Sally Beamish's new work for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, 'Spinal Chords', premiered at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in February 2012, and now you can watch a film screening of this moving performance with Juliet Stevenson as part of the New Music 20x12 weekend.
Melanie's weekly Spinal Column in the 'The Times' is an inspirational account of how she deals with raised and dashed hopes of recovery and how she in turn has been inspired by the many young people on her ward, many of them injured in sporting activities.
Sally's piece reflects the positive spirit of Melanie and the many other people who display such a life-affirming attitude in the face of adversity.
Please note - this free event requires a ticket. You can reserve your ticket online (£1.75 transaction fee) or by phone 0844 847 9910 (£2.75 transaction fee). Transaction fees apply per transaction, not per ticket. You can also reserve your seat without a transaction fee by visiting one of our Southbank Centre Ticket Offices in person.