Born in Shildon in 1916, Sid Chaplin made the extraordinary journey from ill-educated pitman to celebrated man of letters, producing a stream of widely praised novels, short stories and essays about his native North East. In this centenary year his son – playwright and screenwriter Michael Chaplin – has edited a new collection of his early work from the 1940s when he was a belt-fitter at Dean and Chapter Colliery in Ferryhill. 100 years and four days after his father’s birth, Michael will lead a walk around Ferryhill to tell Sid’s inspiring story and read from the collection. Other elements to this unique event will be announced later.
Saturday 24 September,
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