What’s On: North East Literature and Book Events in December 2019

Sorry for being a little later than usual due to industrial action, but we're still pleased to bring you an early gift for the festive season: a sackful of book-based activities in Durham, Newcastle, Teesside, Sunderland and around the region. Share the events that interest you, and support the organisers of our wonderful cultural scene.... Continue Reading →

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Spoken Word & Open Mic Night (25th November)

When: 25th November, 19.15-21.15 Where: Lindsfarne Centre, St Aidan's College Tickets: Free; let us know you're coming via Facebook A fantastic opportunity to get the conversation flowing around gender roles and the ‘harmful boxes’ we often feel that we have to fit in to in order to be accepted. This special night of Spoken Word... Continue Reading →

Smuggling John Steinbeck’s Fiction

One of these books is a conventionally-sized hardback. The other measures just 10.5 x 6.5 cm. The tiny edition is a French translation of John Steinbeck’s 1942 novel, The Moon is Down. Dr Guy Woodward of the Political Warfare Executive project explains that this item in the National Archives shows how fiction was smuggled for... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Circularity: Review of Jane Eyre, Produced by Blackeyed Theatre

Jane Eyre has the status of a classic nineteenth-century novel, so transforming it to the stage poses challenges of reimagination and contemporaneity. Hope Docherty admires Blackeyed Theatre’s current production, which uses humour to trace the transformation of a traumatic childhood into infatuated adolescence and, eventually, romantic maturity. This innovative and accessible production, directed by Adrian... Continue Reading →

PhD and Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

If you're interested in working with us as a PhD or postdoctoral researcher, you might want to look at these new funding opportunities for entry in October 2020. Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership studentships are open for top-calibre PhD candidates, and provide a comprehensive and attractive package of financial support. Applicants must be United Kingdom... Continue Reading →

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