# BLACK COAL MINERS

Events

Be part of local and national events to learn more about black mining museum heritage.

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Historic England - listing for the Black Miners Museum

Historic England is a public body in the UK that helps people care for, enjoy and celebrate England's spectacular historic environment.
They protect, champion and save the places that help to define who we are and where we've come from as a nation.

Historic England, celebrates Black History Month by asking educators, creatives and community leaders to name places and spaces in the Midlands that are meaningful to them personally or to Black heritage in the region. The Black Miners Museum was included in their list for 2020. See the entry at:

https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/in-your-area/midlands/black-history-month-part-2/
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Woodhorn Mining Museum Northumberland- Touring Exhibition:
Digging Deep Miners of African Caribbean Heritage

If you missed previous tour dates, visit the Digging Deep touring exhibition opening from October 2020 at the Woodhorn Mining Museum. Northumberland.

Main Gallery
Woodhorn Mining Museum
QEII Country Park
Ashington
NE63 9YF, UK
Tel. 01670 624493

For more information and bookings https://museumsnorthumberland.org.uk/woodhorn-museum/whats-on/

FUTURE TOURING DATES 2021:

  • Radstock Mining Museum, Somerset ( spring)
  • Ferryhill Town Hall, Durham (summer)
  • The Common Room of the North East, Newcastle (autumn)
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Black Miners Museum Project selected for The Digital Heritage Lab

The Lab is a strand of the Digital Heritage Lab by The Arts Marketing Association and partners and is providing digital mentoring support to the following 60 UK-based small to medium sized heritage organisations. The aim of The Lab is to help these 60 heritage organisations develop their individual digital capabilities and capacity, and is tailored to each organisation’s needs. The Digital Heritage Lab is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the Digital Skills for Heritage initiative.

The Black Miners Museum Project has been selected to be part of this pioneering project and paired with mentor, Michelle Wright of Clause 4 to receive 6 hours of mentoring advice and support.
For more information and free webinars to support your journey within the heritage sector visit: https://www.a-m-a.co.uk/digital-heritage-lab-webinars/

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Cast Cinema Doncaster Film Screening: Digging Deep documentary, 17th October 2020

Want to see two pioneering documentary films that helped to document the experiences for British Black miners? Then book your seat at Cast Cinema Doncaster, Saturday 17th October 2020, 2.15pm for the double bill screening of Skin & Coal directed by Claudine Booth and channel 4 production first shown in 1987 and Digging Deep directed by Norma Gregory first shown in 2019. Light refreshments provided. Screening achieved in collaboration with Tim Brown and the Doncaster African Caribbean Group and Deborah Rees Cast Cinema.

BBC article:
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-54543640?fbclid=IwAR1CmjZx3X-fBlKj6AqhlaJF7P2pksohkET-uMRx2tjJTwt0zVCb-H9cdco

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Museum Association Awards 2020 Norma Gregory, Black Miners Museum Project makes shortlist

The Museum Association have announced the shortlist for the Museums Change Lives Awards 2020. The awards celebrate the achievements of museums and individuals that have made an impact on the lives of their audiences and communities.

The winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony at 1.20pm on Thursday 5 November as part of our annual conference – free to attend for all Museums Association members. This year’s awards have four categories, including a new award for the Best Lockdown Project, which recognises the best museum responses to the coronavirus crisis.The Best Museums Change Lives Project award recognises the best project in the past year that reflects one or more of the themes of the MA’s Museums Change Lives campaign: Promoting Health and Wellbeing; Creating Better Places; and Inspiring Engagement, Reflection and Debate. The Best Small Museum Project recognises the best project at museums with an annual turnover of less than £320,000. The Radical Changemaker Award recognises the achievements of an individual in promoting one or more of the themes of Museums Change Lives in their museum.


Norma Gregory, heritage leader and coordinator of the Black Miners Museum Project, has been shortlisted in the category of Radical Changemaker and states: "This is a amazing achievement milestone and celebration for the work over many years, preserving and sharing the heritage of diverse communities in mining history. We share this success with all miners, living and deceased and will continue working in partnerships with museums helping to re-shape and transform interpretations in industrial heritage museums across in UK and overseas."



For more information and full shortlist visit:
https://www.museumsassociation.org/campaigns/museums-change-lives/museums-change-lives-awards-2020/#changemaker
Register for the Museum Association Conference 2020:
https://www.museumsassociation.org/events/world-turned-upside-down-exploring-the-future-of-museums/
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Digital map locating mining museums incorporating Black Miners Heritage in collections

The Black Miners Museum project. has created a customised, digital map to pin point the locations of various mining and industrial heritage museums and organisations that include black miners heritage and diverse industrial heritage within the collections.

Take a look (click the link) and visit as many as you can, in person or online.
https://viewer.mapme.com/black-miners-museum-project/
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Stain glass heritage workshop, August 2020

Want to have a try a stain-glass window making? Always thought how stain glass is designed, cut, shaped to make amazing glass art? Well, simply watch our live online heritage arts workshop, facilitated by Nottingham based renowned stain-glass artist, Stella Chadwick.

Email info@blackcoalminers.com for more information of how to get involved.

As featured in the Nottingham Post:
https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/history/artist-creates-stained-glass-window-4664989

YouTube videos:
https://youtu.be/ZpisGRPWeBI

https://youtu.be/OENX4gFABsU

Contact Stella Chadwick at:
https://crackingglass.co.uk
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National Coal Mining Museum Yorkshire -Touring Exhibition:
Digging Deep Miners of African Caribbean Heritage

Digging Deep Miners of African Caribbean Heritage at the National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield Yorkshire.
https://www.ncm.org.uk/whats-on
From 21st September 2019 - 8th March 2020

Main Gallery
Caphouse Colliery
New Road
Overton
Wakefield
West Yorkshire, UK
WF4 4RH
Tel 01924 848806
More information and bookings (free event) also via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/exhibition-digging-deep-coal-miners-of-african-caribbean-heritage-tickets-74666801413?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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