THE LIFE story of British composer George Butterworth is to be celebrated in a new documentary.

The title of the documentary is 'All my life's buried here' and will focus on the pioneering British composer, folk song collector and dancer who was cut down in his prime leading a battalion in the Durham Light Infantry on the Somme.

George died was born in 1885 and died in 1916. The film has been directed by Stewert Morgan Hajdukiewicz and will feature music from The London Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir Adrian Boult, Roderick

Williams, Peta Webb, Mark Stone, Walter Pardon, May Bradley, Laura Smyth and Ted Kemp, The Wilson Family, Vic Gammon, and The Witches of Elswick.

There will be two screenings of the documentary taking place at The Forum Cinema, Hexham. The first screening will be on Tuesday, November 16 at 7.30pm and Wednesday, November 17 and 1pm.

Both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and local historian Vic Gammon.

The film is a result of more than three years spent securing unique access to all known George Butterworth archive collections and to Butterworth's surviving family members.

During his life George had significant connections with the region, not least though his role as a popular and decorated officer in the Durham Light Infantry during World War One. This chapter of his life is covered in depth in the film.

Tickets for the film are now available to purchase from the Forum Cinema.