Newcastle Noir 1st - 6th May 2018

Newcastle's only crime-writing festival is back!

The Lit & Phil is the crime scene once more as we welcome crime-writers new and established to discuss their criminal creations. There are panel discussions on a variety of topics, 'in conversation' events with some of the country's most well-known authors, tours, a crime-writing workshop AND a live performance of the legendary Fun Lovin' Crime Writers! Fringe events start on 1st May and are all FREE.

Check our What's On page for details of all events - you can follow a link to Eventbrite to book, or avoid the fees and book directly with the Lit & Phil.


What's On At The Lit And Phil

  • May Sunday 20th 14:00
    The Avison Ensemble £10/5
  • May Thursday 24th 19:00
    The Marvellous Life of Learie Constantine £5/3
  • May Friday 25th 19:00
    An Evening of Brahms £5/4
  • Jun Monday 4th 18:00
    The Changing role of Women Artists in 18th Century Europe £4
  • Jun Monday 11th 18:00
    Women Artists in 19th Century France £4
  • Jun Tuesday 12th 19:00
    Midsummer Blue - Music from Three Continents £5/4

What's on this month

Why not hire The Lit & Phil?

Seat 20 in the stunning Committee Room or plan an event in the Library (or something inbetween). The Lit & Phil is ideal for your meeting, training or party and is perfectly located next to the station.


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