Planned events for the coming year
SATURDAY 29 APRIL 2017
CHERRYBURN: HANDS ON OUT OF THE ARCHIVES
Join Bewick experts and enthusiasts for a rare viewing of items from the Cherryburn library and archives. There will also be a printing demonstration in the press room. Date and time: Saturday 29 April from 1 - 3.30pm. Venue: Cherryburn, Station Road, Mickley Square, near Stocksfield, Northumberland NE43 7DD. Admission: Free for Bewick Society and National Trust members on production of a valid membership card.
SATURDAY 22 JULY 2017
A TOUR OF ST NICHOLAS CATHEDRAL WITH PAT HALCRO
Thomas Bewick's workshop was based in St Nicholas churchyard so it is not surprising that his history is intrinsically linked with other eminent Novocastrians commemorated in the Cathedral's magnificent interior. Pat Halcro has been researching the ledger stones (floor memorials) in St Nicholas over the past few years and has amassed a wealth of information on those people known to Bewick. Pat has kindly agreed to a talk on to us about a few of her personal favourites with a tour of the actual sites within the Cathedral. Date and time: Saturday 22 July 2017 at 1pm. Venue: Meet in the Main Entrance Area: St Nicholas Cathedral, Newcastle upon Tyne Contact: June Holmes at email@example.com for further details.
SUNDAY 13 AUGUST 2017
THOMAS BEWICK'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS AT CHERRYBURN
You are invited to join a discussion of new finds, books and all things Bewick with experts from the Bewick Society. Bewick's birthday will be celebrated at the end of the event with tea and cake. Date and time: Sunday 13 August from 1-4pm. Light afternoon conversation 2-3pm. Venue: Cherryburn, Station Road, Mickley Square, near Stocksfield, Northumberland NE43 7DD. Admission: Admission charges apply. National Trust and Bewick Society members free on production of a valid membership card.
SATURDAY 19 AUGUST 2017
A CIRCULAR WALK FROM CHERRYBURN VIA OVINGHAM, BYWELL AND STOCKSFIELD.
Last year's long walk from Gateshead to Cherryburn was a great success. This year we are going back to a well loved and well-trodden circular route taking in Ovingham Church where Bewick and his family are buried.
Meet at Cherryburn at 10am for a 10.30am start. We will walk to Ovingham (10.30 -12) then visit the church and churchyard (12-1). Halt for lunch between 1-2pm; there are two nearby pubs (White Swan, Bridge End Inn) or you may prefer to picnic. At 2pm we walk back to Cherryburn via Ovington, Bywell and Stocksfield, arriving back at Cherryburn at approximately 4.30pm.
Sturdy boots, water and lots of energy required.
There are steep hills and stiles to navigate on this walk. [Piggybacks and hogs as recommended by Bewick will help you over the difficult parts!]
We are happy to see you for a part of the walk but recommend the use of a mobile to keep in touch as we cannot always be sure how long each section will take. We will send you a mobile phone number to use on the day. Date and time: Saturday 19 August at 10.30am. Venue: Cherryburn, Station Road, Mickley Square, near Stocksfield, Northumberland NE43 7DD. Contact: Email Peter Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your interest.
THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2017
'THOMAS BEWICK: BELIEFS AND VIGNETTES'
A Lecture by Peter Osborne
We know that Thomas Bewick had strong beliefs because he expressed them forcibly in his books, letters and conversation. The lecture explores this and shows how the writings that influenced him are closely reflected in his work, especially in the vignettes. Popular lecturer Peter Osborne returns to investigate another interesting facet of Bewick’s life.
Date and time: Thursday 7 September 2017 at 2.00pm Venue: Bewick Hall, Newcastle City Library, Charles Avison Building, 33, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX. Admission: Free but booking essential. Contact: To book a place, please phone City Library on 0191 2774100, email email@example.com or visit www.newcastle.gov.uk/libraryevents
SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2017
THOMAS BEWICK 'ENTHUSIASMS' AT THE HANCOCK
Join us for another occasion to hear experts from the Bewick Society talk enthusiastically about their own items or items from the collections of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. New additions to the Society collections will be on display.
Date and time: Saturday 30 September at 1.00pm. Venue: The Library of the Natural History Society of Northumbria, 2nd Floor Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4PT. Admission: Free. Contact: June Holmes: The Natural History Society of Northumbria. Tel no. 0191 208 5834 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY 26th OCTOBER
BEWICK SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:
'THE CHAPBOOK AND SLIPSONG TRADE IN NEWCASTLE IN BEWICK'S LIFETIME'
A Lecture by Dave Harker Newcastle historian Dave Harker draws on his deep knowledge of the political and cultural history of the North East to discuss a part of Bewick's daily workshop trade, the production of woodcuts for chapbooks and broadsides, not usually examined. The cheaply printed sheets and pamphlets were popular among poorer people unable to afford books with subjects ranging from fairy tales and ghost stories to news of politics, crime and disasters. While broadsides and the slipsong trade in folk music and current songs became increasing widespread overtaking the oral tradition of learning songs by repetition.
Dave Harker has written books on folk music and music hall and has recently published a book on Ned Corvan (1829 - 1865), the Tyneside concert hall song writer and performer, entitled 'Cat-Gut Jim the Fiddler'.
Date and time: Thursday 26th October 2017 Venue: Function Room, Blackie Boy, 11 Groat Market, Newcastle upon Tyne. Admission: Free Contact: Contact Peter Quinn at email@example.com for further details.
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