The Big Meeting – Durham Miners’ Gala (U.K.)

Thursday, February 11
The Big Meeting
7pm (local UK time; midnight U.S. EST)

Facebook Event here
Zoom Meeting
Documentary about the annual Durham Miners Gala, followed by a live Q&A with the film makers and one of the organisers of the Gala.
Hosted by the Cambridge & District Trades Council during ♥ Unions Week

“Every second Saturday in July 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, of class culture, creativity and endeavour. Attracting 200,000 people, banners and brass bands parade through the streets to honour their heritage. The Big Meeting reflects the past, present and future of the Gala and labour movement, whilst following four protagonists over the course of this impressive working- class occasion. This will be especially poignant viewing whilst we are in lockdown but hopefully be a positive experience to see and feel something we can look forward to returning to.”
– Chris Jury & Reuben Irving, Festival Directors, Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival

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