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Art, Literature and Music

DECEMBER

Saturday 20th | 7-9pm | FREE | Zendeh Winter Solstice | Our Composer in Residence Mariam Rezaei has been working with Zendeh to bring you this night of international celebration, where food, music, art and stories are shared by candlelight. Installations and workshops from the ZENDEH Micro Award Artists 2015: Yvette Hawkins, Christopher Younger and Sean Cotterill. Tickets are moving quickly! Better reserve them online now! Ror more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/276820005862031/

JANUARY 2015

Tuesday 6th | 7pm | £5/3 | Phantoms at the Phil | Be uneasy. Be rather uneasy. Join Gail-Nina Anderson and Sean O’Brien for new supernatural tales. We’re delighted to be joined by our special guest, the acclaimed award-winning novelist Lesley Glaister.

Thursday 8th | 6.00pm | Cyborgs, Robots with Brains and the Turing Test, Professor Kevin Warwick (Coventry University). One of the leading thinkers on cybernetics, Professor Warwick has published over 600 research papers and received six honorary doctorates. He is most popularly known for his experiments in implant technology.

Working in partnership with Newcastle College to deliver FREE lectures to the general public

Saturday 10th | 9pm-2am | £20 | GhostNorthEast vigil | SOLD OUT

Saturday 10th | 10.30am | FREE tour of the Library

Monday 12th | 7pm | FREE | Performance poets Bob Beagrie and Andy Willoughby entertain with their latest work. Red Squirrel Press Event

Thursday 15th | 5pm | £1 | Book Sale Preview Evening for members

Friday 16th – Sunday 18th | Friday and Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm | The Lit & Phil booksale | £1 entry | Bargain books

Wednesday 21st | 10.30am | FREE tour of the Library | A great way to find out more about the history of the Lit & Phil

Friday 23rd | 7.30pm | £8/7 | Concert | Trio Gitan will take you on a journey like no other: from classical music to Klezmer, poignant Russian songs to Parisian Swing, compositions new to Celtic fiddling - this band has it all. Sizzling soloing that will have you on the edge of your seat if you are not already up and dancing. Crafted improvisations, complex and accomplished, yet full of bubbling life with spontaneous dynamic interplay between violin, guitar, accordion and vocals from these maestro musicians.

FEBRUARY

Thursday 5th | 6.00pm | On the Edge of Faith: Ancient Wisdon for a Scientific World?, Professor Tom McLeish (Durham University). A professor of Physics, Tom has published over 170 scientific papers and co-edited a collaborative volume on values in Higher Education. His most recent book is 'Faith and Wisdom in Science', which he will be signing after this lecture.

Working in partnership with Newcastle College to deliver FREE lectures to the general public

Thursday 5th | 6.00pm | FREE | The Shakespeare Club | This month’s play is Measure For Measure

Friday 6th | 1pm | £4 | Jazz Concert with Dean Stockdale and Lucy Baker Stockdale: From Gershwin to Gillespie

Saturday 7th | 10.30am | FREE tour of the Library | A great way to find out more about the history of the Lit & Phil

Friday 6th | 6pm | FREE | Red Squirrel invites you to the joint launch of Colin Will's dynamic poetry collection 'The Book of Ways' and the energetic 'Double Bill - Poems inspired by popular culture' featuring many poets reading. Free event.

Saturday 7th | 7pm | £4/3 | Sage young musicians programme (YMP) Concert

Wednesday 18th | 10.30am | FREE tour of the Library


 

To reserve your place:

Please reserve your seat by calling (0191) 232 0192, emailing library@litandphil.org.uk or by calling in.

If you reserve a ticket and are subsequently unable to attend, please let us know as we often have a waiting list. Thank you.

In addition to the events listed here, there will be more events added to the list throughout the year. Please check here or in the library for details.