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Dancing on the Tyne (Schools/Colleges Workshop)

November 22, 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us to rediscover Newcastle’s ‘Scottish’ dance tunes, composed by 18th-century dancing master Abraham Mackintosh. Find out why ‘Scottish’ dances became popular and explore how being closer to Edinburgh than London has long shaped Newcastle’s cultural heritage and identity.

The workshop will include:

– looking at music books from the period

– interactive talks with performances of the tunes

– participating in recreating the dances

This workshop is open to young people in years 7-13 and their teachers. Places are limited so please email the event organiser to register by 8 November.

The ‘Dancing on the Tyne’ Exhibition will run throughout the festival, 14 – 23 November. 

A ‘Dancing on the Tyne’ Open Evening will take place on Friday 22 November, 17:30 – 19:30.

In partnership with

The Lit & Phil

Contact email address

katherine.butler@northumbria.ac.uk

Booking required?

No




Details

Date:
November 22
Time:
1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
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Join us to rediscover Newcastle’s ‘Scottish’ dance tunes, composed by eighteenth-century dance master Abraham Mackintosh. Visit our exhibition to discover the local people who inspired Mackintosh’s tunes. Hear the tunes performed and join in some eighteenth-century dancing!
Is booking required?
No
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Dancing on the Tyne
Contact email address
katherine.butler@northumbria.ac.uk
Event partners
The Lit & Phil
Region
North East
City/town
Newcastle upon Tyne
Accessibility information
There is a lift for step-free access; however there is no disabled toilet.
Image copyright information
Image released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. Requires the credit line: ©Trustees of the British Museum.

Venue

The Lit & Phil
23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
There is a lift for step-free access; however there is no disabled toilet.
Phone:
0191 232 0192
Website:
http://www.litandphil.org.uk