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Meet the Make is our fortnightly event at the Heritage Centre, showcasing the creative work of a local artist or maker. Each event is with a different artist or maker - they will have a range of their
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Our new exhibition in the ‘Inside Out Gallery’ at the Heritage Centre are classic works of art, recreated through inspirational photography by the Historical and Mythical Imagery Group. Great Artists
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Watch out! The Biking Vikings are back and on their way to the Land of Oak & Iron! The Biking Vikings North East is a group of drumming, pipe playing and horn blowing bikers who entertain people with
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Join local author and historian Anthea Lang for this fascinating, illustrated talk about Gateshead during the Victorian period. Gateshead completely changed character during the 19th century as
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This volunteer role will be based at St Mary's Heritage Centre at Gateshead. 

The volunteer role includes the following tasks:

  • Processing Gateshead Library's Local Studies Collection
  • Provid
We are the Local History Society for Whickham, providing a programme of monthly talks on the fourth Monday evening of each month from September to April, in the Community Centre on Front Street
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The Birtley Belgians

In the early stages of WW1, it was clear Britain was facing a munitions shortfall and more factories were needed to provide armaments; by the spring of 191

The Felling Local History Society (est 1971) meet on the last Thursday of most months at Pelaw Library, Joicey Street starting at 7.00pm. The group enjoy a programme of speakers on a wide range of
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The Men's Group meet on the 2nd Monday of every month. This group started October 2018. The leader of the group is Arthur Coulson. Over the past months the numbers of group members have been rising
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The Friends of Blaydon Station are a small group of volunteers dedicated to caring for Blaydon Railway Station.