There’s always something going down at Old Jet, here Abygail Fossett takes a closer looks at what’s on this month ….
April is a busy month for the Old Jet, with a market, a drawing class, a film screening and a social lunch all taking place within the span of a few weeks.
You can help your community, support fledgling artists and enjoy yourself, all at the same time!
This month will be a busy time for Old Jet, with a variety of exciting events kicking off this Saturday (April 6th) with the Old Jet Market. Old Jet can be found at the abandoned U.S. Air Force base in Bentwaters in rural Suffolk and seeks to provide a support for people working in the creative industries, whether they be in need of storage, office, studio or rehearsal spaces.
This week, their market will be taking place, as it does on the first Saturday of every month. With free entry and open to both commercial and private sellers, there will be a wide array of stalls selling homeware, jumble, artwork, jewellery, vinyl and much more! It is well worth spending your Saturday in this beautiful part of the world, and there will be tea, coffee and freshly-made food on hand. To top it all, pitch fees and donations will be going to charitable causes within the area, meaning you’ll help your community, support fledgling artists and enjoy yourself, all at the same time. If you’re interested in holding a stall, feel free to get in touch- they’d love to hear from you.
In the following weeks, there will be Life Drawing classes taking place with an evening session on Wednesday 17 April at 7pm, and then a morning session on Tuesday 23 April at 10am (but keep an eye on their social media pages, there will be plenty more classes in the months to follow!) We think there aren’t enough opportunities to be creative in life and the solution might be right here!
At £10 a ticket, this would make for a very relaxing evening. There will be experts on hand to offer guidance and support.
On the last Thursday of every month, Old Jet hosts their fabulous Film Club. This month (on April 25th) there will be a screening of the classic favourite ‘The Breakfast Club’. There is no need to book in advance, tickets will cost £5 on the door and there will be drinks and bar snacks available inside. Think of Film Club as a midweek treat to keep you going until the weekend!
Finally, on Friday April 26th there will be an Old Jet Social Lunch, as there is on the last Friday of every month. Tickets cost £8 a head, and everybody must bring a dish to share, giving you the opportunity to meet and socialise with other members of the community, and sample some other people’s home cooking! The lunch will begin at 12pm and all will be welcome.
With so many events being held at Old Jet, there is no excuse for not having your social diary packed this April! To keep up with their latest news and events, follow their Facebook or Instagram pages, or else take a look at their website.
* Interested in having a stall on April 6th? Contact Ellie to make bookings or enquiries at: email@example.com