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‘The Dawn of a New Era’: Unfurling the South Wales Miners’ Banners

November 12 - November 22

This in an online event.

‘The Dawn of the New Era’ is the slogan on the Risca Lodge banner, which was made just before the nationalisation of the coal mining industry in 1947. The image on the banner is a sun rising and reflects the hope for the future.

At least 50 miners’ banners are known to have existed in South Wales and many of them are preserved at the South Wales Miners’ Library at Swansea University. Over the years, the banners have been used in protests, marches and demonstrations, including during the 1972, 1974 and 1984-85 miners’ strikes. The miners’ banners provide a rich source of social history and provide a unique and powerful insight into our collective history and tradition.

Throughout the festival Swansea University will be drawing on the amazing collection of Miners’ Banners held in the South Wales Miners’ Library to create an online exhibition built in collaboration with…you! Explore the images, colours and slogans that appeared on the banners and their meaning – and why not have a go at designing your own banner! Watch this space for further details on how to submit your banner design and to find the exhibition during the festival!

Led by Sian Williams, Head of Special Collections & Librarian, South Wales Miners’ Library.

This event is part of the hub series organised by Swansea University.

Organiser

Swansea University

In partnership with

South Wales Miners' Library, National Waterfront Museum, National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area)

Contact email address

cultural-institute@swansea.ac.uk

Booking required?

No




Details

Start:
November 12
End:
November 22
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Venue

Online: Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea, SA2 8PP United Kingdom
Accessibility information
For accessibility information please contact the organiser.

Organiser

Swansea University

Other

Is booking required?
No
If your event is part of a series, please put the series title here
Being Human Festival Swansea: 'Building New Worlds'
Contact email address
cultural-institute@swansea.ac.uk
Event partners
South Wales Miners' Library, National Waterfront Museum, National Union of Mineworkers (South Wales Area)
Region
Wales
City/town
Swansea
Accessibility information
For accessibility information please contact the organiser.
Image copyright information
iStock.com , jax10289 and South Wales Miners' Library

Accessibility information: if you have any questions, queries or requests please contact the event organiser directly.