Chris Latham’s chamber opera about the women who served as nurses in WWI was inspired by his suffragette grandmother.

Every artist owes someone a debt for recognising their talent when it was only a seed within them, the encouragement often coming at a crucial moment; changing the direction of their life. For me, it came from my English grandmother, Beryl Churchill. In the 16 years our lives overlapped, we spent surprisingly little time together. In the days when...

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