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September 2017

Joseph Skipsey: The Pitman Poet of Percy Main

7 September 2017

These are three related events at locations around Tyneside, all on Thursday 7 September, to celebrate the 185th Anniversary of the birth of Joseph Skipsey, the Pitman Poet of Percy Main. THE PITMAN POET OF PERCY MAIN: Joseph Skipsey (1832-1903) 185th anniversary of his birth event with launch of a new book about Skipsey published by Northern Voices Community Projects in association with North Tyneside council. Featuring poetry and songs by contributors to the book, together with readings of Skipsey's own…

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Day School: Fifty Years of Activism

16 September 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Northumbria University

Venue: University of Northumbria, Ellison Building 9:30am to 4:30pm, Saturday 16 September 2017 Coffee and registration, Room A001, A Block, Ellison Building, City Campus, University of Northumbria. There is level access from the Northumberland Road entrance to the Ellison building. A collaboration between the Histories of Activism Group at Northumbria University, and the North East Labour History Society. This day school will reflect on the last fifty years in the North East, and especially the great changes that have occurred…

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NELH AGM. Speaker: Nigel Todd : ‘Responses in the North East to the Russian Revolution’

26 September 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
North East Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE

Speaker: Nigel Todd : ‘Responses in the North East to the Russian Revolution’ Please not that the date of the NELH AGM has been changed from Tuesday 19 September to Tuesday 26 September.

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Tyneside Cinema – What’s Left, a Programme of films and events marking the Legacy of the Russian Revolution, including the film October

29 September 2017 - 7 October 2017
Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG

The Tyneside Cinema has a programme of films and events to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution. It’s called What’s Left and it can be found here. The programme has a focus on the influence on the October Revolution and other revolutions over the last 100 years as well as the impact of technology and social media. The opening event on Friday 29 September will be a special 35mm screening of October, Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov’s sweeping silent classic…

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October 2017

Dave Harker – First Tuesday: Joe Wilson, the Gallowgate Lad

3 October 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old George Inn, Old George Yard
Newcastle, NE1 1EZ

Please note, the topic for this date has been changed. Nigel Todd's talk on the N East's Response to the Russian Revolution will now be at the NELH AGM on 26 September.

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A Northumbria University, UCL, WEA and NUS event: The Impacts of WW1 on Adult and Higher Education: The North East, the UK and the Making of Post-War Europe

7 October 2017 @ 2:30 pm
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom

This is an invitation from Dr Daniel Laqua, Head of History at the University of Northumbria. Dear colleagues, You are warmly invited to a public event that we are hosting in the afternoon of Saturday 7 October: ‘The Impacts of the First World War on Adult and Higher Education: The North East, the UK and the Making of Post-War Europe’. In doing so, we will place particular emphasis on the activism of university students who had experienced conflict, examining the…

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Freedom on the Tyne Workshops

10 October 2017 - 28 October 2017

This is an invitation from Bethany Ellen Coyle to take part on a series of workshops to prepare for the Freedom on Tyne event on Sunday 29 October. As part of Freedom City 2017’s program of events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Newcastle University awarding Martin Luther King an honorary doctorate, Newcastle City Center will become the stage for a huge public theatre performance on 29th October 2017; ’Freedom On the Tyne’. Bethany Ellen Coyle As part of this performance,…

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Bringing back the Banner: Kath Smith will tell the story of the recent project to restore the Burradon Colliery banner

16 October 2017 @ 1:00 pm
West End Library, Condercum Road, Newcastle
Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 9JH

West End Local History: Bringing back the Banner Film and talk telling the story of the recent project to restore the Burradon Colliery banner Speaker: Kath Smith from Remembering the Past: Resourcing the Future

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Side Gallery: Gordon Parks on A Choice of Weapons and Syd Shelton on Rock Against Racism

21 October 2017 - 17 December 2017
Side Gallery, 5-9 Side
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3JE

Two exhibitions of photography by Gordon Parks and Syd Shelton. Click here for details. FREE and open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm, Side is dedicated to showing the best in humanist documentary photography: rich, powerful and challenging work engaged with people’s lives and landscapes, telling stories that often get marginalised, whether they are from the North East of England or anywhere else in the world.

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Dave Harker: The development of the Newcastle print trade up to the later 18th century

26 October 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
All Seeing Eye Function Room, Blackie Boy, 11 Groat Market,
Newcastle upon Tyne,

Dave Harker is giving a talk to the Bewick Society about 'The development of the Newcastle print trade up to the later 18th century'. Admission is free, but anyone interested in coming who is not a member of the Bewick Society should email peterjquinn@blueyonder.co.uk

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