Digging Deep Exhibition 2019 - 2020

Visit the Digging Deep Miners of African Caribbean Heritage Exhibition
at the National Coal Mining Museum for England (Wakefield, Yorkshire)
from 21st September 2019 - extended to 15th March 2020,
free entry (£5 donation for underground tour)

This first of its kind national (NPO) museum exhibition in the Main Gallery, forms part of the Black Miners Museum Project, led by Nottingham News Centre CIC, supporting project partners: Communities INC.,the National Coal Mining Museum for England and volunteers and kindly supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund Midlands & East and National Lottery Players. The exhibition supports the collaboration, preservation and showcasing of new heritage within existing mining organisations.
10th December 2019 from 12 noon, Nottingham News Centre and partners hosts the formal ceremony in the presence of the Jamaica High Commissioner, Deputy Jamaica High Commissioner, to formally recognise the contributions and achievements of the miners.

At the exhibition view:
  • 8 new exhibition panels with audio commentary featuring aspects of the personal journeys, experiences and narratives of former coal miners of African Caribbean heritage (i.e Black British miners)
  • Original artwork by Honey Williams, Karen Thompson and other aspiring and established artists
  • A documentary film by project volunteers (in the film booth)
  • Portrait photography by David Severn
  • Archive and contemporary images
  • Coal art jewellery and sculpture by Winnie Kwok
  • Windrush artefacts and costume displays
  • Black Miners' Poetry by Delroy Brown, Arthur Cole and Munnya Usawana
And much more!

Curator's talk on the 21st September 2019 from 2-3pm.

Bespoke curator talks and tours can be made for school/ community/ educational groups on request. Email: info@blackcoalminers.com or norma@nottinghamnewscentre.com

Free tickets:

Exhibition press release

See more at:

ITV Calendar https://youtu.be/iW5vd_8yCYs

Project flyer:
'No Joke' by Honey Williams with project volunteers, 2018
Mix- media painting
Nottingham News Centre Art Collection (ref.18629)