Dan Jackson author talk in Hexham Abbey Due to the recent Covid announcement we are postponing Dan's event until Thursday 21st January 2021. We hope that those of you who are still holding tickets will be able to join us in the Great Hall at Hexham Abbey, if you prefer a refund please just get in touch at [email protected] and we will sort it out for you. All Covid precautions will be in place for this event but you are reminded that you should only sit with members of your own household and face coverings should be worn. In his new history of North East England, Whitley-Bay born Dan Jackson explores the roots of Northumbrian culture – hard work, heavy drinking, sociability, sentimentality, militarism and masculinity— in centuries of border warfare and demanding work in industry, at sea and underground. The Northumbrians have often been overlooked in British and global history, but have made astonishing contributions to both. From the Venerable Bede and the prince bishops of Durham to Admiral Collingwood, Viz and Geordie Shore, Jackson reveals a part of England whose future may be uncertain, but whose people remain as durable and remarkable as ever. This event is sold out.