Category Archives: Events, talks and activities

Northumberland History Fair; 27th October, Woodhorn Colliery

This years’ Northumberland History Fair will take place at Woodhorn Colliery on 27th October, 11-4pm. The event will explore local history and be attended by some of the organisations who help to preserve it.

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Family History Fair; Saturday 07th September, Newcastle

This years’ Family History Fair will be in Newcastle again on Saturday 07th September, 10-4pm at the Central Premier Inn, (see the above link for directions). If you are from the region and are interested in or are already engaged in researching your family … Continue reading

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Heritage Open Day; reminder to book your favourites

The next Heritage Open Days event is scheduled for 12th-15th September 2013. For the full list of some great free heritage days out and events including access to buildings not normally open to the public, go to: http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/laa/Newcastle%20upon%20Tyne Many events fill up … Continue reading

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Alnwick Provinical Booksellers Fair Association (PBFA)

Please note that in a turnaround from a previous blog post, I will now not be attending this years’ Alnwick Provincial Booksellers Fair Association, (PBFA) Book Fair on Saturday 24th August,10-4.30 pm. This event was so enjoyable last year that I’m sad to be missing it, however, … Continue reading

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Heritage Open Day; don’t forget to book your favourites!

The next Heritage Open Days event is scheduled for 12th-15th September 2013. These events provide hundreds of excellent, (and free) opportunities to see behind the scenes of museums, historic buildings and maybe even that lovely building you walk past every day going to work … Continue reading

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Northern Print Exhibition

Northern Print gallery in Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne open their latest exhibition on Thursday 11th July 2013. Entitled ‘Carte Blanche’, it will bring together the work of ten different artists working with the medium of paper, from designers and sculptors to architects and engineers. The gallery’s press release states, ‘the … Continue reading

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Tynemouth Antiquarian and Second Hand Book Fair

Yes, it’s that time again…this Sunday, it is the second Antiquarian and Second Hand Book Fair of 2013, held in the beautifully renovated Tynemouth Station. Polly Bird, the local bookbinder, will be sharing a stall with me so feel free … Continue reading

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Tynemouth Antiquarian and Second Hand Book Fair

Polly Bird, a local bookbinder, and I had a great day yesterday sharing our stall at Tynemouth station for the Antiquarian and Second Hand book fair. Meeting lots of current and previous clients as well as catching up with the … Continue reading

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8th Hexham Book Festival; on now!

Wow, what a great line up for the 8th Hexham Book Festival, I’m really impressed. It kicked off on Wednesday 27th March and ends with Dan Snow on Friday 21st June, (*blush*)! Alistair Moffat, Andy Kershaw, Lionel Shriver, Michal Frayn, … Continue reading

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Exhibition; Society of Antiquaries, Newcastle, Great North Museum

If you haven’t yet visited the ‘Tales of Antiquarian Adventure, 1813-2013’  exhibition at the Great North Museum, Newcastle, you still have a few weeks to go before it closes on the 30th April.  This is a really good exhibition, beautifully … Continue reading

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