Test Dept: Dunston Staiths

Test Dept returns with a world premiere for the closing weekend of the AV Festival 2014 in Newcastle. This outdoor event takes place at the Dunston Staiths, reputed to be Europe’s largest wooden structure, which was built on the River Tyne in 1893 to ship coal from the local Durham coalfields to the world.

Viewed from boats on the River Tyne over three nights, the event marks the 30th anniversary of the Miners’ Strike.

The event takes place over the four nights of Thu 27 March – Sun 30 March 2014. Two slots are available each evening at 6.45pm and 8.15pm (Thu - Sat) and at 7.45pm and 9.15pm (Sun). The duration is approx. one hour and fifteen minutes.

For detailed Information see: Test Dept @ AV Festival

The Guardian - The miners' strike: digging into the past with Bill Morrison and AV festival
The Quietus - Test Dept On AV Festival & Remembering The Miners' Strike
NEFA - DS30 : Requiem for Industrial Britain

  • NARC Cover 2014 (pdf)
  • NARC Test Department 2014 (pdf)