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September 2017

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

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

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

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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Freedom on the Tyne Workshops

October 10 - October 28

This is an invitation from Bethany Ellen Coyle to take part on a series of workshops to prepare for the Freedom on Tyne event on Sunday 29 October. As part of Freedom City 2017’s program of events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Newcastle University awarding Martin Luther King an honorary doctorate, Newcastle City Center will become the stage for a huge public theatre performance on 29th October 2017; ’Freedom On the Tyne’. Bethany Ellen Coyle As part of this performance,…

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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

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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Dave Harker: The development of the Newcastle print trade up to the later 18th century

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
All Seeing Eye Function Room, Blackie Boy, 11 Groat Market,
Newcastle upon Tyne,

Dave Harker is giving a talk to the Bewick Society about 'The development of the Newcastle print trade up to the later 18th century'. Admission is free, but anyone interested in coming who is not a member of the Bewick Society should email peterjquinn@blueyonder.co.uk

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Marting Luther King in Newcastle, 50th Anniversary: Freedom on the Tyne

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Freedom City 2017 is a city-wide programme across Newcastle marking the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. receiving an honorary degree from Newcastle University. As part of this there will be the Freedom On the Tyne event across Tyneside on Sunday 29 October. A great drama will engulf NewcastleGateshead, inspired by epic struggles from the past and present and far and wide. Alabama 1963, India 1919, South Africa 1961, Manchester 1819, and Tyneside 1936 will be woven together…

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November 2017

First Tuesday and an NELH Jubilee Event: Professor David Saunders will talk about Matvei Fisher, his son Rudolf Abel, Benwell, Cullercoats, and the Bridge of Spies

November 7 @ 6:30 pm
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom

Willie Fisher (Rudolf Abel) and his father Matvei Fisher David will be talking about the Geordie roots of Rudolf Abel, the key figure in the recent film "Bridge of Spies", on the actual 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. This is a joint event with the Newcastle Literary and Philosphical Society. If you wish to book a place, please call them on: 0191 232 0192. ‘Rudolf Abel’ (Willie Fisher), the Soviet spy exchanged for the American U2 pilot Gary Powers…

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Joe Wilson Night: Geordie songs, comedy and poetry

November 29 @ 7:30 pm
Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG United Kingdom

Joe Wilson Night: Back By Popular Demand!

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December 2017

NELH Christmas Social featuring Kiddars Luck

December 5 @ 7:00 pm
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom
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