The premiere of ‘The Big Meeting’ – a new feature film about the Durham Miners’ Gala.
The 94-minute film explores the meaning of the Gala and follows some of the people who make it such an inspiring event. It also includes contributions from Gala supporters including Dennis Skinner and Jeremy Corbyn.
The film will go on general release in cinemas later this summer.
Join the stars of the film and some special guests and see it first. The premiere, at Redhills: Durham Miners Hall on Saturday 22 June, will feature a panel discussion with director Daniel Draper and some of the stars of the film (TBA).
Proceeds from the film premiere will go to the Marras – Friends of Durham Miners’ Gala, which was established to fund the event following the closure of the collieries.
• Doors open at 6pm
• Introductions at 7pm followed by film.
• A panel discussion and Q&A with Daniel and stars of the film will follow the screening.
Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti will give this year’s Dave Hopper Memorial Lecture on the eve of the Durham Miners’ Gala.
The event, at Redhills: Durham Miners Hall, is in tribute to the longest-serving General Secretary of the Durham Miners’ Association (DMA).
The current DMA Secretary Alan Mardghum will introduce the event, which will also hear from Ed Yankovich, Vice-President Emeritus of the United Mine Workers of America. Mary Stratford of Education 4 Action will chair.
Tickets are on sale now with all proceeds going to the Marras – Friends of Durham Miners’ Gala.
A standard ticket is priced £5, with an unwaged ticket at £3. A solidarity ticket is also available for those able to contribute more in support of the Gala, and to enable us to offer a lower priced ticket while covering the costs of hosting the event.
• Doors open at 4pm
• The event will begin at 5pm
• Refreshments will be served in the Committee Room
The event forms part of Education 4 Action‘s Durham Miners’ Gala fringe programme.