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Cumbria's Youth Orchestra boosted thanks to Titanic production

Rehearsals are well underway for Cumbria's youth Orchestra's performance which aims to musically illustrate the doomed maiden voyage of the Titanic.

But as good as they are this orchestra has been under threat, the sheer geography of the county means many of the musicians have to travel long distances to get to rehearsals. So the orchestra teamed up with Cumbria's outdoors centre to give the group valuable time together without the instruments.

Derwent Water Credit: ITV Border

They've been involved in team building exercises on Derwent water. The centre manager explains how the outdoor activities will help the group:

They haven't actually worked together much over the last two years so hopefully the residential aspect and the act that they're out on the lake today is helped them gel together as a group. That enhances their knowledge of each other when they're playing together but also the view is to make the orchestra more sustainable in the future make it live for these young people and they really don't get the opportunity to come together in a full orchestra that often.

And members of the orchestra have been enjoying their time together:

This production has given the orchestra the boost they needed and now they're looking to the future with new ideas. The production The Wreck of the Titanic is on at the Sands Centre in Carlisle on Monday 16th April, exactly 100 years after the disaster.