Tales of the Tyne

Tales of the Tyne

‘They thought we had disappeared, and they were wrong. They thought we were dead, and they were wrong. We stumbled together out of the ancient darkness into the shining valley.’ - David Almond, Kit’s Wilderness

As the mines closed and the shipyards fell silent, the North East saw the end of a long and vibrant tradition. Where next for the communities who had grown up with the old industries woven into the fabric of their lives? David Almond’s wild and beautiful stories explore the end of the old North East, and the possibilities for new beginnings.

Join Dr Lucy Pearson from Newcastle University’s Children’s Literature Unit for a talk on how David imagines these endings and beginnings, followed by a tour of our Where Your Wings Were exhibition focussed on David's work.

This is a free event produced in association with Newcastle University as part of Being Human Festival: From Source to Sea.

Session lasts 60 mins and is suitable for young adults and adults.  Tickets are free.  No visitor admission is required. 

    

  

Venue: Seven Stories

Seven Stories, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 2PQ

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