Funding secures orchestra season

Northern Steel Orchestra
Northern Steel Orchestra

Northern Steel Orchestra has launched its 2016 season, thanks to funding from two local charities, the Readman Family Grassroots Fund and the Freemasons of Northumberland.

A new charity, Northern Steel Network, has been formed to support steel pan and has taken on the running of the orchestra.

The funding will enable the charity to run a full programme of activities, including workshops and a steel pan festival in North Shields on June 24.