The Patches group will be displaying a number of Underground Railroad quilts and providing a demonstration of their craft at the heritage centre on North Shields Fish Quay on Saturday 16 November from 10am to 1pm. Entry is £3 (free to Old Low Light members).
A group of North Tyneside women will present two evenings of music and readings in support of the Breaking Chains exhibition at a heritage centre on North Shields Fish Quay.
One of the country’s leading experts in American history is to give a talk this weekend about the part played by Newcastle and North Tyneside in campaigns to abolish slavery.
Art students from a North Shields high school are following in the footsteps of their school’s namesake in honouring the life of an escaped enslaved woman from America who became part of the local community more than 180 years ago.
A retired fisherman is to give a talk later this month about a North Shields organisation that has provided a 120 year lifeline of welfare and support to the local fishing community.
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