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May 2019

Tanfield: The Tommy Armstrong Society presents BANNERS – an exhibition of over 20 Mining Bannners + music from Allen Crawford and Bethany Elen

May 11 @ 10:00 - May 12 @ 16:00
St Margaret’s Church, Tanfield
Stanley, DH9 9PX

For more info please contact info@bethanyelen.co.uk  

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Newcastle University. Conference: The Global Challenge of Peace: 1919 as a Contested Threshold to a New World Order

May 17 @ 12:30 - May 18 @ 16:00
Room 2.16. Armstrong Building, Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QB

        Free admission, please register: matt.perry@newcastle.ac.uk Organised by Labour and Society Research Group and Conflict and Revolution Research Strand of Newcastle University   Friday 17 May 2019 12.30 – 13.00     Registration and Coffee 13.00 – 14.30     Panel 1: The Dynamics of Contention in 1919, Chair: TBC Jacopo Perazzoli (University of Milan): The General Strike of July 1919: Lenin, Wilson and their Influences on Italian Socialism Jude Murphy (WEA) and Nigel Todd (WEA): How did military/civilian dynamics…

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Lit and Phil: Remembering Dr Eric Wade (1939-2018), a Commemoration

May 17 @ 14:30 - 16:30
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom

As you may know, sadly, Dr Eric Wade passed away last year. We are planning the above event where we’ll be sharing memories and stories about Eric. We have arranged a programme of speakers who knew him well.  However, if you’d like to add your own informal stories about Eric, then please email Mick Goulding, our MC, and we’ll happily arrange to have them included on the day. Mick’s email is: michael.goulding00@gmail.com Light refreshments will be available. If you would…

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NELHS Event, Tantobie Community Centre, Peter Brabban: The War came early to Sleepy Valley

May 24 @ 18:00
Tantobie Community Centre, The Playing Fields
Tantobie, DH9 9TJ
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Various Venues: Carrying David, Ed Waugh’s newest play about NE boxer Glenn McCrory and his brother David

May 31 @ 14:30 - June 9 @ 19:30
Various North East Venues
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June 2019

Newcastle University: Annual Chartism Day Conference 2019

June 1 @ 09:00 - 17:00
Room 2.16. Armstrong Building, Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QB

Chartism 2019 - Booking Form 9.00–9.15           Registration.  9.15–9.30          Introduction and Welcome (Joan Allen and Richard Allen, Newcastle). 9.30–10.15         Tom Scriven (Manchester). ‘Chartism's electoral strategy and the bifurcation of Radicalism’. 10.15–11.00       Joan Allen (Newcastle). ‘Chartist trials, 1839: Revisited’. Break 11.30–12.15       Mike Greatbatch. (Independent). ‘William Parker: A Chartist Life’. 12.15-13.00        Joe Stanley (Sheffield Hallam). ‘Protest and Popular Politics amongst the Yorkshire Miners, 1786-1839’.  Lunch 2.00–3.00           Keynote Lecture: Robert Poole (UCLAN). ‘Peterloo and Chartism’ - title tbc  3.00–3.45          …

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Commemoration: Seven Men of Jarrow

June 1 @ 13:00 - June 2 @ 12:30

A commemoration of the dark events of the 1830s & a celebration of the lives of these men, found guilty of conspiracy by a Durham Judge. Sentenced to the penal colonies for life, and transported in irons to Botany Bay, leaving their families behind to fend for themselves. On Saturday 1 June from 1.00pm, join musicians and singers for music and songs of the Coalfield & River with an address by the esteemed Mr Joseph Waddle at the Jarrow Gin…

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NELHS First Tuesday: Andy Clark will take ‘A historical look at modern apprenticeships: Sigmund Pumps Wartime Apprenticeship Scheme’

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

Sigmund Pump Apprentices at a 2016 Reunion In this paper, I will discuss the Gateshead-based Sigmund Pumps Wartime Apprenticeship Scheme. Utilising archive materials and new oral history interviews with five wartime apprentices, I will examine the impact of the apprenticeship scheme on those involved. The Sigmund scheme was unique in that it was based on a more modern approach to skill training than was common in engineering at the time; apprentices were paid, they attended college, were trained in a…

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South Shields: Exhibition to Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the St Hilda’s Pit Disaster

June 11 @ 12:00 - June 13 @ 13:00
St Hilda’s Pit Head, Henry Robson Way
South Shields, NE33 1RF

From Sue King St Hilda's Pit Head has been restored by the Tyne and Wear Restoration Trust and is now used as a community centre, focussing on the arts. There is an exhibition there of paintings by local artists to commemorate the pit disaster when 51 men and boys were killed.  Both building and exhibition are well worth a visit.  The exhibition is open next week as follows: Tuesday       11 June 12.00 - 2.00 Wednesday  12 June 11.00…

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Tyneside Irish Centre: Book Launch: New Edition of SHAFTED: The Media, the Miners’ Strike and the Aftermath

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

The first edition of Shafted was published on the 25th anniversary of the miners’ strike. So much has happened over the last decade: cabinet paper revelations on the government’s role in the strike; the establishment of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign; and a renewed interest in the Women Against Pit Closures pit camps set up in the wake of the October 1992 announcement of 31 pits closing with the loss of 31,000 jobs. Come along to hear from people…

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