THERE IS A GREEN HILL EVENTS WITH MICHAEL CHAPLIN AND KEITH SHAW WITH SPECIAL GUESTS.
“Walking around Northumbria, Walking around my Father”
In 1951 pitman-turned-novelist Sid Chaplin was commissioned to write the Lakes to Tyneside, one of 13 guides o the UK’s regions published by Collins to mark the Festival of Britain. Criss-crossing ‘my north country’ Chaplin sought to pin down what made his home patch so special.
In the summer of 2014 playwright and screenwriter Michael Chaplin followed in his father’s footsteps and made a journey of his own in a series of six walks. Starting on Holy Island and finishing in Durham City, he visited communities and talked to their people to find out whether the North East remains the coherent region of the early Fifties, what its future might be, and how seven days on the hoof presented his late father’s life and work in a wholly new light.
The resulting publication, There Is A Green Hill, was published by New Writing North to coincide with Durham Book Festival and was supported by Northumbria University as part of their partnership with New Writing North.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Friday 18th September 6.45pm – 8.45pm
The Great Hall, Sutherland Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE1 8ST.
Free event with wine and cheese, but tickets must be booked in advance.
Speakers: Michael Chaplin, Professor Keith Shaw
You can buy a copy of There Is a Green Hill by Michael Chaplin from the New Writing North website http://www.shop.newwritingnorth.com/there-is-a-green-hill-d402338.html. Copies of the books will be available to buy at both events for £5.
When & Where
New Writing North and Northumbria University
Newcastle Writing Conference is a partnership between New Writing North and Northumbria University.
New Writing North is the writing development agency for the north of England, and is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. www.newwritingnorth.com
New Writing North works with writers to develop career opportunities, new commissions, projects, residencies, publications and live events. It works in partnership with a broad range of organisations, universities, local authorities, regional development agencies, sponsors and media producers to develop opportunities for writers.
Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.
Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the UK with almost 34,000 students from 131 countries. The University has over 186,000 alumni worldwide. Northumbria has invested more than £200 million in our estate since 2005 to improve the student experience. Northumbria is ranked top 50 in the UK for research power and had the 4th largest increase in quality research funding (REF 2014). According to Times Higher Education, Northumbria had the biggest rise in research power of any university in the UK. Northumbria is ranked 3rd in the UK for international student satisfaction in the International Student Barometer survey 2015, a rise of 26 places on the previous year.
Northumbria University’s cultural partners include New Writing North, Live Theatre, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Tyneside Cinema and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.