BlueJam Arts Space

BlueJam Arts Space, Mostyn Hall, Friargate, Penrith CA11 7XR

Ring Jilly 07766057315 for info or email bluejamarts@gmail.com

Prices:
To use small rooms in the Space for teaching: £3.50 per hour
To use large rooms for workshops or meetings: £10 per hour
Please ask for prices:
For recording sessions with recording equipment and/or engineer:
For band rehearsals with use of band equipment and PA
Use of whole space for events or conferences
Use of Gamelan Room or gallery for evening performances

Open House times : from September 2018.
Wednesday 11-12 : Thursday 6-7 : Saturday 10.30-11.30

Come and have a look around, have a cup of tea, try out our instruments especially the Gamelan Orchestra. There will be someone from the BlueJam team here at those times to welcome you.

Also: ‘Open Space Taster Sessions’ supported by Penrith Town Council.

1. Show ‘Em A Poem with Elinor Rooks – for age 4 and family. FREE. Ring for time.
2. Gamelan Taster Session – with Jilly Jarman. FREE. Saturday September 1st 10-11am. All ages welcome. You can sit on the floor or on a chair.
3. Drumming with Josh Jackson – tbc

Details of rooms available for community hire

Large Workshop Studio

Gamelan Room

This light and airy room houses our slendro bronze gamelan, Dwi Gambia Sari.

The largest room in the Space, we currently use it for gamelan workshops, orchestra practices, Improv Choir and Folk Group sessions. It has also been hired out for drama and opera rehearsals.

It is accessible through the front door with a wheelchair ramp into a wide entrance hall with tables and comfy chairs.

Open plan meeting and performance space

Dragon Gallery

The dragon gallery gets the afternoon sun and is a lovely space for small meetings with a large table and chairs and gorgeous artwork on the walls.

We have also had small soirees here and it is an attractive space for small performances holding up to 40 in a seated audience in rows or 30 with tables.

Teaching space

Singing Bowl

This medium-sized room has a wonderful acoustic and we currently use it mainly for singing and string tuition. With beams and low windows it is an interesting space, with stairs down into it from the Dragon Gallery.

It has a good keyboard set up permanently.

Rebecca Barnes feedback on using the SpaceBlueJam Arts on Vimeo.

Band practice and recording studio

Jam Room

This L-shaped room is kitted out with drumkit and band instruments, PA and recording equipment.

We use it for jazz rehearsals, band practices and teaching and smaller meetings where we will need access to printers etc.

It will hold a session with up to 12 people with instruments easily.

Art and meeting room with large tables

Art Room

This is a large room with a large window looking up towards north Penrith. With 3 large tables together it seats up to 10 people comfortably for a meeting or for seated arts or crafts sessions. Art can be hung on the walls and tables covered for messy sessions. An excellent short throw projector is available for hire with mac and pc connection.

As a workshop room it will seat 20 singers or 15 instrumentalists in a circle.

There are shelves for equipment and materials, a flipchart board and an adjoining lockable storage space.

Small teaching room

Box Studio

This room has been used for recording, guitar workshops, video displays and individual teaching.

It has a desk and could also be used for small meetings or work conferences.