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The Lit & Phil

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23 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
0191 232 0192 http://www.litandphil.org.uk

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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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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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