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Duncan Campbell – The Underworld Then and Now – And Why We Like to Read About Crime

20 October @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
£6

Tickets £6 Duncan Campbell was the Guardian‘s crime correspondent and chairman of the Crime Reporters’ Association. His updated history of organised crime, The Underworld, is published this year by Ebury Press. His previous books include We’ll All Be Murdered in our Beds! The Shocking History of Crime Reporting (Elliott & Thompson 2016) and the novel, If…

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Lindsay Allason-Jones – Roman Woman; Everyday Life in Hadrian’s Britain

20 October @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
£6

Tickets £6 Please note this session is upstairs and no lift is available. Lindsay Allason-Jones is an archaeologist and Visiting Fellow at Newcastle University. Her research into Roman artefacts and Roman women led to Michael O’Mara asking her to write a novel about a year in the life of a typical family in Roman York.…

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Poppy Holden – Unquiet Graves

20 October @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
£6

Tickets £6 Please note this session is upstairs and no lift is available. Poppy Holden sings and discusses her latest collection of beautiful ballads, about the power of love, which can sometimes be so strong that even beyond death lovers will comfort one another. Poppy Holden trained as a singer at the Royal College of…

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Stephen Platten – They Know Earth-secrets: Thomas Hardy’s Tortured Vocation

19 October @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
£6

 Tickets £6 Thomas Hardy is often read as a classical Victorian agnostic, or more likely atheist. By discussing Hardy’s poetry and prose, Stephen will present the view that his struggle with religious faith was one of the key factors that directed his literary creativity. Stephen is an honorary Assistant Bishop in the dioceses of London,…

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Tim Tate – Hitler’s British Traitors

19 October @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
£6

Tickets £6 Tim Tate is a multi award-winning documentary film-maker, investigative journalist and best-selling author. His most recent work, Hitler’s British Traitors, reveals the previously secret history of scores of British fascists who spied, carried out sabotage and betrayed their country to Nazi Germany during World War Two. A paperback edition will be released in…

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Anne Ryland – Uncommon Pairings ~ Poem as Diptych – Writing Workshop

19 October @ 1:15 pm - 3:45 pm
£6

Tickets £6. Limited numbers – Booking essential Please note this session is upstairs and there is no lift available. How can we write poems in which two halves generate a dynamic whole? They may work in partnership and opposition, the space between evoking shifts and silences. Through varied exercises, we’ll explore the looser form of…

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Simon Frith – Myths and Memories: Writing the history of live music

19 October @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
£6

Tickets £6. Please note this session is upstairs and there is no lift available. Simon Frith had a long career as a music journalist and was a pioneer of the academic study of popular music.   He is presently working on a three-volume history of live music in Britain since 1950. Volume 2, covering 1967-1984, came…

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Poetry Open Mic

19 October @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

FREE Event. No booking required. Please note this session is upstairs and there is no lift available. Poets and others interested in poetry are invited to come along to the Open Mic session, which this year will take place in the new Berwick Visitor Centre on Walkergate on Saturday 19th October. The session will run…

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Dan Jackson – The Northumbrians: North-East England and Its People: A New History

19 October @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
£6

Tickets £6 In a new history of North East England, Dan explores the roots of Northumbrian culture – hard work, drinking, sociability, sentimentality, militarism and masculinity—in centuries of border warfare and demanding work in industry, at sea and underground. Dan Jackson has written for the New Statesmen and appeared on the BBC.

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