Civilisation Stories: The Art of Mining

Civilisation Stories: The Art of Mining, a regional programme shown recently in the East Midlands region of the BBC, will be shown nationwide on BBC4 TV on Sunday, 10th June 2018 at 11.30pm.  The programme depicts the strong connection between mining communities and art and features the artwork of pitman-painter, George Bissill from Langley Mill, the Bestwood Colliery glass slides, Nottinghamshire Miners Union Banners, the Sutton Colliery 1957 Disaster Statues and the industrial architecture at the Pleasley Colliery near Mansfield.

In mining terms, it looks like we got the ‘late shift’ slot, so get your recorders set!