Welcome to the Armstrong-Dixon Line where North East England based writer Keith Armstrong and artist Peter Dixon share their views on the world and all that surrounds it.
Expect rants, politics, poetry, history, photography and all sorts of........stuff.
Monday, 14 September 2015
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 2015
Hookey Walker’s Farewell to Shields
South Shields Museum and Art Gallery, Ocean Road, South Shields.
Performance by poet Dr Keith Armstrong of the atmospheric narrative poem describing the state of South Shields in 1852 written by former Shields Gazette Editor William Brockie (1811-1890), together with a short selection of other poetry by Brockie. The rendition was accompanied by sea shanties performed by South Shields folk heroes 'The Ancient Mariners'. All those attending received a Hookey Walker souvenir broadsheet at the performance.
Thursday 10 September: Performance 12.00.
THE GEORDIE LAMP
White Swan Centre, Citadel East, Killingworth, Tyne & Wear. Friday 11th September 10.30.
A special event organised by Northern Voices Community Projects to mark the 200th anniversary of the invention of the 'Geordie' mining safety lamp by George Stephenson. The event included readings from 'North Tyneside Steam', the recently published book by Dr Keith Armstrong and Peter Dixon which tells the story of George Stephenson in Killingworth and North Tyneside and of steam railways in the area. Contributors to the book performed their poems, stories and songs as well as new materials inspired by the 'Geordie Lamp'. They were introduced by local poet Keith Armstrong with music from the Sawdust Jacks.
North Tyneside Steam: This new book from Northern Voices Community Projects was commissioned by North Tyneside Council in 2014, with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. It was published to mark the bicentenary of George Stephenson's steam locomotive Blucher and tells the story of its creator in Killingworth and North Tyneside and of steam railways in the area.
Grainger Market 180th anniversary celebration.
Olivers Bistro-Cafe, Unit 14-15, Grainger Arcade, Grainger Market, Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Northern Voices Community Projects celebrated the 180th Anniversary of Newcastle's iconic Grainger Market at Olivers Bistro-Cafe with poetry with Dr Keith Armstrong, Dave Alton and Tyneside poets and music with The Sawdust Jacks.