The Big Meeting

The Big Meeting

Since 1871, on the second Saturday in July, the city of Durham is taken over by miners, trade-unions and the public for the Durham Miners’ Gala (known locally as "The Big Meeting"). This people-centred documentary goes behind the scenes of this annual celebration of noise, colour and solidarity, of class culture, creativity and endeavour. A huge gathering of 200,000 people parade through the streets, honouring their heritage with banners and brass bands. The Big Meeting reflects the past, present and future of the Gala and labour movement, whilst following four protagonists over the course of this impressive working-class occasion.

This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

There is also a screening of this film on September 13th which is followed by a Q&A.

Book now
  • 11 Sep 2019
  • Ticket Prices: £5.50 - £10.50
  • Glasgow Film Theatre
    12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB
    http://maps.google.com/?ll=55.8656396,-4.2611652&q=Glasgow+Film+Theatre
  • Venue: Glasgow Film Theatre
  • Get Directions

You May Also Like These Events...

Cyclone 24

Cyclone24 is the UK’s only 24 hour velodrome challenge event series. We bring you the ultimate in 24hr and 12hr ...

Farmers' Market

A beautiful location at the Loch Lomond Shores centre makes this market as good an outing for tourists as it is for ...

Linda McCartney Retrospective

Exhibition of photographs taken by Linda McCartney during the 1960s, curated by Paul, Mary and ...

Lighthouse Family

British pop duo made up of vocalist Tunde Baiyewu and keyboardist Paul Tucker.

Cher

The mononymous singer and actress.

Fiona Tan: Disorient

Spectacular two-screen film installation by the Amsterdam-based artist Fiona Tan, which explores ...

Share