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October 2017

Freedom on the Tyne Workshops

October 10 - October 28

This is an invitation from Bethany Ellen Coyle to take part on a series of workshops to prepare for the Freedom on Tyne event on Sunday 29 October. As part of Freedom City 2017’s program of events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Newcastle University awarding Martin Luther King an honorary doctorate, Newcastle City Center will become the stage for a huge public theatre performance on 29th October 2017; ’Freedom On the Tyne’. Bethany Ellen Coyle As part of this performance,…

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Dave Harker: The development of the Newcastle print trade up to the later 18th century

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
All Seeing Eye Function Room, Blackie Boy, 11 Groat Market,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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Dave Harker is giving a talk to the Bewick Society about 'The development of the Newcastle print trade up to the later 18th century'. Admission is free, but anyone interested in coming who is not a member of the Bewick Society should email peterjquinn@blueyonder.co.uk

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Marting Luther King in Newcastle, 50th Anniversary: Freedom on the Tyne

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Freedom City 2017 is a city-wide programme across Newcastle marking the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. receiving an honorary degree from Newcastle University. As part of this there will be the Freedom On the Tyne event across Tyneside on Sunday 29 October. A great drama will engulf NewcastleGateshead, inspired by epic struggles from the past and present and far and wide. Alabama 1963, India 1919, South Africa 1961, Manchester 1819, and Tyneside 1936 will be woven together…

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November 2017

First Tuesday and an NELH Jubilee Event: Professor David Saunders will talk about Matvei Fisher, his son Rudolf Abel, Benwell, Cullercoats, and the Bridge of Spies

November 7 @ 6:30 pm
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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Willie Fisher (Rudolf Abel) and his father Matvei Fisher David will be talking about the Geordie roots of Rudolf Abel, the key figure in the recent film "Bridge of Spies", on the actual 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. This is a joint event with the Newcastle Literary and Philosphical Society. If you wish to book a place, please call them on: 0191 232 0192. ‘Rudolf Abel’ (Willie Fisher), the Soviet spy exchanged for the American U2 pilot Gary Powers…

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Joe Wilson Night: Geordie songs, comedy and poetry

November 29 @ 7:30 pm
Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG United Kingdom
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Joe Wilson Night: Back By Popular Demand!

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