What's On At The Lit And Phil

  • Nov Thursday 14th 09:30
    Dancing on the Tyne Exhibition Free during library opening hours
  • Nov Friday 15th 13:00
    Lunchtime Jazz: Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie £5
  • Nov Friday 15th 19:00
    M.R James Ghost Stories £10/8
  • Nov Saturday 16th 11:00
    William Shield Festival £ Various
  • Nov Monday 18th 18:00
    Ghosts and Hauntings in the North East £3
  • Nov Thursday 21st 19:00
    A Christmas Carol £10/8

What's on this month

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