Ouseburn talks Ouseburn's history, active regeneration and development, and buzzing creative scene evoke many curious thoughts in the people who make up our local and surrounding communities. The Ouseburn Talks programme offers a platform for volunteers and Ouseburn enthusiasts who've dedicated their time to research a variety of topics relating to our lively, unique region. Talks are developed with our community at their heart, so topics cover many things which interest our residents as well as visitors. Autumn & Winter 2021-22 Ouseburn Talks Jump to the Ouseburn Talks booking calendar Based on feedback following last year's Ouseburn Talks Online season, this autumn and winter we're offering a blend of in-person and online talks. In-person talks will be held at the Cumberland Arms whilst online talks can be accessed from across the world through Zoom. We're thrilled to be returning to the community through nights at the wonderful Cumberland Arms, but last year taught us there is significant value in offering events that you can access from wherever you are, in a space where you feel comfortable. Recordings from all of our talks will also be available to our members through our members' area. £3 admission | Advance booking required for in-person and online events This year's programme An Ouseburn Family Tree Tuesday 19th October 2021 5.30pm - 6.30pm at The Cumberland Arms | Led by Sue Bright Sue Bright started researching her family history over 30 years ago before the use of PCs, when research was done almost exclusively in libraries and archives. When Sue lived in Heaton, on the edge of the Ouseburn valley, in the 1980s, she had no idea just how close she was to the homes of her ancestors on both sides of the family. Join Sue for a look at some of the characters she has uncovered and how she found them. A Chartist Life: William Parker of Lime Street Tuesday 16th November 2021 5.30pm - 6.30pm at The Cumberland Arms | Led by Mike Greatbatch Join Mike Greatbatch for a detailed survey of the life and times (1790-1858) of an outspoken labourer whose commemorative plaque adorns the Cumberland Arms. The Haunted Valley (V) Tuesday 14th December 2021 7pm - 8pm host online via Zoom | Led by Stephen Laws Join this renowned local author to discover how growing up in and around the Ouseburn Valley inspired his writing career, including his horror novel 'Spectre' set in the Valley. Book your place for both in-person and online talks through the booking calendar below. Buy Tickets We're exploring new and exciting ways of delivering talks about the Valley. If you'd like to discuss engaging in future programming, get in touch.