Services No Longer Required was a collaboration between IWM North and the BBC Philharmonic, developed as a live performance as part of the WW1 Centenary events. Written by Diane Sherlock, with a live score from the BBC Philharmonic and Video design by Soup Collective, the libretto performance spanned Salford and the frontline following the correspondence between a Salford lad and his family at home.

One of the project’s unique factors was the usage of what is a bespoke 360ยบ immersive screen environment – designed to show a series of pre-programmed films – as a backdrop for a live performance.