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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Pride – film screening and Q&A, Friday June 8

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Join Mike Jackson and Dave Lewis from Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) for a screening of 'Pride' in the magnificent setting of Redhills: The Miners' Hall in Durham.

The original date for the event in March was postponed due to severe weather. The rescheduled event will now take place on Friday, June 8.

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Camping on sale now for 2018 Durham Miners' Gala

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Organisers of the Durham Miners’ Gala are offering affordable, high-quality camping for this year’s Big Meeting. 

Marras – The Friends of Durham Miners’ Gala are offering official camping over three nights, just a short walk from the celebrations. The 134th Durham Miners’ Gala takes place on Saturday, July 14 2018.

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Pride: film showing and Q&A with Mike Jackson and Dave Lewis from LGSM

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Join Mike Jackson and Dave Lewis from Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) for a screening of 'Pride' in the magnificent setting of Redhills: The Miners' Hall in Durham.

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