Previous posts and events from the East Midlands region
Seventy-fifth anniversary of NUM: Founding Conference of NUM held at the Black Boy Hotel, Nottingham on 16th August 1944.
Remembering Brierley Pit – a tribute to Sutton coalminers: Sutton Colliery closed OTD 30 years ago, 11th August 1989.
On Saturday, 5th October 2019, including a guided tour and a short presentation on the Coal, Community and Change (1965-2015) project.
Centenary Concert for Eastwood Collieries Male Voice Choir at Nottingham’s Albert Hall on Saturday 28th September 2019 at 7.30pm.
Photographic exhibition by Beauvale Photographic Group at the DH Lawrence Museum, Eastwood, now on until 11th October 2019.
A session of pit poetry and mining songs on 11th September 2019 (7pm-9pm) as part of the 2019 DH Lawrence Festival of Culture.
Day Conference at Nottingham Trent University on 12th Sept 2019 as a finale event for the Coal, Community and Change (1965-2015) travelling exhibition.
Travelling exhibition at Conkers Discovery Centre, near Moira, South Derbyshire. 3rd July – 6th Sept 2019.
Dealing with the Past: Coal, Community and Change (1965-2015): Harworth and Bircotes Town Hall – May 2019
Latest venue for the travelling exhibition – FREE EVENT.
Free IT Workshop: ‘Promoting your Coalmining Heritage using Social Media’ at Nottingham Trent University (Clifton Campus) – Tuesday 11th June 2019.
An evening of pit poetry and songs as part of the 2019 Nottingham Poetry Festival – Horse and Jockey PH, Selston, NG16 6FE.
The Coal, Community and Change (1965-2015) travelling exhibition is on at Chesterfield until 27th April 2019. Free event.
An afternoon of talks and discussion on the role of women in the former Nottinghamshire Coalfield.
‘Who Killed Edwina Beer’ by Alan Dawson is on at the Black Bull and Clipstone MW over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd March 2019. Tickets £6 each.
Dealing with the Past: Coal, Community and Change (1965-2015) at Mansfield Museum – 9th to 30th March 2019. Funded by the Global Heritage Research Fund at Nottingham Trent University. Free event – all welcome.
Next meeting on Saturday, 30th March 2019 (10.30am – 4.30pm) at Coalville & Swannington. Free event – all welcome.
Talk on Coal and Dialect in the East Midlands to the DH Lawrence Society – Wed 13th February 2019 (7.15pm – 9pm)
Industrial Heritage Day – Bicentenary of Mansfield and Pinxton Railway (1819-2019) – Sat 11th May 2019.
Wonderland returns to the Nottingham Playhouse from 8th – 23rd February 2019.
Both preserved colliery winding engines running on Sunday, 14th October 2018 (10am – 2pm). FREE EVENT.
4th meeting of the East Midlands Coalmining Heritage Forum on Saturday, 27th October 2018 (11am – 3pm).
Launch event for Exhibition on the history of coalminers of African Caribbean descent – Nottingham, 6th October 2018 (2pm-4pm).
Readings, poetry and prose on the theme of DH Lawrence and Communities of the Erewash Valley. Free Event.
Poetry reading and Group discussion, Wednesday 5th September 2018. Including Lawrence’s poem, A Colliers Wife.
Annual Brinsley Headstocks Festival celebrating Nottinghamshire’s rich coalmining heritage.