Solidarity and the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike Exhibition

Exhibition, 23-26 November 2015, London, United Kingdom

Open until 26 November: 

SOLIDARITY AND THE 1984-85 MINERS’ STRIKE EXHIBITION AT TUC LIBRARY
EXHIBITION

In March 1984 over 150,000 British coal miners went on strike to protest against plans for widespread closures in the industry. The strike, ultimately unsuccessful, lasted a year and was one of the most significant industrial disputes in British history. Alongside the industrial struggle emerged a large and diverse social movement to help sustain the miners and their communities.

To commemorate this event the TUC Library Collections and London Metropolitan University
have produced a new exhibition entitled Solidarity and the 1984-85 Miners Strike.

Entrance is free and via Goulston Street reception, London Metropolitan University, Aldgate Campus, London E1 7TP. Nearest tube station Aldgate/Aldgate East.

Monday 23rd – Thursday 26th November 2015
Hours:
• Monday 10am - 4pm
• Tuesday 10am - 7pm
• Wednesday 10am - 7pm
• Thursday 10am - 5pm

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Launch of Solidarity and the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike Exhibition and performance by musicians Ribbon Road
London Metropolitan University
Monday, 23 November 2015 from 17:00 to 19:30 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom

 

In March 1984 over 150,000 British coal miners went on strike to protest against plans for widespread closures in the industry. The strike, ultimately unsuccessful, lasted a year and was one of the most significant industrial disputes in British history. Alongside the industrial struggle emerged a large and diverse social movement to help sustain the miners and their communities.

To commemorate this event the TUC Library Collections and London Metropolitan University are launching a new exhibition Solidarity and the 1984-85 Miners Strike on Monday the 23rd November 2015.

The launch will be accompanied with a performance by folk musicians Ribbon Road of their new record No Redemption Songs. "Songs and the photographs that accompany them tell a little bit about the happenings during those years in the coalfields of Britain."

Programme:

5pm doors open
5.45pm speeches- Vice Chancellor, Mike Jackson (Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners), and Hywel Francis (former MP and historian)
6.30pm folk musicians Ribbon Road perform
7.30pm finish

The event will be hosted at the London Metropolitan University, Goulston Street, E1 7TP.
Entrance through Goulston Street reception.

Please reserve a space through Eventbrite.

 

Posted: 
25/11/2015