Looking to the Past for Inspiration at Woodhorn

Vintage Car Rally and Last Chance to See Miners’ Strike Exhibition: Sunday 9 July 2017

This coming weekend at Woodhorn Museum will offer visitors the very last opportunity to see distinguished Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller’s poignant exhibition about the events of the 1984/5 Miners’ Strike. The final day of The Battle of Orgreave (An Injury to One is an Injury to All) 2001 is on Sunday 9th July coinciding with the museum’s annual vintage car rally.

The former colliery site at Woodhorn has provided a particularly poignant location for Jeremy Deller's artwork which has been on show since March. The original battle was a violent confrontation between striking miners and police which took place during the 1984/5 Miners' Strike but Deller's artwork was a spectacular recreation of the event orchestrated by an historical re-enactment expert and involving nearly 1000 people including former miners and former policemen. Alongside a documentary film of the re-enactment directed by Mike Figgis, the exhibition also includes a range of objects, images and audio recordings from the artist’s research materials.

In complete contrast to the exhibition is the Vintage Car Rally featuring a wide range of stunning vehicles organised by The North of England Classic and Pre War Automobiles. The event attracts proud classic car owners and fans of vintage motors from all across the region who enjoy the opportunity to gather, admire and talk about the vehicles on display.

Full details of the exhibition, car rally and how to plan your visit are available at www.experiencewoodhorn.com