AN ORCHESTRA made up of people who face addiction issues makes its in-person return this summer.

Brighton's New Note Orchestra will play two days of live shows at the Old Market in Hove on July 14 and 15, returning after a two-year break.

All members of the group have experienced addiction, and the troubles that it can bring, including homelessness, isolation, and mental health issues.

The band will debut its musical and spoken word show, Green Recovery, offering a “unique perspective on the climate emergency”.

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An orchestra spokesman said: “It’s great that we are going to be playing live again, I can’t wait to get our new project in front of an audience.”

“The lockdown was difficult for everyone, but a project like this meant that I was able to keep in touch with people, even over Zoom.”

The group is the world’s first recovery orchestra charity, attempting to use music to reconnect its users with themselves and the community.

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The orchestra has won many accolades, including the BBC Community Heroes award for music and arts in 2016, and used lockdown to record its debut studio album, Kindness Rebellion.

Tickets for both shows are available via the Old Market website.