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Hidden Civil War: Talks & Events

30 September 2016 - 27 October 2016

Hidden Civil War is a month long programme of activity in Newcastle upon Tyne, commissioned by The NewBridge Project. Throughout October 2016 we are inviting activists and artists to contribute to a series of events that expose, collate and present evidence of a Hidden Civil War in Britain today.

The programme will include artworks, performances, public-realm interventions, talks and film screenings from internationally renowned artists and activists. These ideas take a broad approach, from quiet and considered talks and films, through to loud and overt calls for dissent. From playful interventions that subvert the political rhetoric, through to thought-provoking debates that highlight issues of austerity and give voice to marginalized groups. Whilst these works will be embedded within the city of Newcastle, they will be contextualised by national and international ideas of Hidden Civil War.

Talks & Events Programme:

RebeccaClark_Wing.detailCharlotte Du Cann and Nick Hunt: The Dark Mountain Project
Tuesday 4 October
Summerhill Bowling Club 6-8pm



unknownJessie Jacobs and Andrew Wilson: A Tabloid for the Oppressed
How can we co-create the new tools for a new politics
Thursday 6 October 
NewBridge Studios, Annex 6-9pm


Spoken word reading with Q&A
Saturday 8 October
NewBridge Project Space 4-6pm



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Sunday 9 October
RentersRising – NewBridge Project Space 10am-6pm



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Meal and Conversation 
Tuesday 11th October
NewBridge Project Space 6-9pm



Robin Grey: Three Acres and a Cow3_acresandacow_man-digging-potatoes-no-border
Wednesday 12 October
Cumberland Arms,  7-10pm



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Thursday 13 October
NewBridge Project Space 2-5pm



2015_23_Nic and Laura_RCS_056Nic Green: Cock and Bull
Thursday 13 October
Tyne Theatre and Opera House Doors 7.30pm Performance 8-9pm



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Friday 14 October
Cobalt Studios 11-4pm



imageOpen Jar Collective: Notes from the front line
Drop-in event 
Saturday 15 October
Pop-Up Shop, Grainger Market 11-3pm



arton609The Eroles Project: Reimagining Activism
Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 October
NewBridge Project Space & NewBridge Studios 10-5pm


smscreen-shot-2016-02-07-at-19-53-06_1Anthony Tombling Jr: A River
Screening with Q&A
Thursday 20 October
NewBridge Project Space 6-8:30pm



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Talk event
Wednesday 26 October
NewBridge Project Space 6-8pm



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Talk event
Thursday 27 October
NewBridge Studios, Annex 7-10pm



12661925_1071656872854711_7458923482892165055_nMax Munday: The Social Haunting: the ghost lab
Friday 28 October
NewBridge Studios, Annex 2-5pm



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Film Screening
Sunday 30 October
Tyneside Cinema 12:30pm, Q&A 2pm




Read the full Hidden Civil War programme here:


Hidden Civil War is a month long programme of events and exhibitions across Newcastle upon Tyne that expose, collate and present evidence of a Hidden Civil War in Britain today.  Hidden Civil War is a collaborative project, commissioned by The NewBridge Project and developed in partnership with East St Arts, Hands on Film Lab, Metal, Paper Rhino, Mark Donne, Taryn Edmonds, Chris Erskine, Julia Heslop, Beth Ramsay, Julie Tomlin, Vicky Ward and Aisha Zia. Hidden Civil War is delivered with the support of partner venues; Cobalt Studios, Tyne Theatre, Summerhill Bowling Club and The Cumberland Arms. Accompanying publication,The Precariat is produced by Paper Rhino.

Image: Leeds Poverty Truth Commission

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