The Song of the Skerne film premieres on Thursday 12th August, 7.30pm and will be kept online till 31st August. 2021.

I was lucky enough to attend a screening event of the film at Darlington Hippodrome earlier in the year, and if you’re a fan of children’s creativity, music, the natural world, landscape photography, tenacious creativity, the river Skerne or all of the above, it’s one not to miss. The film developed as part of a programme involving Discover Brightwater, Darlington Hippodrome, Durham Music Service (The Music Hub for Darlington), Opera North, Orchestra’s Live and schoolchildren in Darlington. Due to the timing of the project partners and participants inevitably had to adapt the programme during the pandemic , however nothing stopped their creative flow.

Creative Darlington has supported partnership activity involving Darlington Hippodrome, Durham Music Service and Orchestras Live since 2015 (with the Hallé Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, London Mozart Players and Opera North working with children in Darlington to date). Hope you enjoy the film!