SIEGE! festival events

SIEGE! festival events on 17th – 25th Oct now available

At St Nicholas Cathedral;
17 – 19 Oct, Exhibition about the Civil War, and tours at 2.00 each day led by a guide from 1644 to tell the story
19 Oct; Experience what it is like to be a Scottish prisoner locked n the Lantern Tower by Mayor John Marley, £5, spaces limited; pre-book on 0191 232 1939
At the Castle;
17 Oct; Newcastle City Walls in the Civil War and Beyond, 1 hour walk led by Time Bandits. £5, must pre-book, 0191 230 6300
17 Oct, 7.30pm, Borderlands: From the Gates of Granada to the Siege of Newcastle, Music from Medieval Spain and 17th century England and Scotland, performed by Lyra Castle Keep.  £6, or £4 concessions. To book, phone 0191 232 7938
18 and 19 Oct, Military Drills presented by The Earl of Loudon’s Regiment; Civil War battlefield medicine; Black Gate Combat Academy demonstrating fencing techniques of the 1600s
19 Oct, 12.00, lecture by John Sadler on the Siege. Booking required, 0191 230 6300
25 Oct, 7.30 Keep Fiddlin’ with Tradition, Concert in the Great Hall of the Castle Keep featuring Northumberland and Borders tunes, Tickets £6, £4 for concessions, phone 0191 230 6300 to book.

5 Nov, 11 am, The Rise of the Lead Industry in 17th century Tynedale, Dr Greg Finch economic historian, Mining Institute, Westgate Road, Newcastle. Free, coffee available from 10.30, buffet lunch (£5: must be booked in advance) and cash bar afterwards

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