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31/05/2020 - 18:00 to 19:00
£5 (NO Booking Fee)

Alternative History of Newcastle: Drunk and Violent Talk

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Travel to the alehouses, taverns and inns of the north east in the early modern period, to explore the many ways that entertainment and alcohol could lead to brawling or worse. Learn about the importance and etiquette of toasting, and how men have been insulting each other in pubs for hundreds of years – but still often expected to settle matters with a fair fight.

The talk takes place in the Harbottle Suite of The Black Gate. Doors will open at approximately 5.30pm, with the talk starting at 6pm.

Reasonably priced refreshments will be available for all your sweets and drink needs. We aren’t a licensed venue, so for this event there will be no sale of alcohol.

Newcastle Castle have put the Castle into Newcastle since the city’s beginning and we continue to be the lifeblood of our city through a rich offering of heritage, history, events and entertainment.

Open 7-days per week from 10am until 5pm, you can visit this family-friendly historic attraction, located in Newcastle city centre, to reveal the story of how Newcastle began, the reason the City got its name and to walk in the steps of the people who lived and died in the shadow of Newcastle Castle. Steeped in history this imposing Norman fortress, is a rugged reminder of Northern England's turbulent history.

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0191 230 6300
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