Women Against Pit Closures 40th Anniversary Commemoration

Saturday 2 March

Costs: Free

Dunelm House, Elvet Riverside, Durham DH1 3AN

A group of women who were active in Women Against Pit Closures during the 1984/85 miners’ strike are holding a 40th anniversary commemoration event in Durham on Saturday 2 March.

The day’s activities will start at 12.30pm when people are asked to assemble on Palace Green in front of Durham Cathedral before setting off at 1pm to march through the city with banners from the women’s support groups set up during the strike.

An event to celebrate the work of the support groups will begin in the Fonteyn Ballroom and Lounge of Durham Students Union at Elvet Riverside at 2pm. This will include speeches, music, comedy, film and stalls, while organisers hope it also acts as “a call to action for the next generation of women”.

The event will be split into an afternoon from 2pm to 6.15pm with speeches and performances, and an evening session of further performances from 6.45pm to 11pm.

These events are free but ticketed separately. All tickets for the afternoon session have now gone, but you can still get a ticket for the evening session by completing a form here.