Dartington Playgoers present ‘The Pitman Painters’ by Lee Hall in, Studio 1 at Dartington Hall. A play about life, art and learning, this funny, feel-good and spirited play is based on the true story of the mining men who became acclaimed artists. In 1934, a group of Northumbrian miners from Ashington hired a Master of Painting to teach an Art Appreciation evening class. The pitmen became painters. Their work was celebrated by the British art world and its collectors. By day they worked in the mine. By night they painted on canvas. The play follows their lives, their art and their learning. See: www.playgoers.co.uk/.