Gala Theatre, Durham City: Black History Month event, Time for Change – Action Not Words

Gala Theatre 1 Millennium Place, Durham

From Dr Liam J Liburd, Durham University I'm writing as the new Public History Officer at Durham University's Department of History to spread the news about our upcoming History Now! event to mark Black History Month. History Now! is a series of public talks organised between the History Department and the Gala Theatre in Durham.  This year's Black History […]

Durham University: Riots and Roughs: The Violent Origins of English Electoral Democracy

Durham University

From: Dr. Patrick M Kuhn (PI), Proff. Gidon Cohen and Nick Vivyan and Drs. Luke Blaxill, Gary Hutchison We would like to invite you to ‘Riots and Roughs: The Violent Origins of English Electoral Democracy’ for an evening of electoral violence and local history.  Britain’s electoral development has not always been peaceful. Nineteenth-century elections were, in fact, often extremely violent affairs, much more violent […]

Newcastle Civic Centre. International Brigades Commemoration

International Brigades Memorial Plaque Newcastle Civic Centre

From Martin Levy You are invited to attend the annual commemoration for the volunteers from the North East who gave their lives fighting in the International Brigades against fascism in Spain.   The event will take place at 11.30 am this Sunday, 30 October, at the memorial plaque in the grounds of Newcastle Civic Centre, not far from […]

Sunderland: Lindsay Leonard will talk about The Struggle for a Better Britain 1900 – 1951

Seventeen Nineteen - Holy Trinity Church Church Street East, Sunderland

I am a Labour Party member in St Michaels Branch of the Sunderland Central CLP. The branch has organised a social history conference, The Struggle for a Better Britain 1900 -1951 on Saturday 5 November in Sunderland, with four academic historians as guest speakers, which will focus on the first half of the Twentieth Century. The programme […]

Irish Centre, Newcastle. The Guy Fawkes Working Class and Anarchist Bookfair

Tyneside Irish Centre 43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

From Trevor Bark A broad range of literature, books and ephemera, and will be on display. As well as a bar there will be an open and tolerant atmosphere, where discussion is encouraged. This bookfair is organised at a time of economic crisis and political crisis. What passes for democracy is in desperate need of […]

COP27 Global Day of Action – Newcastle rally

Lisle St Newcastle upon Tyne

Show decision makers that protecting our planet is our top priority! Join our Climate Action Newcastle members on the march and rally. More details about where to meet will be added as soon as available. Details:  

Independent Working Class Education: “Trussonomics and After”


Independent Working Class Education invites you to contribute to "What's behind 'Truss-economics'? What is really going on? "Will you join us? Keith Venables is inviting you to a Zoom meeting. Topic: Trussonomics and After Tuesday 15th November 5:00 pm UK and International Join Zoom Meeting: There will be three short presentations (see below) and […]

Brunswick Church Hall, Newcastle: Clean Air, a Public Meeting

Brunswick Methodist Church Brunswick Place, Newcastle upon Tyne

From Sandy Irvine I am writing to let you know about an important public meeting to be held in central Newcastle at 19.00 in Brunswick Church Hall on Thursday November 24th. It will be of real interest to anyone involved in local history. The topic is the story of a successful campaign led by a remarkable […]

Magic Hat Café, Newcastle. ‘Testimonies’, a film created as part of the Food for Thought: Newcastle Corn Riots 1740 project

Magic Hat Café Higham House, Higham Place, Newcastle upon Tyne

Shoe Tree Arts invites you to the Magic Hat Café, Higham House, Higham Place, NE1 8AF on 30th November 7pm for the launch of ‘Testimonies’, a film created as part of the Food for Thought: Newcastle Corn Riots 1740 project. It will be shown with a film of the song ‘Geordie Barleycorn’ also written and produced for […]