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Department of English Studies

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This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

Briggflatts: 50

24th June 2016, 18:00 to 25th June 2016, 21:00

Celebrate the 50th anniversary year of Basil Bunting's modernist masterpiece, Briggflatts, with a series of events - most of them free - taking place in Newcastle on 24th and 25th June.

Friday 24th June

6-8pm - A reading by young generation poets, in tribute to Bunting's Briggflatts, Culture Lab, King's Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne
Readers: Jo Clement, John Challis, Fruela Fernandez, Ed Luker, Rhys Trimble, Alex Niven, Kris Johnson

Tickets available here:

Saturday 25th June

10.30am (meet at Central Station)- A walking tour of Bunting's Newcastle led by the Newcastle City Guides

1pm - A collective reading of Briggflatts, Morden Tower, Back Stowell Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 1SE

2.30pm - Yale University historian Keith Wrightson, on Newcastle during the plague year of 1636, Morden Tower, Back Stowell St.

7.00pm - A tribute concert featuring music and poetry by Tom Pickard, Richard Dawson, Jude Murphy and Banjo Billy Lloyd, Mining Institute, Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1SE
£5 Tickets available on the door. To reserve a ticket contact: Alex Niven (alex[dot]niven[at]ncl[dot]ac[dot]uk), or
Bill Lancaster (williamlancaster[at]btinternet[dot]com).

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