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October 2019

Lit & Phil, Dr John Charlton: The Wind from Peterloo – Newcastle’s great reform demonstration 1819

October 16 @ 18:00
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom

John will discuss the situation on Tyne and Wear which led to this enormous demonstration in October 1819 two months after Peterloo. He will raise a number of questions including why there was no massacre, how people communicated, how many attended, the part played by women, arms or no arms and the aftermath. If you would like to know detail beyond what is possible in a lecture read: The Wind from Peterloo. Phone 0191-232-0192 to book.

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Berwick Literary Festival

October 17 - October 20
Various venues

Information available at: https://berwickliteraryfestival.com/ Max Adams – The Viking Wars: War and Peace in King Alfred’s Britain Lindsay Allason-Jones – Roman Woman; Everyday Life in Hadrian’s Britain Linda Bankier and Gilly Beckett – Crime & Creative Writing: Using the Archives for Inspiration Ursula Buchan – Beyond the Thirty-Nine Steps, A Life of John Buchan (his grand-daughter’s new biography) Jeremy Dronfield – The Boy Who followed his Father into Auschwitz Dan Jackson – The Northumbrians: North-East England and Its People: A…

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November 2019

Sage Gateshead 2: The Great Geordie Songbook (Vol 1) with a Tribute to Alan Hull

November 3
Sage 2 Gateshead,

Sunday 3 November 2019, 4pm and 8pm Following the huge successes of Mr Corvan's Music Hall, The Great Joe Wilson (both @ Sage Gateshead), Hadaway Harry  (London and Newcastle Theatre Royal),  three fantastic Great Joe Wilson Nights (Tyneside Irish Centre) and Carrying David, Wisecrack Productions present this brilliant new show featuring classic North East songs and comedy.  A tremendous celebration of our brilliant local songwriters including Alan Hull, Joe Wilson, Ned Corvan, Geordie Ridley, Billy Mitchell, Judy Dinning, Tommy Armstrong,…

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First Tuesday: Silvie Fisch, Oral History Unit and Collective, Newcastle University on Foodbank Histories

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

‘Foodbank Histories’ was initiated in 2018 as a collaborative research partnership between the Newcastle West End Foodbank, Northern Cultural Projects CIC, and Newcastle University Oral History Unit & Collective. The project recorded interviews with clients, volunteers and foodbank supporters, aiming to challenge public understanding of the issues of food poverty. Since it started ‘Foodbank Histories’ has taken on a life of its own. Silvie Fisch, Director of Northern Cultural Projects and Associate Researcher at the Oral History Unit, will talk…

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Newcastle City Library Exhibition: Enemy Alien, Civilian Internment in the British Empire, 1914-1919

November 11 - November 24
Bewick Hall, Newcastle City Library
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX

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Star and Shadow: Rewinding the Welfare State: A Social History of the North East on Film

November 17 @ 14:00
Star and Shadow Cinema, Warwick Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1BB

Through local news reports, Tyne Tees Television documentaries, trade union campaigns, community films and more, this film show examines how the welfare state has impacted on the social development of our region from the 1920s to today. Audiences will be invited to share their thoughts as we explore how the journey ‘from cradle to grave’ - accessing healthcare, housing, education, social security, pensions, and other human rights entitlements, has changed over the years. Is there anything we can learn from…

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Tyneside Cinema. Fragile Labour: Archive Films and Live Discussion at the Tyneside Cinema

November 19 @ 18:00
Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG

From Tyneside Cinema: As part of the Tyneside Cinema’s Zero Hour season inspired by the release of Ken Loach’s film Sorry We Missed You, we explore the history of fragile labour and insecure work in Newcastle and the North East, from cycles of casual work to the emergence of new forms of labour in the aftermath of industry. Join us for a screening of a series of archive films from the North East Film Archive exploring various forms of insecure or…

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Newcastle City Library Event: Enemy Alien, Civilian Internment in the British Empire, 1914-1919

November 20 @ 17:00 - 20:00
Bewick Hall, Newcastle City Library
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX

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Mushroom Works, Newcastle: Jane Smallcombe, opening of her Art Studio

November 22 @ 18:00
Mushroom Works, St Lawrence Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1AR

From Bede Woods, Secretary of Monkton Ward Labour Party in Jarrow. Jane Smallcombe has supported the Monkton Ward and Jarrow CLP behind the scenes for several years. Lately, she has helped both the CLP Woman's Officer and the Fund Raiser in relation to our high profile speakers. She has herself personally created, at very short notice, an exceptional artwork for us and helped commission unique pieces of art for presentation gifts. This amazingly talented artist, who lives with us in…

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December 2019

POSTPONED due to General Election. Bridge Hotel: NELHS Christmas Social – Now 14 January

December 3 @ 19:00
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom

The North East Labour History annual social event has been postponed until the new year to allow members to concentrate on the General Election campaign.

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