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July 2017

EDUCATION FOR ACTION’S GALA WEEK ACTIVITY PROGRAMME 2017

July 1 - July 8
The Miners’ Hall, Redhill, Durham, Flass Street
Durham City, DH1 4BE
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 (DOWNLOAD PDF) All meetings, unless stated otherwise will take place in the Committee Room or Main Hall (the Pitman’s Parliament), Miners’ Hall, Red Hills, Durham City. All events and activities are open to everyone and are free. The building is accessible.  SATURDAY 1ST JULY – REDHILLS OPEN DAY  10:00am – 3:00pm: RED HILLS OPEN DAY (No booking required) Come share and celebrate with us our mining heritage, in this wonderful and unique building. A wonderful opportunity to explore the ‘Pitman’s…

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An NELH Jubilee Talk: Michael Chaplin, Hame – My Durham, Collected Works of Sid Chaplin

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

This talk is the second of NELH's Jubilee events. It will be at the Miners' Hall at Redhills, Durham. It is also part of the Education4Action Gala Week activity Programme at Redhills. There will be a guided tour of the Miners' Hall at 6:00pm and the actual talk will be at 7:00pm. If you would like to come to this tour please let us know on secretary@nelh.net. The talk will be introduced by John Stirling. We are most grateful to…

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September 2017

First Tuesday: CHANGE OF SPEAKERS: Doug Miller and Steve Grinter – ‘ITG on Tyne – The Work of the International Textile Garment and Leather Workers Federation’

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ
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The 5 September First Tuesday was planned to feature Eric Wade talking about 'The Big Hewer'. Unfortunately Eric can no longer make it. However, we are delighted to say that Doug Miller and Steve Grinter have agreed to step in and bring forward from November, their talk on The Work of the International Textile Garment and Leather Workers Federation. The International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation was a Global Union Federation representing more than ten million trade union members…

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Joseph Skipsey: The Pitman Poet of Percy Main

September 7

These are three related events at locations around Tyneside, all on Thursday 7 September, to celebrate the 185th Anniversary of the birth of Joseph Skipsey, the Pitman Poet of Percy Main. THE PITMAN POET OF PERCY MAIN: Joseph Skipsey (1832-1903) 185th anniversary of his birth event with launch of a new book about Skipsey published by Northern Voices Community Projects in association with North Tyneside council. Featuring poetry and songs by contributors to the book, together with readings of Skipsey's own…

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Day School: Fifty Years of Activism

September 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Northumbria University

Venue: University of Northumbria, Ellison Building 9:30am to 4:30pm, Saturday 16 September 2017 Coffee and registration, Room A001, A Block, Ellison Building, City Campus, University of Northumbria. There is level access from the Northumberland Road entrance to the Ellison building. A collaboration between the Histories of Activism Group at Northumbria University, and the North East Labour History Society. This day school will reflect on the last fifty years in the North East, and especially the great changes that have occurred…

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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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A Northumbria University, UCL, WEA and NUS event: The Impacts of WW1 on Adult and Higher Education: The North East, the UK and the Making of Post-War Europe

October 7 @ 2:30 pm
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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This is an invitation from Dr Daniel Laqua, Head of History at the University of Northumbria. Dear colleagues, You are warmly invited to a public event that we are hosting in the afternoon of Saturday 7 October: ‘The Impacts of the First World War on Adult and Higher Education: The North East, the UK and the Making of Post-War Europe’. In doing so, we will place particular emphasis on the activism of university students who had experienced conflict, examining the…

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Bringing back the Banner: Kath Smith will tell the story of the recent project to restore the Burradon Colliery banner

October 16 @ 1:00 pm
West End Library, Condercum Road, Newcastle
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 9JH
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West End Local History: Bringing back the Banner Film and talk telling the story of the recent project to restore the Burradon Colliery banner Speaker: Kath Smith from Remembering the Past: Resourcing the Future

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