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.Read more
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.Read more
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).Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Pictured 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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more