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Special Event for Museums at Night

10 May 2018

The North East’s mining heritage is being celebrated in an evening of art, music and traditional tipples taking place next week.

On Thursday 17 May, Mining Art Gallery, will open after hours, for a special event, offering a taste of life in the early 20th century.

Along with the gallery’s array of emotive artworks, exploring the dangerous conditions miners experienced underground, visitors to Auckland Lates – Night Shift will also be able to enjoy original, themed music penned by singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones and traditional Temperance cocktails created by The Auckland Project’s catering apprentices.

Throughout the evening there will also be special 10-minute talks about the gallery’s latest temporary exhibition, The Bevin Boy’s – War’s Forgotten Workforce, which pays tribute to the men conscripted to work in the mines during WWII.

This special event, running from 4pm until 8pm, forms part of the national Museums at Night initiative, designed by Culture24 to encourage museums, galleries, libraries and heritage sites across the UK to open outside their normal hours and increase public access.

Entry is the same as usual Mining Art Gallery admission charges, £4 per adult and £3 concessions, and includes a Temperance cocktail for every visitor.  For more information please click here 

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