What's On At The Lit & Phil

  • July Sat 2nd 09:30
    Open Day FREE
  • July Sat 2nd 09:30
    The Battle of the Somme, with the Durham Wargames Group FREE
  • July Mon 4th 19:00
    Poetry to commemorate the Somme FREE
  • July Tue 5th 18:00
    The Germans on the Somme with Ian McArdle FREE
  • July Mon 18th 18:00
    The Man who Invented Fiction FREE
  • July Mon 18th 19:00
    Iron Press Launch FREE


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