Pitman Painters

by Lee Hall
A true-life, enlightening story which rocked the 1930s art world

In 1934, a group of Ashington miners and a dental mechanic hired a professor from Newcastle University to teach an Art Appreciation evening class.

Unable to understand the teachings of the professor, together they embarked on one of the most unusual experiments in British art, as the pitmen learned to become painters. Within a few years the most avant-garde artists became their friends, their work was taken for prestigious collections and they were celebrated throughout the British art world; but every day they worked, as before, down the mine

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Cast & Crew


George Brown…. Ian Perks
Oliver Kilbourn ….Peter Rigney
Jimmy Floyd…. Carl Morgan
Young Lad….Cameron Kennedy
Harry Wilson…. Addie Redmund
Robert Lyon…. Andrew Wilson
Susan Parks ….Chelsea
Helen Sutherland…. Lorraine Reynolds
Ben Nicolson ….Thaddeus Varey



Director ….Martin Roche
Production Assistant…. Tracey Rontree



Sat 1st December 2018


7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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