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January 2019

Newcastle University: Holocaust Memorial Day, the Roma Holocaust and the genocide in Bosnia in the 1990s

January 25 @ 10:00 - 15:00
Room G.08 Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne,

From Peter Sagar. On Friday 25th January 2019, there is a major Holocaust Memorial Day event I would like to invite you to. Part of the Newcastle HMD programme, it should be of  particular interest to anybody who is interested in the Roma Holocaust and the genocide in Bosnia in the 1990's. and to those interested in the Roma and Bosnian communities in Newcastle today. Participants to this event will go on 'a journey' from eastern Europe, from Czech Republic, from…

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February 2019

Durham WEA Chartism: John Charlton will talk about, Chartists: The first national workers’ movement

February 3 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Alington House, North Bailey
Durham City, DH1 3ET

Chartism was a national working class movement for political reform in Britain 1838-1857. It took its name from the People’s Charter and had particular strongholds of support in the North of England where many of our early trade unionists were active supporters. This is one of four talks about this fascinating subject.

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First Tuesday: Liz O’Donnell will talk about ‘A Bridge Across the Seas’. Newcastle Migration Hostels for Boys and Young Women, 1927-37

February 5 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

The economic slump and high unemployment following the First World War led to the Empire Settlement Act in 1922, the first time government had directly been involved in encouraging migration to the Dominions. Not only could migration reduce the number of unproductive and dependent people at home, it also served an imperial agenda, by strengthening common racial and national bonds across the Empire. In Newcastle. local politicians and philanthropists responded by establishing two migration hostels in the late 1920s, to…

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Durham WEA Chartism: Mike Greatbatch will talk about, Newcastle in the age of Chartism 1836-1850

February 10 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Alington House, North Bailey
Durham City, DH1 3ET

Chartism was a national working class movement for political reform in Britain 1838-1857. It took its name from the People’s Charter and had particular strongholds of support in the North of England where many of our early trade unionists were active supporters. This is one of four talks about this fascinating subject.

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Durham WEA Chartism: Mike Greatbach will lead, An archive study session Looking at the original Chartist Documents

February 17 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Floor 6, Newcastle City Library, 33 New Bridge St W
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX

Chartism was a national working class movement for political reform in Britain 1838-1857. It took its name from the People’s Charter and had particular strongholds of support in the North of England where many of our early trade unionists were active supporters. This is one of four talks about this fascinating subject.

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Durham WEA Chartism: Joel Wootten will talk about, This Fortress of Freedom: Chartism in Gateshead

February 24 @ 14:00 - 16:00

Chartism was a national working class movement for political reform in Britain 1838-1857. It took its name from the People’s Charter and had particular strongholds of support in the North of England where many of our early trade unionists were active supporters. This is one of four talks about this fascinating subject.

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March 2019

First Tuesday: Dr Joan Allen will talk about: Progressing democracy: the Jarrow Land and Labour League, 1880-1887

March 5 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

Irish unrest dominated British politics in the wake of the 1880 Election. The agricultural crisis in Ireland, and the accompanying upsurge of disorder prompted a wave of coercive 1egislation. By November 1880, the number of recorded evictions stood at 10,657 and, on Tyneside, which had a large Irish community, branches of the Irish Land League were quickly established. Wallsend, Walker, Houghton, Murton and Ashington were but a few of the branches whose meetings were regularly reported in the Chronicle newspapers…

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Newcastle Lit & Phil: Book Launch “Men of Iron”

March 13 @ 06:30 - 16:30
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom

Men of Iron by M.W.Flinn is a definitive work about the early iron industry in the Durham Derwent Valley. Until the Land of Oak & Iron Project brought it to public attention, the fact that Winlaton, Winlaton Mill and Swalwell had been the site of the largest early ironworks in Europe was largely forgotten. The enlightened welfare system that Crowley created for his workers makes this a fascinating work of social as well as industrial history. A new paperback edition…

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San Ghanny Choir, Strong Hands & Strong Hearts, Stories and Songs from Occupied Palestine

March 30 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Quaker Meeting House, 1 West Avenue, Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 4ES
Free
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April 2019

First Tuesday: Joe Redmayne, The Post-War Labour Unrest 1919 – 1921: The Consolidation of Socialism and the transition from Syndicalism to Communism in the Durham Coalfield

April 2 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

The presentation will offer an analysis on the nature and significance of the British political, social and economic turmoil in the post-war period 1919-1921 and which could be labelled the ‘Post-War Labour Unrest’ due to the rapid rise in industrial strife. The field of enquiry is to use the Durham Coalfield and the Durham Miners’ Association (DMA) as a case study to highlight national issues at a regional level. It seeks to explore the nature of socialism of grassroot activists…

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