For https://www.tuc.org.uk/heartunions week this year we are pleased to announce that the Camb. Trades Council will be hosting an online screening of “The Big Meeting” documentary about the annual Durham Miners Gala. This will followed by a live Q&A with the film makers and one of the organisers of the Gala. The screening will be via Zoom at 7pm on Thursday 11th Feb and the link is below.
“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.
Trailer can be viewed here https://www.galafilm.co.uk/about
Facebook Event here “The Big Meeting” free film screening with live Q&A | Facebook
If you can’t make it on the night or would like to get your own copy of the film the filmmakers, Shut Out the Light, are kindly offering the DVD for trade unions for a limited period for £5 instead of £7.50, people just need to go to www.galafilm.co.uk/deal to redeem it.
Look forward to seeing you on the 11th
Topic: The Big Meeting with Q&A
Time: Feb 11, 2021 07:00 PM London
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Meeting ID: 820 6156 5899