NEWMP Events see also WW1 Noticeboard
11/09/2016 - Hepscott Heritage Day
Heritage Open Day

Hepscott Heritage Group

Exhibition, including research into those who died in WW1 and WW2

Hepscott Parish Hall

Sunday 11th September

10 am - 1pm

Join historical walks at 10 am and 11.30am Start at the War Memorials in the Hall

17/09/2016 - Durham Remembers - The Fighting Bradfords
From Thursday September 8th to Saturday September 17th The Fighting Bradfords premieres at the Gala Theatre Durham. Drawing on first hand accounts, correspondence and family anecdotes, this powerful, emotive production tells the story of the most celebrated brothers in British military service.

Tickets are priced from £12 to £15 are available from the Gala Theatre on 03000 2666000 or at

02/10/2016 - Somme 1916 from Durham to the Front Exhibition
April - 2 October 2016

100 years on this commemorative exhibition explores the reality of the Battle of the Somme through the eyes of the people of County Durham who were there.

Showcasing items from the Durham Light Infantry Museum and Archive collections

0191 334 2932 green

22/10/2016 - Stockton Heritage Market
NEWMP will be in attendance at Stockton Heritage Market at the Northern Plaza area from 10am - 4pm
29/10/2016 - Ushaw College at War

16th July to 29th October 2016

The Shield of Faith

Ushaw College at War

Discover the stories of men from Ushaw who served in the First World War

Open every Saturday 1pm to 5pm

16th July to 29th October 2016

0191 3345119

04/11/2016 - Durham Remembers- Somme Film
On Friday November 4th the Gala Theatre will screen The Battle of the Somme a film of the actual battle that was first aired in 1916 and was seen by more than half of the British population.

Restored by the Imperial War Museum and with new music by composer Laura Rossi it will be shown with accompaniment from young people from the Durham Music Service and musicians from Durham University Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets priced £7 to £10 are available at the Gala Theatre Box Office on 03000 266600 or at

08/11/2016 - NEWMP Film Launch Always Remembered
Film Premiere NEWMP
Always Remembered - A Heritage Lottery Funded film about North East Memorials of the Great War tells the story of how people and communities came to terms with the aftermath of the Great War and how their grief was expressed at the time.

St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead Launch at 6pm film showing 7pm.

11/11/2016 - Sunderland- Somme Film
The film of the Original screening of the Battle of the Somme will be shown at the Sunderland Empire on Friday 11 November 2016 at 10.45am to 12.15pm.

The tickets are free of charge on a first come first served basis and the tickets are available for collection from the reception of Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.

12/11/2016 - Bowes Museum - To Serve King and Country - talk
Music of Martyrs- British Composers of WW1 - join Professor Jeremy Dibble to learn the profound effect WW1 had on Musicians, exploring the range of emotions that their music captured in the face of heroism, horror and loss.

12 November 2016 at 2.30pm Bowe Museum

18/11/2016 - Hart Village - No Petticoats Here
No Petticoats Here: Album Launch Tour
Hart Village Hall, Hartlepool
New Forest based singer and songwriter Louise Jordan launches her new album ‘No Petticoats Here’ with a twenty-two date UK tour this autumn and she will visit Hart Village Hall for a performance at on Friday 18th November.
‘No Petticoats Here’ tells the real life stories of varied and remarkable women of the Great War through song and was inspired by the story of Dorothy Lawrence, a seventeen year old orphan whose guardian lived in Salisbury Cathedral Close. Dorothy dressed as a soldier in order to visit the Western Front and pursue her journalistic ambitions. Louise quickly became fascinated by the stories of female ambulance drivers, scientists, footballers and spies.
No Petticoats Here is the culmination of twelve months of research that has taken Louise to the battlefields of the Somme, the Belgian frontline at Pervijse and to countless museums and historic research centres. Through contact with the relatives and biographers of some of these extraordinary women Louise has been able to add greater depth and detail to their stories bringing to life their courage and compassion.
Now a familiar face on the acoustic scene, Louise Jordan has placed her classical music background and her five years’ experience of touring arts centres, theatres, folk clubs and festivals in the UK and Europe alongside her early career as a secondary school history teacher to produce No Petticoats Here.
“The First World War too often remembers women as the mourners of the fallen, as frugal housewives ‘making do’ or angelic nurses caring patiently for the men who returned from the Front Line. Through No Petticoats Here I remember some of the many women whose stories do not fit conveniently into boxes and whose experiences are both astonishing and relatable one hundred years on.”
From the driving, rhythmic piano of ‘Queen of Spies’ which captures the story of the charming and bold Frenchwoman Louise de Bettignies, to the intensely personal ‘Mairi’ about the disintegration of a devoted friendship, this is an album as musically diverse as the women’s stories it tells. ‘Ripple and Flow’ captures Hertha Ayrton’s patient pursuit of change through her scientific achievements, the elegant interweaving clarinet and piano mirroring the ebb and flow of the water motions she studied. By contrast the resolute march of the army of women workers ‘Toil, Women, Toil’ is accompanied by a single snare drum.
Louise will perform at Hart Village Hall, Front Street, Hartlepool, TS27 3AW on Friday 18th November. The performance starts at 2pm and tickets cost £5. Further information and advance bookings:
For further information please contact Louise Jordan 07980 374971 or visit Louise’s websites and
20/11/2016 - Durham Remembers - Butte Crosses
July 1st to 20th November 2016
July 1st - Sunday November 20th

Durham Cathedral is hosting three wooden crosses from the Somme battlefields in front of the DLI Chapel. Known as the Butte Crosses this is only the second time since they left France they have been seen together. The crosses were erected on the Butte de Warlencourt in memory of the 6th 8th and 9th Battalions of the Durham Light Infantry.

10/12/2016 - Bowes Museum - To Serve King and Country - talk
The Modish and the Militant - join Lucie Whitmore to explore the experiences of women in wartime Britain, the changes in mourning dress the growing practicality of women's clothing and its balance between austerity and patriotism.

Bowes Museum 2.30pm 10th December 2016

29/01/2017 - Durham St Margaret's
A Service to mark the Centenary of the War Memorial Organ will take place at 10am 29/01/2017
03/02/2017 - Always Remembered Film
Brancepeth Archives and History Group are showing the Film
Commissioned by the North East War Memorials Project and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
“As the guns of the Great War fell silent, people and communities across the country sought ways to come to terms with what the nation had endured. Memorials to the war can only begin to tell us what these people went through and how they coped with such loss.
This film compares different communities and their chosen memorials, both large and small, in north east England. It tells how their grief was expressed at the time and how these monuments, plaques and scrolls give us a glimpse into a different era.
“Always Remembered” also talks to the current custodians, historians and those striving to preserve this precious legacy, in every changing times.”
2.40 p.m. Friday 3rd February
Brancepeth Village Hall
in the upstairs hall
For more information ring 1091 3780974
10/02/2017 - Civic Voice Condition Survey Workshop
Friday February 10th 9.30- 1pm Dorman Museum TS5 6LA
28/03/2017 - Talk in Morpeth
Janet Brown will be talking about the North East War Memorials Project to Morpeth and District U3A in the Morpeth Rugby Club, Newminster Road, at 2 p.m.
19/04/2017 - Talk at Westerhope
Janet Brown will be speaking to the Institute of Engineering Technology Retired Members' section at a buffet lunch in Kenton.
28/04/2017 - Staindrop History
The newly formed Staindrop History (Staindrop History Society) announce their event to launch the Society on Friday 28th April commencing 6:30pm in Scarth Hall, Staindrop.

The event is a talk by the military historian, Andy Robertshaw, former military adviser to the Steven Spielberg movie, War Horse together with a showing of the movie. The Royal Dragoon Guards will also be in attendance with some 1WW artefacts. (flyer attached)

War Horse Flyer

11/05/2017 - Talk at Cramlington
Janet Brown will be speaking about the project to Healthwise Ladies Group, Concordia Leisure Centre, at 10.45 a.m.
20/05/2017 - NEWMP@Gateshead
May 20th 2017 10am - 3pm
St Mary's Heritage Centre Gateshead
Always Remembered - newmp@gateshead
Once again NEWMP are holding an event at Gateshead
This time our film "Always Remembered" will be shown at 11am and 1.30pm
08/06/2017 - Talk to Durham U3A
Janet Brown will be talking about the NEWMP to Durham U3A in the Indoor Bowling Centre, Pity Me, Durham, DH1 5DQ at 2.00 p.m. Doors open at 1.30 p.m.
15/07/2017 - Yesterday Belongs to You 2017
Yesterday Belongs to You move to a new venue in 2017 - Beamish Museum - details to follow