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Northumbria University

November 2019

Dancing on the Tyne (Exhibition)

November 14, 9:30 am - November 23, 1:00 pm
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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Come by to rediscover Newcastle’s ‘Scottish’ dance tunes, composed by 18th-century dancing master Abraham Mackintosh. Visit the exhibition to explore the local people and places who inspired Mackintosh’s tunes. 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 exhibition is open throughout the festival during the Lit & Phil opening hours: Monday 10:30 - 19:00 Tuesday 9:30 - 20:00 Wednesday 9:30 - 19:00 Thursday…

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The Georgians’ Marvellous Medicines

November 16, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Seaton Delaval Hall, The Avenue
Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay NE26 4QR United Kingdom
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An hour of comedy and capers for all of the family. Georgian actress Mistress Slurp needs your help finding the perfect prescription for pimples and pox. Join in a family-friendly treasure hunt discovering ingredients for Slurp’s remedies, or simply sit back and enjoy the show exploring the surprising secrets of 18th century remedies. Delivered with the assistance of a team of academics from Northumbria University's Leverhulme-funded 'Writing Doctors' project. The comedy show will run twice, once at 10:00 and again…

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Dancing on the Tyne (Schools/Colleges Workshop)

November 22, 1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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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…

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Dancing on the Tyne (Open Evening)

November 22, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
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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. Explore the exhibition and listen to short performance-talks to discover the local people and places who inspired Mackintosh’s tunes. Hear the tunes performed and join in some 18th-century dancing! All ages welcome. Drop in any time during the opening hours. The 'Dancing on the…

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Unearthing Lowick Lime

November 22, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Baltic 39, Baltic 39's Experimental Studio
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne And Wear NE1 1EW United Kingdom
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Engage with our industrial heritage through this exhibition and workshop to experience material lime. Lowick, in rural North Northumberland, was once a significant site of lime production, with three major limestone quarries and eleven lime kilns that were active during the 19th century. Join us at Baltic 39 in Newcastle city centre to engage with artworks inspired by the region's industrial heritage, and learn from Lowick Heritage Group, who are working to conserve this important site. Led by artists Charles…

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Mapping Migration Stories

November 23, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Discovery Museum, Blandford Square
Newcastle upon Tyne, England NE1 4JA United Kingdom
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This workshop invites families to use art and calligraphy to tell migration stories. Try your hand at writing and drawing using traditional tools and create communal artworks documenting journeys and revealing histories linked to migration. Inspired by the Discovery Museum's 'Destination Tyneside' exhibition and facilitated by Dr Rola Naeb of Northumbria University.

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