Events

29 Nov

Kathleen Kenny

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Kathleen Kenny

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 from 11:00am

Meet the author and poet who will tell you about her new book Arandora Star and her current novel Satellites of Jupiter.

City Library

FREE

29 Nov

Sting and Regional Identity: The Gravitational Pull of Newcastle

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Sting and Regional Identity: The Gravitational Pull of Newcastle

Professor of Popular Music, Paul Carr

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 from 3:00pm

Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the formation of the definitive version of The Police, this is the first book to examine the relationship between Sting’s working-class background in Newcastle, the creativity and inspiration behind his music and his Geordie identity.

City Library

£3

29 Nov

The Rise and Fall of Railway Romance

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The Rise and Fall of Railway Romance

Andrew Martin

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 from 5:30pm

Andrew Martin talks about his own railway romanticism, and explains why his latest novel reverts to the pre-railway age of the late 18th century.

Lit and Phil

£3

29 Nov

Night of the Name Dropper!

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Night of the Name Dropper!

Chris Phipps

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 from 6:00pm

Chris will preview sensational recollections from his forthcoming BOOKED! Celebrity Encounters - many of them on Tyneside - from Miles Davis to Madonna and Tina Turner to Twisted Sister!

City Library

£3

29 Nov

Jacob Polley

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Jacob Polley

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 from 7:30pm

Jacob Polley has published four books of poems, winning the 2016 T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry for his fourth Jackself. He has also been awarded the 2013 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for The Havocs, and the Somerset Maugham Award for his first novel, Talk of the Town (2009).

Lit and Phil

£3

30 Nov

North East Life in the 1930s, 40s & 50s

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North East Life in the 1930s, 40s & 50s

Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 from 11:00am

Remember the days when Monday was always wash day, tin baths in front of the fire and knitted bathing suits on the beach. With local author Andrew Clark.

City Library

FREE

30 Nov

Nancy Revell

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Nancy Revell

Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 from 2:00pm

Author of The Shipyard Girls saga series, Nancy Revell talks about what she calls her ‘Olympian leap’ from journalist to novelist.

City Library

£3

30 Nov

deCoubertin Books Double Bill

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deCoubertin Books Double Bill

Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 from 7:00pm

Rafa’s Way by Martin Hardy
Rafa’s Way tells the story of the 2016/17 Championship Campaign, the turnaround in the fortunes of Newcastle United and the dramatic promotion...

Green Shoots: Irish Football Histories
An engrossing account of the inside stories, the drama and dreams of the game in Ireland and above all, a definitive history of a footballing nation and its many paradoxes...

Lit and Phil

FREE