Innovative and inclusive music and arts in Cumbria and NE


Responses to the outside world. Some of BlueJam’s most inspiring and successful projects have been rooted in a creative response to our environment.


BlueJam is leading a pilot artistic project for the scheme with workshops in schools and outside with the community. We hope people will carry on the idea of improvising on an adhoc basis beyond the end of the project. We will collect impressions and improvisations here.

We had a fantastic session with Armathwaite School in late October and are looking forward to a follow on session with them in the woods.

A public session:

Toolkit for going out into the landscape

See it as a video, or download pdf


Another Waynwright Day

This fanfare was composed to celebrate Another Waynwright Day – an event to encourage as many people as possible to venture out onto the Lakeland Fells in Cumbria, specifically the 214 Wainwright Fells, to demonstrate their commitment to the conservation and protection of the physical and natural environment. Composed for between 1 and 100 (or more!) mixed treble brass. The realisation of the piece involves every musician improvising with the composed material. It was performed by eight brass musicians at 12.55pm on 31 August 2019, at the summit of Latrigg.