Current events

From Here to Eternity
Tues 30 May 7.00pm 

We have always had a fascination with death. In this new talk, Anthea Lang discusses graveyards of all shapes and sizes, grave design and the lengths people often went to, to avoid being buried alive!  Find out how the Victorians brought mourning to a whole new level and find out about the railway designed purely to transport the dead to their eternal resting place.

The Thief of Split Crow Lane
Tuesday 13 June 7.00pm

Gateshead, April 1866.  Five-year-old Sarah Melvin was walking along Split Crow Lane looking for her father when she disappeared. Later that night a couple walking home from the pub tripped over her body. Sarah was the child of Irish immigrants who had been drawn to the North-east in search of work. Poor, perceived with prejudice, they quickly came under suspicion of killing. Find out how the author Jane Housham researched this fascinating but little known murder. Copies of Jane's book will be available on the night for sale.

£3. Reserve your tickets by calling the Box office  0191 433 6965 or 0191 433 4699 Or buy online at

Kick A** songs from across the ages
Sat 17 June 10am – 12 noon

Beccy Owen is a singer-songwriter, with several albums to her name.   Born in Wales, lived in Leeds but now based in the north east.  Her first Pop-Up Choir was on a beach in Northumberland.  Her events are now very popular so early booking is recommended through
This is a ‘pay as you feel’ event.