A unique film and music collaboration between filmmaker Esther Johnson, and Field Music, Warm Digits and Royal Northern Sinfonia, with creative director Bob Stanley.

Asunder marks the centenary of one of the most traumatic battles in military history. Co-commissioned by 14 – 18 NOW, the UK-wide arts programme to mark the First World War centenary, this ambitious new event explores the legacy of the Somme through the prism of a single city – Sunderland. Asunder premieres a film by award winning film maker Esther Johnson, using local archive footage to tell the story of the city’s involvement. The soundtrack to the film is created by Sunderland band Field Music and Newcastle’s Warm Digits, performed live with Royal Northern Sinfonia.

‘The performance will be alluring, poetic and political. I want everyone who sees it to take pride in the region’s unique history and to feel they can help to build its future’ – Bob Stanley, Creative Producer

Film with live score, performed at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on 10th July at Sunderland Empire.

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