I saw Nick Drake

As many will be aware, Nick Drake’s life ended in tragic circumstances when he was just 26 years old. During his short career he recorded three remarkable albums; Pink Moon, Five Leaves Left and Bryter Later. Although his music did not find a wide audience during his lifetime, he gradually achieved wider recognition and is now considered among the most important English singer-songwriters of the last 50 years. As was succinctly put in 1972 by Rolling Stone magazine – 'The beauty of Drake's voice is its own justification. May it become familiar to us all.’

The Pitmen Luthier

It's a fascinating story that links unorthodox teaching to an extinct Latin American forest, to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to a Victorian battleship and eventually leads to a guitar makers workshop in County Durham.