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Literary Art In Newcastle Upon Tyne

Writers Meetup, Literature Festival And Poetry Events In Newcastle Upon Tyne

For all the bibliophiles and lover of content there are a bunch of literary events in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Dive into the deep ocean of literature while you enjoy the Newcastle Upon Tyne literature festival or the litfest as you may like to call it. You get a chance to engage with the best in the business, interact with them and take away their stories. There are many literary organizations who hold writing workshops in Newcastle Upon Tyne and even competitions for that matter. All this is not limited to reading and writing, there are storytelling events, book launches, litfest, and poetry events in Newcastle Upon Tyne as well. Content is celebrated across the globe and these events just make it better. Look out for opportunities to attend poetry events, literary gatherings and writing workshops near you.

Upcoming Literary Art Events in Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Namaste A While Open Mic (Mondays except the last of each month)

Station East , 1 Hill St, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE, THE LAST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH WE WILL NOT RUN OPEN MIC. THE VENUE IS HOST TO ARCH REMARKS ON THOSE DATES. Namaste a while now runs their open mic on a Monday at Station East! Except the last Monday of each month, running on those dates... Read More

Mon Aug 19 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Aug 20 2019

In Conversation | Debbie Taylor & Angela Meyer

The Lit & Phil , 23 Westgate Road, NE1 1SE Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

FREE Editorial Director of 'Mslexia' Debbie Taylor and writer Angela Meyer will be ‘in conversation’ to discuss Angela’s new novel, 'A Superior Spectre', and her award-winning novella, 'Joan Smokes.' In association with Saraband/Mslexia... Read More

Tue Aug 20 2019
07:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Aug 21 2019

Artisan Social: The Calabash Tree

Artisan , 16 Stoddart St, NE2 1AN Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Tuck into our Artisan Social every Wednesday, 4 - 8pm. Join us outdoors for summer drinks and a different foodie pop up every week. With late night gallery shopping next door at The Biscuit Factory. FREE ENTRY We've got our fingers crossed but should the... Read More

Wed Aug 21 2019
04:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Book Signing: Daniel James

The Biscuit Factory , 16 Stoddart Street, NE2 1AN Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

As a part of Artisan Social: The Calabash Tree, Forum Books are open after hours and joined by a special guest - author of The Unauthorised Biography of Ezra Maas, Daniel James. No tickets needed, just drop by! The Unauthorised Biography of Ezra Maas by... Read More

Wed Aug 21 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

WEIGHT LOSS WEDNESDAYS! Free weekly support group in Newcastle upon Tyne

The Five Swans , 14 St Marys Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Looking for a FREE local weight loss support group? Look no further.  WHO Our attendees are of all ages and all genders who understand the importance of support from their peer group when it comes to losing weight. WHYSharing your tips, frustr... Read More

Wed Aug 21 2019
07:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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Aug 22 2019

Cube of Truth: Newcastle upon Tyne: August 22nd

Grey's Monument , Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

We'll be having a briefing at 15:45 just before setting up the cube, and the organisers will be in Camber Coffee above Start Cycles on Market Street from 14:45 to discuss all things cube-related; please be sure to drop in if you’d like any advice or addi... Read More

Thu Aug 22 2019
04:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Aug 23 2019

MINDSHOP | Create Usable Products with Information Architecture

Newcastle Upon Tyne , United Kingdom

Key Features ✔️1.5 - 2.00 instructor-led online masterclass ✔️Unlimited Access to the Recording of the session ✔️Exclusive Hands-out materials/slide deck via newsletters ✔️Certificate of completion upon request* Highly recomm... Read More

Fri Aug 23 2019
04:00 pm to 05:30 pm

James W Jesso - Bad trips: Rehabilitating after psychedelic turmoil

Space 6 , Floor 6, Commercial Union House , Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Bad Trips are troubling and complex phenomena. This talk will provide a conceptual framework for understanding bad trips: where they come from, what it means/takes to rehabilitate, and what the culture gets wrong about them from Jesso's unique blen... Read More

Fri Aug 23 2019
07:00 pm to 09:15 pm

James W Jesso - Bad trips: recovering after psychedelic turmoil

Space Six , Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street, NE1 6QE Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Bad Trips are troubling and complex phenomena. This talk will provide a conceptual framework for understanding bad trips: where they come from, what it means/takes to rehabilitate, and what the culture gets wrong about them from Jesso's unique blend of sp... Read More

Fri Aug 23 2019
07:15 pm to 09:15 pm

Aug 24 2019

Summer of Stories Japanese Story Time

Kittiwake Trust Multilingual Library , Upper Level, Eldon Garden, NE1 7RA Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

As part of the Summer of Stories multilingual children's festival at the Kittiwake Trust Multilingual Library, we are pleased to welcome Noriko Mastubara for a Japanese story time session! Followed by crafts and refreshments. You'll be able to make a beau... Read More

Sat Aug 24 2019
12:00 pm to 01:30 pm

Aug 25 2019

Bait Screening + Director Q&A

Tyneside Cinema , 10 Pilgrim Street, NE1 6QG Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Join us for a screening of Bait on Sunday 25 August, followed by a live Q&A with the film's director Mark Jenkin. Bait is a 2018 feature film shot on16mm B&W film and processed by hand. Captured in Cornwall, it tells a stark story rooted in local... Read More

Sun Aug 25 2019
05:00 pm to 07:00 pm

PUG performance night #8

The Stand Comedy Club , Newcastle, 31 High Bridge, NE1 1EW Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

PUG, performance club night is at The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle! (SUNDAY NIGHT! BUT IT'S A BANK HOLIDAY! WOOP!) PUG is an evening of dance, art, comedy and all the glorious things in between. Highly political, soulful and surprising, PUG presents... Read More

Sun Aug 25 2019
08:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Aug 26 2019

MINDSHOP™| Create Better Products by Design Thinking

Newcastle Upon Tyne , United Kingdom

Best Seller Workshop! Sold out on AUG 25, SEPT 8, SEPT 29, OCT 27, DEC 20, JAN 31, APR 5, JUL 6 2019!  Keys Features ✔️1.5 – 2.0 hours of instructor-led training (Online workshop using Zoom) ✔️Project evaluation (FREE) ✔️Hand... Read More

Mon Aug 26 2019
03:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Wandering Oak: Pottery (CA)

Head of Steam Newcastle , 2 Neville Street, NE15 Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Monday 26th August Wandering Oak brings you: • Pottery • (Canada. Partisan Records) Hailing from across Canada and the UK, Montreal’s Pottery consists of core writers Austin Boylan and Jacob Shepansky, along with Peter Baylis, Paul Jacobs, and Tom Gould.... Read More

Mon Aug 26 2019
07:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Aug 28 2019

Summer of Stories English Story Time

Kittiwake Trust Multilingual Library , Upper Level, Eldon Garden, NE1 7RA Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

As part of the Summer of Stories multilingual children's festival at the Kittiwake Trust Multilingual Library, we are pleased to be hosting an English story time session! Followed by crafts and refreshments. You'll be able to make a beautiful bookmark to... Read More

Wed Aug 28 2019
01:30 pm to 03:00 pm

A celebration of juniper with Valentine Warner and Hepple Spirits

Fenwick , 39 Northumberland Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Fuego has teamed with renowned TV Chef Valentine Warner and locally renowned Hepple Spirits to create an evening celebrating the juniper berry. This supper club is inspired by the Juniper Tour in Hamburg, showcasing how gin complements food in a del... Read More

Wed Aug 28 2019
06:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Aug 29 2019

TEN Newcastle 29th August with Frank Saliki and Chelsea Simpson

Hilton Newcastle Gateshead , NE8 2AR Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

What is The Evolve Network? The Evolve Network is an expanding community of personal development networking events for those who wish to develop a growth mindset and become the very best they can be. The events provide you with the perfect balance betwe... Read More

Thu Aug 29 2019
06:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Power- Newcastle City Council Choir in Concert

Newcastle Cathedral , Saint Nicholas Square, NE1 1PF Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

A special performance by Newcastle City Council Choir and local musicians, with songs around the theme of power. The performance will move you, leave you feeling empowered and ready to change the world. Songs will include Iron Sky by Paulo Nutini, RESPEC... Read More

Thu Aug 29 2019
08:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Aug 30 2019

Resilience, Chilli Studios Members Annual Exhibition

Shieldfield Art Works - Holy Biscuit , 1 Clarence Street, Shieldfield, NE2 1YH Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Resilience Chilli Studios Members Annual Exhibition Gallery open August 30th-7th Sept 11am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday Preview night Thursday August 29th 6-8pm includes music, poetry and performance! A diverse, playful and thought provoking collection of artwo... Read More

Fri Aug 30 2019
11:00 am to 04:00 pm

Aug 31 2019

Summer of Stories Polish Story Time

Kittiwake Trust Multilingual Library , Upper Level, Eldon Garden, NE1 7RA Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

As part of the Summer of Stories multilingual children's festival at the Kittiwake Trust Multilingual Library, we are pleased to be hosting a Polish story time session! Followed by crafts and refreshments. You'll be able to make a beautiful bookmark to ta... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
12:00 pm to 01:30 pm

Skank

Bobiks , 125 Jesmond Road, NE2 3JY Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

A brand skanking new solo show at Bobiks “What am I even doing here? Wasn’t I supposed to be famous and successful by now? Is this it? If this is it, I might as well start getting fat.” Meet Kate. She’s a Skank. She could be a successful writer, if she co... Read More

Sat Aug 31 2019
08:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Sep 02 2019

Charlie Parr & J.D. Wilkes (Cluny 2)

The Cluny , 36 Lime Street, NE1 2PQ Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

The Cluny are delighted to announce this perfect team-up! Eccentrics Charlie Parr and JD Wilkes hit the road this summer (August and September) and tour Europe together performing separate solo sets. Easily confused and very shy, Charlie Parr has been t... Read More

Mon Sep 02 2019
07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Sep 03 2019

Introduction to medical writing for PhDs

SIRIUS Market Access , 7B & 7C West One, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

If you are studying for a science based PhD, you maybe thinking about future career options. Medical writing utilises the key skills developed through a science based PhD. Come along to this event to find out more about medical writers do in order to help... Read More

Tue Sep 03 2019
05:30 pm to 06:30 pm

CIBSE North East - Demand Response and its Comfort Implications in a Commercial Building - Opportunities for Building Services Engineers

The Event Space , Urban Sciences Building , Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE FROM OUR USUAL VENUE FOR THIS EVENT Agenda 5:30-6:10pm  Arrival and refreshments 6.10-6:30pm  Urban Sciences Building tour 6:30-7:30pm   Technical talk Technical Talk Summary The aging elec... Read More

Tue Sep 03 2019
05:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Three Shorts by Alphabetti Theatre

Alphabetti Theatre , Alphabetti Theatre, St James Boulevard, NE1 4HP Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Tuesday 3rd - Saturday 7th September 2019 Show begins: 7.30pm Tickets: Pay What You Feel Age recommendation: 16+ Running time: Approx. 2 hours including interval ​Three writers. Three directors. Three short plays. ​A triple bill of incredible short pla... Read More

Tue Sep 03 2019
07:30 pm to 09:30 pm

Sep 04 2019

An Evening with Anna Hedworth - Cook House - in Newcastle

Waterstones , Blackett Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Cook House- a book telling the story of  Anna Hedworth's experiences setting up and running her award-winning Newcastle restaurant, and a story to inspire others. Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job and startin... Read More

Wed Sep 04 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

Sep 07 2019

An Introduction to Mindful Self Compassion

The Newcastle Meditation Centre , 71b Westgate Road, NE1 1SG Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Mindful Self Compassion, what is it and how does it feel? The time will come When, with elation, You will greet yourself arriving At your own door, in your own mirror, And will smile at the other’s welcome Derek Walcott, poet The best way to understand... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
01:00 pm to 04:00 pm

John Finnemore's Flying Visit

Tyne Theatre & Opera House , Westgate Road, NE14 Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

John Finnemore, writer and star of the multi-award winning BBC Radio shows “John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme”, “Cabin Pressure” and “John Finnemore’s Double Acts” brings his new live show to the stage! With the help of special guests from Souvenir Pr... Read More

Sat Sep 07 2019
07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Sep 09 2019

The Big Breakfast - Networking Made Easy

The Village Hotel , Silverlink, Cobalt Business Park, NE27 0BY Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Does networking scare you? Do you not visit networking events for fear of working the room? The Big Breakfast (Powered by BNI) is here to help. Our aim is to provide an open networking event to allow those who are very nervous about networking and avoi... Read More

Mon Sep 09 2019
08:30 am to 11:30 am

Gavin Webster - 'Newcastle United Ruined My Bloody Life'

The Stand Comedy Club , Newcastle, 31 High Bridge, NE1 1EW Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

The heartache and misery of supporting a football team of over 40 years but rather like a wayward family member you still have to look out for them despite them always letting you down. I'll try and give my explanation as to why NUFC doesn't work proper... Read More

Mon Sep 09 2019
07:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Sep 10 2019

"THE POWER OF YOU" Personal Development Event, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Discovery Museum , Blandford Square, NE1 4JA Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Fed up with doing the same old things day in, day out? Have the feeling that you could do and be more? JOIN US TO UNLEASH THE POWER OF YOU! Perhaps you feel that your life could be more. Maybe you’ve tried to live your dreams, those dreams of happiness... Read More

Tue Sep 10 2019
10:00 am to 04:00 pm

Steve by Josh Coates

Alphabetti Theatre , Alphabetti Theatre, St James Boulevard, NE1 4HP Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Tuesday 10th - Saturday 14th September 2019 Show begins: 7.30pm Tickets: Pay What You Feel Age recommendation: 14+ Running time: 60 mins ​A fanfic no one asked for, a sprawling eulogy to a deceased robot that wears its fragile heart on its sleeve, a meme... Read More

Tue Sep 10 2019
07:30 pm to 08:30 pm

Poetic Justice

Bobiks , 125 Jesmond Road, NE2 3JY Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

POETIC JUSTICE A Poetry Gameshow where panelists fight for the right to recite! It's poetry, but as you've never seen before in Newcastle. Your Host: Jenni Pascoe Team Captains: Rowan McCabe and Arabella Arnott PLUS two invited guests Over the cour... Read More

Tue Sep 10 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Sep 11 2019

Hearing Voices: What do we need to know?

The Assembly Rooms , Fenkle Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Hearing the Voice (Durham University) warmly invites you to join a public event which asks ‘Hearing Voices: What do we need to know?’. The half-day symposium will celebrate the launch of Understanding Voices ­ – a new website providing clear, compre... Read More

Wed Sep 11 2019
01:00 pm to 05:45 pm

Sep 12 2019

Northern Exposure

Discovery Museum , Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Northern Exposure returns: 12th September 2019! Following a fantastic event in February, we are super excited to announce the next Northern Exposure will be taking place on Thursday 12th September 2019 at The Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne!... Read More

Thu Sep 12 2019
10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Tom Taylor - 'The Game's a Foot, Try the Fish'

Bobiks , 125 Jesmond Road, NE2 3JY Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

A one man M**der mystery/comedy show, this is one not to miss! The Game’s a Foot, Try the Fish and The Man with the Twisted Hip are the first two Charlie Montague Mysteries from award-winning writer-performer Tom Taylor (as heard on BBC Radio 4’s New Com... Read More

Thu Sep 12 2019
08:00 pm to 10:45 pm

Sep 13 2019

Dare You Climb the Tower?

Newcastle Cathedral , Newcastle Cathedral, St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PF, NE1 1PF Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

A rare chance to climb the 162 steps of Newcastle Cathedral’s Lantern Tower with breath-taking views of the city. Each aspect of the tower reveals a unique story of the heritage and people of Newcastle upon Tyne. During the climb up, we stop to take a br... Read More

Fri Sep 13 2019
10:00 am to 11:30 am

Flows: Environmental History Workshop

Rm 201 , 207, Sandyford Building, City Campus, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Flows: Environmental History Workshop 2019 This one day event hosted by Northumbria University brings together academics, early career researchers and PhD students for the Second Annual Environmental History Workshop, which aims to continue the work... Read More

Fri Sep 13 2019
10:00 am to 05:30 pm

Sep 14 2019

An Afternoon of Adventure Travel

The Grey Street Hotel , 2-12 Grey St,, NE1 6EE Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Join us for an afternoon of talks and discussion of travelling in some of the more off the beaten track regions of the world. Renowned travel writer and journalist, Nick Redmayne will be talking about his recent visit to one of Africa's least visited cou... Read More

Sat Sep 14 2019
02:00 pm to 04:30 pm

Connie Glynn - Newcastle

Waterstones , Blackett Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Come and join internationally bestselling author Connie Glynn for a new term at Rosewood Hall in celebration of the release of her new book The Lost Princess, the sequel to Undercover Princess and Princess In Practice. Connie will be talking about t... Read More

Sat Sep 14 2019
07:00 pm to 09:00 pm

This Is Spinal Tap Screening

Tyneside Cinema , 10 Pilgrim Street, NE1 6QG Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

The Summer Nights season at Tyneside Cinema is back! We're cranking everything up to eleven for a screening of THIS IS SPINAL TAP, followed by themed cocktails in Tyneside Bar Cafe. In Rob Reiner's cult classic, Spinal Tap, the loudest band in England,... Read More

Sat Sep 14 2019
08:15 pm to 11:15 pm

Sep 16 2019

Action on Employability in English - an English: Shared Futures Satellite Event

Northumbria University , Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Action on Employability in English - an English: Shared Futures Satellite Event   Preparing our students for their futures is a key aspect of the role of contemporary degree courses. Perspectives on the place of employability in higher educati... Read More

Mon Sep 16 2019
11:00 am to 04:15 pm

Action on Employability in English

Northumbria University , Student Central, Library Building, Sandyford Road, NE1 8ST Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Preparing our students for their futures is a key aspect of the role of contemporary degree courses. Perspectives on the place of employability in higher education range from viewing it as a core part of all discipline-focussed degree work, as an inevitab... Read More

Mon Sep 16 2019
11:00 am to 04:15 pm

Concrete Dreams: Brutalism and the North East

Commercial Union House , Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Concrete Dreams: Brutalism and the North East Listen to John Grundy, author and TV presenter talk about “Concrete Dreams: Brutalism and the North East”.Visit this 1971 Brutalist office building, one of the few remaining in Newcastle and spend... Read More

Mon Sep 16 2019
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Sep 17 2019

Mental health, media and mindfulness

NGI Solutions , 9th Floor, Baltic Place East, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3AE, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

About this event: Join communications agency, NGI Solutions and special guests Newcastle United Foundation, Tyneside and Northumberland Mind and the Road to Recovery Trust as we talk all things mental health. Following the release of the CIPR... Read More

Tue Sep 17 2019
08:30 am to 10:30 am

In Conversation with Diana Henry

Artisan , 16 Stoddart St, NE2 1AN Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Diana Henry is coming to The Biscuit Factory to talk about her new book, From the Oven to the Table! Diana Henry is an award-winning food writer, journalist and broadcaster. She is the author of ten books including ‘Crazy Water, Pickled Lemons’, ‘Cook Si... Read More

Tue Sep 17 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Sep 18 2019

#FSBConnect Newcastle - 18 September

Border Minstrel , High Gosforth Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

#FSBConnect Newcastle Your opportunity to join #FSBConnect Networking and effectively develop and grow your business through our national network of events Events are held every 3rd Wednesday of each month. It costs just £5 and you get tea/cof... Read More

Wed Sep 18 2019
08:00 am to 10:00 am

Time to get ‘Smart’ about Inclusive Design

PROTO , The Emerging Technology Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Time to get ‘Smart’ about Inclusive Design  This is a continuous professional development (CPD) event Doors open at 1.00 pmSeminar begins at 1.30 pm ‘Smart Homes’, ‘Digital Cities’, Internet of Things (IoT) are terms relating to monitori... Read More

Wed Sep 18 2019
01:00 pm to 04:30 pm

Cobbled Streets and Penny Sweets wuth Local author and historian Yvonne...

The City Library , New Bridge Street West, NE1 2 Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Join Yvonne Young to share memories of a Geordie Childhood, from her new book Cobbled Streets and Penny Sweets. Born in 1950s Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Yvonne Young's childhood was spent at the heart of the city's industry. With her grandfather working as a sh... Read More

Wed Sep 18 2019
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Cobbled Streets and Penny Sweets wuth Local author and historian Yvonne Young, Wednesday 18th September, City Library, 2.00pm, Room 1 & 2, Level 2

Newcastle City Library , 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Join Yvonne Young to share memories of a Geordie Childhood, from her new book Cobbled Streets and Penny Sweets. Born in 1950s Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Yvonne Young's childhood was spent at the heart of the city's industry. With her grandfather working as a sh... Read More

Wed Sep 18 2019
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

Archipelago + Freese Trio

Bobiks , 125 Jesmond Road, NE2 3JY Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Award winning Tyneside trio Archipelago fuse genre blending post-jazz dreamscapes with alt-rock and improvisation to name a few, taking inspiration from musicians as diverse as Don Cherry, Morph*ne and Joni Mitchell. Since releasing their debut LP ‘Weig... Read More

Wed Sep 18 2019
07:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Sep 19 2019

Creative Writing Workshop

Newcastle City Library , 33 New Bridge Street West, NE1 8AX Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Do you have a burning desire to write but don’t know where to start? Come along to a full day workshop with Suzanne Lambert, a published author with Penguin Random House and find out how!... Read More

Thu Sep 19 2019
10:30 am to 04:00 pm

Teatime Talk - Scandi Noir

Friends of Newcastle Theatre Royal , Theatre Royal, 100 Grey Street, NE1 6BR Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Join us for an afternoon tea (sandwiches and scones) in the company of our guest speaker. Dr Jacky Collins is Senior Lecturer in Spanish Studies and Film & TV at Northumbria University, where her main area of research is European Crime Fiction, Film... Read More

Thu Sep 19 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Sep 20 2019

Myth & Movement

The Old Coal Yard , Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Myth & Movement Richard Dawson curates an evening of musical, mythical mirth-making, featuring some incredible visiting and homespun performers who each stretch the possibilities of song making into new forms to create their own new traditions. A doz... Read More

Fri Sep 20 2019
05:00 pm to 11:30 pm

Sep 21 2019

Write Faster (September edition)

Alphabetti Theatre , Alphabetti Theatre, St James Boulevard, NE1 4HP Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Saturday 21st September 2019 Show begins: 9.30pm Tickets: Pay What You Feel Age recommendation: 16+ Running time: Approx. 2 hrs including interval See a brand-new play written and performed live before your very eyes. It's live writing. It's ridiculous.... Read More

Sat Sep 21 2019
09:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Sep 22 2019

Reg Meuross presents 12 Silk Handkerchiefs - Newcastle

The Cluny , 36 Lime Street, NE1 2PQ Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Winter 1968. Three Hull trawlers sink. 58 men die. A fishwife leads the fight to change safety laws. Folking.com Soloist Of The Year 2019, singer, songwriter, storyteller Reg Meuross, brings the 12 Silk Handkerchiefs Tour 2019 to Cluny 2, Newcastle 12 S... Read More

Sun Sep 22 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Bahamadia / The Cluny / 22.09.19 + Leddie MC

The Cluny , 36 Lime Street, NE1 2PQ Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Philadelphia native Bahamadia has lived and breathed music for years. In fact, many influential musical scholars credit her as being one of the original MC’s to gain Philly international acceptance in the Hip Hop community in a major way. Initially a DJ,... Read More

Sun Sep 22 2019
07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Faithful Johannes :: Peter Cat :: WWCP (FREE ENTRY)

The Tyne Bar , 1 Maling St, NE6 1LP Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Full Pelt and The Tyne Bar presents... Faithful Johannes, Peter Cat and What We Call Progress SUN 22nd September FREE ENTRY :: Faithful Johannes :: Barely-rap from Durham City. Existing in a hinterland between spoken word poetry and rap, Faithful Johann... Read More

Sun Sep 22 2019
07:45 pm to 10:45 pm

Sep 25 2019

Successful Blogging - 'Be Innovative' Msterclass

Newcastle City Library , Bewick Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Successful Blogging:  Blogs and news pages can do wonders for your web traffic - but finding the time to write content is difficult. Running your own business is challenging enough without the burden of a blog on your shoulders! You may find writing... Read More

Wed Sep 25 2019
10:00 am to 01:30 pm

Sep 26 2019

Kainoa Harbottle Lecture with Newcastle magic Circle

Magicbox , Unit 3 Strand House, NE12 5US Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

An Evening with Kainoa Harbottle Kainoa’s magic breathes new life into the tired phrase “right before your very eyes.” His performances represent his wish to share with others uncanny experiences—events that bring to life our desires. By making money appe... Read More

Thu Sep 26 2019
07:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Great Northern Slam

Northern Stage , Barras Bridge, NE1 7RH Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Slam Poetry is spoken word for the 21st Century. Sixteen of the best slam poets in the North have three minutes each to wow the audience with words and delivery. In each round the audience votes to eliminate poets until only two are left to battle it out... Read More

Thu Sep 26 2019
07:45 pm to 09:45 pm

Oct 02 2019

Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of)

Northern Stage , Barras Bridge, NE1 7RH Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

This is an adaptation like no other. Drawing on over two hundred years of romantic pop history is Blood of the Young’s unique take on a beloved novel – the hugely acclaimed Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of). Six young women have a story to tell. You might... Read More

Wed Oct 02 2019
02:00 pm to 03:40 pm

Oct 03 2019

Get That Novel Published with Fiona Veitch Smith

Newcastle City Library , 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Have you nearly finished your novel and want to try and get it published? CWA Dagger shortlisted author Fiona Veitch Smith will help you plan your strategy. In fun, interactive small group sessions we will look at the world of agents, mainstream publisher... Read More

Thu Oct 03 2019 at 05:00 pm to Thu Nov 07 2019 at 07:00 pm

The Northumbrians | Dan Jackson

The Lit & Phil , 23 Westgate Road, NE1 1SE Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

FREE | Book Launch: The Northumbrians: North-East England and Its People: A New History Dan Jackson What makes North-Eastern England so distinctive? Where do the stereotypes come from, and what’s the real story? The Northumbrians have been overlooked by... Read More

Thu Oct 03 2019
07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 2019

Newcastle upon Tyne , United Kingdom

NEWCASTLE FESTIVAL OF JAZZ AND IMPROVISED MUSIC 2019 It's with great pleasure that we announce this year's Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music. Welcome to the third edition where once again what a stunning range of events we have lined up h... Read More

Thu Oct 03 2019 at 07:30 pm to Sun Oct 06 2019 at 10:30 pm

Playing Up 11

Northern Stage , Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

An evening of short plays, written by North East writers and performed by some of the region's most exciting emerging talent. Tickets only £8 (£6 con)!... Read More

Thu Oct 03 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Oct 04 2019

Book Launch: Against Memoir by Michelle Tea

The Biscuit Factory , 16 Stoddart Street, NE2 1AN Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Michelle Tea's new book Against Memoir with the author herself! As well as an established author, Tea is the curator of the Amethyst Editions imprint at Feminist Press. She founded the literary non-profit RADAR Prod... Read More

Fri Oct 04 2019
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

On The Move

Star and Shadow Cinema , 210 Warwick Street, NE2 1BB Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Dir: Various, UK, 71 mins, DCP Fri 4 October // 19:30 / Cinema Tickets: £7/5 Book: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/star-and-shadow-cinema/t-kmpzyo On the Move is a touring programme of experimental film from the Scottish Borders-based Moving Image Makers... Read More

Fri Oct 04 2019
07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Oct 05 2019

Aesthetics of Imperfection BSA Workshop (Session 1)

Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne , Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Saturday 5th October AESTHETICS OF IMPERFECTION: BSA WORKSHOP (Session 1) Hosted by Andy Hamilton and Durham University the workshop will feature festival musicians and additional special guests The Literary and Philosophical Society Doors 9.30am (Wor... Read More

Sat Oct 05 2019
09:30 am to 03:00 pm

Ways / Massimo Pupillo and Tony Buck / MacDonald and Reid

Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne , Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Saturday 5th October WAYS featuring ACHIM KAUFFMAN + MASSIMO PUPILLO and TONY BUCK + RAYMOND MACDONALD and JER REID Ways: Brodie West (Saxophone) / Achim Kauffman (Piano) / Evan Cartwright (Drums) Massimo Pupillo (Bass and Electronics) / Tony Buck (P... Read More

Sat Oct 05 2019
06:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Oct 06 2019

Aesthetics of Imperfection BSA Workshop (Session 2)

Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne , Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Sunday 6th October AESTHETICS OF IMPERFECTION: BSA WORKSHOP (Session 2) Hosted by Andy Hamilton and Durham University the workshop will feature festival musicians and additional special guests The Literary and Philosophical Society Doors 9.30am (Works... Read More

Sun Oct 06 2019
09:30 am to 04:00 pm

Julie Kjær 3 + Alexander Hawkins

Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne , Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Sunday 6th October JULIE KJÆR 3 + ALEXANDER HAWKINS Julie Kjær 3: Julie Kjær (Winds) / John Edwards (Double Bass) / Steve Noble (Percussion) Alexander Hawkins (Piano) The Literary and Philosophical Society Doors 7.00pm (7.30pm: Alexander Hawkins Solo... Read More

Sun Oct 06 2019
07:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Oct 08 2019

The Kremlin Letters | David Reynolds

The Lit & Phil , 23 Westgate Road, NE1 1SE Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

£3 | payable in advance, please call 0191 232 0192 In association with Yale University Press Award-winning author and TV history presenter Professor David Reynolds reveals some of the secrets of Stalin's wartime correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt... Read More

Tue Oct 08 2019
06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Planet Rock Roadstars · Newcastle · The Cluny

The Cluny , 36 Lime Street, NE1 2PQ Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

ROADSTARS - The best in breaking blues and rock Two of the most exciting new prospects in the world of blues rock will tour together for the very first time throughout October 2019. “ROADSTARS” – this hi-octane live extravaganza promises to be one of the... Read More

Tue Oct 08 2019
07:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Oct 09 2019

The Cultural Series | Alexander McCall Smith

The Lit & Phil , 23 Westgate Road, NE1 1SE Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Please note: MEMBERS PRIORITY BOOKING opens Monday 9th September, 9.30am PUBLIC BOOKING opens Monday 23rd September, 9.30am £25 includes a drink This autumn we host our inaugural Cultural Series in partnership with North East Times magazine, comprising... Read More

Wed Oct 09 2019
07:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Oct 10 2019

Rod Picott + Elaine Palmer

Live Theatre Newcastle , Broad Chare, NE1 3DQ Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Seventeen years ago Rod Picott dropped his tool belt, picked up an acoustic guitar and released his first album Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues. The acclaimed debut put a nail in the coffin of his construction career and ignited his second career as a singer-song... Read More

Thu Oct 10 2019
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Oct 12 2019

Beccy Owen & The Refuge. "Chaotica", The Album Launch

The Old Coal Yard , 12 Elizabeth Street, NE6 1JS Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

WAAAH! This is it! THE OLD COAL YARD <> 12.10.19 <> 7pm <> £10/£8 Acclaimed, DIY singer-songwriter Beccy Owen is releasing 'CHAOTICA' her sixth solo* album...*well, kinda solo, because this is really the debut album of a brand new fem... Read More

Sat Oct 12 2019
07:00 pm to 11:59 pm

Oct 15 2019

Reasons to Stay Alive

Northern Stage , Barras Bridge, NE1 7RH Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

This is the true story of his journey out of crisis; a profoundly uplifting exploration of living and loving better. The first theatrical adaptation of Matt Haig’s frank and funny bestseller. This play with music and movement, imagined for the stage by J... Read More

Tue Oct 15 2019
07:30 pm to 09:50 pm

Oct 17 2019

NEIMME Lecture - The Railway Revolution - (New Book by Les Turnbull)

North East Futures UTC , Stephenson Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

The Railway Revolution By Les Turnbull NEIMME  This lecture is a joint event held in conjunction with the Stephenson Locomotive Society to mark the launch Les Turnbull’s new book ‘The Railway Revolution’ which is published by NEIMME in conjunc... Read More

Thu Oct 17 2019
06:00 pm to 07:00 pm

Dinner With Thomas Truax

Newcastle upon Tyne , United Kingdom

In conjunction with Cobalt Studios' FRESH Thursdays, Prancey Dog is very proud to announce the return (with new instruments) of THOMAS TRUAX. Fresh is a simple concept - new music and home-made food for £8. The food is simple and homecooked, always veggi... Read More

Thu Oct 17 2019
06:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Oct 18 2019

The Last Night of the Proms

Newcastle Cathedral , St Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Newcastle Cathedral presents The Last Night of the Proms Friday 18 October 2019 at 7:30pm (Concert will end by 9:45pm) Popular, entertaining, and beautiful music for voices and brass performed in the historic setting of Newcastle Cathedral. In... Read More

Fri Oct 18 2019
07:30 pm to 09:45 pm

Oct 24 2019

FLIM NITE

Alphabetti Theatre , Alphabetti Theatre, St James Boulevard, NE1 4HP Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Thursday 24th October 2019 Show begins: 7.30pm Tickets: £7 full / £5 concession Age recommendation: 16+ Running time: Approx. 2 hours plus interval Smash hit experimental performance night FLIM NITE returns to Newcastle to retell classic films the only w... Read More

Thu Oct 24 2019
07:30 pm to 10:30 pm

Oct 25 2019

Only The Poets - Newcastle

Think Tank? Underground , Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

-------- Only The Poets return to Newcastle for a headline show 25th of October 2019  14+... Read More

Fri Oct 25 2019
07:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Oct 28 2019

October New Moon Women's Circle

The Newcastle Meditation Centre , 71b Westgate Road, NE1 1SG Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Join us for rose tea and chocolate, guided meditation, ritual smudging, automatic writing, intention setting and movement at this women's circle to honour the October new moon. Contribution: £15 (there are always 2 bursary spaces available) Spaces are l... Read More

Mon Oct 28 2019
08:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Oct 31 2019

P4f: Martha - Live in Newcastle (Halloween show)

Riverside Newcastle , Neptune House, 1 The Close, NE1 3RQ Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Portions For Foxes presents: MARTHA plus support 31st of October at @ Riverside Newcastle October 31 Tickets 10 advance available here: https://www.seetickets.com/event/martha-riverside/the-riverside/1377660 £1 donated to Right To Remain for every per... Read More

Thu Oct 31 2019 at 08:30 pm to Fri Nov 01 2019 at 12:00 am

Declan Welsh & The Decadent West - Live in Newcastle

Digital Newcastle , Centre For Life, Times Square, NE1 5 Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

? Declan Welsh & The Decadent West ? THINK TANK? ? Thursday 31st October ? Tickets on sale this Friday @ 10am via http://bit.ly/DWATDW-TANK BIO: Declan Welsh is a songwriter and poet from Glasgow. With his band, The Decadent West they create music t... Read More

Thu Oct 31 2019
08:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Birds Of Chicago + George Welch & Christine Jeans

Live Theatre Newcastle , Broad Chare, NE1 3DQ Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Birds of Chicago have been riding a swell of good mojo on the Americana scene since their inception in late 2012. With their new album, Love in Wartime, they are set to both confirm that roots world buzz and break through to a much wider audience. Recorde... Read More

Thu Oct 31 2019 at 09:00 pm to Fri Nov 01 2019 at 12:00 am

Nov 02 2019

Jordan Peterson: The Limits of Free Speech? - Philosophy Special with Alex Gooch - Explore Extra

Green Room , 4th floor, Commercial Union House , Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Tutor: Alex Gooch Canadian psychology professor Jordan Peterson exploded into public consciousness in 2016, due to a series of YouTube videos criticizing political correctness,... Read More

Sat Nov 02 2019
10:30 am to 01:00 pm

Nov 23 2019

The Land of Oak and Iron - History Special with Max Adams - Explore Extra

Green Room , 4th floor, Commercial Union House , Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Tutor: Max Adams is an archaeologist, biographer and author of The King in the North : the life and times of Oswald Whiteblade as well as several other criticllay-acclaimed titles. Land of Oak & Iron is a celebration of... Read More

Sat Nov 23 2019
10:30 am to 01:00 pm

Nov 29 2019

The Wolfe Tones at Tyneside Irish Centre, Newcastle

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

Legendary balladeers, The Wolfe Tones, have entered an unprecedented 56 years on the road. Starting off in Dublin in 1963, the group continue to tour and pack venues across the World. Emerging from the ballad boom of the early 1960’s, The Wolfe Tones star... Read More

Fri Nov 29 2019
09:00 pm to 11:59 pm

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