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Community art and music will herald Mining Art Gallery opening

16 October 2017

Art, music and memories will bring all ages together to celebrate the opening of the region’s new Mining Art Gallery on Saturday.

A free event filled with live performances and family fun will mark the official opening of the Mining Art Gallery in Bishop Auckland Market Place on Saturday, October 21.

Outside the gallery, in the Market Place visitors will be invited to share their memories and experiences of mining life and have them recorded for posterity at the Mining and Memories stall.

The poignant tones of Ferryhill Town Band will also fill the Market Place at the opening event.  Dating back to 1909, the long-established colliery band still performs every year at Durham Miner’s Gala.

Youngsters attending the launch event can get hands-on with the theme, with arts and activities inspired by mining art taking place at the Creative Corner stall.

The gallery will be officially opened with a ribbon cutting at 12pm, after which visitors can enjoy free entry for the rest of the afternoon.

From October 22 the gallery is open daily, 10am-4pm tickets are £4, concessions £3, and free for Under 16s, National Art Pass holders and HHA members. For more information click here.

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