Weekly programme

FROM Jan 2018:


Children’s Orchestra
10.30 – 12 noon, North Lakes School, Penrith


Improv Choir
7.30 – 9.30pm £8 BlueJam Artspace, Penrith


B Jamba – Community Samba Band
6 – 7.30pm £3 North Lakes School, Penrith
Swing Dance
7.30 – 9.45pm North Lakes School, Penrith


Improv Choir, The Heugh, nr Brampton
7 – 9pm  £7.50 Contact us for directions


Electric Guitar Tuition £4
Thursdays 5.30 – 7pm BlueJam Space, Penrith

Rehearsals for BJYJE (before gigs)
Thursdays 7 – 9pm BlueJam Space, Penrith

Jazz & Improv Singing Workshop
Fridays 7.30 – 9.30pm £7.50 Eskdalemuir Community Hub. (Monthly – see calendar for dates)


Girls in Jazz, & Creative Jazz Workshops – see blog for next dates.

Individual singing and instrumental lessons
BlueJam Artspace

for more information about our programme and what we offer.

BlueJam Artspace, Mostyn Hall, Friargate, Penrith CA117XR
North Lakes School, Huntley Ave, Penrith CA11 8NU
Brampton (The Heugh) = contact us for directions


Decorating the Space!

Jilly and Iain have been in the Space today, Monday Bank Holiday – Iain dismantling the old massive broken desk in the Dragon Gallery and Jilly repotting plants and sweeping the outside stairs.

Getting ready for Elinor and her painting party gang to tackle the paintwork on Wednesday 30 May – get in touch if you would like to join in!

Where the desk used to be! Becky’s sheep and the dragon looking on with interest.space no desk


Blues and Beyond


Geoff and Jilly are leading this months Play Jazz! session at the Sage Gateshead.
Saturday 5th May 2-6pm
You can enrol through the Sage.

Carol Book

Jilly is finally producing a book of the carols she has written for North Lakes School – one a year since 2002. If you go/used to go to North Lakes School and would like to sing on the accompanying recording, please get in touch. There are opportunities for soloists and choir members.

What Life Is Like For Some

Screenshot 2018-04-13 17.30.42In February halfterm, BlueJam’s video team Tom Leah and Bryony Jarman-Pinto made a film with 8 young people from around Cumbria.

It got a really good review! “The film was received with rapturous applause and a few teary eyes at the conference (at Rheged). It was introduced by John Macilwraith (Director of Children Services)  and he thought it was excellent as well. The fact that the young people were involved in all aspects of the making of the music, dance, crafts and production was amazing. The voice of the child really shone through.” Penny Crudge, Headteacher Virtual Schools CLA.

Here is a link to the video: LINK

What's on next?

Click here to see what’s happening on our calendar


See here for details

Family Gamelan Session 16th June

Women Play Jazz! Penrith 16th June

Show ‘Em A Poem family workshops 17th & 24th June

‘Sound Off’ Poetry and Music evening 17th June

Girls In Jazz 23rd June

Improv Choir – sing and draw 24th June