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June 2019

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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Newcastle City Library: The North East of England African Association presents The Windrush Story with Music & Poetry

June 22 @ 13:00 - 15:00
Bewick Room, Newcastle City Library
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX

Opened by Chi Onwurah MP Performance by Khadijah Ibrahim (Author & Poet)  Presentation by Edwina Forde & Dr Prevatt Goldstein  Includes refreshments – bookings at info.neeaca@gmail.com

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July 2019

Newcastle City Library, Book Launch: Tyneside Song From Blind Willie to Bobby Nunn

July 5 @ 15:30 - 16:30
Bewick Room, Newcastle City Library
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX

Dear friend and colleagues, As many of you will know, Blind Willie Purvis was the earliest-known named vernacular songwriter in Newcastle, and he became an iconic figure among middle-class people by the 1820s, while Bobby Nunn was the earliest-known semi-professional songwriter for the town’s working-class people from 1829. I will be launching my Tyneside Song from Blind Willie to Bobby Nunn in Newcastle on in the Bewick Room at Newcastle Central Library on Friday 5 July, 3.30 – 4.30pm and…

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NELHS Second Tuesday at Redhills: Huw Beynon will speak on “‘The Little Dictator’ and ‘The Three Musketeers’: The NUM Durham Area at a time of Nationalisation and Cold War”

July 9 @ 19:00
The Miners’ Hall, Redhills, Durham, Flass Street
Durham City, DH1 4BE

In 1937 Orwell visited a coal mine in Lancashire and was exhausted by the time he had walked to the coal face. He marvelled at the endurance of the miners and wrote of how you could “easily drive a car right across the north of England: and never once remembered that hundreds of feet below... The miners are hewing out coal. Yet in a sense it is the miners who are driving your car forward. Their lamp lit world down…

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St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle: Commemoration of the 1995 Bosnian Genocide

July 11 @ 18:30
St Nicholas Cathedral, St. Nicholas Sq
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF

From Smajo Beso of Newcastle’s Bosnian Community You are warmly invited to Newcastle’s St Nicholas Cathedral on Thursday 11 July at 6.30pm to remember the victims and survivors of the single largest atrocity mass killing on European soil since the Second World War. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the Bosnian genocide, in the town of Srebrenica, Bosnia, which took place in July 1995, when Serbian nationalists massacred 8,372 Bosnian men and boys. The women and young girls were subjected…

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St Anne’s Church, Newcastle: Mike Greatbach will talk about Life and Labour at St Anne’s c1760-1840

July 20 @ 19:00 - 20:30
St Anne’s Church, Breamish Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6PY

The Church is situated between Breamish Street and City Road. The main entrance is on Breamish Street where there is on-street parking.  

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August 2019

Winlaton Mill: Val Scully will talk about her novel Molly Bowes and the aftermath of Peterloo

August 16 @ 18:30 - 21:00
Cafe Shrub, Land of Oak and Iron Heritage Centre, Spa Well Road, Winlaton Mill
Blaydon on Tyne, NE21 6RU
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