Events and Classes
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Art, Literature and Music
1st -28th | Exhibition | FREE | Andrew Guest | Ceramics have often been used to commemorate or celebrate events. Andrew has used these plates to demonstrate some of the stranger languages that are used today in the everyday world, including the pithy shorthand of north east newspaper headlines. Andrew Guest started working with ceramics in 2002. Whilst these plates are conceived for hanging on the wall, you could still eat your dinner off them. They will be mounted around the library and also available for sale.
Wednesday 12th | 7pm | £5/3 | Ian MacMillan and Tony Husband The Tale of Walter the Pencil Man. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to announce that this event has been postponed until further notice.
Friday 14th |10.15am – 12.15pm | £7 per session ‘Writing for children and young adults’ workshop (6 of 10) with writer Ellen Phethean. It's not necessary to come to all.
Friday 14th | 1pm | £4 | Lunchtime Jazz with Graham Hardy and Paul Edis
Friday 21st |10.15am – 12.15pm | ‘Writing for children and young adults’ workshop (7 of 10) with writer Ellen Phethean. It's not necessary to come to all.
Monday 24th | 7pm | FREE | Launch of Valerie Laws’ second crime fiction novel The Operator, sequel to the highly acclaimed The Rotting Spot (Red Squirrel Press)
Tuesday 25th | 5.30pm | £2 | Philosophy Lecture 'On Truth', Anthony Morgan. Aside from the word God, there is perhaps no other term that has been so misused, defiled, and desecrated as Truth. Perhaps for this very reason we would do well not to abandon it, but to try and understand it better. While much philosophy from Nietzsche onwards hasfound the concept of truth somewhat implausible and even dangerous,thislecture will explore whether, defiled and mutilated as it may be, we can raise Truth from the ground andconsider itafresh. For more information www.newphilsoc.org.uk
Tuesday 25th | 6pm | FREE | Lecture: The Newcastle Lit & Phil and Transpennine Enlightenment, John Mee. This talk looks at the early years of the Lit & Phil in the context of the blossoming of similar associations around the country in the late eighteenth-century, some of the conflicts involved in different understandings of the original aims and ambitions of the Society, and its influence on other groups, from Hackney to South Africa, as members dispersed across the globe giving Newcastle as an example of what might be achieved by way of the dissemination of knowledge.
Wednesday 26th | 7pm | FREE | Lifejoy: How to write your book. Dr Rebecca Williams Postponed until 24th September 2014
Thursday 27th | 6pm | FREE Lecture: From the Lightbulb to the Nanowire, Professor John Burn
Friday 28th |10.15am – 12.15pm |£7 per session ‘Writing for children and young adults’ workshop (8 of 10) with writer Ellen Phethean. It's not necessary to come to all.
Friday 28th | 1pm | FREE | North East Miners’ Homes movement, Ken Smith. The North East Aged Miners' Homes movement, which began in 1890s, demonstrated the charity and concern shown by the region's pitmen towards their retired fellow miners. This lecture will throw the spotlight on the movement which led to the establishment of numerous homes for retired pitmen, their wives and widows throughout much of County Durham and South East Northumberland.
Wednesday 5th | 1-3pm | £7 per session or £36 for six (payable at the first meeting)
These creative writing workshops are designed to inspire fresh ideas in both new and experienced writers. For further information please contact Kathleen Kenny, writer and tutor: email@example.com
Friday 7th |10.15am – 12.15pm |£7 per session ‘Writing for children and young adults’ workshop (9 of 10) with writer Ellen Phethean. It's not necessary to come to all.
Friday 7th | 7.30pm | £5 Jazz concert - The Budtones
The Budtones are a quintet who perform a mixture of jazz standards and originals. They have frequently performed at the Jazz Cafe in Newcastle and still play regularly throughout the region at venues such as Hoochie Coochie, The Bridge Hotel, The Salsa Cafe and The Queen's Hall, Hexham.
Friday 14th |10.15am – 12.15pm |£7 per session ‘Writing for children and young adults’ workshop (10 of 10) with writer Ellen Phethean. It's not necessary to come to all.
Tuesday 18th March | 1.10pm | FREE
Lunchtime recital - Chopin's Ballades
A concert of Chopin's four Ballades performed by current and former students of David Murray. Programme: Ballade No.1 in G Minor Michael Biggins; Ballade No.2 in F Major Jenny Martins; Ballade No.3 in Ab Major Lucy Walker; Ballade No.4 in F Minor Simon Passmore.
Saturday 22nd | 3.00pm | £3/2 Sage Gateshead’s Centre for Advanced Training – Concert of Chamber Music A recital series from the talented musicians from Sage Gateshead’s Centre for Advanced Training (part of the Young Musicians Programme).
Monday 14th April | 1.10pm | FREE Lunchtime piano recital - Jill Crossland
British pianist Jill Crossland pursues a flourishing concert and recording career. She performs throughout the UK, including regular appearances at London's South Bank and Wigmore Hall. She has recently performed at the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus in Vienna, St George's Bristol, Fairfield and Blackheath Halls, Sage Gateshead and the Leipzig Gewandhaus.
Programme: Bach - Selection from the Well-tempered Clavier Book 1 Preludes and Fugues Nos 1 and 2; Beethoven - 6 Bagatelles Op 126; Chopin - Nocturnes Op 27 Nos 1 and 2.
Wednesday 7th May | 7.30pm | £6/5 Jazz concert - The Virtuoso Jazz Trio
Whenever this trio assembles on the concert platform the sense of fun and excitement is palpable. Their repertoire is rooted in the very best of the Great American Songbook, to which audiences of all ages and musical tastes respond with a sense of delight.
George MacDonald (clarinet), James Birkett (guitar) and Pete Stuart (bass).
Monday 12th May | 1.10pm | FREE Lunchtime recital - Dark Inventions
Dark Inventions is a young chamber ensemble that seeks to highlight the links between traditionally disparate music. The brainchild of composer and conductor Christopher Leedham and composer and analyst Martin Scheuregger, the group focuses on combining music of different periods, curating projects that aim to entertain and inspire audiences whilst introducing some hidden gems from past and present repertoire.
Friday 23rd May | 1.10pm | FREE Lunchtime piano recital - Adam John Taylor
Originally from Newcastle, Adam Taylor is a graduate of the Royal College of Music where he studied under Gordon Fergus-Thompson. He has performed the Royal Overseas League, Victoria & Albert Museum and St. George Hanover Square. Recent appearances as a soloist have included venues such as Newcastle City Hall, The Bridgewater Hall and The Sage Gateshead.
Since graduating from The Royal College of Music Adam has studied with the renowned Russian pianist and teacher, Dina Parakhina. Adam is very grateful for the generous support from the Kathleen Trust and Sammy Johnson Memorial Fund.
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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.