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May 2018

Tyne Artistry, celebrating local legends: Jack Common, Thomas Bewick John Cunningham and Joseph Skipsey

May 15 @ 14:30
Bewick Room, Newcastle City Library
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX
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Tyne Artistry: celebrating local legends in their anniversary years. Join Dr Keith Armstrong for a talk and reading featuring specially written poems and songs to honour Jack Common (1903-1968), Thomas Bewick (1753-1828), John Cunningham (1729-1773) and Joseph Skipsey (1832-1903). Keith will be joined by folk band 'The Sawdust Jacks', who will perform new lyrics for the occasion, and Northumbrian Piper Chris Ormston with a special set of Tyneside tunes. Local History Month.

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When Blyth Spartans’ Women made Football History 100 Years Ago

May 18 @ 14:00 - 19:30
Headway arts Centre, Cyprus Gardens
Blyth, NE24 1BY

To celebrate the victory Blyth Spartans 100 years ago a talk will take place at Headway arts Centre, Friday, May 18. There will be two performances at 2pm and 7.30pm. Actress Vik Kay and playwright Ed Waugh will speak. Entry is free. All welcome. Blyth Spartans may have stunned the world of professional football 40 years ago when the team reached the 5th round of the FA Cup but a lesser documented success was when Blyth Spartans Ladies won the…

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June 2018

First Tuesday: Peter Brabban will talk about The Radicalisation of Oxfam

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

Peter Brabban at Newcastle Airport with the emergency supplies for Rwandan refugees in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. He travelled with the supplies and a party of journalists to witness the condition of the refugees. 2018 began with Oxfam making a bold statement: LAST YEAR, 82% OF WEALTH CREATED WORLDWIDE WENT TO THE RICHEST 1%. In the same year, 25 million people were in slave labour. Millions more worked long hours on low pay, just to earn enough to…

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‘Why Marx Matters’: Professor Gregory Claeys (Royal Holloway)

June 5 @ 19:00
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom

Marx addressing the First International A Public Lecture on ‘Why Marx Matters’ will be given by Professor Gregory Claeys (Royal Holloway). This is part of a series of talks organised by Bigg Books and the Newcastle Philosophical Society, for more information go to www.newphilsoc.org.uk (£4 entry, free for students and unwaged).

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Historical Walk in South Shields: In the Footsteps of Dr. Thomas Winterbottom

June 12 @ 12:00 - 14:00
Old Town Hall, 116 King St
South Shields, NE33 1JE

This walk will follow in the footsteps of Dr. Thomas Winterbottom (1766-1859) With Dr. Malcolm Grady Following a route down King Street, Ocean Road, South Marine Park, Salisbury Place, the Mariner’s Cottages, Westoe cemetery and ending in Westoe Village, our walk will help you learn about Dr. Winterbottom’s association with the important and well-known landmarks that even today play a vital part in the lives of people in South Shields and the wider region. Meet at the old Town Hall…

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After the Referendum: Peter Sagar

June 22 @ 10:00
Room G.08 Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne,

The European Referendum, coming closely after the appalling murder of Jo Cox, was a watershed moment on the life of our nation. It ushered in a spike in racist hate crimes and seemed to embolden many, who felt that suddenly they could say whatever they wanted and do whatever they wanted without consequences, no matter how destructive or hurtful their behaviour was. Since the events of June 2016, many people have commented that we are living in 'dangerous times'. But…

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July 2018

Commemoration of the 1995 Bosnian Genocide

July 10 - July 11
Central Newcastle: Various Venues

From Smajo Beso We are commemorating the Bosnian genocide again with these two events. Hope to see you there. The Fog of Srebrenica screening and Q&A with award-winning director Samir Mehanovic at Newcastle City Library (Tuesday 10th July) Eventbrite Link and further info Srebrenica Genocide – A Memorial Event organised by Newcastle’s Peace & Unity Initiative at Holy Cross Church (Wednesday 11th July) Eventbrite Link and further info

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Second Tuesday: Ed Waugh, A Funny Thing Happened on The Road to Utopia: North East History and The Art of The Political Playwright

July 10 @ 19:00
The Miners’ Hall, Redhills, Durham, Flass Street
Durham City, DH1 4BE

This is a joint event with Education 4 Action. Ed Waugh has written around 35 professional stage shows and plays, some of which have been performed throughout the world. Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood   Ranging from commercial comedy hit Dirty Dusting to  (co-written with Trevor Wood) to overtly political plays like Maggie's End (co-written with Trevor) and The Accidental Activist , Ed has been responsible for bringing forgotten North East heroes to the stage, like Harry Clasper (Hadaway Harry),…

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Durham Gala. People, Pits & Politics: Paul Mason, Hilary Wainwright, Ken Loach, Nigel Todd, Billy Bragg, Mark Steel, Clive Lewis & many more

July 12 - July 13
Durham City: Various Venues

Every year the Durham Miners’ Gala is in July – and it’s awesome. This year there’s a vibrant political Festival in the two days before, with cheap accommodation. The austerity and political climate we face is blighting the lives of millions in our communities, and we have to be organised if we’re going to change it. So we’re bringing together the very best in community organisers, political trainers and alternative media to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Click…

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August 2018

Newcastle Guided Walk: Keep Your Feet Still Geordie Hinny

August 5 @ 14:30
Meet at Chinese Arch, Stowell Street
Newcastle uopon Tyne,

Concert hall was one of the most popular forms of affordable entertainment in the Victorian period. Take a look at the places where the most popular stars of the time, including Joe Wilson, Geordie Ridley and Ned Corvan played to packed houses and wowed people with their songs of local events and characters. The walk starts at the Chinese Arch on Stowell Street and finishes at Newcastle Central Station.

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