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October 2, 2021

Digging Deep – Industrial Artistry Family Open Day

About this event Drop by for a creative arts family day on Saturday 2nd October at The Common Room, alongside the...

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About this event

Drop by for a creative arts family day on Saturday 2nd October at The Common Room, alongside the ‘Digging Deep: Coal Miners of African Caribbean Heritage & The North East’ exhibition!

Explore for the first time, the Black Miner Stained Glass Window created by artist Stella Chadwick. Be inspired by this artwork and others featured in the Digging Deep exhibition and create your own piece of art, share stories and/or produce a piece of creative writing.  

All ages welcome.

Event Timings

AM slot: 10:00-12:30

PM slot: 12:30-15:00

Visitors may arrive and leave at any time during their chosen timeslot.

Booking information

Tickets for the exhibition are free but booking is required as capacity is limited.

Please note, adults accompanying children will also require their own ticket.

These tickets include general admission, so we invite you to take a stroll around the rest of our building to see our other attractions!

Additional information

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

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

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. Visitors will be required to wear a face-covering (unless they have a medical exemption) and to practice social distancing. For further information on our COVID-19 protocol please visit our home page.

About Nottingham News Centre CIC

Nottingham News Centre CIC, founded in 2013, is a heritage project management company providing professional services in heritage consultancy and research, heritage media content production (print, online and broadcast) and heritage exhibition production. Based in Nottingham, East Midlands UK, we offer services and support for national and international organisations.

For more information please visit www.nottinghamnewscentre.com and www.blackcoalminers.com or connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Image Credits: Black Miners Museum Archives



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