True North is a short documentary following the creation of a song from its inception as an idea - to sing and celebrate the North’s peculiarities, with all its humour, landscape, politics, history and language - to its completion as a piece of choral music sung by over 100 voices at Newcastle’s Great Exhibition of the North. The film follows Chumbawamba guitarist Boff Whalley and Yorkshire’s infamous Commoners Choir as they do battle with armaments-manufacturers BAE Systems in order to complete the song. The screening of the film will be followed by a performance from Commoners Choir.

Boff Whalley and the combined force of three unique and eclectic choirs from Leeds, Manchester and Stockton take Newcastle's Great Exhibition of the North by storm, battling unethical sponsors and tricky four part harmonies to perform a specially commissioned song in an unforgettable one-off live performance outside SAGE Gateshead in June 2018, a song that defines the North through its history, geography and sense of cultural identity.