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December 2016

The North East Labour History Society Christmas Social

6 December 2016 @ 7:00 pm
The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom
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Bar, Quiz, Bring and Buy Book Stall, Raffle and Entertainment from Bethany Elen Coyle Bring along family and friends and your unwanted novels/ history/politics books. Compete for the coveted Quiz team prize and enjoy some fabulous entertainment.

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Launch and Exhibition: Beyond the Western Front, exploring the contribution of Blacks and Asians in the First World War

7 December 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Newcastle City Library, Charles Avison Building
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX United Kingdom
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The exhibition will be on the Third Floor of Newcastle City Library. The launch event is 6pm to 6.45pm on Wednesday, December 7th in Room 7 on the Sixth Floor (Local Studies}. You would be very welcome if you are in town that afternoon. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beyond-the-western-front-discussions-and-readings-city-library-room-7-6pm-wednesday-7th-december-tickets-28765666884

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January 2017

Leona Skelton. Second Tuesday – ‘Tyne after Tyne: An Environmental History of a River’s Battle for Protection 1529 – 2015’

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ
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Leona Skelton's work focuses on the two-way interactions between people and natural forces, resources and systems. She is particularly interested in the origins and historic development of environmental attitudes and governance and how dramatic environmental change has shaped economic, cultural and social lives and livelihoods across northern England and Scotland between 1500 and the present day. Her doctoral research investigated the regulation of key bio-physical flows of water, manure, blood, urine and industrial waste products in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century British…

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Professor Tony Webster. Northumbria University Public Lecture Series: The People’s Colossus? The British Co-operative Wholesale Societies and the World, 1863-1970

January 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Presentation Hall, Design Building, City Campus East, Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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Free

Refreshments from 6:00 Professor Tony Webster Professor of History, Northumbria University Register for this lecture > Synopsis In his lecture Professor Webster will explore how the British Co-operative movement and specifically the Wholesale Societies, developed international supply chains and markets between 1863 and 1970. He will show how they created one of most sophisticated supply chain systems seen to date; one which managed trade with Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. He will suggest that in many ways they were…

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February 2017

Ben Jones. First Tuesday – ‘Reflections on Newcastle 1914 -18’

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ
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‘Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18’ is a Heritage Lottery funded World War One project, and a collaboration between the Lit & Phil, Northumbria University, Newcastle College and arts organisation November Club. Through research of archival material by Lit & Phil volunteers and Northumbria University English students in local archives and collections (Lit & Phil, TWAM, Newcastle City Library) and national collections (Imperial War Museum), the project explores the impact World War One had on the intellectual, cultural and social life of…

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March 2017

Kath Marshall-Ivens. First Tuesday – ‘Land of Oak and Iron’

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ
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Vision The Land of Oak & Iron Celebrating Heritage – Creating Opportunities. Working with local communities to conserve, enhance and celebrate our natural, industrial and cultural heritage. With partners, we will deliver a legacy of job creation, tourism, regeneration and economic benefits. Mission The Land of Oak & Iron is a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and partnership funded Landscape Partnership.  Over the development phase a strong Partnership has grown, which collectively views the HLF funding as a catalyst to achieve our vision…

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April 2017

Dave Harker – First Tuesday: The Tyneside c19 singer-songwriter, Ned Corvan

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ
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Ned Corvan was a comedian, virtuoso violinist and artist whose songs included The Cullercoats Fish Lass, Fishermen Hung The Monkey (he started the Hartlepool Monkey Legend) and the first popular protest song Toon Improvement Bill. In 1851  he published two songs on one sheet in support of the Tyne seamen who had gone on strike for a living wage. His The Queen Has Sent A Letter commented on the deaths of 204 men and boys at Hartley Colliery and the…

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Dr Laura Beers: Socialist feminists in the early history of the women’s peace movement

April 5 @ 4:30 pm
Lipman Building Room 121, Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne,
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From Dr Laura O’Brien, Lecturer in Modern European History, Northumbria University: This Wednesday (5 April) we will be joined by Dr Laura Beers, from the University of Birmingham, for our final History research seminar of the year. Laura’s paper is titled: ‘Socialist feminists in the early history of the women’s peace movement’, and the seminar will take place in Lipman Building 121 at 4.30pm. Laura Beers is a historian of modern Britain, who is particularly interested in politics, media and…

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Newcastle Performance – Sylvia Pankhurst

April 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Black Swan Bar and Venue, 69 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG
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£8 - £10

Sylvia Pankhurst has been called “the greatest Englishwoman of the twentieth century”. She won three art scholarships, including one to Venice, and painted the first pictures of working women. After her mother and sister founded the Women's Social and Political Union (the suffragettes), she gave up her art to rouse the women of the East End to fight for the vote. SYLVIA is a one woman show played against a background of 250 slides, including almost all Sylvia's paintings and…

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May 2017

Silvie Fisch, Rosie Serdiville and Liz O’Donnell. First Tuesday – ‘Hunting The Hun’

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ
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This project looks at the lives of people from German communities and their relations to the indigenous population in the North East of England before, during and after the First World War. The majority of German migrants had come to Britain in the nineteenth century and were well respected, until their lives changed fundamentally with the outbreak of war. Liz has taught in further and higher education for thirty years before working for Northumberland Archives as an outreach officer, mainly…

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