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As the School approaches its 500th anniversary many connected with our community have felt moved to research, write and create, inspired by the many stories connected to the history of our School. This summer, potters seated at the wheel of the Sedbergh School design centre will be ‘throwing’ 50 plates depicting stories from the history of the school, short plays are being written, art work is being painted, spun, woven, sewn and sketched, and stories of old are being retold.

Inspired by the Sedbergh values of HARK (humility, ambition, resilience and kindness), our very own Ben Crosland (Hart 1964 – 69) has composed The HARK Suite. The HARK Suite features on Ben’s new album, HARKEN which will be launched at the Buxton International Festival on 8th July. The album will be available to buy soon through JazzCat Records – watch this space.

Cover Art
Victor Brook 01

Ben is well known in the UK Jazz scene and has performed and recorded with well-known jazz soloists throughout his career. Ben was a Founder member of the ‘OS Band’ who played at the Wilson Run concert earlier this year. He’d be delighted to see OS in the audience when he performs in July.

One of Ben’s tunes is called ‘Cairnbank’, inspired by Victor Brook, his music master. Victor created chord charts for Ben to accompany him on the guitar when they played Handel oboe and flute sonatas together.

For more information and to book tickets click: Threeway with Special Guest John Etheridge – Buxton International Festival (

Ben Cros