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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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University of Sunderland Event: Centenary of the Great War, Propaganda, Revolution and Victory

October 13 @ 09:00 - 16:00
Hope Street Xchange Sunderland, SR1 3QD

A one-day conference convened by the School of Culture at the University of Sunderland to commemorate the end of World War One 1918-2018.Hope St Xchange building Keynote speakers include Peter Hart (author of The Last Battle: Endgame on the Western Front 1918) and Taylor Downing (author of Secret Warriors: Key Scientists, Code Breakers and Propagandists of the Great War).The conference is FREE to attend, but you will need to book a place through Eventbrite. Download the conference programme. Confirmed speakers: Peter Hart –…

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Newcastle Lit and Phil: Radical Local Histories Conference

October 26 @ 10:00 - 16:30
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom

A Homeless History of Newcastle presents the Radical Local Histories conference, exploring the power of local history projects to do more than preserve and celebrate the past. This one day event will highlight the work of projects around the country that are using local history to bring communities together, to provoke discussion about current social or political issues or to raise questions about wider society. The conference will also be an opportunity to share ideas on the value of community-driven…

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November 2018

Tyneside Cinema: Special Showing of Mike Leigh’s Peterloo with an Introduction by Dr John Charlton

November 3 @ 15:00
Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG

We are pleased to announce that the Tyneside Cinema is showing Mike Leigh’s new film ‘Peterloo’ with an introduction by Society Committee member John Charlton on Saturday 3 November at 3.00pm. You can book your seats at https://www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/film-and-events/view/peterloo John’s article about the great Town Moor demonstration against the massacre, ‘1819: Waterloo, Peterloo and Newcastle Town Moor’ was published in North East History in 2008 and we are hoping to reproduce it for sale at this event.  

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

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

I was born in Horden in East Durham and initially became interested in my own family history. I developed this to research the development of Easington, Horden and Blackhall Collieries which was published as "The Birth of Billy Elliot Land". I have since written a history of the Burdon Family of Castle Eden who played an important part in the history of the area and the wider region. This has been published as "The Rowland Burdons, North Country Gentlefolk". Some…

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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
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