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Washington Arts Centre. Sunderland Film Club presents… The Miners’ Hymns + Performance

July 18 @ 19:00 - 21:00

A special film showing and performance commemorating mining history as part of the Washington 60 celebrations (and of course timed to tie in with the Miners’ Gala).

Tickets £5

Join us at Arts Centre Washington this July for a screening of Bill Morrison’s mesmerising elegy to the Durham coalfields – The Miners’ Hymns.

Combining rarely-seen archive footage with a score inspired by the region’s brass bands, Morrison and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson’s lyrical film is a testament to the vibrancy of the North East’s mining communities and their culture.

Documenting the hardships of pit life, the power of community organising and the legacy of mining on the area, every moment of The Miners Hymns is imbued with a rich, emotional potency.

We’re delighted to be joined after the film for a performance by the historic Durham Miners’ Association Brass Band and local folk icon Bill Elliott.

Here’s the event page: https://sunderlandculture.org.uk/events/sunderland-film-club-presents-the-miners-hymns/


July 18
19:00 - 21:00


Arts Centre Washington
Biddick Lane
Washington, NE38 8AB
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