a teacher on Tyneside. Since retiring, she has developed her interest in…

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NELHS Annual General Meeting, Newcastle Lit & Phil. John Charlton: Stephenson, Spence and Eldon: a fateful triangle. Did climate change start here?

September 10 @ 19:00
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom

George Stephenson Lord Eldon In 2019 the issue of climate change has moved centre stage with the spread internationally of school student strikes and the emergence of Extinction Rebellion. One aspect of the discussion has been the exploration of its historical roots. John Charlton will try to make a case for the romantic period in general and the specific roles of three very well known Tynesiders. Thomas Spence

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Bethany Church, Sunderland: The Radical North

September 14 @ 10:00 - 15:30
Bethany Church, Bede Tower
Burdon Road, Sunderland SR2 7DZ

During the 200th Anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, the radical tradition of the North East is celebrated at a special event organized by Sunderland Heritage Forum and Sunderland City Council Heritage Team as part of the Heritage Open Days programme. If you would like to attend this meeting of the forum please contact Janet Robinson on 0191 561 8413 or email info.heritage@sunderland.gov.uk or Stuart Miller stuart.tindale.miller@gmail.com More detils of the Sunderland Heritage Forum are at: https://www.sunderland.gov.uk/article/15694/Sunderland-Heritage-Forum

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October 2019

NELHS First Tuesday: Susan Lynn will talk about, Nails, Chains & Revolution, Crowley’s ‘Semi-socialistic experiment’ in 18c Winlaton

October 1 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

Crowley’s works at Winlaton dominated the iron trade in the 18th. Century. Joseph Cowen jnr. said ‘The semi-socialistic experiment of Crowley was interesting both politically & industrially’ and this talk looks at some aspects of Crowley’s works and their effect on the village of Winlaton. The last chain forged in the village in 1966 Sir Ambrose & Lady Mary Crowley The last remaining blacksmith's forge at Winlaton

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Berwick Literary Festival

October 17 - October 20
Various venues

Information available at: https://berwickliteraryfestival.com/ Max Adams – The Viking Wars: War and Peace in King Alfred’s Britain Lindsay Allason-Jones – Roman Woman; Everyday Life in Hadrian’s Britain Linda Bankier and Gilly Beckett – Crime & Creative Writing: Using the Archives for Inspiration Ursula Buchan – Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps, A Life of John Buchan (his grand-daughter’s new biography) Jeremy Dronfield – The Boy Who followed his Father into Auschwitz Dan Jackson – The Northumbrians: North-East England and Its People: A…

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November 2019

Sage Gateshead 2: The Great Geordie Songbook (Vol 1) with a Tribute to Alan Hull

November 3
Sage 2 Gateshead,

Sunday 3 November 2019, 4pm and 8pm Following the huge successes of Mr Corvan's Music Hall, The Great Joe Wilson (both @ Sage Gateshead), Hadaway Harry  (London and Newcastle Theatre Royal),  three fantastic Great Joe Wilson Nights (Tyneside Irish Centre) and Carrying David, Wisecrack Productions present this brilliant new show featuring classic North East songs and comedy.  A tremendous celebration of our brilliant local songwriters including Alan Hull, Joe Wilson, Ned Corvan, Geordie Ridley, Billy Mitchell, Judy Dinning, Tommy Armstrong,…

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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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