Great North Passion by Ian Forsyth

If you didn’t manage to catch the broadcast of the Great North Passion on Good Friday then here are some photos of our Tees Valley Afro Womens’ Creative Group at the event, from Saltburn-based photographer Ian Forsyth who attended the event on behalf of Getty Images.

Dolly, Whitney and Sharooq prepare to sing:

Zoroai taking a break:

Velvita conducting the group:

Members of the group participating in the event:

See more of Ian’s photographs from the day here.

You can still watch the entire event on BBC iPlayer here or just our portion of the event here.

Finally we’d like to thank the women of the Tees Valley Afro Womens’ Creative Group who rose to the challenge of performing to 3,000 strong live audience at the event and a further 1 million people watching across the country.

TVA is a participatory arts organisation, based in Middlesbrough and working across the Tees Valley, helping people change and improve their lives by taking part in the arts. TVA is a small organisation which makes a big impact in imaginative and unexpected ways.