Join Friends of Durham Miners' Gala


The Durham Miners' Gala is one of the world's biggest working-class festivals and celebrations of community and trade union values.

Established in 1871, The Big Meeting, as it is known, was historically paid for by the working miners of the Durham Coalfield. It is now paid for by Marras - the Friends of the Durham Miners' Gala.

The success and growth of the Gala in recent years means costs of staging the Gala in 2018 increased by more than £20,000.

Become a Marra from just £2 a month (or more) or a payment of £24 (or more). You'll receive the official Gala souvenir brochure, and priority ticket booking for fundraising events we host throughout the year.


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You can also get a year's gift subscription to Friends of Durham Miners' Gala for your friend or loved one for just £24.

Gift subscription

Other ways to join:

You can download a Direct Debit mandate and return it to us via freepost, or send a cheque made payable to "Friends of Durham Miners' Gala", to the following address:

Freepost, RTKC-EALS-HJKK, Friends of the Durham Miners’ Gala, Miners’ Hall, Flass Street, Durham DH1 4BE

Thank you for supporting the Durham Miners' Gala.