Current events

“Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!"


Tues 9 January 7.00pm

Of course we do but when did all this happen? At the beginning of Queen Victoria's reign a social visit to the seaside was not within the experience of many people yet by the end of her reign seaside resorts had been developed and coastal towns were a haven for holidaymakers. The delights of open beaches, bathing machines, promenade entertainments, donkey rides and deckchairs attracted thousands to the seaside. Malcolm Grady makes a welcome return with this new lighthearted talk.

£3. Reserve your tickets by calling the Box office  0191 433 6965 or 0191 433 4699 Or buy online at www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson

”Discovering life on Easy Street"

Tuesday 13 Feb 7.00pm

 

 

It started with a street party photo, then family stories and additional photos, including some fearsome characters. This was life on Glover’s Row, Wallsend, nicknamed Easy Street because of the way people from different locations and religions got on well together. Join Ed Young and discover how he did his research and his passion for this poorest of streets.

£3. Reserve your tickets by calling the Box office  0191 433 6965 or 0191 433 4699 Or buy online at www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson

“The Half-Shilling Curate"


Tues 13 March 7.00pm

This is the personal story of an Army Chaplain, Reverend Herbert Butler Cowl, the only known Army Chaplain during the war to be awarded the Military Cross Medal. Join the author of this moving book Sarah Reay and discover an engaging account of love, valour and faith during the First World War.

£3. Reserve your tickets by calling the Box office  0191 433 6965 or 0191 433 4699 Or buy online at www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson