Current events

“The North East in Literature”
Tues 12 September 7.00pm

John Grundy’s talk last year was a sell out. Make sure you get a seat this time to hear about John’s take on literature in the North East. 

Not many great writers have come from the North East and not many great works of literature have been set here but John will celebrate those that have and add a few quirky and less well known examples as well.

£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

'Food, glorious food'
Tuesday 10 October 7.00pm  

      

Local author, Andrew Clark, gives a taste of North East food over the years with humorous stories from the days of rationing to old family favourites.  Remember when a treat was bread and drippin' and home made stottie cakes would cool on the window sill. Andrew will also be providing samples from a wartime recipe book for the audience to eat - including chocolate potato cake, carrot marmalade and bananas made out of parsnips.

£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

'Beyond Praise - Thomas Kenny VC'
Tues 14 Nov 7.00pm

Thomas Kenny was a private in the 13th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry when he was awarded the Victoria Cross for valour, and  was the first of six soldiers to be awarded VC from the DLI. A County Durham pitman from South Wingate he joined the army at the outbreak of war and served throughout the conflict, eventually returning to his home and life underground.This documentary film produced by Lonely Tower Film & Media and Wheatley Hill History Club tells not only his story, but the story of the incredible relationship between Kenny and the man he rescued, Lt Philip Brown. Running time 1 hour 25 minutes.

£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