Stowmarket: Stix Festival held at Museum of East Anglian Life

THE first ever Stix Festival has been held at the Museum of East Anglian Life.

The arts festival was organised by IP1 magazine and the team behind The Mix youth centre project, which is due to completed next March in Stowmarket. Local acts took to the stage at the museum in the town and covered music, film and art.

Hayley Buckle, one of the organisers from IP1 said: “It was really good, it went really well. We had a lot more people turn up than we expected. “There were 300 people through the gates. As this was the first festival we are really pleased.

“Lewis Mokler from Newmarket - he was popular, there was a big turnout for him.

“The Mix is a project for people to get involved in and be a part of.”

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The proceeds from the festival will be used to fund future events for The Mix.

Miss Buckle said the event would go ahead next year.

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The Mix, which is being built in Ipswich Street, Stowmarket, will be a multi-million pound centre for youngsters from 11 to 19-years-old and up to 25 for people with additional needs.

The Mix and IP1 are running free creative activities from 6pm-8pm, every Monday at Childer Road Youth Centre in Stowmarket. People can just turn up to one of the sessions.

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