Harpist Rachel Newton gets in some practice ahead of one of the key events of the Year of Homecoming 2014.

Children of the Smoke, which takes place on The Tall Ship on July 28, is part of the Commonwealth Games Programme. The 75-minute production is described as a universal story about people, place and connection, which will tackle current issues that resonate with a multitude of nations and celebrate the importance of language and links to culture and identity.

Picture: Jamie Simpson

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