Current events

"Industrial Tyneside"

Tues 12 February  7.00pm

Tyneside led the world in industrial development. Steel, salt, railways, iron, shipbuilding, coal mining - you name it, it was here. Judith Green makes a welcome return to discuss a few of these industries and what effect they had on the social history of the area around Benwell, Newcastle.. The film "Riverside Voices" will be shown as part of the 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

"Customs Houses of the North East"

Tues 12 March 7.00pm

All manner of goods have been imported and exported through the ports of the North East coast, with local and national governments keen to tax business. Newcastle fought for centuries to maintain a monopoly on trade between Berwick and Scarborough, despite economic warfare from bishops, monks, mariners and other towns. Custom houses, staffed by royal officials, were built to control trade and collect taxes. Richard Pears will reveal the history of customs collections through buildings, bureaucracy, smugglers and tax dodgers.

£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

"Torah Town"

Tues 9 April 7.00pm

Gateshead is a centre of Jewish orthodoxy. It all began in 1881 when Zachariah Bernstone left Newcastle for Gateshead after disagreeing with a meat slaughterer, actuating the gradual development  by Eliezer Adler.of a little Kehillah (Community) in the Teams / Redheugh area with their own shops (migrating to Bensham).  Trailblazing Eliezer, considered widely as the community’s founder, based on East European Orthodoxy, precipitated today’s world famous Torah (Bible studying) institutions of Gateshead, and a growing self-contained Jewish community where others, except London and Manchester, are declining. Talk by Peter Bladon.

PLEASE NOTE; THIS EVENT REPLACES THE TALK ADVERTISED IN GATESHEAD LIBRARIES EVENT BROCHURE.

£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