DAVID OLUSOGA + DAN JACKSON: A CITY THROUGH TIME
Join British-Nigerian historian, broadcaster and festival ambassador David Olusoga as he gives the opening keynote of the weekend and talks to author Dan Jackson about the deep roots of Northumbrian culture - a region that has made incredible contributions to British and global history, and that find itself finds caught between an indifferent south and an increasingly confident Scotland. Hear David and Dan as they delve into the rich history of the North East, the site Sage Gateshead sits on, and explains why they're so excited about the future of the region.
The event will be followed by a Q&A.
David Olusoga's most recent TV series include Black and British: A Forgotten History (BBC 2), The World’s War (BBC 2), A House Through Time (BBC 2) and the BAFTA winning Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners (BBC 2). David is also the author of Black & British: A Forgotten History which was awarded both the Longman-History Today Trustees Award and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize.
Dan Jackson is a founding member of the Northumbria WW1 Commemoration Project, which received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Author of Popular Opposition to Irish Home Rule in Edwardian Britain, he has written for the New Statesman and appeared on the BBC’s Making History and Who Do You Think You Are?.
Presented by Words Weekend.
This is an all ages event.