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Events around the Region


November 2019

  • 2 Nov, reopening of Auckland Castle to the public; follow this link for details of this and associated events.
  • 2 Nov, 10.00-3.00, Introduction to animal bone identification, Dr Hannah Russ (Allen Archaeology) Parish Centre, Church Chare, Chester le Street DH3 3QB. £25 including refreshments. Must book, by phone or e-mail
  • 3 Nov, 4.00 and 8.00, The Great Geordie Songbook, concerts featuring historic and contemporary local songwriters, £20, Sage Gateshead.
  • 7-11 November, The Franciscan Legacy, from the 13th Century to the 21st, international conference at Ushaw Hall, Durham. Bookings now closed
  • 9 Nov, Architectural Practice in North East England to 1800, Richard Pears (Durham Univ), Elvet Riverside room 140, New Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JT, AASDN meeting, all welcome
  • 13 Nov, 7.00 prompt, The Muster, recalling the night of the 1569 uprising. Church bells, cannonfire, weaponry and a call to arms. Brancepeth Castle, £12.50 including food and drink. For tickets, phone Secretary, Brancepeth Archives or buy in person at Brancepeth Castle tea room.
  • 16 Nov, 10.00-12.30, William and Peter Turner, Physicians, Marie Addyman. ASC Block, King Edward VI School, Morpeth. Free but a donation of £5 would be appreciated, to go towards the ongoing development of the gardens at the school. Follow this link for details of the agenda and directions to the school. Must book by e-mail.
  • 16 Nov, 10.00-5.00, Discovering Anglian York: Digging in the Dark, York Annual Archaeology Conference, George Hudson Room, West Offices York YO1 6GA. £15, must book in advance
  • 16 Nov, 10.00 - 16.45, Roman Roads and Communications in Northern England, Arbeia Society’s 28th Annual Conference 2019, Customs House, South Shields. £20 for members, includes refreshments but not lunch.
  • 18 Nov, 1.00, Newcastle to Archangel; the Arctic Convoys Remembered, Judith Green, West End Library, Condercum Road,  all welcome. St James'  Heritage and Environment Group meeting.
  • 21 Nov, 6.30-800, An Introduction to Poussin's Triumph of Pan (on display in the Bishop Trevor Gallery, Auckland Castle from Saturday, 5 October 2019 to Sunday, 5 January 2020.) National Gallery Curator Dr Francesca Whitlum-Cooper, Auckland Tower, Bishop Auckland. £5 for lecture and hot drink. Book online, by phone to 01388 743 797, or at Auckland Tower.
  • 23 Nov, 9:30 – 5:00 North East Ancient Egypt Society STUDY DAY and AGM: Nicky Neilsen – Seti I, Further speakers tbc, Lit and Phil, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE, North East Ancient Egypt Society, Open to all, £5 for non-members of the Society
  • 23 Nov, 11,00, John Foster Spence and the Quakers in North Shields, Mike Coats, local historian. Old Low Light Heritage Centre, North Shields, free to their members, £3 to visitors.
  • 28 Nov, Recent Finds at Amazing Vindolanda, David Goldwater, Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley; entry £5, pay on door; includes refreshments

December 2019

  • 5 Dec, 7.30, Bover and his Gang, Dr Tony Barrow, Trinity House, Broad Chare, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ, Collingwood Society lecture, open to all, £3 for non members

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