Byker Lives: Summer Events – Join these exciting events running through the summer!

Keen to promote all things happening in and around Byker, here’s some information. (boooking required for some events!)

City Library Local History Archive

Staff at the Library will dig out records, maps and publications that show how the archive is organised and managed and how you can search for material about local places and people.

Building Byker: August 9th 2pm – 4pm – meet at City Library main entrance

Come and see some of the city archive materials about how Byker has developed and grown since the 19th century and find out more about Byker’s special buildings past and present.

Byker People: August 21st 10am – 12noon – meet at City Library main entrance

Come and see some of the city archive materials about the history of life in Byker and the people who’ve lived here.

Byker Tours

North Byker: August 5th 10am – Meet at Byker Metro

South Byker: August 13th 6pm – Meet at Byker Metro

Share information and stories about the history and architecture of Byker in these two walking tours, looking at the South and North area and features of the redevelopment in each tour. Both tours will finish with refreshments at the Byker Lives shop in Raby Cross. Come to one or both tours!


Interviewing, oral history recording and audio editing training: August 14th 1pm – 3pm at Byker Lives Shop in Raby Cross

For anyone interested in recording a family member’s memories or passing on your own memories and stories to future generations or just interested in learning how to take an interview, record and edit sound.

To book for any of these events or for more information please email, pop into Raby Cross on Tuesday or Thursday afternoon or call 2602192.

Fun Day: August 16th , 12noon–3pm, Raby Cross, Byker

Byker Lives will be putting on activities about storytelling and the history of Byker for all ages as part of the Fun Day!

Record your story: throughout the summer we are recording residents stories to add to the Byker Lives collection, if you would like to have your stories and memories included and heard, please get in touch to arrange a date and time.

To book your place for tours, library archive visits and trainings,  email call  0191 2602191 or pop in the Byker Lives Shop Tuesdays or Thursdays between 1pm-5pm.

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