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The revolution begins here! As part of a week-long series of events organised by Education4Action, the Women’s Banner Group are taking over Redhills, the home of the Durham Miners. As this year marks a century since women were given the right to vote, the group are hosting a day of music, speeches and poems celebrating women on Wednesday 11th July. Alongside performances from the likes of Gem Andrews, Marie Little, Rachel Kirk, The County Durham Socialist Choir and more, a selection of stories, anecdotes and songs from the play 84 will also be presented.

Having been on a great banner hunt for the last few months, a large collection of women’s banners spanning politics, the miners’ strike and the wider community will be on display around the building on the day too. Fittingly for the historic location, the group will also be unveiling their own striking community banner, which has been handcrafted by 12 groups of women across four months. As they prepare to take to the cobbled streets at this year’s Miners’ Gala, it’s a chance to get a sneak peek of what might well be paraded on the day. This revolution will have you standing in solidarity and praising the achievements of women through the ages.


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