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

  • Oct Wednesday 17th 18:00
    Gail-Nina Anderson Lecture Series - The Tragic Heroine in Art (3 of 3) £4
  • Oct Thursday 18th 19:00
    Poetry Launch - Lesley Mountain's new collection 'Vamoose' FREE
  • Oct Monday 22nd 16:00
    Opera North presents Whistle Stop Opera FREE
  • Oct Monday 22nd 18:00
    Cribbing and Swotting, Hazing and Rioting: the student experience in the late Roman empire FREE
  • Oct Tuesday 23rd 19:00
    Dr Derek McCulloch and Café Mozart £8/6
  • Oct Thursday 25th 19:30
    Return to Paradise - Music by Michael Jon Smith £8/6

What's on this month

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