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November 2019

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

5 November 2019 @ 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

11 November 2019 - 24 November 2019
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

17 November 2019 @ 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

19 November 2019 @ 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

20 November 2019 @ 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

22 November 2019 @ 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

3 December 2019 @ 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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January 2020

First Tuesday, BRIDGE HOTEL: Mike Greatbatch will talk about William Parker: A Chartist Life

January 7 @ 19:00
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom

NOTE - THIS FIRST TUESDAY WILL BE HELD AT THE BRIDGE HOTEL INSTEAD OF THE USUAL VENUE. William Parker served as Secretary of the Ouseburn Working Men’s Association and was an original member of the Council of the Northern Political Union (NPU), Tyneside’s principal agency of Chartist agitation in 1838-39. The People’s Charter was just one of a number of causes that Parker championed over an almost twenty-year period. A widower with three teenage daughters by 1841, Parker was an…

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Bridge Hotel: NELHS Christmas Social

January 14 @ 19:00
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom

Attractions include Tyneside folk singer Jack Burness and Peter Brabban’s famous historical quiz. This social event was due to be held on 3 December but was postponed because of the General Election.

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Tyneside Irish Centre: Music and Poetry celebrating cultural traditions on Tyneside. Part of Newcastle’s Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorations for 2020.

January 23 @ 19:00
Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG United Kingdom

From Peter Sagar: Hi everyone, I wish to invite you to a special event on Thursday 23 January. Celebrating Our Traditions IV: Standing Together Music and Poetry celebrating cultural traditions on Tyneside. Part of Newcastle's Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorations for 2020. This is the fourth of series of events bringing different musical traditions on Tyneside together as a celebration. This will involve music from Northumbrian and Tyneside traditions, as well as from Ireland and Bosnia and the eastern European Community.…

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