Telford Film Festival presents a special screening of The Miners' Hymns in Ironbridge
Launched last year as part of the celebrations for Telford’s 50th birthday, Telford Film Festival is running until 20 October 2019 and will treat audiences to a host of events, including a special screening of The Miners' Hymns in Ironbridge on 26 September.
Utilising rarely seen archive footage and a powerful score, The Miners’ Hymns delivers a memorable tribute to coal mining in the north of England, touching on a wealth of topics – including workers’ rights and the 1984 strikes – to highlight an integral part of this sceptered isle’s industrial history.
Showing at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron in Ironbridge – itself a hotbed of activity during the Industrial Revolution and one of the oldest mining areas in the country – the screening will be followed by a live performance from the Wellington Brass Band to highlight the similarly storied links between mining and the working-class tradition of colliery brass bands.
Miners Hymns with Wellington Brass Band
Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Coach Rd, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DQ
Saturday 26 September, 7.00pm
Tickets: £7 (£5 conc.)