Newcastle Local History Month
History enthusiasts and anyone who is interested in researching their family tree are invited to come along to the City Library to celebrate Local History Month. Some of the events taking place during the month include an exhibition on Charles Dickens, a visit from staff at the General Register Office, author talks and a vintage fashion show. You can even learn how to create your own hooky mat with a special talk about mat making in North East England.
During the special month the City Library will be celebrating Newcastle Fashion week from Saturday, 26 May to Saturday, 2 June which includes ‘From hotpants to Adam Ant’ on Monday 28 May. The fashions of the 70s will be on display as vintage garments take to the catwalk with a talk by cultural historian Hilary Fawcett.
Other libraries throughout the city will also be hosting events. If you want to see the region’s history close up you can book yourself onto one of the city’s tours which take in Grey’s Monument, the town walls, Blackfriars and Exhibition Park.