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Events of interest


Important Notice: Coronavirus. Events listed on this page are a mix of on-line and live; for those that are live, please check before setting off that they are still happening. Live events are also likely to require pre-booking (even if free) in order to facilitate social distancing.


October 2021


  • 14 Oct, 4.00, Thomas Cromwell, Diarmaid MacCulloch, online at Berwick Literary Festival, 14-17 Oct (mostly online with a few events on the ground). Free but must register
  • 14 Oct, 8.00, Kathleen and Me, Janet Behan, film and talk about her grandmother Kathleen Behan, about the birth of the Irish Republic and Kathleen’s son Brendan Behan. Pay as you wish, suggested donation £5/
  • 17 Oct, 11.30-12.30, African Lives in Northern England, Beverley Prevatt Goldstein, Don O’Meara, Kath Boodhai. Launch event for the booklet following up the 2021 calendar. Part of Durham Book Festival,  (9-17 Oct), event tickets £10, including a copy of the book. See the flyer to order a copy of the book separately (£5 + £2 postage).
  • 19 Oct, 7.30, The Anglo-Irish Treaty and its Consequences, Dr Martin O’Donoghue (Sheffield University). In person, at Tyneside Irish Centre 43 Gallowgate, NE1 4SG. Part of Tyneside Irish Festival (throughout October). Free

November 2021

  • 6 Nov, 11.00, Fantastic Feasts, Dr Michael Huxtable, 17th Annual Public Lecture in Blackfriars Banqueting Hall, Friars Street, Newcastle, NE1 4XN. £25, must book in advance.
  • 20 Nov, 10.00-1.00, William Morris, Past, Present, and Future, John Stirling, Vice-Chair of the William Morris Society, Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick Place, Newcastle NE1 7BJ. £9.60, WEA lecture, must register.

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