Area: Tyne and Wear

Category Art Galleries

‘Our mission is to create greater understanding of the world through outstanding, experimental and inspiring contemporary art which has power, relevance and meaning for individuals and communities. Situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead, England, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art consists of 2,600 square metres of art space, making it the UK’s largest dedicated contemporary art institution.'

'Gateshead Local History Society was formed in September 1964 by Gateshead Libraries and our membership has continued to grow each year. We meet at Gateshead Central Library on the first Thursday of each month from September to May (excluding January) ... We have eight meetings per year and our local history nights have a variety of speakers on both local and regional heritage.'

Founded 1948: 'Meetings are held ... on the 2nd Tuesday of each Month, September through May inclusive starting at 6.30pm and finishing by 8.30pm'.

'The Society hosts a wide range of events including book launches, concerts, lectures, readings and workshops that cover a variety of topics and issues ... Both members and non-members are welcome to attend these events ... Please reserve your seat ... If you reserve a ticket and are subsequently unable to attend, please let us know as we often have a waiting list. Thank you.'

'Our fundamental purpose remains unchanged since 1829: to study and protect nature. The history of NHSN contributes a significant legacy and contribution to UK natural history and as the nature conservation sector grows and evolves, we must adapt our purpose to be relevant to the present day and the future.'  In 1851 'beginning a tradition that continues until the present day, NHSN launches a new series of public lectures to make natural history accessible to Newcastle’s working class'.

'Our Association covers approximately a 20 mile radius from Newcastle into North and South Tyneside, Gateshead and the southern and eastern ends of Northumberland ... We have a year round meeting schedule with talks, beekeeping demonstrations and practical apiary training sessions during the summer months. Our members come of all ages and walks of life, with new members always especially welcome.'

Inaugurated as a Society in its own right in 1944: 'Meetings are held ... on the first and third Tuesdays of each Month, September through May Inclusive at 6.45pm (auctions start at 6.30pm). Meetings finish by 9.00pm'.

'Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all. Our aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite.'

'North East Humanists is a registered charity ... consisting of over 200 members, making it the largest regional Humanist group in the United Kingdom. We are involved in a wide range of activities including working with school teachers to deliver lessons about Humanism in the RE curriculum, providing pastoral support in local hospitals and prisons, hosting events where invited speakers talk about a wide variety of topics, and numerous social events for members ... We continually invite distinguished speakers to come and give talks about the latest ethical, social, and scientific issues. These are generally held the third Thursday of the month.'

'At Northumbria our events programme includes public lectures, gallery exhibitions and installations, performances, conferences, open days and sports fixtures. Many of our events are free and open to the public, so take a look at our Calendar to see what’s on and to book your place.'

'Knowledge about designed environments can often get separated into disconnected professions with specialised languages and habits. In contrast, our School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape both addresses our professions and works beyond them. Our internationally renowned experts pursue methods ranging across the social sciences, humanities, engineering, creative practice, and biotechnology to achieve the latest insights. And our teaching aims to equip students to lead the professions and vocations they'll retire from. We work across Europe and the globe, inspired by our place in north-east England.'

'The Society was one of the three earliest societies formed in the region, with an inaugural meeting being held in March 1926 ... Meetings are held ... normally (but not necessarily) on the fourth Thursday of each Month, September through May Inclusive at 6.45pm and finish by 8.45pm.'

'We are the country’s oldest provincial antiquarian society. In the two centuries since we were founded in 1813, we have encouraged a deeper understanding of the history and archaeology of North East England ... We normally have a full programme of lectures, walks and visits, and social events.'

'Founded in 1900 ... and, by publications, research and meetings, encourages interest in the history of Sunderland and its region ... The Society holds talks from September to June.'

Founded 1924: 'Meetings are held ... on alternate Wednesdays of each Month, September through May inclusive at 7.00pm to 9.15pm ... The active Junior Section has the distinction of having won more trophies and medals at International levels and Melville than any other society in the country'.

'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is a regional museum, art gallery and archives service. We manage nine museums and galleries across Tyneside and the Archives for Tyne and Wear. We are supported by the four local authorities in Tyneside and Newcastle University. TWAM is also a National Portfolio Organisation funded by Arts Council England. We hold collections of international importance in archives, art, science and technology, archaeology, military and social history, fashion and natural sciences.'

Founded 1927: 'Meetings are held ... usually on the first Fridays of each Month, September through May inclusive'.

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