Pitman’s Parliament Project

School children will bring the past to life at a public performance in the historic home of the Durham miners.

The event will mark the culmination of an arts and education project at Redhills: Durham Miners Hall.

The Pitman’s Parliament Project will see pupils from St John’s School, Bishop Auckland, explore the tumultuous history of life on the Durham Coalfield through industrialisation, mining disasters, and unionisation.

The pupils will spend five days in the magnificent Redhills, learning about brass bands, banners, and building communities.

The project is a collaboration between education charity Hand Of, the Durham Miners’ Association, The Parliamentary Archives, and brass musicians Clara Hyder, Martin Thomson and Ian Sankey.

Working with historians, archivists, musicians, and artists, the children will create a new and unique performance piece.

St John’s pupils will present their new performance piece at Redhills: Durham Miners Hall on Friday 14 February. Doors open for a drinks reception at 3.30pm. The event is free, by registration.

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