An evening of song, laughter and some tears celebrating the heritage of Britain’s coal mining industry. Film, music and discussion emphasise the community spirit forged then and struggling determinedly to survive now.
Britain’s biggest ever mining disaster. The Oaks explosion (Pictured) on Wednesday 12 December 1866 killed 361 miners and rescuers at the Oaks Colliery at Hoyle Mill near Stairfoot in Barnsley
Film-maker, Stephen Linstead discusses and shows the multi-award winning Black Snow depicting the legacy of this disaster.
The evening will be book-ended by songs and stories of life in the former mining regions of the UK, from BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jed Grimes.