24th November - 2nd December

Books on Tyne

Our partnership with Newcastle Libraries continues with the eighth year of Books on Tyne, our Winter Literary Festival.

It’s a packed programme including a celebration of Muriel Spark’s centenary, with her friend Alan Taylor, in conversation with Sean O’Brien. Eminent First World War historian Richard van Emden joins us, with a consideration of his book The Quick and the Dead.

For budding detectives there is a FREE session with Laura Wood, author of the Poppy Pym series, and for young story lovers there is a FREE performance of The Snow Bear from Hearthside Tales, with Chris Bostock and his band of brilliant musicians.

Check out the full programme at www.booksontyne.co.uk

There are also FREE guided tours of the Library.   


What's On At The Lit And Phil

  • Nov Monday 19th 18:30
    For Science, King and Country: the Life and Legacy of Henry Moseley FREE
  • Nov Saturday 24th 11:00
    Books on Tyne - Laura Wood FREE
  • Nov Monday 26th 19:00
    Books on Tyne - Nancy Campbell £3
  • Nov Tuesday 27th 18:00
    Books on Tyne - D.J. Taylor in conversation with Keith Jewitt £3
  • Nov Wednesday 28th 19:00
    Books on Tyne - Wilson's Tales of the Borders: A Forgotten Northumbrian literacy legacy FREE
  • Nov Thursday 29th 19:00
    Books on Tyne - Effie: the passionate lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John Everett Millais £3

What's on this month

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