Durham Miners Gala 2022 – official film to premiere
The official film of the 2022 Durham Miners Gala will premiere on Sunday evening (20 November 2022).
After a three-year absence due to Covid 19, the Gala returned in style. It was the biggest Big Meeting in decades – and film crews were there to capture it all.Read more
Durham Beatitude by William Martin
A new film of the extraordinary poem 'Durham Beatitude' by William (Bill) Martin created for the return of the Durham Miners Gala and shown for the first time on the giant screen at the 2022 Big Meeting.
The poem mourns the victims of the 1951 Easington Disaster. The moving and powerful film combines its words, spoken by its author, with images of the Gala through the years.Read more
Fundraising appeal after the biggest Gala in decades
Organisers of the Durham Miners Gala have launched a major fundraising drive after the biggest Big Meeting in decades.
More than 200,000 people packed the streets of Durham and the Racecourse ground on Saturday for the first Gala since the Covid 19 pandemic.Read more
2022 Gala will be biggest since before Miners' Strike
This year’s Durham Miners Gala is set to be the biggest of modern times, with more banners and brass bands taking part than at any time since before the Miners’ Strike.
Huge crowds are expected when the Gala returns this Saturday (July 9) after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid 19 pandemic.Read more
Nurse and postal worker top the bill of Gala speakers
A nurse and a postal worker will top the list of speakers at this Saturday’s Durham Miners Gala.
The Gala returns after two years and is dedicated to all the keyworkers who risked their lives to keep society functioning during the Covid -19 pandemic.Read more
Durham Miners Gala – Cathedral service details confirmed
Details of the cathedral service during this year’s Durham Miners Gala have been confirmed.Read more
Notting Hill Carnival steel band at the Durham Miners Gala
A steel band from the Notting Hill Carnival will take part in the Durham Miners Gala as part of a new cultural exchange.
The famous Mangrove Steel Band will entertain the crowds at the Big Meeting this Saturday. In return, the Durham Miners Association (DMA) Brass Band will take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in August.Read more
Mick Lynch to speak at Durham Miners Gala
Mick Lynch will address the crowds at the Durham Miners Gala. The RMT General Secretary has been added to the list of platform speakers, organisers Durham Miners Association (DMA) have announced.Read more
New route for Durham Miners Gala 2022
Part of the parade at the Durham Miners Gala will take a new route this year due to redevelopment works in the city centre.
The Gala is due to return on Saturday 9 July after missing the last two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Read more
Key workers centre stage at Gala – 2022 speakers announced
Key workers will be centre stage when the Durham Miners Gala returns next month.
The Big Meeting is dedicated to those who risked their lives to keep society functioning during the Covid-19 pandemic.Read more