The Miners Hymns

May 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Moston Small Cinema
Teddington Rd
Manchester M40 0DP
Kate Houlton
0161 817 4535
The Miners Hymns @ Moston Small Cinema | England | United Kingdom

Join us on Thursday 25th May, 6.00pm – 9.00pm for the second in the series of My Festival Film Nights inspired by the MIF17 programme. This time we’ll be screening The Miners’ Hymns (2011), directed by Bill Morrison and music provided by Jóhann Jóhannsson and we’re excited to be hosting this My Festival Film Night and Social at the Miners Community Arts and Music Centre in Moston.

The Miners’ Hymns (2011)
A film by Bill Morrison
Music by Jóhann Jóhannsson.
Running time 50 mins
This event is open to anyone aged 18 years +.

The Miners’ Hymns is an elegy, in film and music, to the coal mining history of north east England and is the product of an exceptional creative collaboration between renowned filmmaker Bill Morrison and the acclaimed Icelandic musician, composer and MIF17 artist, Jóhann Jóhannsson*.

Created using rarely seen archive film footage from the British Film Institute, the BBC, and other archives, and drawing on the region’s brass music culture, The Miners’ Hymns celebrates the labour, endurance, vibrant community and rich culture that characterised the lives of those who worked underground.

We will also be joined by a local miner who will share his own stories and experiences of being a coal miner.

We are delighted this event is taking place at Moston Small Cinema located in the Miners Community Arts and Music Centre. This building is steeped in history, once a lively Miners Working Mens Club located in the heart of a working class estate in North Manchester, this was left to ruin until local resident Louis Beckett and a small collective of artists and musicians took it over and are now restoring it piece by piece, turning it into fully functioning Arts and Music Centre equipped with cinema and recording studio.

The building is open to all and can be hired for a variety of different events and activities. The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre has been established to create a local multi-functional building for the local community, aiming to bring people together for all aspects of socialising activities and provide a safe space for the youth of today. There is space for local bands to rehearse and local artists to exhibit their work, there is also a community cafe. The Larger rooms can also be hired for functions.

Find out more about The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre by visiting their website or even better get yourself a ticket and join us at the My Festival Film Night and Social on Thursday 25th May.

*This My Festival Film Night and Social has been inspired by the MIF17 commission Last and First Men, A film and live score by Jóhann Jóhannsson.

My Festival is MIF’s new creative community. It’s designed to bring you closer to the Festival – and bring the Festival closer to you. Find out more about our plans and sign up to My Festival here.

A special thanks to the BFI for providing the film and image.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is open to anyone aged 18 years +. Alcohol will be available at this event so you may be asked to provide proof of age.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking is available on site but please note there is limited spaces and will be based on a first come first served basis.

You can also access the The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre by the following bus routes:

– City Centre 24, 181, 182 stops on St Mary’s Road opposite the Miners (FC United ground stop).

The nearest tram stop is Newton Heath & Moston and is about a 20 minute walk down St Marys Road to The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre.

Will the event be documented through film and photography?

A photographer will be present throughout the evening. By booking a place you are giving your consent for your photograph be taken.

Is there a cash bar?

There will be a selection of refreshments available at The Miners Community Arts and Music Centre, including pies, crisps, chocolate, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks. Your first drink will be on us and there will also be a cash only bar if you wish to purchase any additional drinks/snacks.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions about this event please contact Kate Houlton, Community Coordinator by emailing or calling 0161 817 4535.

Free parking, licensed bar, disabled facilities.

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