By Andrew Pain
Thursday 04 Jan 2018 17:21:00
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Donald Trump, David Attenborough and Peter Rabbit are just some of the big names appearing at Middlesbrough’s Central Library in the coming months. 

Thanks to a new link-up, audiences in Middlesbrough will be able to enjoy both live and pre-recorded screenings from the British Library in London. 

Upcoming shows include: 

Friday, January 26, 7pm-8.15pm - LIVE

From Apprentice to President: Donald Trump, One Year On

This event will explore Trump’s impact on domestic and foreign politics as our panellists discuss what his presidency can tell us about both the man and the country. The first US President to be elected with no previous political or military experience, Donald Trump’s rise confounded his critics and delighted his supporters. Looking back at the year since his inauguration, panellists Bronwen Maddox, Tim Newark and Luca Trenta, led by chair Philippa Thomas, will explore the major issues which have defined his first 12 months in office.

Suitable for ages 14+. Tickets £3. Reserve your place on 01642 729002 

Tuesday, January 30, 5.30pm-7pm – PRE-RECORDED

David Attenborough and Chris Watson

The 2017 Longplayer Conversation brings together long time collaborators sound recordist Chris Watson and naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. This is the first in a series of recorded screenings that will be shown on the last Tuesday of each month.

Tickets £1. Reserve your place on 01642 729002 

Tuesday, February 6, 7pm-8.30pm – LIVE

Inspiring Entrepreneurs – Internet Icons

If you're a small business owner with big ambitions to make a digital impact don't miss this chance to see this broadcast live from the British Library, London with a panel of online experts; Sara Murray, founder of Ninah Consulting; Karen Hanton MBE, founder of; Rikke Rosenlund, founder of Borrow My Doggy; and Tom Adeyoola, founder and CEO of Metail.

Suitable for ages 14+. Tickets £3. Reserve your place on 01642 729002


Tuesday, February 27, 5.30pm-7pm – PRE-RECORDED

Peter Rabbit, Pooh and Potter: A Tale of Children’s Literature

Go down the rabbit hole with writer and broadcaster Julia Eccleshare in this British Library pre-recorded screening. Re-live the last 100 years of children's literature through its milestone books, learning how their words and pictures shaped the authors that came after them.

Tickets £1. Reserve your place on 01642 729002 

Thursday, March 8, 5pm-8.30pm – PRE-RECORDED

International Women’s Day Lectures

5pm - Harriet Harman MP, former deputy leader of the Labour party and author of A Woman’s Work, discusses 100 years of the vote for women. What has been achieved, and how much is still to be done? In conversation with Joan Bakewell.

7pm - Leading women's rights campaigner Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, Jill Liddington and Robert Wainwright discuss the struggle for the vote and ask how far women have come since the suffragettes, how far they still have to go and how they will get there. Chaired by Julia Wheeler.

Tickets £1. Reserve your place on 01642 729002 

Tuesday, March 27, 5.30pm-7pm – PRE-RECORDED

Migrant Songs: Music and Migration in South Asia

Migration has been one of the biggest stories of recent centuries. People have left, if not fled, their homes. What emotions did they experience during that journey? What were their moments of fear and hope, and how did they express it?

This pre-recorded talk will use rare and ephemeral texts in Bengali and Assamese from the British Library South Asia collection to explore the creative life-world of migrants.

Tickets £1. Reserve your place on 01642 729002


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