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A series of new pop music history lectures at the Cumberland Arms, all pulled together by by Cornshed Sister Jennie Brewis, The Social Lectures starts in October. Having ran some hugely successful events at Pop Recs in Sunderland, the move to Tyneside is an exciting one and they’ve got more smashing events lined up.

With Sweet 16 on Tuesday 17th October, looking at the invention of the teenager, gender roles and how technology broke down musical and social barriers and and Tomorrow Never Knows looking at sexual liberation, civil rights, psychedelia and art music taking place on Tuesday 31st October, this sees them get off to a fascinating start.

Transformer of Tuesday 14th November is a smart introduction to class, unemployment, DIY and Punk music, while Sign O’ The Times on Tuesday 28th November delves into post punk, technology, pop stardom and music television.

These events add to our rich music and culture scene here in the North East, and mesmerising creative works created from it are given more importance and levity when you look at the context in which they were created. The Social Lectures are sure to be as big a hit in Newcastle as they were in Sunderland.

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