History Events and News Outside London

Edinburgh

Thursday 27 April, 5.15 pm. Scottish Enlightenment, old and new, and the Problem of the Anthropocene

Talk by Professor Paul Dukes, University of Aberdeen, author of A History of the Urals (Bloomsbury 2015), and Minutes to Midnight: History and the Anthropocene Era from 1763

Raphael Samuel History Centre in association with the Scottish History seminar, University of Edinburgh. History and Environment seminar series

Free, no need to book. All welcome.

Teviot Lecture Theatre, Doorway 5, Old Medical School Quadrangle, Teviot Place, University of Edinburgh, EH8 9AG

Manchester 

Wednesday 25 January. 2pm. We were there: women of Long Kesh and the Maze prisons

Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester is  holding an event on which will revisit experiences of, and enduring legacies associated with, the 1981 Long Kesh/Maze hunger strikes. It will bring together two key talks and a screening of the 2014 film
Admission £8, including refreshments on arrival and before the free screening. Further information at http://www.iwhc.com/hunger-strikes-hunger-striking; email culture@iwhc.com.   Irish World Heritage Centre, 1 Irish Town Way, Manchester M8 0RY

Newcastle

Tuesday 10 January – ‘Tyne after Tyne: An Environmental History of a River’s Battle for Protection 1529 – 2015’ with Dr. Leona Skelton, University of Northumbria

Tuesday 7 February – ‘Reflections on Newcastle 1914 -18’,  a project exploring Newcastle during the war and in particular its intellectual, cultural and social life using iBooks and city walks, with Ben Jones, Lit and Phil Society

Tuesday 7 March – ‘Land of Oak and Iron – a project to celebrate our natural, industrial and cultural heritage from the fringes of the North Pennines following the course of the River Derwent to the River Tyne’ with Kath Marshall-Ivens, Groundwork North East & Cumbria

North East Labour History Society meetings  at Old George Inn, Old George Yard, Bigg Market, Newcastle NE1 1EZ;  7pm All welcome.

Nottiingham

Friday 13 January. 6pm-9pm. Launch The Art of Black Hair Exhibition

‘In collaboration with Museumand – The National Caribbean Heritage Museum, The Art of Black Hair is a celebration of afro hair and an exploration of hair styling as an art form.

Before Christmas we held a celebratory event where local communities shared their stories, memories and experiences of hair. The result is a series of photographic portraits and testaments that capture personal journeys, the daily ritual of hair styling, and the beauty of afro hair as an expression of creativity, imagination and heritage. We also exhibit a selection of hair memorabilia from Museumand’s archives. Following the exhibition, this important piece of local research and documentation will join the collection of Museumand.

The Art of Black Hair runs alongside UNTITLED: art on the conditions of out time, an exhibition of contemporary art by artists with ties to Africa and its diaspora.’

The New Art Exchange, 39 – 41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE.

To indicate attendance and for more information, please contact Catherine Ross

0746 918 9550.  sknheritagemuseum@outlook.com

Saturday 14 January to  Sunday 19 March. The Art of Black Hair Exhibition

The New Art Exchange, 39 – 41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE.

Saturday 21 January. 3pm. Council Housing in Nottingham:  The biggest collective leap in living standards.

Talk by Chris Matthews, a local historian and graphic designer who teaches at Lincoln University, and Dan Lucas, who has worked in housing and urban issues in Nottingham since the late 1990s.

The Nottingham Mechanics Institute, 3 North Sherwood Street, Nottingham, NG1 4EZ.

Notts & Derbyshire Labour History Society

Salford – Working Class Movement Library

Exhibitions: open Wednesdays to Fridays 1-5pm, and first Saturday of the month 10am-4pm. Admission free.

To Friday 27 January: We Only Want The Earth’ James Connolly Exhibition

Saturday 4 February following. Everyday Austerity. by Sarah Marie Hall, with drawings by zine artist Stef Bradley

Invisible Histories talks Wednesdays at 2pm:

15 March Trevor Fisher  Reclaiming the Blanketeers
29 March Geoff Andrews  James Klugmann, ‘The Shadow Man’
12 April Robert Turnbull  Book launch – biography of Noah Ablett
26 April Ruth Cohen  Margaret Llewelyn Davies: socialist, feminist and co-operator

Other events

Friday 27 and Sat 28 January. 7.30pm. Dare Devil Rides to Jarama

New play focused on Oldham’s Clem Beckett, star of the speedway track, who joined the International Brigade to defend freedom and democracy during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s.

Presented by Townsend Productions.

Tickets price £12 (£10 concessions) are available

27 – sold out

28 –  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dare-devil-rides-to-jarama-a-new-play-by-neil-gore-tickets-29119910436?aff=es2

Further information from 07949 635910.

Saturday 4 March. 2pm. Claudia Jones

Talk by Marika Sherwood about Claudia Jones (1915-1964) was born in Trinidad; her parents took her to the US as a child and she was subsequently imprisoned for her political activities and later deported to the UK.  This outstanding communist, feminist, peace activist, orator, journalist and founder of the biggest street festival in Europe is buried next to Karl Marx in Highgate Cemetery.

There will  also be women speakers from one of our newer immigrant communities who are campaigning on live issues.

All welcome; admission free.

Further details at www.wcml.org.uk/events

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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