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The World's Greatest Music
Ben Fogle's Notes From Hidden Britain musical tour took us to the North East, home to the Northern Sinfonia, the Sage Gateshead, England’s answer to Vivaldi and the rock star Sting…
The mining town of Seaham boasts another musical connection. In 1815 the poet and novelist Lord Byron married Anne Isabella Milbanke, the daughter of the local landowner. It wasn't a happy marriage from the beginning; Byron didn't like her or her town and once wrote in a letter to a friend, 'Upon this dreary coast we have nothing but county meetings and shipwrecks.'
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