The Queen's Hall is recruiting a songwriter to create new music for an innovative project which will celebrate 25 years of the National Lottery.

The project, called Unsung, will involve the songwriter contacting people in Hexham and its rural surroundings to talk about their unsung heroes.

The arts centre, on Beaumont Street, Hexham, is hoping for somebody to come on board who has links with the North-East, who can work on the project for around 10 days.

They want a songwriter who has a track record of working with the community to create new music.

Unsung is part of a national programme created by Future Arts Centres and funded by Arts Council England, which will see 40 arts centres across England commissioning new work.

Four or five new songs will be recorded by local performers and become part of a digital exhibition called Unsung, where the musicians will come to life.

Visit the Queen's Hall website for more details on how to apply.