image for Historical Event item typeJeremy Deller: The Battle of Orgreave at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museumadd to shortlist

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Worcestershire Hidden Gems

Historical Event, Thu 29 Sep - Sat 26 Nov 2016, free entry


Jeremy Deller, The Battle of Orgreave

Jeremy Deller, The Battle of Orgreave

Jeremy Deller, The Battle of Orgreave (An Injury to One is an Injury to All), 2001 Courtesy The Artangel Collection. Photo: Martin Jenkinson


Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum


City Art gallery & Museum,
Foregate Street,

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 29 Sep - Sat 29 Oct Divided Loyalties
Thu 29 Sep - Sat 26 Nov Jeremy Deller: The Battle of Orgreave
Fri 1 Jul - Tue 1 Nov WWI - Worcestershire Regiment Battle of the Somme
Tue 1 Nov Stewards Chemist Shop Open for Visitors


Jeremy Deller compares the Miner’s Strike to the English Civil War:

“It would not be an exaggeration to say that the strike, like a civil war, had a traumatically divisive effect at all levels of life in the UK. Families were torn apart because of divided loyalties, the union movement was split on its willingness to support the National Union of Mineworkers… in all but name it became an ideological and industrial battle between the two sections of British society.”

On 18 June 1984, the area around the Orgreave coking plant was the site of one of the strike’s most violent clashes. Jeremy Deller’s artwork The Battle of Orgreave, was a spectacular recreation of that day, orchestrated for Deller by a historical re-enactment expert. More than 800 people participated in the event, including former miners and former policemen, reliving the events from 1984. Other participants were drawn from Civil War societies who were more used to re-enacting fights like the 1651 Battle of Worcester.

On loan from The Artangel Collection at Tate, the exhibition includes a documentary film directed by Mike Figgis, alongside objects, images and audio recordings from the artist's archive of research materials for the re-enactment of the battle.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 29 Sep - Sat 26 Nov 2016 10:30 to 14:30


Free entry



See location of Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 849553  Lat: 52.19647 Long: -2.22220

By Road - Follow signs to the city centre then to Foregate Street Railway Station. The Art Gallery and Museum is 150 metres up from the station.

Directions from Worcester Foregate Street Train Station - Turn right out of the station & it is 150 metres on the same side of the road.


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups