Monthly Archives: January 2014


Find below, the spring programme for Explore (the old Centre for Lifelong Learning in independent form), and a membership application form to join now (£220 for the remaining two terms of 2013-14) if you are not already a member. Their website is The programme starts on 20th Jan.

Explore spring 2014 programme 3rd January 2014

Membership Application


Arbeia Excavation Opportunity

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help unearth hidden historical treasures at a South Tyneside landmark.

Bosses at Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields are appealing for people to join a community archaeology project exploring the eastern sector of Hadrian’s Wall.

If you are interested in taking part, wish to know more about the project, or have any suggestions, visit the project website,

You can also contact Mr Hodgson, Archaeological Project Manager, Arbeia Roman Fort, Baring Street, South Shields, NE33 2BB.

Alternatively, call 454 4093 or e-mail

For more information:

TWAM January 2014

21st Jan, 2.00, War Memorials of South Shields, Janet Brown, Chair of North East War Memorials Project. South Shields Museum and Art Gallery.

Part of Tyne Wear Archives and Museums adult education programme, which includes open sessions in the archives, ‘behind the scenes’ tours of the GNM’s stores at Discovery Museum, and a course on the history of Newcastle in the 20th century, starting on Jan 24th. See their website on

Rescue Dig of the Year Competition

Current Archaeology magazine is asking for votes for its various Awards. One of those on the shortlist for Rescue Dig of the Year is Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums for work on Hadrian’s Wall.
Voting is open until 7 Feb, and is very easy. Please vote for the locals!

Bedes World

Although Bede’s World Museum is closed until 1st Feb, they are opening it specially on 25th Jan for the first lecture in their 2014 series, by Max Adams on The King in the North (Oswald of Northumbria), at 12.00. The cafe will also be open. Normal museum admissions costs apply, or free for members of Bede’s World Club.