The Pitmen Painters

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Written by Lee Hall
15-20 May, 7.30pm – £8/£6.50

In 1934, a group of Ashington miners and a dental mechanic hire a professor from Newcastle University to teach an Art Appreciation evening class. Unable to understand each other, they embarked on one of the most unusual experiments in British art as the pitmen learned to become painters.

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