Become a Marra – Join Friends of Durham Miners' Gala


The Durham Miners' Gala is the world's greatest celebration of community values and working-class culture.

For more than a century, The Big Meeting, as it is known was paid for by the working miners of the Durham Coalfield. It is their gift to us all.

Today, The Big Meeting is paid for by our Marras - the Friends of Durham Miners' Gala, who make contributions throughout the year. Become a Marra and help ensure the Gala survives and thrives, and inspires generations to come. 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), and you'll receive a Marras card, and the official Gala souvenir programme a week before the next Big Meeting.


Donate monthly Donate yearly


Alternatively, you can also chip in by making a one-off donation to the Gala fund.


One off donation


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.