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January 2020

Bridge Hotel: NELHS Christmas Social

January 14 @ 19:00
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom

Attractions include Tyneside folk singer Jack Burness and Peter Brabban’s famous historical quiz. This social event was due to be held on 3 December but was postponed because of the General Election.

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Tyneside Irish Centre: Music and Poetry celebrating cultural traditions on Tyneside. Part of Newcastle’s Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorations for 2020.

January 23 @ 19:00
Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG United Kingdom

From Peter Sagar: Hi everyone, I wish to invite you to a special event on Thursday 23 January. Celebrating Our Traditions IV: Standing Together Music and Poetry celebrating cultural traditions on Tyneside. Part of Newcastle's Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorations for 2020. This is the fourth of series of events bringing different musical traditions on Tyneside together as a celebration. This will involve music from Northumbrian and Tyneside traditions, as well as from Ireland and Bosnia and the eastern European Community.…

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February 2020

Northern Stage: The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff

February 4 - February 22
Northern Stage, Barras BridgeNE1 7RH
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7RH

The true story of a one man's journey from unemployment in Stockton on Tees, through the Hunger Marches of the 1930s, the mass trespass movement and the battle of Cable Street, to fighting fascism in the Spanish Civil War. Click here for details of showings and bookings.

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First Tuesday: India Gerritsen on “Memory Lingers Here”: Are Newcastle’s Monuments Sites of Collective Memory?

February 4 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

India Gerritson will talk about her essay that won the 2019 Sid Chaplin prize. NELH Chair John Creaby and India Gerritsen The winner of this year's Sid Chaplin prize is India Gerritsen for her essay about people's memory of Newcastle landscapes and how they affect their consciousness. India's essay: "Memory Lingers Here": Are Newcastle's Monuments Sites of Collective Memory? will be published in next year's North East History. NELH Chair John Creaby, Grahame Chaplin and India Gerritsen      …

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March 2020

NEW TIME: 6:30pm. First Tuesday: Peter Sagar on History of the NUT in the North East

March 3 @ 18:30
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

The National Union of Teachers, founded in 1870, ceased to be on 1st January 2019, as it merged fully with the Association of Teachers and Lecturers to become a new union, the National Education Union. This seemed to be an appropriate time to write a history of the NUT in North East England, to chart its successes and its failures, how it worked independently and how it worked in tandem with the rest of the union and labour movement. The…

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Durham University: The History of Palestine

March 3 @ 19:00
St Aidan’s College, Windmill Hill
Durham University, DH1 3LJ

From Sean Creighton There is an event at the Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan's College, Windmill Hill, Durham University DH1 3LJ next Tuesday 3 March at 7.00pm which includes discussion on the history of Palestine. For more information see St Aidan's Palestine evening

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EVENT CANCELLED. Northumbria University: Will Kaufman performs a live documentary – Woody Guthrie and “Old Man Trump”

March 11 @ 18:00
Room 020a, Squires Building, Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8SB

This event has been cancelled. The organisers hope to reschedule it and we will post once the new details become available.   American Studies at Northumbria, in collaboration with the Institute of the Humanities and the Tyneside Branch of the Historical Association present Woody Guthrie and “Old Man Trump” In December 1950, Woody Guthrie moved his family into a new apartment in Brooklyn’s Beach Haven. His new landlord, it turned out, was none other than Fred Trump, father of the…

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Newcastle University: 2020 Festival of Oral History

March 24 - March 26
Newcastle University

We are delighted to announce the full programme for our 2020 Festival of Oral History, taking place across March 24-26. The festival will focus on the future of oral history, and will include a public keynote lecture by Dr Indira Chowdhury from the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore. The festival will include a number of discussion panels on the future of oral history, promoting discussion among practitioners and teachers on how oral historians can address future…

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Tyne Bank Brewery: Five Centuries of the Tyne

March 24 @ 17:00 - 20:00
Tyne Bank Brewery, 375 Walker Rd, Byker,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2AB

From Leona Skelton, Northumbria University I’ve organised a free Tyne history event with Tyne Rivers Trust at the Tyne Bank Brewery on Tuesday 24 March, 5.00pm - 8.00pm which I think NELHS members could get a lot out of, even though it’s focused on the management of the river first and foremost rather than labour history. Attendees need to register for a free ticket at the following link as places are limited. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/96057070283 This a fun, informal, social event providing an…

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CANCELLED – Jesmond Library: Eileen: The Making of George Orwell

March 27 @ 19:00
Jesmond Library, St George's Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 2DL

This meeting has beeen cancelled as part of the measures to limit the Covid 19 outbreak. Eileen: The Making of George Orwell, an interview with biographer Sylvia Topp at Jesmond Library, St. Georges Terrace NE2 2DL on Friday 27 March at 7.00pm This is the never-before-told story of George Orwell’s first wife Eileen O’Shaughnessy, who was born and brought up in South Shields and who shaped, supported, and even saved the life of one of the twentieth century’s great writers.…

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