Monthly Archives: October 2012

Ghostly Goings On

We like ghosts at the Lit & Phil.  And they like us. Most of the time. Think of all those years of Phantoms at the Phil – summer or winter there’s nothing like a good ghost story.  The last few … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger #1 Kathleen Kenny

I was sitting up late the other evening inching towards the end of a new novel I am writing about the Keenan’s:  essentially based on my own family. It’s called The Satellites of Jupiter and is set in Newcastle between … Continue reading

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Pointless Queuing

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Tuesday: a Pointless Day

On Sunday, crime fiction writer Ann Cleeves and actress Liz Carling made a return visit to the Library, with Ann talking about the delights and challenges of writing short stories. Liz then read The Habit of Silence, Ann’s short story … Continue reading

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War Horses and Radio Astronomy

We were reliably informed that the radio dramatisation of Lit & Phil member David Almond’s book Skellig was broadcast this morning on  Radio4 Extra and will be repeated at 9.15 this evening….which reminds us that Book Club with David (recorded … Continue reading

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Flavia in Favour

Thursdays are always busy here and today is no exception. The Newcastle Philosophy Society (no relation)  is  meeting downstairs during the day, and this evening Lloyd Langley,  the House and Collections Manager at Wallington will be giving a talk (to … Continue reading

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John Suchet on Sunday

We  hosted a really good event last night, our first  in collaboration with the Newcastle branch of Waterstones. Broadcaster and writer John Suchet was here talking about aspects of his new book on Beethoven. Before his talk we gave him … Continue reading

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It’s Friday

Things have calmed down a bit for us today. However, the morning’s great excitement was the delivery (at last) of our new drinks machine which we will use when the hatch isn’t open.  Most of the staff have had a … Continue reading

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Too Busy to Blog!

What a week it has been so far – busy is not the word. Hectic is probably more appropriate! Our rooms have been in constant use for our own events as well as for private bookings.  Never has so much … Continue reading

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October begins

We’ve just about caught our breath after last week’s whirlwind of activity, but there’s no time for sitting back, as this week is going to be another busy one. The library itself is busy with members and visitors…..an extremely large … Continue reading

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