A new event called 'Hidden Histories - Mining in the North East' aims to raise awareness of Durham's industrial heritage.

Hidden Histories will examine the heritage of mining in Durham and the North East, how it is remembered and how it is taught to the younger generation, with the aim of strengthening relationships between generations and between locals and students.

Hidden Histories also aims to strengthen knowledge of North East and Durham mining in order to create a new legacy.

Hidden Histories will include workshops, talks and activities. Several heritage organisations will be taking part including the Auckland Project, Beamish Museum, Education 4 Action and the GMB Trade Union, and is open for anyone to attend regardless of knowledge of mining history.

The talks will include local authors, poets and artists, including the chance to listen to a local artist at lunch, sharing music as part of their social action project.

Hidden Histories - Mining in the North East is free to attend and takes place on Wednesday June 5, from 9.45am until 4.30pm.

It will also include free refreshments which will include a cold buffet.

Hidden Histories will take place at the Shakespeare Hall on North Road in Durham city centre.

For more information email the Hidden Histories team on hiddenhistoriesne@yahoo.com