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
Details of the cathedral service during this year’s Durham Miners Gala have been confirmed.Read more
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 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
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 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
The Durham Miners Association Brass Band will launch their new CD at a free concert celebrating the music of the Miners' Gala on Saturday 21 May. The project developed during lockdown. Ahead of the launch, flugelhorn player Philippa Smith shares the band's story...
Bringing a musical soundscape of Durham Miners' Gala to those near and far …
The initial concept of “The Big Meeting” CD came from the enjoyment and entertainment the Miners' Gala brings to the thousands who flock the streets of Durham City on the second Saturday in July. Therefore, our next band project became the planning, recording and production of a CD filled with Miners’ Gala classics, immersing those from far and wide to enjoy the sounds of the iconic, heritage filled day.Read more
A free concert will mark the release of a new album celebrating the music of the Durham Miners Gala.
The Durham Miners Association Brass Band will launch their new CD at the event at Elvet Methodist Church, Durham city, on Saturday 21 May.Read more
Visitors to this year’s Durham Miners’ Gala can now make the most of this year’s event with official camping in the city.
Gala organisers are offering camping over two nights just a short walk from the festivities. Camping is on sale now here.Read more
The Durham Miners Gala will return this year, organisers have confirmed.
Hosted by the Durham Miners Association (DMA) since 1871, the Gala was cancelled for the last two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The DMA has been working with the local authority, police and other partners to confirm arrangements for the safe return of the event, which is attended by more than 200,000 people from across the region and beyond. It now confirms that The Big Meeting, as it is popularly known, will return on Saturday 9 July 2022.