What's On At The Lit And Phil

  • Nov Monday 18th 18:00
    Ghosts and Hauntings in the North East £3
  • Nov Thursday 21st 19:00
    A Christmas Carol £10/8
  • Nov Friday 22nd 17:30
    Dancing on the Tyne Open Evening Free but booking necessary
  • Books on Tyne
    Nov Saturday 23rd 11:00
    Books on Tyne Prices vary. Festival runs from 23rd-30th November
  • Dec Monday 2nd 19:00
    Red Squirrel Press: Tom Kelly & Ellen Phethean FREE
  • Dec Thursday 5th 19:00
    An Evening of Poetry and Prose Readings £3

What's on this month

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