On the eve of the 137th Durham Miners Gala, organisers have launched a fundraising appeal to help meet rising costs.Read more
Details of the cathedral service during this year’s Durham Miners Gala have been confirmed.
Tens of thousands of people are preparing to gather in Durham City on Saturday 8 July 2023 for the 137th Gala.Read more
The official 2023 Durham Miners Gala commemorative poster is on sale now.Read more
The 2023 Durham Miners Gala is dedicated to workers taking industrial action, organisers have announced.
The Durham Miners Association (DMA) is also calling on all workers not yet in a union to rise up and join the struggle for a fairer and more equal society.Read more
Arrangements for the 2023 Durham Miners Gala have been confirmed. The 137th Big Meeting, as the Gala is also known, will take place on Saturday 8 July 2023.Read more
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
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
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
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
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