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March 2017

Kath Marshall-Ivens. First Tuesday – ‘Land of Oak and Iron’

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ
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Vision The Land of Oak & Iron Celebrating Heritage – Creating Opportunities. Working with local communities to conserve, enhance and celebrate our natural, industrial and cultural heritage. With partners, we will deliver a legacy of job creation, tourism, regeneration and economic benefits. Mission The Land of Oak & Iron is a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and partnership funded Landscape Partnership.  Over the development phase a strong Partnership has grown, which collectively views the HLF funding as a catalyst to achieve our vision…

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April 2017

Dave Harker – First Tuesday: The Tyneside c19 singer-songwriter, Ned Corvan

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ
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Ned Corvan was a comedian, virtuoso violinist and artist whose songs included The Cullercoats Fish Lass, Fishermen Hung The Monkey (he started the Hartlepool Monkey Legend) and the first popular protest song Toon Improvement Bill. In 1851  he published two songs on one sheet in support of the Tyne seamen who had gone on strike for a living wage. His The Queen Has Sent A Letter commented on the deaths of 204 men and boys at Hartley Colliery and the…

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Dr Laura Beers: Socialist feminists in the early history of the women’s peace movement

April 5 @ 4:30 pm
Lipman Building Room 121, Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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From Dr Laura O’Brien, Lecturer in Modern European History, Northumbria University: This Wednesday (5 April) we will be joined by Dr Laura Beers, from the University of Birmingham, for our final History research seminar of the year. Laura’s paper is titled: ‘Socialist feminists in the early history of the women’s peace movement’, and the seminar will take place in Lipman Building 121 at 4.30pm. Laura Beers is a historian of modern Britain, who is particularly interested in politics, media and…

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£8 - £10

Newcastle Performance – Sylvia Pankhurst

April 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Black Swan Bar and Venue, 69 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG
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Sylvia Pankhurst has been called “the greatest Englishwoman of the twentieth century”. She won three art scholarships, including one to Venice, and painted the first pictures of working women. After her mother and sister founded the Women's Social and Political Union (the suffragettes), she gave up her art to rouse the women of the East End to fight for the vote. SYLVIA is a one woman show played against a background of 250 slides, including almost all Sylvia's paintings and…

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May 2017

Silvie Fisch, Rosie Serdiville and Liz O’Donnell. First Tuesday – ‘Hunting The Hun’

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ
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This project looks at the lives of people from German communities and their relations to the indigenous population in the North East of England before, during and after the First World War. The majority of German migrants had come to Britain in the nineteenth century and were well respected, until their lives changed fundamentally with the outbreak of war. Liz has taught in further and higher education for thirty years before working for Northumberland Archives as an outreach officer, mainly…

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Free

Visualising Labour: Workers and Work in Photography and Film

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - May 6 @ 4:00 pm
Room 1.03, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University,

Visualising labour is not a neutral process. Surveillance, propaganda and advertising have depicted labour on behalf of capital or the state. Through genres such as social documentary or activist film and photography, that hegemony has been challenged. This conference seeks to draw together labour historians and scholars of visual culture to examine the visual representations of labour. This cross-disciplinary dialogue has the potential to develop a fruitful exchange of insights, affinities and critical perspectives. Armstrong Building 1.06 More details at:…

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June 2017

Getting Going with Oral Labour History

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:45 pm
University of Westminster, Room C279, 35 Marylebone Road, London
(opposite Madame Tussauds and nearly opposite Baker Street tube), NW1 5LS
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Oral Labour History Day 2017 Getting Going with Oral Labour History Britain at Work (B@W) 1945-95 in association with British Universities’ Industrial Relations (BUIRA) IR History Group and Oral History Society (OHS) For further details or to reserve a place, please email Michael Gold (m.gold@rhul.ac.uk) or Linda Clarke (clarkel@wmin.ac.uk) Once again, the Britain at Work (B@W) group is organising an Oral Labour History Day. This year’s theme is about how to get going and continue with oral labour history, with…

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

June 6

This event has been postponed because of it proximity to the General Election. We apologise fo any inconvenience this may cause. This talk will now be given on 7 November 2017 at the Old George Inn.

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CANCELLED: Professor Tyler Stovall: Race, Class, and Revolution: Insights from 1919

June 14

Unforunately Professor Stovall has been unable to make his planned visit to this country so this talk will not be happening. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Professor Sovall hopes to come over in the next semester. Professor Tyler Stovall from the University of California Santa Cruz will be speaking at Newcastle University on ‘Race, Class, and Revolution:  Insights from 1919’. Tyler Stovall is a former professor of French history at UC Berkeley, now at UC Santa Cruz as dean of…

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Free

An NELH Jubilee Talk: Professor James Walvin, Slavery in Small Things: Slavery and Modern Cultural Habits

June 22 @ 6:30 pm
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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Professor James Walvin A Joint Event with the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society. This is the first event in the North East Labour History Society's Jubilee celebration. Many more events are planned and we will be advertising them all on our special Jubilee pages which will soon be appearing. Professor Walvin's talk will be introduced by John Charlton. We are expecting a lot of interest in this talk so, to ensure your place, please call the…

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