What's On At The Lit & Phil

  • November Thu 14th 09:30
    Dancing on the Tyne Exhibition Free during library opening hours
  • November Fri 15th 13:00
    Lunchtime Jazz: Jo Harrop & Jamie McCredie £5
  • November Fri 15th 19:00
    M.R James Ghost Stories £10/8
  • November Sat 16th 11:00
    William Shield Festival £ Various
  • November Mon 18th 18:00
    Ghosts and Hauntings in the North East £3
  • November Thu 21st 19:00
    A Christmas Carol £10/8
  • November Fri 22nd 17:30
    Dancing on the Tyne Open Evening Free but booking necessary
  • Books on Tyne
    November Sat 23rd 11:00
    Books on Tyne Prices vary. Festival runs from 23rd-30th November
  • December Mon 2nd 19:00
    Red Squirrel Press: Tom Kelly & Ellen Phethean FREE
  • December Thu 5th 19:00
    An Evening of Poetry and Prose Readings £3
  • December Thu 12th 18:00
    Members' Christmas Gathering £8
  • December Mon 16th 18:00
    Rome Unpacked £25
  • January Fri 3rd 19:00
    Phantoms at the Phil £5/£3


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