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Mar
6
Wed
Redhills Guided Tours @ Redhills: Durham Miners Hall
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Redhills Guided Tours @ Redhills: Durham Miners Hall

Explore the history and meaning of Redhills with a guided tour of the home of the Durham Miners’ Association.

The programme of guided tours is the first in the 103-year history of Redhills, which was recently selected by Historic England as one of the country’s 100 Irreplaceable places.

With the help of expert guides, visitors will be able to explore The Pitman’s Parliament, where elected delegates from each of Durham’s collieries met for generations. The tour will also include the rooms and corridors of Redhills which serve as a living archive of labour movement history and culture.

The guided tours, offered in partnership with mining and labour heritage organisation Education 4 Action (E4A), last 90 minutes. Places are limited to 15 per tour and people are advised to book early to secure their places.

A standard ticket costs £5, with unwaged priced at £3. A solidarity ticket is £10 for those able to contribute more, helping us offer lower priced tickets. All tickets include a Redhills booklet worth £2 and proceeds will go to The Redhills Appeal – the DMA campaign to renew the Miners Hall as a centre of education, heritage, and culture.

DMA Programme Director Ross Forbes said: “Redhills is a unique and extraordinary place. It moves and inspires people who visit, and we are delighted to be able to open our doors to the public with these guided tours.

“The tours are in keeping with our plans to return Redhills to the people, and we are sure everyone who joins us will find it a fascinating experience.”

Book your place here.

Give your support to The Redhills Appeal here.

Mar
8
Fri
International Women’s Day @ Redhills: Durham Miners Hall
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
International Women's Day @ Redhills: Durham Miners Hall

The historic home of the Durham miners hosts a special International Women’s Day celebration, featuring the premiere of a new film about the Women’s Banner Group.

The event at Redhills: Durham Miners Hall will include the first chance to see Of Whole Heart Cometh Hope. The new documentary by Amber Films tells the story of the Women’s Banner Group (WBG), created to celebrate the achievements of women.

The film follows the progress of the group, which involves people from all over County Durham, from the start of the project to last year’s Durham Miners’ Gala, when the banner was processed through the streets of the city.

The screening will be held in the magnificent Pitman’s Parliament at Redhills, the home of the Durham Miners’ Association (DMA). The DMA recently launched The Redhills Appeal to renew its historic home as a centre for education, culture, and heritage.

After marching at last year’s Gala with a patchwork banner, the WBG are fundraising for a traditional painted silk banner to parade at this year’s Big Meeting, on Saturday July 13.

The evening will also include a Q&A with filmmakers and members of the WBG, guest speakers and a licensed bar.

The event is free, but donations would be welcome. Any money raised will be divided equally between the Women’s Banner Group and The Redhills Appeal.

For more information about the Women’s Banner Group, email: womensbannergroup@gmail.com

For more information about Redhills, email admin@redhillsdurham.org, or call 0191 3868413.