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June 2018

After the Referendum: Peter Sagar

June 22 @ 10:00 am
Room G.08 Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne,

The European Referendum, coming closely after the appalling murder of Jo Cox, was a watershed moment on the life of our nation. It ushered in a spike in racist hate crimes and seemed to embolden many, who felt that suddenly they could say whatever they wanted and do whatever they wanted without consequences, no matter how destructive or hurtful their behaviour was. Since the events of June 2016, many people have commented that we are living in 'dangerous times'. But…

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July 2018

Second Tuesday: Ed Waugh, A Funny Thing Happened on The Road to Utopia: North East History and The Art of The Political Playwright

July 10 @ 7:00 pm
The Miners’ Hall, Redhills, Durham, Flass Street
Durham City, DH1 4BE

This is a joint event with Education 4 Action. Ed Waugh has written around 35 professional stage shows and plays, some of which have been performed throughout the world. Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood   Ranging from commercial comedy hit Dirty Dusting to  (co-written with Trevor Wood) to overtly political plays like Maggie's End (co-written with Trevor) and The Accidental Activist , Ed has been responsible for bringing forgotten North East heroes to the stage, like Harry Clasper (Hadaway Harry),…

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Durham Gala. People, Pits & Politics: Paul Mason, Hilary Wainwright, Ken Loach, Nigel Todd, Billy Bragg, Mark Steel, Clive Lewis & many more

July 12 - July 13
Durham City: Various Venues

Every year the Durham Miners’ Gala is in July – and it’s awesome. This year there’s a vibrant political Festival in the two days before, with cheap accommodation. The austerity and political climate we face is blighting the lives of millions in our communities, and we have to be organised if we’re going to change it. So we’re bringing together the very best in community organisers, political trainers and alternative media to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Click…

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September 2018

First Tuesday: Rosie Serdiville, The Battle of Stockton

September 4 @ 7:00 pm
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 @ 7:00 pm
North East Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE

Hilary Wainwright - Editor, Red Pepper Hilary's talk will reflect on the experiences of the Labour Movement on Tyneside in the 1970s: the Workers' Plan for Vickers, the Tyneside Socialst Centre, Days of Hope etc.                     Hilary will also be bringing copies of her new book: A New Politics from the Left

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November 2018

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

November 6 @ 7:00 pm
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 @ 7:00 pm
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom
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