Sunday 28 July. 2.30pm. Newcastle’s fight for democracy history walk
This walk will be led by five volunteer guides on and will set off from the Kingsgate, at the arches to Newcastle University Quad.
Satuday 3 August. 10am-21.5pm. A Bridge Too Far? John Thelwall, Devil’s Advocate
Walk led by Professor Judith Thompson of John Thelwall Society. It will re-trace Thelwall’s ill-fated exursion to and from Devil’s Bridge in Kirby Lonsdale, with stops for reading talking and performance. Lunch at Sun Inn. Followed by:
Saturday 3 August. 4-5pm. Why should we read John Thelwall?
Jerwood Centre, Grasmere
Dramatic presentation and launch of Thelwall’s Poems Cheifly Suggested by the Scenery of Nature (1805).
Both events organised by the Wordsworth Trust: www.wordsworth.orh.uk
Friday 16 August. 6.30-8.30pm. Black British History: New Perspectives from Roman Times to the Present Day
Professor Hakim Adi, chairs the evening with contributors to this new book about the presence and lives of Black people in Britain which includes new research bringing to light unknown stories and perspectives. Panel members: Esther Standford-Xosei, Adisa Stevens, Kevin Searle, Molly Corlett, Carol Pierre, John Siblin, and Kennetta Perry..
Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, London, SW2 1EF
Standard Ticket £5, Concessions £3
First 100 days of new BCA Director
- The Peekskill Riots
- Comic Book published
- The Partisans Song
“Zog Nit Keynmol” (“Never say that we have reached the end of the road”) was a poem written by 22-year-old Partisan Hirsch Glik in the Vilna ghetto in 1943, and set to music by Soviet composer Dmitry Pokrass. It became known as “The Partisans’ Song”, the anthem of Jewish partisans resisting German forces in WW2. Glik was killed in Estonia in 1944. Paul Robeson, the African-American singer, defiantly sang the song in a broadcast across the USSR in 1949 to show his solidarity with the oppressed Jewish intellectuals of the Soviet Union.
Why some Americans were drawn to the Communist Party in the 1940s
Neil Armstrong’s Lunar Music Choice
Haille Quinn Brown
The American civil rights and suffrage campaigner toured Britain in 1896 and 1897. Details about her can beread at:
My Thoughts about the Windrush