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Heading up box’s future for show

Bringing the Great North Passion to Town End Farm, Sunderland. Ross Millard, left,  and Jaff Craig, right, from The Futureheads with Rev Jen Bradshaw and David Callaghan Project Leader with the Cultural Spring.

Bringing the Great North Passion to Town End Farm, Sunderland. Ross Millard, left, and Jaff Craig, right, from The Futureheads with Rev Jen Bradshaw and David Callaghan Project Leader with the Cultural Spring.

MUSICIANS will front their own band of talented team members as they help lead a national television broadcast.

Ross Millard and David ‘Jaff’ Craig are playing a leading role in the Great North Passion, which will tell of Christ’s last hours in a programme to be beamed live on BBC One on Good Friday.

In the lead up to Easter, shipping containers will be delivered to communities each with their own artist who will work with the community to transform their box, with the 12 to form a cross used for the performance.

Singer and guitarist Ross and bass guitarist Jaff are working with the Town End Farm community to produce the fifth Station of the Cross.

“Our theme is quite a challenging one, around taking on burdens reluctantly, but we’re aiming to produce something really special,” said Ross.

“Jaff and I will be composing a new piece of music – it may not just be a song - but we’d also like to do something visual.

“I’ve always been massively interested in visual art, and screen printing in particular, so we might do something along those lines.”

The Great North Passion, to be filmed in Bents Park, South Shields, will also deliver containers to Sunderland Minster; St Cuthbert’s, Red House, St Andrew’s, Roker. Souter Lighthouse and Boldon Comprehensive.

The project is a collaboration between the BBC and The Cultural Spring.

 

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