Home / What's on / Talk and Q&A with Curator Norma Gregory, on ‘Digging Deep: Coal Miners of African Caribbean Heritage & The North East’ Exhibition

October 1 @ 7:00 pm

Talk and Q&A with Curator Norma Gregory, on ‘Digging Deep: Coal Miners of African Caribbean Heritage & The North East’ Exhibition

Hear from Digging Deep exhibition curator, Norma Gregory, on the origins, challenges, process, journey and...

Get Tickets

Full description

Hear from Digging Deep exhibition curator, Norma Gregory, on the origins, challenges, process, journey and future legacy of the exhibition.

About this event

The Common Room are thrilled to be hosting ‘Digging Deep: Coal Miners of African Caribbean Heritage & The North East’ from Saturday 25th September to Monday 1st November.

Join us on Friday 1st October, and hear from the exhibition curator, Norma Gregory, about the origins, challenges, process, journey and future legacy of Digging Deep.

The Digging Deep exhibition reveals personal narratives, memories and creative representations of former coal miners of Black/African-Caribbean heritage and other diverse groups within UK mining history, including the North East. Visitors can expect to see portraits, poetry and more, which draw their attention to the diversity of our once prestigious mining industry, in contrast to the typical narratives surrounding the industry and its communities.

Event timings

Arrival between 6:30pm and 6:55pm

Talk begins at 7pm, followed by a Q&A session.

Event close at 9pm

Booking information

Tickets are free but booking is required to reserve your space.

Additional information

Location: Wood Hall, The Common Room, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE

Children must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult.

Hand sanitiser will be supplied. Face masks should be worn by adults at all times unless medically except.

Our building is fully accessible – if you have any queries about accessibility, please contact lucy.stockdale@thecommonroom.org.uk

In line with updated government advice, all visitors over the age of 16 will be asked to scan the NHS QR code or provide their name and contact details on arrival at The Common Room. Smartphone users can download the NHS COVID-19 app before arrival.

The Common Room is taking a number of precautions to mitigate the risk to the public regarding COVID-19. Face masks should be worn by adults at all times unless medically except and visitors should practice social distancing. For further information on our COVID-19 protocol please visit our home page: www.thecommonroom.org.uk

Image Credits: Black Miners Museum Archives

Details

Venue

The Common Room
Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Get Tickets

You may also like