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Unfortunately due to the current situation this event will have to be cancelled.

Belford Community Cinema presents:



A Documentary about the Durham Miner’s Gala + Q and A with Filmmaker Dan Draper

UPSTAIRS at Bell View, 33 West Street, Belford NE70 7QB

Tuesday 24th March 2020 Doors 6.30pm/7pm start. Running Time: 94 mins. Tickets: £5 on the Door

Every second Saturday in July since 1871 the city of Durham is  taken over by miners, trade unions and the public for an event

known locally as 'The Big Meeting’. The Durham Miners' Gala is an  annual celebration of noise, colour and solidarity, and of class

culture, creativity and endeavour. It regularly attracts over 200,000 people, banners and brass bands who parade through the streets to

honour their heritage.  “A rich, heartfelt and intimate tribute….. Draper’s film persuasively shows that even after the pits have closed, a defiant and exuberant spirit lives on in The Gala. The merry-making and the music may once have been purely the icing on the cake of trade union business, but now increasingly it is the cake, it is the business. “ **** The Guardian.

This special programme of films is the second of two OUR NORTH events in March at Belford Community Cinema. They have been made possible thanks to an Our North Award supported by Film Hub North, which is proud to be part of the BFI Audience

The Big Meeting Edit.pdf

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