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July 2019

Newcastle City Library, Book Launch: Tyneside Song From Blind Willie to Bobby Nunn

July 5 @ 15:30 - 16:30
Bewick Room, Newcastle City Library
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX

Dear friend and colleagues, As many of you will know, Blind Willie Purvis was the earliest-known named vernacular songwriter in Newcastle, and he became an iconic figure among middle-class people by the 1820s, while Bobby Nunn was the earliest-known semi-professional songwriter for the town’s working-class people from 1829. I will be launching my Tyneside Song from Blind Willie to Bobby Nunn in Newcastle on in the Bewick Room at Newcastle Central Library on Friday 5 July, 3.30 – 4.30pm and…

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NELHS Second Tuesday at Redhills: Huw Beynon will speak on “‘The Little Dictator’ and ‘The Three Musketeers’: The NUM Durham Area at a time of Nationalisation and Cold War”

July 9 @ 19:00
The Miners’ Hall, Redhills, Durham, Flass Street
Durham City, DH1 4BE

In 1937 Orwell visited a coal mine in Lancashire and was exhausted by the time he had walked to the coal face. He marvelled at the endurance of the miners and wrote of how you could “easily drive a car right across the north of England: and never once remembered that hundreds of feet below... The miners are hewing out coal. Yet in a sense it is the miners who are driving your car forward. Their lamp lit world down…

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St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle: Commemoration of the 1995 Bosnian Genocide

July 11 @ 18:30
St Nicholas Cathedral, St. Nicholas Sq
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF

From Smajo Beso of Newcastle’s Bosnian Community You are warmly invited to Newcastle’s St Nicholas Cathedral on Thursday 11 July at 6.30pm to remember the victims and survivors of the single largest atrocity mass killing on European soil since the Second World War. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the Bosnian genocide, in the town of Srebrenica, Bosnia, which took place in July 1995, when Serbian nationalists massacred 8,372 Bosnian men and boys. The women and young girls were subjected…

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St Anne’s Church, Newcastle: Mike Greatbach will talk about Life and Labour at St Anne’s c1760-1840

July 20 @ 19:00 - 20:30
St Anne’s Church, Breamish Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6PY

The Church is situated between Breamish Street and City Road. The main entrance is on Breamish Street where there is on-street parking.  

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August 2019

Winlaton Mill: Val Scully will talk about her novel Molly Bowes and the aftermath of Peterloo

August 16 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Cafe Shrub, Land of Oak and Iron Heritage Centre, Spa Well Road, Winlaton Mill
Blaydon on Tyne, NE21 6RU
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Tyneside Irish Centre: Peter Coe’s The Road to Peterloo

August 18 @ 19:00
Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG United Kingdom

This is the story of the Peterloo Massacre told through many of the ballads that were written at the time, please book at https://peterloo.eventbrite.co.uk There is also a guided walk on Newcastle's Campaign for the Vote, starting at Grey's Monument which you can join on Sunday at 2.30pm, £5 for adults, £3 for over 60s and free for accompanied children. For more information https://www.newcastlegateshead.com/city-guides/heritage-walks

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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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Saint Ann’s Church Gateshead: Peter Wright will talk about The History of the River Tyne Water Trades

September 7 @ 14:00 - 16:00
St Ann’s Church, The Vicarage, 11 Gibson Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6PY

The Vicarage 11 Gibson Street Newcastle upon Tyne

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NELHS Annual General Meeting, Newcastle Lit & Phil. John Charlton: Stephenson, Spence and Eldon: a fateful triangle. Did climate change start here?

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

George Stephenson Lord Eldon In 2019 the issue of climate change has moved centre stage with the spread internationally of school student strikes and the emergence of Extinction Rebellion. One aspect of the discussion has been the exploration of its historical roots. John Charlton will try to make a case for the romantic period in general and the specific roles of three very well known Tynesiders. Thomas Spence

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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. If you would like to attend this meeting of the forum please contact Janet Robinson on 0191 561 8413 or email info.heritage@sunderland.gov.uk or Stuart Miller stuart.tindale.miller@gmail.com More detils of the Sunderland Heritage Forum are at: https://www.sunderland.gov.uk/article/15694/Sunderland-Heritage-Forum

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