The People, Pits & Politics Festival will take place right across Durham this month, welcoming a multitude of speakers and performers to the historic city centre on the 12th, 13th & 15th July.
The Durham Miners’ Gala has been running since 1871 and is the largest Labour Movement event in Western Europe. Every year, the Gala takes place in July, bringing speakers and performers from both the political and cultural arenas.
Last year, 200,000 people came to hear Jeremy Corbyn and other speakers, see the banners march, and have a great day out. This year, there’s also a vibrant political Festival in the two days leading up to the big day designed to help build a legacy that extends beyond Gala Day.
“The Durham Miners’ Gala has been running since 1871”
The organisers have secured a remarkable line-up including music, comedy, poetry and film contributors such as Billy Bragg, Joe Solo, Steve Pledger, Richard Gainger, Gem Andrews, Sam Slatcher, Mark Steel, Jane Burn, Paul Summers, Deidre O’Neill and Mike Wayne, Ken Loach and many others.
As well as the cultural element of the festival, it also brings together the very best in community organisers, political trainers and alternative media to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Taking part are journalist Paul Mason, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and many, many others.
Full details of all the speakers, performers and associated activities can be found at www.pppfestival.com where you can also buy tickets, of which limited numbers remain – so don’t miss out!