Current events

"Murderous Newcastle"

Tues 8 February 2.30pm

Murderous Newcastle

Newcastle is rich in history and has endured many turbulent times. Some people died an unexpected and violent death resulting in the murderers being hanged in Gallows Hole or outside the West Gate. Others escaped their fate and the murderers evaded the clutches of the law. This talk by Newcastle City Guide Pat Lowery takes a look at some local murders in times past and some of the murders which we read about in novels.

Pay what you can on the afternoon. Pre-booking essential Box Office:  0191 433 4699

"The Great Divide"

Tues 8 March 7.00pm


Newcastle and Sunderland are great football rivals but where and how did this rivalry begin? Malcolm Grady one of our most popular speakers, makes a welcome return to St Mary's and  will take a look back through the history books to explore the rivalry between Sunderland and Newcastle. Pre-booking essential Box Office:  0191 433 4699 £3.00 or buy online at

"Those Capable Collinsons"

Tues 5 April 7.00pm


John Collinson was Rector of Gateshead from 1810-1840 and was an interesting character. However, some of his family were even more so. Find out about the novelist, the Arctic explorer and the cartographer to name just a few of his many relatives in this new talk by Anthea Lang.

Pre-booking essential Box Office:  0191 433 4699  £3.00 or buy online at