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November 2018

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

22 November 2018 @ 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

29 November 2018 @ 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

4 December 2018 @ 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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January 2019

First Tuesday: Peter Brabban, The War came early to Sleepy Valley

January 8 @ 19:00
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

Peter Brabban's mother and father The narrative of the Second World War has scant details of the experience of working class families during the conflict; despite being described as ‘The Peoples War’. In the ‘War came early to Sleepy Valley’ we follow the lives of one family during this period. Tommy, the father, is called up to the army before war is declared and whose experiences cover events such as Dunkirk, the North African campaign and the invasion of Italy.…

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Friends of Gateshead Archive: Inaugural Meeting following Heritage Lottery success

January 18 @ 10:30
Wailes Room, Gateshead Library
Prince Consort Rd, Gateshead, NE8 4LN

Following the success of their Heritage Lottery application, the first meeting of the Friends of Gateshead Archive (FoGA) Steering Group wiil be held in January. Please feel free to attend these meetings, which will happen once a month, and get a chance to hear what’s going on and to contribute to the events and activities they will be running over the project and in the future. Please let Magggie Thacker know if you’re planning to come to the first meeting…

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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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