Innovative and inclusive music and arts in Cumbria and NE


BlueJam Arts CIC is an innovative community music and arts organisation based in Penrith, Cumbria.

We run a full programme of inclusive creative workshops, training, and professional and community performance activities and events – everything from 121 music lessons, a children’s Saturday Music Club and jazz jams to gamelan groups, painting sessions and gigs (and most things in between!).

Our specialism is improvisation, which we pursue through jazz workshops and performances, and also use as a discipline to inform the way we deliver the programmes and structure groups. We initiate and collaborate on music, film, performance and digital art-centred work, which we deliver through sessions in the community, in schools and at our Art Space.

Do get in touch if you’d like to hear more about our work and how you can get involved.

Latest News…

  • Roots and Rounds – Great Big Green Week
    On Sunday 16th June (1pm) Join us at BlueJam Arts Space to sing and garden together – swapping songs and plants to celebrate nature and community. Arrive anytime from 1pm to enjoy a picnic in our garden area – we…
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  • Lemon Verbena – Live Concert
    On Saturday 15th June (7pm) join composer and vocalist, Ella Jarman-Pinto, and pianist Katharine May, at BlueJam Arts Space for a concert celebrating the launch of the album Lemon Verbena! Lemon Verbena is an an album that explores and humanises…
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  • AGM and Open Day
    Join us at BlueJam Arts Space on Sunday 19th May 2024 for BlueJam’s AGM and Open Day. The event will run from 2pm-5pm (arrivals from 1:30pm) and will include, alongside the meeting, a smorgasbord of workshops, singing and a scratch…
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  • Singing For Lung Health
    Do you feel breathless or tight in your chest? On Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30pm from the 23rd April Jilly Jarman will present an enjoyable, relaxed online session exploring how to speak and sing with less effort and feel more comfortable with…
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