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October 2021

Teakisi Woman Talk – 2021: A Black History Month session focusing on African women and the community

16 October 2021 @ 14:30 - 17:00
The Common Room, Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE

Teakisi is happy to announce the third annual Teakisi Woman Talk conference. This event takes place in October, which is also Black History Month. The annual Teakisi Woman Talk allows black women, plus the general public to have a conversation on topics that really matter to us - however uncomfortable they may be. You can book tickets here.

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Book launch Events in Durham, Stockton and Newcastle: ‘African Lives in Northern England: From Roman Times to the 21st Century’

17 October 2021 - 23 October 2021
Durham, Stockton and Newcastle

This booklet, authored by the African Lives in Northern England project and edited by Beverley Prevatt Goldstein, celebrates the history of Black lives in northern England and dispels the myth that the North East is exclusively white and monocultural. From Septimus Severus, the Roman Emperor, to 19th century Cumbrian John Kent who was believed to be Britain’s first black policeman, to 21st century Newcastle MP Chinyelu ‘Chi’ Onwurah, this booklet reveals a rich and diverse history. Durham: This booklet will be…

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Berwick Literary Festival: Michael Taylor – How and Why the British Defended Slavery

17 October 2021 @ 17:00 - 18:00
Zoom

When the Anti-Slavery Society was founded in 1823, it was confronted by a formidable lobby comprising slaveholders, merchants, politicians, journalists and intellectuals. This talk explores the ferocious campaign of the British pro-slavery lobby to preserve the institution of colonial slavery – even, in 1833, securing £20m in compensation for the slaveholders. Michael is the author of The Interest: How the British Establishment Resisted the Abolition of Slavery Registration will be from 1 September: https://berwickliteraryfestival.com/

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Tyneside Irish Centre, Dr Martin O’Donoghue will talk about The Anglo Irish Treaty and its Consequences

19 October 2021 @ 19:30 - 21:30
Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG United Kingdom

“Full Canadian powers” or “Ireland’s right, full independence and nothing short of it”? The Anglo-Irish Treaty and its consequences. On 6 December 1921, Irish negotiators signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty providing for the establishment of the Irish Free State as a dominion of the British Empire. One of the most controversial documents in modern Irish history, the Treaty led to a split in the Sinn Féin party, and ultimately, civil war. Examining the nature and measure of sovereignty desired by different Irish…

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Celebrating Black History Month – Film Screening @ Culture Lab Newcastle, Stand Up to Racism North East

23 October 2021 @ 17:00 - 18:30
The Culture Lab, Newcastle University

Stand Up to Racism - North East are hosting a double-bill of documentary film screenings on Saturday 23 October at Culture Lab in Newcastle University. The events starts at 5pm. They will be screening the award-winning short film 'The Felling of Colston' (2020 / 10mins) by Arthur Cauty, about the magnificent toppling of the Colston statue in Bristol in the summer of 2020. This will be followed by a rare screening of 'The People's Account' (1986 / 50 mins), a…

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Black History Now!

26 October 2021 @ 17:30 - 18:30
Zoom

Black History Now! is an online panel discussion that reflects on the state of the field in Black British History and affirms its centrality to the discipline of History more widely. What is going on in Black History in Durham and the North East? How can historians in Durham and the wider region continue to build the field? And what are the implications of recent developments in the field for the movement to decolonise the curriculum? The panel includes the…

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NELH Tuesday Meeting: Dr Cathy Hunt will talk about ‘Righting the Wrong: the life and work of Mary Macarthur, 1880-1921’

26 October 2021 @ 19:00 - 20:30
Zoom

Mary Macarthur, trade unionist and socialist, died 100 years ago in 1921. In this talk, her biographer, Dr Cathy Hunt, looks at the fascinating life and work of this pioneering leader, who founded the National Federation of Women Workers, which improved working conditions for thousands of some of the worst paid women in Britain. Cathy will draw attention to the struggles and barriers that faced women workers in the early 20th century whilst also highlighting their successes and strength in…

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Newcastle: Spanish Civil War Commemoration Event

30 October 2021 @ 11:00 - 12:00
Grounds of Newcastle Civic Centre

From Martin Levy The Communist Party is planning, in conjunction with members of the International Brigade Memorial Trust, to repeat last year’s North East commemoration events for the 'Volunteers for Liberty' from the North East who gave their lives in Spain. The Newcastle event will be at the International Brigade memorial in the grounds of the Civic Centre at 11.00am on Saturday 30 October. The event will be relatively short, and will involve speeches, poetry, the reading of the names…

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Middlesbrough: Spanish Civil War Commemoration Event

31 October 2021 @ 14:00 - 15:00
Dorman Museum, Linthorpe Rd
Middlesbrough, TS5 6LA

From Martin Levy The Communist Party is planning, in conjunction with members of the International Brigade Memorial Trust, to repeat last year’s North East commemoration events for the 'Volunteers for Liberty' from the North East who gave their lives in Spain. The Middlesbrough event will be outside the Dorman Museum at 2.00pm on Sunday 31 October. The event will be relatively short, and will involve speeches, poetry, the reading of the names of the fallen, and the laying of wreaths…

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November 2021

Durham University History Department and Gala Theatre: History Now! Coreen McGuire will talk about ‘Invisible Disability in Coalmining Communities’,

16 November 2021 @ 17:30 - 18:30
Zoom

From: Dr Tom Hamilton, Associate Professor in Early Modern European History, Durham University The next event in the History Now! series of public talks, organised between the Durham University History Department and the Gala Theatre, is Coreen McGuire’s lecture on ‘Invisible Disability in Coalmining Communities’, which takes place via Zoom between 5.30 and 6.30pm next Tuesday 16 November. All welcome! The link for registration is here.  Dr Coreen McGuire is Lecturer in Twentieth-Century British History at Durham University and author of Measuring…

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