The Pitmen Painters
The Ashington Group, otherwise known as the Pitmen Painters, miners from the North East, set up an art group in the 1930s.
Viv and Carol came across this when a magazine article appeared about the group, in which there was a fabulous painting of a Bedlington, created by one of the painters, and Carol did some further research.
The Pitmen Painters play, came to Norwich, so they went. They weren’t disappointed – the whole play was brilliant, and they were delighted when the Bedlington painting was the focus of almost an entire scene.
Thanks to Viv for sending the photo of the painting. What luck to have the play come to Norwich. Unfortunately the tour ends today in Bath. Click on the link to view the trailer.