Our Creative Community – West End Library, 11th September to 9th October
An exhibition exploring aspects of the local history of Newcastle’s west end using different arts and crafts including knitting, pottery, felting and silk painting and showcasing the creativity of our community.
Our Creative Community Activities during Heritage Open Days:
Monday 11th September 11-1 The Picture of Your Life
Drop in to see West Newcastle Picture History Collection’s wonderful collection of photographs of the west end through the years and share your memories. Choose a photograph that connects with your life, and take a copy home with you.
Monday 11th September 11-1 Knitters in Action!
Knitting demonstration by the City Library knitting group. Join them and get knitting.
Monday 11th September 1-3 Blaydon Races
Illustrated talk by Pat Lowery about the history behind the Geordie Anthem Blaydon Races. Booking essential
Wednesday 13th September 10-12 Proggy Matting
Join Search to try your hand at the traditional local craft of proggy matting. Watch two mats being created by local residents.
Friday 15th September 11-12 Treasures of the Libraries’ Collection
Illustrated talk about Newcastle Libraries’ photographic collection of more than 80,000 images, and how to access these. Booking essential
Friday 15th September 2-3 Gannin’ Alang the Wall
Secrets of our very own World Heritage Site. Meet Romans, natives and present day residents in this film made last year by St James’ Heritage & Environment Group about the route of Hadrian’s Wall through Newcastle.
Visit St James Graveyard
Visit the historic graveyard of St James’, burial place of the developer Richard Grainger, mining engineer John Buddle, glass manufacturer John Sowerby among others. We welcome visitors any Wednesday morning between 10am and 1pm or at other times by arrangement. Volunteers are available to show you around – but please contact us in advance if you would like a tour by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also read or download our two graveyard guides from the Publications and resources page of this website – “A Guide to St James’ Graveyard and A short history of St James’ Graveyard, Benwell.
We are unable to show visitors around St James’ Church at the moment. Anyone wishing to look around the building should contact St James’ Church directly. You can read or download a heritage guide to the church from the Publications and resources page of this website – St James’ Church Heritage Guide.
You can find all of our previous publications free of charge on our Publications and Resources page – click here to see it.
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