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November 2018

Tyneside Cinema: Special Showing of Mike Leigh’s Peterloo

November 3 @ 15:00
Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG

This showing is now completely booked, but as an adjunct to this performance, John Charlton will give a full talk titled: THE WIND FROM PETERLOO - Tyneside and the Massacre at Newcastle Lit and Phil on Wednesday 14 November. See here for booking details. John's pamphlet THE WIND FROM PETERLOO: 1819 -Newcastle's great reform demonstration -  will be available at the showing  

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First Tuesday: Maureen Taylor-Gooby, The birth of Billy Elliot land

November 6 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

I was born in Horden in East Durham and initially became interested in my own family history. I developed this to research the development of Easington, Horden and Blackhall Collieries which was published as "The Birth of Billy Elliot Land". I have since written a history of the Burdon Family of Castle Eden who played an important part in the history of the area and the wider region. This has been published as "The Rowland Burdons, North Country Gentlefolk". Some…

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Great North Museum, Newcastle: Conference, WOMEN, WORK & ACTIVISM

November 9 @ 09:30 - November 10 @ 16:00
Great North Museaum, Hancock, Barras, Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT

To book, please go to: https://webstore.ncl.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-humanities-social-sciences-hass/school-of-english-literature-language-and-linguistics/women-work-activism-conference Programme Friday, November 9th 9.30-10.00       Registration Coffee, Tea and Refreshments 10.00-11.00      Keynote Address Jan Windebank (Chair: Máire Cross) “Women’s Labour: Unpaid Work in the Home and Community in Post-War France” 11.00-12.45      Session On A) The Labour of Domesticity (Chair: Stacy Gillis) Victoria Samantha Dawson, “Expression and Repression: Work and Domesticity as Agency within Rugby League Football” Catherine Ellis, “Cooking the Books: Food, Fear and Finance in the ‘Ideal’ Eighteenth-Century Brothel” Jessica Houlihan, “‘The Flavour…

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Newcastle Lit & Phil, John Sterling will talk about William Morris in the North

November 13 @ 18:00
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom

One of our Society members, John Stirling, will be giving a talk on William Morris in the North.  John will discuss Morris in the context of the design work that he is well known for with regional examples, but there will be a particular emphasis on Morris’s socialism. Morris was an activist who led the Socialist League and came to the North to support striking Northumberland miners and to talk on Art & Labour at the Tyne Theatre.  Places are…

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Newcastle Lit & Phil: Dr John Charlton will talk about The Wind from Peterloo, Tyneside’s response to the Peterloo Massacre

November 14 @ 19:00
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
Free

Mike Leigh’s brilliant movie, Peterloo will be at a cinema near you very soon. Do not miss it. It means that this event known to most of us by its name alone will bring its story in all its gory detail to masses of people. It’s a real education in the readiness of the ruling class to act with savage brutality against working people when it feels its interests threatened. What the movie does not do (it is already very…

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Sunderland: Being Human 2018 – Origins and Endings

November 17 - November 23
Sunderland: Various Locations

Between 17 and 23 November 2018, the School of Culture at Sunderland University is hosting a series of public talks looking at this year’s theme of ‘Origins and Endings’ through the lens of Sunderland’s local history. The topics range from the Wearside origins of English republicanism to the end of heavy industry in the city. All events are free to attend and open for all. However, we would appreciate, if you could register your attendance on the Eventbrite pages for the…

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Laing Art Gallery to Honour Joe Wilson

November 21 @ 13:00
Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AG

The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle will honour Joe Wilson by naming him as the writer of Aw Wish Your Muther Wad Cum, the song that inspired Ralph Hedley's 1890 masterpiece Come Geordie Ha'ad the Bairn. The painting, which hangs in the Northern Spirit gallery, depicts Joe's song Aw Wish Your Muther Wad Cum, which is a tribute to working class women Tyneside artist Ralph Hedley called the painting Geordie Ha'ad the Bairn, which was commissioned in the autumn of…

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Tyneside Irish Centre. Music Night: Northumbrian, Irish and Roma Music plus Bosnian Music and Poetry

November 22 @ 19:00
Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG United Kingdom

From Peter Sagar: You are invited to a special music event hosted by A Living Tradition at the Tyneside Irish Centre on Thursday 22 November, which helps to tell some of the story of immigration into Tyneside and highlights the music and poetry brought here by different groups of people. Starting with the local Northumbrian music the night will go on to Irish music, Bosnian music and poetry from the local Bosnian community and finally music from our local Roma…

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Tyneside Irish Centre: Joe Wilson Night 2018

November 29 @ 19:30
Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG United Kingdom
£16

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December 2018

Bridge Hotel: NELH Christmas Social

December 4 @ 19:00
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom

The Society’s Christmas Social will take place at the Bridge Hotel in Newcastle on Tuesday 4 December at 7.00pm featuring Peter Brabban’s world famous (and quite difficult) historical quiz with entertainment from Appletwig Songbook performing their arrangements of traditional mining songs.  Appletwig have a strong folk/roots and jazz feel using everything from gospel, blues, rock and world music influences.  Here’s their version of The Collier’s Rant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXggjS4Qt5E

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