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Bodies in, Bodies Out
November 21, 11:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Explore this unique 17th-century historic courtroom and its maritime connections with the River Tyne. Two short talks will focus on its acoustics and power, and the movement of bodies in and out of the court. Discover this well preserved courtroom containing manacles, iron barbs on the defendant box and a barred holding cell.
Johannah Latchem from Newcastle University will discuss her artwork made for the Guildhall courtroom and offer insight into how both historic and new data on its acoustics shaped the artwork that focused on the woman’s perspective, maritime history and law, and the movement of the condemned body from court. Solicitor Helen Rutherford and Clare Sandford-Couch from Northumbria University will then discuss the Coroner’s work including the reclaiming of bodies from the river, identifying the dead and documenting the movement of the body into the Coroner’s court.
In partnership withNewcastle Guildhall Courtroom, Northumbria University
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