Jeremy Corbyn to speak at 135th Durham Miners Gala

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Jeremy Corbyn will speak at the 135th Durham Miners' Gala, on Saturday 13 July 2019.

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Gala poster marks Norman Cornish centenary

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This year’s Durham Miners’ Gala poster marks the centenary of the great pitman painter Norman Cornish.

The poster features the famous Miners’ Gala Mural completed by the miner and internationally acclaimed artist in 1963. The mural excerpt depicts a family enjoying their day out at The Big Meeting against the backdrop of a Durham miners banner.

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Platform speakers for the 135th Durham Miners' Gala

 

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The platform speakers for the 135th Durham Miners' Gala have been announced.

The Big Meeting will be held on Saturday 13 July 2019, with the speeches on the racecourse getting underway at 1pm.

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Ken Loach 'honoured' to give reading at this year's Miners Festival Service

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Ken Loach  will be the reader at the Miners Festival Service at Durham Cathedral as part of this year’s Gala.

The acclaimed filmmaker will speak at the service, which will also include the blessing of the new banner marking the 150th anniversary of the Durham Miners’ Association (DMA).

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The Big Meeting hits the big screen - premiere of Durham Miners' Gala film

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The Big Meeting has hit the big screen ahead of this year’s Durham Miners Gala.

The new feature film about the Gala received its premiere at Redhills: Durham Miners Hall before it goes on general release in cinemas later this summer.

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Premiere for new Durham Miners' Gala film

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A new feature film about the Durham Miners’ Gala will receive its premiere in the city in June.

‘The Big Meeting’ will be shown for the first time at Redhills: Durham Miners Hall before it goes on general release in cinemas later this summer.

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SAFC become Marras and dedicate match to the Durham miners

SAFC_260419tr_durham_marras2.jpgPictured are: DMA Secretary Alan Mardghum, SAFC Executive Director Charlie Methven and Dave Anderson, Chair of Marras - the Friends of Durham Miners' Gala.

 

Sunderland AFC will help promote the Marras at tomorrow’s match dedicated to the Durham Miners’ Association (DMA).

The club has formed a new partnership with the DMA to celebrate the shared histories of the two institutions and the rich mining heritage of the region.

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Camping at the Durham Miners' Gala 2019

Visitors to this year’s Durham Miners’ Gala can now book to camp in the city for this year’s event.

Gala organisers are offering official camping over two nights just a short walk from the festivities.

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Fundraising appeal for 2019 Durham Miners' Gala

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Organisers of the Durham Miners’ Gala have launched a £25,000 fundraising drive ahead of this year’s event.

The growth of the Big Meeting in recent years has pushed up the costs of hosting the free festival, which is worth more than £10m to the local economy.

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First trailer for upcoming Durham Miners' Gala film

The first trailer has been released for the upcoming feature film about the Durham Miners' Gala.

The production will be called ‘The Big Meeting’ and will hit the big screen in 2019.

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