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September 2018

First Tuesday: Rosie Serdiville, The Battle of Stockton

September 4 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

A new community group has been set up to commemorate a historic episode in the life of Stockton-on-Tees. The Battle of Stockton Campaign (BoS) aims to immortalise the events of September 10th 1933 in the imagination of the town. On this day, local people repelled the infamous British Union of Fascists (BUF). Their foot soldiers, known as ‘blackshirts’ marched on the town in a bid to recruit new members. BoS Chair, Sharon Bailey explains; “Stockton was an ideal town for…

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The Great Joe Wilson, The Bard of Tyneside: Performances around North East Venues 6 to 15 September

September 6 - September 15
Various North East Venues

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North East Labour History Society AGM. Speaker, Hilary Wainwright will talk about The Past is Before Us: Experiences from Tyneside in the 1970s

September 11 @ 19:00
North East Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE

Hilary Wainwright - Editor, Red Pepper Hilary Wainwright is a longstanding political activist, writer and editor of Red Pepper. She lived on Tyneside in the 1970s and was actively engaged with the Socialist Centre and local trade unions. In particular, Hilary was engaged with a ‘new unionism’ that focussed on workers plans as alternatives to capitalist business. She co-authored (with Huw Beynon) the Workers’ Report on Vickers. Hilary will talk about this history of activism but relate it to our…

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Joseph Cowen and Tyneside Society: Newcastle Lit and Phil, speaker Bill Lancaster

September 19 @ 18:00
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom

Bill Lancaster will explore the different sides of Joseph Cowen including his many paradoxes: a republican who was a strong advocate of empire and imperialism; a capitalist who spent his life advocating working-class interests; and a liberal politician who was a founding member of what soon became Britain’s first Marxist political party. He will compare Cowen and his near contemporary W. T. Stead; a fellow Tynesider, world famous journalist and moral commentator. Both had strong views on working class life…

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October 2018

First Tuesday: Dave Harker will talk about Billy Purvis, the First Professional Geordie

October 2 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

Billy who? Sadly, that's the response from most people when Billy Purvis' name is mentioned, and it’s an indictment of the London-centric education system, because Billy's influence is an integral part of what gives us Geordies our distinctive identity. Despite being the very first ‘professional Geordie’, Billy was born outside North East England. He arrived in the world in Scotland in 1784, but his family moved to Newcastle in 1786 and lived on the Quayside. From 1819, all over the…

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November 2018

First Tuesday: Maureen Taylor-Gooby, The birth of Billy Elliot land

November 6 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

Details of Maureen's talk to be added.

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December 2018

NELH Christmas Social

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