Trying their hand at Stowmarket’s half term hangout

Oliver Murray on The Mix's computers  ANL-150218-200213009
Oliver Murray on The Mix's computers ANL-150218-200213009

Wannabe musicians, creative artists and those with a liking for acrobatics on wheels were given a chance to try out some of their interests this half term at The Mix in Stowmarket.

The innovative building aimed at young people threw open its doors for youngsters from 11 upwards giving them a chance to enjoy a range of sessions or just the chance to hang out.

Harry Stride' and Billy Mullenger pool resources ANL-150218-200130009

Harry Stride' and Billy Mullenger pool resources ANL-150218-200130009

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday there was a host of activities on offer including a pottery painting workshop by All Fired Up, scooter and skateboarding workshops from Team Rubicon and the opportunity to record you own CD at the building’s Vorpal recording studio.

Visitors were also able to enjoy free FIFA 15 tournaments and design and build their own computer games.

Young people could also just pop in for a chat with their mates, use the free wi-fi and enjoy free refreshments.

The Mix is a facility for young people aged 11 to 19 , with the age extending to 25 for youngsters with learning difficulties.

Anya Fallon' gets laptop help ANL-150218-200140009

Anya Fallon' gets laptop help ANL-150218-200140009

It is run by a community trust and was officially opened in December.

The building in Ipswich Street, which had input from young people in its design, cost £5.5million.

For more information on The Mix visit www.themixstowmarket.com

Megan James, 'Hannah James' and Skye Watts in the recording studio  ANL-150218-200202009

Megan James, 'Hannah James' and Skye Watts in the recording studio ANL-150218-200202009