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November | Fri 22nd | 17:30

Dancing on the Tyne Open Evening Free but booking necessary

The Lit & Phil, in partnership with Northumbria University is delighted to present 

Dancing on The Tyne Open Evening

A part of the Being Human Festival, Dancing on The Tyne features An Exhibition and an Open Evening with live dancing!

Abraham Mackintosh was a Scottish dancing master who came to Newcastle at the end of the 18th century and is the starting point for the Dancing on The Tyne Exhibition (see this link). The open evening is a chance to hear the tunes performed, or to put on your dancing shoes and join in some 18th-century dancing. You can also explore the exhibition and listen to short performance-talks to discover the local people and places who inspired Mackintosh’s tunes. 

The open evening is on Friday 22nd November from 5.30pm to 7.30 pm.

Admission free but please book in advance through this link.

The exhibition runs from 14th to the 23rd November and is open throughout the festival during normal Lit & Phil opening hours. Admission free. 

A ‘Dancing on the Tyne’ Schools and Colleges workshop is on Friday 22 November, 13:45 – 15:30.


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