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The Past We Inherit The Future We Build, Family Day for our Future Builders

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Durham Miners' Hall

Flass Street

Durham

DH1 4BE

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Sponsored by Marras, this official Durham Miners' Association Gala Event is brought to you by the Women's Banner Group

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THE PAST WE INHERIT THE FUTURE WE BUILD

FAMILY DAY FOR OUR FUTURE BUILDERS

As the Big Meeting is not taking place in Durham this year, the Marras have very kindly provided funding for the community banner groups to hold gala events in their local communities.

The Women's Banner Group, as many know, is the first and only all female banner group affiliated to the Durham Miners' Association, set up to recognise women of the Durham Coalfield area.

Our Community event will therefore take place in the beautiful gardens of Redhills, the home of the Durham Miners' Association Miners' Hall and our gala theme is 'Education'.

Our event is a family day with plenty of things going on for both adults and kids - just bring a picnic blanket! You will be able to purchase food and drinks from two local vendors, Re-f-Use & Barnard Castle Brewing Co (brewers of the famous Redhills Ale!!).

For the grown ups we have music from the amazing Bangshees and Joe Solo as well as a comedy set by British poet, author and comedian Kate Fox.

For the kids we have educational activities brought to you by Vonni & Stacey from Atoms Education CIC and Talking Tables creator Fleur Griffiths.

Rough timings are:

1.00pm - Bangshees

1.45pm - speeches from:

Laura Daly, Women's Banner Group

Alan Mardghum, Durham Miners' Association and

Phil Kemp, NASWUT National President

3.30pm - Kate Fox

4.00 pm- Joe Solo

Location: Durham Miners Hall Redhills (DH1 4BE)

Saturday 21st August


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The women's banner group formed in November 2017 with a view to raising the profile of women at the Durham Miners' Gala in 2018, the year of the international woman.

That year we created a community banner with over 50 women from 12 community groups.  We were invited by the Durham Miners' Association to be the first all female banner group affiliated to the DMA and that year our beautiful community banner was blessed in the cathedral.

Since then we have ran several projects including a primary school project called Let Them Be Heard which taught children how to use their voice in debate as well as teaching them of the importance of campaigning and protest.

We have also ran a female blue plaque hustings event, where three female blue plaque requests have been submitted to Durham County Council, all of which will be erected this year.

Finally, we ran several workshops for women to attend to discuss which historically important women from the Durham coalfield would be depicted on our newly commissioned silk banner.  The banner details several women from the Durham coalfield area that history has forgotton as well as campaigns that women have fought over the years.

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