Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, inspired by the true-life experiences of County Durham people, has written lyrics for a major new work for brass band and choir. This suite of new hymns commemorating their sacrifice, courage and endurance was commissioned by the Northern Regional Brass Band Trust in partnership with Durham County Council. www.brassfestival.co.uk
The world Premiere is on 16 July in Durham Cathedral. In the brochure Stephen has four textural artworks; two new ones and two from exhibitions ('Last Post' and 'The Unseen'). These are now avialable as limited edition (100) prints signed by Carol Ann Duffy and Stephen Raw. They cost £166 inclusive of VAT and p&p. Email Stephen if you would like to order one (infoStephenRaw.com).
The original watercolurs of 'No-Man's Land' and 'The Unseen' are also for sale for £1000 and £800 respectively, plus VAT.