BURC (St Paul’s)

Main Street, Spittal

Brian Ward – Martin Luther King in Newcastle: The African-American Freedom Struggle and Race Relations in the North East of England

18th October 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tickets £6/Students FREE This session is presented in association with Berwick Educational Association and the North-East Historical Association Brian Ward is Professor in American Studies at Northumbria University. His talk will explain how he rediscovered the forgotten, sometimes hilarious details of Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1967 visit to Newcastle and puts it into the context…

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Jessie Greengrass – Sight

18th October 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Tickets £6/Students FREE Jessie Greengrass was born in 1982 and lives in Berwick. Her short story collection, An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It, won the 2016 Edge Hill Prize. Her first novel, Sight, has been shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and for the James…

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Richard Moore – In a Glass Darkly

18th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tickets £6/Students FREE Richard Moore is a graduate of Cambridge University with a doctorate in Victorian fiction. His recent book The Progress of Fun, about the history of comedy theatre, is to be published this year. Richard’s talk will take us through the origins of the Gothic via Edgar Allan Poe to Stevenson and Bram…

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