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November 2018

How to End a Life: Making a Killing in Crime Fiction

November 16, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Northumbria University Law Court, Third Floor, City Campus East 1
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East NE2 1XA United Kingdom
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This unique workshop will unite a crime fiction author, criminologist, police representative and creative writing professor to explore ways of crafting authentic and innovative 'endings' in crime fiction. Crime fiction is the most popular form of genre fiction for 21st-century readers and writers. In such a heavily populated field, how can new authors craft innovative and authentic killings, crimes and 'endings' that will continue to engage and entertain contemporary readers? The event will be held at the law court in…

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The Historical Death Café

November 17, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Star and Shadow Cinema, Warwick Street
Newcastle upon Tyne, England NE2 1BB
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Building on the popularity of death cafés, where people can reflect on death and loss in a friendly setting, this event encourages you to think about your family history in a new way. What comes to mind when you think about your great-granny? Do you have family stories about something she once did, or objects that once belonged to her? How do we remember people when some time has passed? Who is remembered, or forgotten? What stories do we tell…

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Constructing Remembrance (Exhibition)

November 20 - November 24
Literary and Philosophical Society, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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What is a war memorial? Is it a stone monument in a village? A poppy? A requiem? This event explores the concept of memorialisation: who did it? How did they do it? And how have the meanings of memorials created in the past changed? Following a series of workshops, the Longbenton RAF Cadets will share their ideas about memorialisation and the memorials they have created in this exhibition which explores the varied forms memorialisation can take and the challenges involved…

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Constructing Remembrance (Launch)

November 20, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Literary and Philosophical Society, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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What is a war memorial? Is it a stone monument in a village? A poppy? A requiem? This exhibition launch explores the concept of memorialisation: who did it? How did they do it? And how have the meanings of memorials created in the past changed? Following a series of workshops, the Longbenton RAF Cadets will share their ideas about memorialisation and the memorials they have created. Come along to the opening of their exhibition and discuss the varied forms memorialisation…

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Bodies in, Bodies Out

November 21, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Newcastle Guildhall Courtroom, Sandhill, Quayside
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East NE1 3AF
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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…

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Dead Famous

November 23, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tyneside Irish Centre, 43 Gallowgate
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4SG United Kingdom
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Do celebrities ever really die? Some famous figures are believed to live on not just in terms of their cultural legacy, but also in a more literal sense. Decades after his death on St Helena, people continued to believe that Napoleon would one day return. The Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell was spotted at the opera shortly after his death in 1891. And rumours persist that Elvis is living out a peaceful retirement in the American South. Others, like Russia’s…

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A Night at the Great North Museum

November 24, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Great North Museum, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4PT United Kingdom + Google Map

Are we driving our planet to destruction? Are human beings the most important drivers of environmental change? Those who say ‘yes’ call our epoch the Anthropocene: an age in which human actions are the most important factor in the Earth’s development. But when did the Anthropocene begin? What brought it into being? And how does it change how we think about our own lives? Explore the idea of the Anthropocene and environmental change during a night at the Great North…

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