From Billy Elliot to Close the Coalhouse Door, When the Boat Comes In to The Pitmen Painters, now hear the songs and stories of The Pitmen Poets.

Celebrate the triumphs, tragedy, humour and hard times of North-East England’s coal mining tradition in an evening of music, song and spoken word, illustrated by atmospheric archive photography.

The Pitmen Poets features Ex-Lindisfarne singer and writer Billy Mitchell, songman from West End musical Warhorse, Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and songwriter Jez Lowe, four of the North East England’s leading champions of its musical heritage.

Dates & Times

Last session: Thu 16 Feb 2017 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed
Derby Hall

The Pitmen Poets

Related events

Music -
  • Thu 1 Feb 8:00 PM (SOLD OUT)

The Slow Readers Club

The beloved Manchester-based four-piece The Slow Readers Club bring their dark and brooding indie electro to The Met for a special performance as part of Independent Music Venues Week.

Read more
Music -
  • Sat 3 Feb 8:00 PM (SOLD OUT)
  • Sun 4 Feb 8:00 PM (SOLD OUT)

Richard Hawley

We welcome revered Sheffield songwriter and guitarist Richard Hawley for an intimate acoustic gig presented as part of Independent Venue Week 2018

Read more
Music -

A Blues Night at The Met

An evening of the finest contemporary blues from some of the best UK Blues artists, all based in the North!

Book