Tues 10 March 7.00pm
Dr Dan Jackson has written a remarkable book about the NorthEast and its people which has made the national best seller lists - an amazing feat for a local history book. The Northumbrians have been overlooked by British and global history, but they've made astonishing contributions to both. In this talk about his book, Dan will explain how he set out to recover this lost history, exploring the deep roots of Northumbrian culture-hard work and heavy drinking, sociability and sentimentality, militarism and masculinity-through centuries of border warfare and dangerous industry.He explains what we can learn about Northumbria's people from its landscape and architecture, and revisits the Northumbrian Enlightenment that gave the world the locomotive and the lightbulb. This story reaches right to the present day, as this extraordinary region finds itself caught between an indifferent south and an increasingly confident Scotland.
This talk is definitely one 'not to be missed'.
£3. Reserve your tickets by calling the Box office 0191 433 4699 Or buy online at www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson
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