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

  • Apr Monday 23rd 18:00
    Gail-Nina Anderson: The Four Seasons in Art - Autumn £4
  • Apr Thursday 26th 18:00
    Transforming Private Troubles into Public Issues with Dr Catherine Donovan FREE
  • Apr Saturday 28th 11:00
    The Avison Ensemble Young Musicians' Award Winners Concert FREE but donations welcome
  • Apr Monday 30th 18:00
    Gail-Nina Anderson: The Four Seasons in Art - Winter £4
  • May Tuesday 1st 00:00
    Newcastle Noir - weekend and day passes £various
  • May Tuesday 1st 18:30
    Newcastle Noir Fringe: The Golden Age of Crime Writing FREE

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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