Digging Deep Exhibition 2018 - 2022

Visit the Digging Deep Miners of African Caribbean Heritage & the North- East
Touring Exhibition
at: The Common Room of The Great North ( the former Mining Institute), Westgate Rd, Newcastle UK

The Digging Deep exhibition, in partnership with the Common Room of the Great North for 2021, situated at Neville Hall and once the home of the former mining institute, Newcastle, showcases the experiences and narratives of former black miners, including images and archive resources about coal miners of the North-East.
Kindly supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund Midlands & East and National Lottery Players.

At the exhibition view:
  • 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 and other aspiring and established artists
  • A documentary films by project volunteers
  • Mining migration stain glass window by Stella Chadwick, artist and volunteers
  • Portrait photography by David Severn
  • Archive and contemporary images
  • Black Miners' poetry
And much more!

Public lecture and curator's talk from Norma Gregory on Friday 1st October 2021 from 7-9pm.

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


See more at:


Woodhorn Mining Museum, Northumberland October/ November 2020
The Mining Institute (Neville Hall) / The Common Room of the Great North, Newcastle, Autumn 2021
National Coal Mining Museum for England (Wakefield, Yorkshire) from 21st September 2019 - extended to 15th March 2020,

For enquires: info@blackcoalminers.com

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