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Bodies in, Bodies Out

November 21, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

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 with

Newcastle Guildhall Courtroom, Northumbria University

Contact email address

nuhri@ncl.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Details

Date:
November 21
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.ncl.ac.uk/nuhri/events/item/bodiesinbodiesout.html

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Description for print
A rare chance to experience the historic Guildhall courtroom dating from 1655 whilst hearing stories which address, and challenge, its past.
Is booking required?
Yes
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
From the Source to the Sea
Contact email address
nuhri@ncl.ac.uk
Event partners
Newcastle Guildhall Courtroom, Northumbria University
Region
North East
City/town
Newcastle
Accessibility information
No wheelchair access: event is on the first floor via stairs and the Guildhall has no lift. Toilets and parking are available. The Guildhall is heated but warm clothing is advisable.
Image copyright information
Newcastle University

Venue

Newcastle Guildhall Courtroom
Sandhill, Quayside
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East NE1 3AF
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Accessibility information
No wheelchair access: event is on the first floor via stairs and the Guildhall has no lift. Toilets and parking are available. The Guildhall is heated but warm clothing is advisable.
Phone:
01912611633