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Coal Miners of African Caribbean Heritage EXHIBITION

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National Coal Mining Museum

New Road

Overton

WAKEFIELD

WF4 4RH

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Digging Deep: Miners of African Caribbean Heritage Exhibition

National Coal Mining Museum (Wakefield, Yorkshire UK)

21st September 2019 - 8th March 2020, 10am-5pm

FREE ENTRY (£5 donation for underground tour)


Nottingham News Centre CIC, in collaboration with the National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield UK welcomes the first ever exhibition in the UK to focus on migrants’ contribution to the mining industry with the opening of Digging Deep: Miners of African Caribbean Heritage until 8th March 2020.

This unique exhibition, which is the result of over six years research by historian Norma Gregory (M.A) curator, presents the reminiscences and narratives of former black British miners, enriching existing industrial and mining-related heritage. The exhibition supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Midlands & East, National Lottery Players and Sandford Cascade Project plus many other organisations and individuals, continues its tour nationally after the exhibition closes at the National Coal Mining Museum in 2020.

The exhibition in the Main Gallery, forms part of the Black Miners Museum Project, a heritage project led by historian and curator, Norma Gregory (M.A) at Nottingham News Centre CIC with many volunteers and supporting organisations.

What to see:

  • Unique exhibition panels with audio, commentary, and quotes documenting and explaining aspects of the personal journeys/experiences and narratives from former coal miners of African Caribbean heritage

  • Original commissioned coal artwork, paintings and coal art products by Honey Williams, Winnie Kwok, Karen Thompson and other aspiring community artists

  • The Digging Deep documentary film

  • Miners' portrait photography by David Severn, Richard Jones, Charles Sagoe and Chris Upton

  • Archive and contemporary images

  • Costume displays

  • Dean & Chapter Colliery banner

  • Black Miners' poetry by contributing poets: Delroy Brown, Arthur Cole and Munnya Usuwana

  • Children’s learning area and activities

  • Public evaluation feedback/reflection area

  • And much more!



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