Digging Deep Touring Exhibition

Digging Deep Touring Exhibition 

Digging Deep is a touring exhibition designed and curated by the Black Miners Museum/Nottingham News Centre, available for loan to schools, educational institutions, museums and heritage related organisations.

It showcases the experiences and narratives of former African Caribbean coal miners through creative arts and publishings such as:

  • Exhibition panels with audio commentary featuring aspects of the personal journeys, experiences and narratives of former coal miners of African Caribbean heritage (i.e Black British miners)
  • Original artwork by  aspiring and established artists
  • Documentary films and videos 
  • Mining migration stain glass window by Stella Chadwick, artist and volunteers
  • Portrait photography by David Severn
  • Archive and contemporary images
  • Mining memorabilia and rare artefacts
  • Black Miners’ poetry and literature 
  • And much more!

To hire the Digging Deep touring exhibition, contact info@blackcoalminers.com for details and prices. 


Bespoke curator talks and tours can be made for school/ community/ educational groups on request.

Email: info@blackcoalminers.com or norma@nottinghamnewscentre.com

Previous Digging Deep Tour Dates:

The Mining Institute (Neville Hall) / The Common Room of the Great North, Newcastle, Autumn 2021

Woodhorn Mining Museum, Northumberland October – November 2020

National Coal Mining Museum for England (Wakefield, Yorkshire) from 21st September 2019 – 15th March 2020

The Coal Authority, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire 2018

Pontypridd Heritage Museum, South Wales 2018

New Art Exchange, Nottingham October 2018

Preston Black History Group 2018

Bilsthorpe Heritage Centre, Newark, Nottinghamshire July 2017

The African Caribbean National Artistic (ACNA) Centre, Nottingham 2017

For enquires: info@blackcoalminers.com






Project flyer:
‘No Joke’ by Honey Williams with project volunteers, 2018
Mix- media painting

Nottingham News Centre Art Collection (ref.18629)