BOOKS ON TYNE | The Newcastle Book Festival: ZOOM TALK on Shelagh Delaney by Selina Todd


In 1958, Shelagh Delaney, a working-class teenager from Salford, became famous when her debut play, 'A Taste of Honey', was staged in London. The play tackled taboo subjects like homosexuality and mixed race relationships. Against the contemptuous predictions of London's critics, it became a box office sellout. In this talk, Delaney's biographer, historian Selina Todd, […]

Glasshouse (Sage) Gateshead: Gianfranco Rosolia will be talking about his grandmother, Jennie Shearan who led the campaign for clean air at Monkton Cokeworks

Glasshouse (Sage) Gateshead Quays, Gateshead

Gianfranco Rosolia is the author of CLEAN AIR which tells the story of the long fight against the environmental pollution caused by the Monkton Cokeworks and who spoke at the NELH Tuesday meeting in April, will be in the North East in November. You will need to register: Click here for details of Gianfranco's […]

STARTING TIME CHANGED TO 6:30pm. Tyneside Irish Centre: Dare to Dream – An Evening with Des Geraghty

Tyneside Irish Centre 43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Des Geraghty is a Dublin-born writer, musician, trade unionist, politician and broadcaster. His most recent book - 'We Dare to Dream... of an Island of Equals' is the story of his family and their journey on the rocky road to equality and diversity from the Irish Civil War to date. The talk has been organised […]

Tyneside Irish Centre: International Brigaders Return, 85th Anniversary Event

Tyneside Irish Centre 43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

An International Brigade Memorial Trust event at the Tyneside Irish Centre on Friday 8 December, to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the return of the Brigaders from Spain.  Doors open 7 pm for 7.15 pm start.  The event includes: 40-minute IBMT film, 'The Brigaders Return!' Speeches by Alan Mardghum, Durham Miners' Association general secretary, and […]

NELH Event: Peter Brabban’s Fiendish Christmas Quiz


This year's Christmas Quiz set by Peter Brabban will take place online on Tuesday 12 December at 7.00pm. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 895 1802 5053 Passcode: 982953

NELH Tuesday Meeting: Merilyn Moos, German Resistance: Enemies of the Nazi State from within the working class movement


Please note the earlier than usual time for this meeting: 6:30 pm Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 830 1501 7898 Passcode: 135427 Against the position that most Germans did not resist the Nazis, or even that Nazism was a largely uncontested outcome of Germany history, I shall be considering the level of organised resistance […]

Newcastle City Library. Holocaust Memorial Day: The Fragility of Freedom

Bewick Hall Newcastle City Library, Newcastle upon Tyne

From Peter Sagar You are invited to a special event to mark the week of Holocaust Memorial Day, on Tuesday 23rd January from 5.30 - 7.00pm at the Bewick Room on Floor 2 of the City Library, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle NE1 8AX. Please see here information from the Newcastle Holocaust Memorial Day booklet: […]

NELH First Tuesday: Don Watson will talk about Campaigns Around Poverty and Health in the 1930s


Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 896 9353 7082 Passcode: 041875 During the 1930s loose networks of scientists, doctors and activists sought to galvanize public opinion and pressure the government over the significant levels of malnutrition and poor health in the areas of high unemployment. Their focus was frequently on the effects of family poverty […]

Durham City: An invite is extended to all  members of NELHS  to attend the National Women Against Pit Closures 40th Anniversary March

Palace Green Durham Cathedral, Durham

The parade of banners will  assemble at Palace Green (Cathedral) at 12.30  where we will sing the Women’s Song  and the Riverside Brass Band will play Gresford and at 1pm  we will parade down Saddler Street and then on to Elvet Bridge led by the Riverside Brass Band. The parade will end outside the Swan and Three […]