This documentary about the Durham Miners’ Gala is a fascinating insight into a culture still defined by coal mining.
Since 1871 the Durham Miners’ Gala has been a cultural fixture in the North East. Part parade, part political rally and wholly working-class, ‘The Big Meeting’ is a celebration and preservation of a community created and then almost destroyed by the coal industry.
Daniel Draper’s thoughtful documentary follows the preparations and the day of the 2018 gala. It is a portrait of people whose lives are defined by mining. Although the pits are long-closed, what they stood for lives on!
"Daniel Draper shows that even after the pits have closed a defiant spirit lives on in the inspiring Durham Miners' gala." Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
We are delighted to be joined by director, Daniel Draper and Mike Jackson and Brett Haran from LGSM (Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners) for a post screening panal discussion.
Please note: Prompt start with NO Ads and Trailers.
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Wed 29 Jan