The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, Neville Hall, Westgate
Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE. Tel: 0191 232 2201.
JOSEPH SKIPSEY – A COMMEMORATION
Saturday 17th March from 7 – 9pm in the Library.
2012 provides several anniversaries of mining disasters so, to re-balance this a little, we’ll be holding an event celebrating the 180th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Skipsey, the Tyneside Pitman Poet.
The event includes Keith Armstrong, Gary Miller(Whisky Priests), Chris Harrison with Skipsey songs, and pipe player Chris Ormston, with readings from Skipsey’s poetry and an account of his life.
During the evening, the annual Northern Voices Joseph Skipsey Award will be presented to a deserving local writer.