Art exhibition inspired by striking Dearne miners launched

Artwork by Yvette Vanson, inspired by the 1984-85 miners' strike.
Artwork by Yvette Vanson, inspired by the 1984-85 miners' strike.

A new exhibition has been launched featuring artwork inspired by the 1984-85 miner’s strike.

Artist Yvette Vanson’s ‘Miners’ marks the 30th year anniversary since the strike, which affected scores of communities across the Dearne Valley. There will also be a screening of ‘Battle for Orgreave’ film on February 28.

The event was launched on Monday at National Coal Mining Museum for England in Overton, near Wakefield, and will remain there until April 26.