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
Welcome to the Women's Banner Group founded by Laura Daly. We would like to invite all women to join and support our evolving initiative which will culminate in our group being joined by women from across County Durham at the 2018 Miners' Gala.