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September 2017

NELH AGM. Speaker: Nigel Todd : ‘Responses in the North East to the Russian Revolution’

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North East Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE
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Speaker: Nigel Todd : ‘Responses in the North East to the Russian Revolution’ Please not that the date of the NELH AGM has been changed from Tuesday 19 September to Tuesday 26 September.

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Tyneside Cinema – What’s Left, a Programme of films and events marking the Legacy of the Russian Revolution, including the film October

September 29 - October 7
Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG
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The Tyneside Cinema has a programme of films and events to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution. It’s called What’s Left and it can be found here. The programme has a focus on the influence on the October Revolution and other revolutions over the last 100 years as well as the impact of technology and social media. The opening event on Friday 29 September will be a special 35mm screening of October, Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov’s sweeping silent classic…

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October 2017

Dave Harker – First Tuesday: Joe Wilson, the Gallowgate Lad

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ
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Please note, the topic for this date has been changed. Nigel Todd's talk on the N East's Response to the Russian Revolution will now be at the NELH AGM on 26 September.

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November 2017

First Tuesday and an NELH Jubilee Event: Professor David Saunders will talk about Rudolf Abel

November 7 @ 6:30 pm
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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Rudolf Abel David will be speaking about Rudolf Abel, the subject of the film Bridge of Spies on the actual 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. ‘Rudolf Abel’ (Willie Fisher), the Soviet spy exchanged for the American U2 pilot Gary Powers in 1962 (after having been in prison in the USA since 1957), was born at 140 Clara Street, Benwell, on 11 July 1903. He was the son of immigrants from Russia to Newcastle. His father, a fitter at Swan…

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