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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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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. Speaker to be announced

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

John Newsinger, Professor of History at Bath Spa University had planned to speak about Hope lies in the Proles: George Orwell and the Left but he has had to withdraw due to ill health.

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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.

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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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