Events

27 Nov

Northern Spy

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Northern Spy

Mick Herron

Monday, 27 Nov 2017 from 6:00pm

A novelist and short story writer born in Newcastle, Mick Herron’s first Jackson Lamb novel, Slow Horses, was described as the ‘most enjoyable British spy novel in years’ by the Mail on Sunday...

City Library

£3

27 Nov

Larkinland

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Larkinland

Jonathan Tulloch

Monday, 27 Nov 2017 from 6:00pm

Join Jonathan Tulloch in a hilarious, heart-breaking tour of Larkinland.

Lit and Phil

£3

27 Nov

Red Squirrel Press presents

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Red Squirrel Press presents

Shelley Day, Ellen Phethean and Tom Kelly

Monday, 27 Nov 2017 from 7:30pm

Tom Kelly will read from his poetry collection and short stories; Ellen Phethean from her poetry collections and novel; Shelley Day from her forthcoming short story collection.

Lit and Phil

FREE

28 Nov

Birds, Bowes and Books

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Birds, Bowes and Books

Val Scully

Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 from 11:00am

In this illustrated talk, Val will discuss two centuries of the Bowes family’s story and explore the events and developments that she’s researching for Molly Bowes: from Peterloo and Crowley’s Crew to Joseph Cowen, Garibaldi and European political plots.

City Library

FREE

28 Nov

The Newcastle Eccentrics: Dark tales of Georgian Newcastle

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The Newcastle Eccentrics: Dark tales of Georgian Newcastle

Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 from 2:00pm

Inspired by Dickens, Frank Bray transports you right into the centre of the action of 19th century Newcastle. He brings to life real historical characters, especially those who feature in Henry Perlee Parker’s painting, The Newcastle Eccentrics.

City Library

FREE

28 Nov

Widdershins

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Widdershins

Helen Steadman

Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 from 4:00pm

Widdershins was inspired by the seventeenth-century witch trials in Newcastle. Although fifteen people were executed on the same day for alleged witchcraft, the trials aren’t widely known about outside the north east of England.

City Library

FREE

28 Nov

The Unauthorised Biography of Ezra Maas

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The Unauthorised Biography of Ezra Maas

Daniel James

Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 from 6:00pm

Fiction is the new truth

Newcastle writer Daniel James has written The Unauthorised Biography of Ezra Maas, the story of a journalist searching for the truth.

City Library

FREE

28 Nov

Buried Alive! Books Unearthed in our Time

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Buried Alive! Books Unearthed in our Time

Michael Burke

Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 from 6:00pm

This lecture tells three stories of extraordinary ancient books that were lost for centuries, deliberately buried underground...

Lit and Phil

£3