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Art, Literature and Music

NOVEMBER

24-30th November | Books on Tyne Festival |

for more details on the events check www.booksontyne.co.uk

Monday 24th | 2 - 4pm | Free | Lit & Phil
Polari National Tour – Creative Writing Workshop
Who Am I? The LGBTQ Monologues. Places limited – booking essential

Monday 24th | 2.30 – 4pm | Free | City Library | Room 7
The Architecture and Heritage of Newcastle and Gateshead.

Monday 24th | 6 – 7.30pm | Free | City Library | Bewick Hall
Join Iron Press and Red Squirrel Press to celebrate
the launch of Short Not Sweet: New Writing from the North East

Monday 24th | 7 – 9pm | Free | Lit & Phil Polari on Tyne

Tuesday 25th | 2 – 3.30pm | £5 /£3 | City Library | Room 7
Meet Rachel Cochrane, a Writer on the Edge

Tuesday 25th | 6.30 – 9.30pm | £10 / £8 | Lit & Phil Festival Launch
Punch Lines! With Amanda Baker, Kate Fox, Sheree Mack and Harry Pearson

Wednesday 26th | 4.30 – 5.30pm | Free | City Library | Room 7
Explore The Day of the Triffids: a Book Forum with Adam Stock

Wednesday 26th | 6 – 7.30pm | £10 / £8 | Lit & Phil
An Evening with A.L. Kennedy

Thursday 27th | 1 – 2pm | Free | Lit & Phil | Yoshie Kawamura - ‘On the Edge of Piano Poetry’ Dark Fantasy in Music and Words

Thursday 27th | 6 – 7.30pm | £10 / £8 | City Library | Bewick Hall
An Evening with Marina Lewycka

Friday 28th | 2.30 – 4.30pm | £5 / £3 | City Library | Bewick Hall
At Your Peril with Dr Gail-Nina Anderson: The bizarre world of Gothic Literature and bibliomania explored

Friday 28th | 6 – 7.30pm | £10 / £8 | Lit & Phil
Jenny Uglow launches her latest book: In These Times, Living in Britain through Napoleon’s Wars, 1793-1815

Saturday 29th | 11am -12.30pm | £5 / £3 City Library | Bewick Hall
Newcastle Noir Crime writing with a Northern edge

Saturday 29th | 2.30 – 4pm £5 / £3 City Library | Room 7
The Long Arm and Itchy Fingers of World War One 1914-1918

Saturday 29th | 3.45 – 5.15pm £5 / £3 City Library | Bewick Hall
On the Edge– Soundings from Radio with Sarah Blunt

Saturday 29th | 1.30 – 3pm | £5 / £3 | Lit & Phil
Bodies of Light: Sarah Moss discusses her new novel, set among Pre-Raphaelite painters in
Manchester and the first generation of women doctors in London.

Saturday 29th | 3.30 – 5pm | £5 / £3 | Lit & Phil
English Journey: J.B. Priestley at large in the North East

Saturday 29th | 6 – 7.30pm | £10 / £8 | Lit & Phil
Battling Demons and Chasing Ghosts: Christopher Brookmyre’s Flesh Wounds

Sunday 30th | 11.30am – 1pm £5 / £3 | City Library | Bewick Hall
Writing the Great War, Michael Chaplin

Sunday 30th | 11.30am – 1pm | £3 / £2 | City Library | Room 4
Mindfulness in Practice with Simon Cole

Sunday 30th | 1 – 5pm | £5 / £3 | City Library | Room 7
From Page to Stage in an afternoon with poet Elaine Cusack
(with performance on Level 6 at 4.30pm)

Sunday 30th | 11.30am – 1pm | £5 / £3 | Lit & Phil
I’m a Writer, get me published! A discussion

Sunday 30th | 2.30 – 4pm | Free City Library | Room 4
The Perils and Pitfalls of Publishing in the Digital Age

Sunday 30th | 2 – 4pm | £5 / £3 | Lit & Phil
An Afternoon of poets, music and teatime treats

Sunday 30th | 6 – 7.30pm | £10 / £8 City Library
An Evening with Queen of Crime, Val McDermid

DECEMBER

Monday 1st | 7pm | FREE | Joint launch of two short story collections
The Weather in Kansas by Christa Ermiya and Dancing with a Stranger by Pauline Plummer

Wednesday 3rd | 7pm | FREE Carte Blanche women’s writing group (with Ellen Phethean) read from their anthology ‘From Horn’s House to Snook Tower’

Wednesday 3rd | 7.30pm | £6/5 | Jazz Concert - Lickety Split make a return visit to the library, playing an eclectic mix of jazz classics and standards.

Thursday 4th | 6-7pm | FREE | The Shakespeare Club | These informal and inclusive sessions allow you to share thinking about this extraordinary volume of work. A different play is looked at each month, until the Complete Works is done! The group meets on the first Thursday of each month and December's play is The Merry Wives of Windsor. You don't need to attend every session, but can if you wish to.

Friday 5th | 1.00pm | £4 | Lunchtime Jazz - Matt Anderson was awarded ‘Young Musician of the Year’ at the Jazz Yorkshire Awards 2010 and here joins 'brilliant young pianist,' (The Guardian) Paul Edis to perform a mix of original compositions and standards.

Saturday 6th | 10.30am | FREE Tour of the Lit & Phil | Take a tour and learn more about the amazing Lit & Phil history. Tours are FREE but please reserve your place as numbers are limited. Tours last about an hour.

Monday 8th December | 8.00pm | £8/7 | Jazz Concert The Porter Quartet - Inspired both by the music of celebrated groups and contemporary jazz artists.

Wednesday 10th | 7pm | FREE | Book Launch | Killing for Keeps Mari Hannah will be here, launching her latest Kate Daniels novel in the series. Mari has recently been shortlisted for the prestigious CWA (Crime Writers’ Association) Dagger in the Library.

Thursday 11th |7.00pm | FREE | Magma Magazine Launch Join guest reader Sean O’Brien and contributors Peter Armstrong, Carole Bromley, James McGonigal and Marjorie Lotfi Gill.

Friday 12th | 1.10pm | FREE | Lunchtime Guitar Recital - Michael Woods, a fingerpicking, ragtime, bottleneck and blues guitarist.

Saturday 13th | 11am | FREE | Lecture | Keith Jewitt on Literary and Philosophical Jesmond Vol.2

Monday 15th | 7.30pm | £8/7 | Vocal Recital | Laura Attridge and Claire Harris. Soprano Laura is currently undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Vocal Studies whilst Claire is studying Piano Accompaniment, both at the Royal College of Music (RCM).

Wednesday 17th | 10.30am | FREE tour of the Library

 

JANUARY

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 | FREE | The Shakespeare Club | This month’s play is Measure for Measure

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

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

Wednesday 21st | 10.30am | FREE tour of the Library

Friday 23rd | 7.30pm | £8/7 | Concert | Trio Gitan


 

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.