An evening of music and memories, history and heritage, featuring original works by renowned composer Steve Robson and the NASUWT Riverside Brass Band, in collaboration with St John’s musicians.
The event will feature music and poetry inspired by the mining heritage and culture of the Durham Coalfield. Students will also join the award-winning NASUWT Riverside Brass Band to premiere new work from composer Steve Robson, as well perform some much-loved classics.
Proceeds from the event will go to The Redhills Appeal, the campaign to renew Durham Miners Hall as a centre for heritage, education and culture. To find out more, visit redhillsdurham.org.
Titled ‘The Future We Build’ – from the motto of the Durham Miners’ Association (DMA) – the concert if culmination of a school project exploring the history of Redhills, and the heritage and culture of the coalfield.
Students visited Redhills and researched the history of the DMA and the coalfield. They then worked with renowned composer Steve Robson and leading brass musicians to create new music inspired by their findings.
Music inspired by history and heritage of Redhills will be prominent throughout the evening. There will also be poetry by Tommy Armstrong, and folk music from St John’s musicians. The concert will also feature a varied programme of well-known brass band music.
‘The Future We Build’ is at Redhills: Durham Miners Hall on Thursday 3 October. Doors open at 7pm, with the performance beginning at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be available.
Tickets are priced £5 (standard) and £4 concessions (under 18s/ retired/ unwaged).