On February 4th 2015 there will be a one day educational event organised by UNITE Community with contributions from:
Dave Wray A former striking miner and now writing about the history of the gal
Carol Stephenson a senior lecturer at Northumbria who has written about women, the Strike and the Gala
John Stirling a trade union educator who has written about the future of unions.
The day will look at the past of the gala; why the Gala is still here when so many others have died; the future for the Gala and the Unions
The day will be an interactive one with plenty of opportunity to share experiences and opinions alongside the presentations.
The event will be held at the Durham Miners Association Red Hills, Durham. At the moment definite times have yet to be confirmed but it is envisaged that it will run from 10.30 am to 4.00pm.
All are welcome to attend, a buffet lunch will be provided. Travel expenses and the cost of lunch will be paid for by Unite for Unite or Unite Community members. If you are interested please contact Claire.Mawson@unitetheunion.org to reserve a place