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November 2021

POSTPONED. NELH Tuesday Meeting: Lucy Grimshaw and Lewis Mates will talk about the Follonsby Banner Project

16 November 2021 @ 19:00 - 20:30

Our apologies, this meeting has been postponed. It will be rescheduled for the new year and we will let you know the new details as soon as they become available. Lucy Grimshaw (Northumbria) and Lewis Mates (Durham) were planning to talk about the Follonsby Banner Project and its work in local schools.

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WEA Talk by John Stirling: William Morris – Past, Present and Future

20 November 2021 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick Place
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7BJ

From Joanna Keith, Workers Educational Association. William Morris – Past, Present and Future A talk by John Stirling, Vice Chair of the William Morris Society on Saturday 20 November from 10.00am to 1.00pm at the Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7BJ (entrance at the side of the Fenwicks Building) Course Code: C2527355 Fee: £9.60p Booking the course can be done through enrolling online by clicking on the link above or phoning 0300 303 3464 and quoting…

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Massimiliano Papini (Northumbria University) will talk about: The Idea of Japan in Victorian Charity Bazaars: Fundraising, Orientalism and Transculturality in the North East of England, 1867—1912

22 November 2021 @ 18:00 - 19:30

Please book here: https://www.history.ac.uk/events/idea-japan-victorian-charity-bazaars-fundraising-orientalism-and-transculturality-north-east Beyond international expositions and musical operettas such as The Mikado(1885) or The Geisha(1896), the other type of Japan-themed public event in which Victorian people experienced a transcultural encounter with Japan was the charity bazaar. Becoming popular in Britain in the early nineteenth century, the charity bazaar was a temporary, fundraising event which relied mainly on voluntary work, generally offered by local ladies, in both organising stalls and supplying each of them with the objects to put on sale.  The…

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December 2021

Midnight Traveller: a Film Night with Tyneside Welcomes. Black Swan Centre, Newcastle

9 December 2021 @ 19:00 - 23:00
Black Swan Centre, Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SG

A showing of "Midnight Traveller", a multi-award winning documentary film by Hassan Fazili filmed by the Fazili family as they document their journey from their home in Afghanistan to Europe seeking safety. Details and Booking here. The film will be followed by a live question and answer session with the director from Germany via zoom, and an opportunity to socialise. Rotten Tomatoes gives this film 100% This showing is organised by Tyneside Welcomes which works to resettle refugees from the…

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Tyneside Irish Centre (Zoom). Prof Marie Coleman will talk about: Who were the Black & Tans? The Crown Forces in Ireland during the War of Independence

9 December 2021 @ 19:30 - 21:00

Professor Coleman will look at all the different groupings within the Crown Forces - Army, RIC, Tans, Auxiliaries, B Specials etc. She is particularly keen to examine the social composition of the Tans and Auxiliaries in particular and will be covering the controversy over the commemoration plans in 2020. Marie Coleman is Professor of Twentieth Century Irish History at Queen’s University, Belfast. The event is part of the Tyneside Irish Centre's series of 1921 Centenary talks. Click here to register and…

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The Society’s Christmas Quiz

14 December 2021 @ 19:00 - 21:00

The Society's Christmas Quiz takes place next Tuesday 14 December at 7.00pm Peter Brabban and Pat Candon will test your historical knowledge (to its limit) and after that you are welcome to stay for the 'chat'. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84946680511?pwd=NEdSNFdDd1JLZFEwS1ZwYTlYOHNJdz09 Meeting ID: 849 4668 0511 Passcode: 918050

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January 2022

Zoom now available: NELH Tuesday Meeting: Mike Barke will talk about his new book on the history of Newcastle: Mapping the City

January 25 @ 19:00 - 20:30

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86337404230?pwd=MEtySlM0WTB1amhNejJTdEV0aHEyZz09 Meeting ID: 863 3740 4230 Passcode: 361822 Our first Tuesday meeting of the year will take place on 25 January at 7.00pm when Mike Barke will talk the history of Newcastle-upon-Tyne based on his new book, Mapping the City (co-authored with Brian Robson and Anthony Champion). Newcastle has a long and distinguished history through two millennia: a Roman fortress at the eastern end of Hadrian's Wall; an important centre of monasticism; a 'royal' bulwark against attacks…

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Morpeth Methodist Church: John Stirling will talk about William Morris

January 29 @ 10:00 - 12:30
Morpeth Methodist Church, Howard Terrace
Morpeth, NE61 1HU

From Joanna Keith at the Workers Educational Association   We are putting on a course about William Morris in the Morpeth Methodist Church on Saturday 29 January from 10.00am to 12.30 pm. The speaker is John Stirling (Vice-Chair of the William Morris Society and NELHS Committee Member). There is a fee of £8.00, reductions available.  If any of your members in Morpeth (or anyone from North Tyneside, Newcastle or Northumberland)  are interested they can enrol onto the course through this web…

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February 2022

POSTPONED: Using Trade Union Banners for Education: The Case of the 1938 ‘Red’ Follonsby Miners’ Banner – a talk by Lucy Grimshaw (Northumbria University) and Lewis Mates (Durham University)

February 15 @ 19:00 - 20:30
To be advised

From David Connolly, Secretary, North East Labour History Society: To: NELHS Members and Supporters Our apologies for the short notice but this is to let you know that we are postponing our Zoom meeting on Using Trade Union Banners for Education: The Case of the 1938 'Red' Follonsby Miners' Banner which was due to take place on Tuesday evening. Both Lucy and Lewis are supporting the industrial action that their trade union UCU is taking tomorrow in defence of pensions, pay…

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March 2022

Leeds University: Chartism Day 2022 in honour of Professor Malcolm Chase

March 19 @ 09:00 - 16:50
University of Leeds

From the Society for the Study of Labour History Chartism Day returns in March 2022 after an enforced absence of two years. This year’s event, held jointly with the Social History Society, is in honour of Professor Malcolm Chase, who died in February 2020. Malcolm was a great historian of Chartism, a stalwart of the Society for the Study of Labour History over many years, and a central figure at Chartism Days. Chartism Day 2022: Register here to attend  

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