What's On At The Lit & Phil

  • December Mon 16th 18:00
    Rome Unpacked £25
  • December Wed 18th 13:00
    Cobalt Duet & Duo series: Piano £5
  • January Fri 3rd 19:00
    Phantoms at the Phil £5/£3
  • January Sat 4th 21:00
    GHOSTnortheast Overnight Fundraiser £20
  • January Wed 8th 13:00
    Cobalt Duet & Duo series: Piano £5
  • January Wed 15th 19:30
    Going South - Wednesday £10/8
  • January Thu 16th 19:30
    Going South - Thursday £10/8
  • January Thu 23rd 18:30
    Women in STEM: Battling the bugs! The puzzles of antimicrobial resistance in the lab and within our NHS FREE
  • January Fri 31st 13:10
    Songs of Love, Loss & Longing FREE
  • February Wed 5th 18:00
    Lit Faces: Early portrait photography in Tynemouth & North Shields £5
  • February Mon 10th 18:00
    Violence & Vengeance: The Untold Story of Odysseus' Return in Popular Culture FREE
  • February Tue 11th 18:00
    The Normal Cornish Sketchbooks £4
  • February Wed 12th 19:00
    Cobalt Duet & Duo series: Piano £5
  • February Fri 14th 13:00
    Lunchtime Jazz: Graeme Wilson & Paul Edis £6
  • February Mon 17th 18:00
    Art Deco Architecture: the Interwar Period £3


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