Join in: The Big Knit

16:00-18:00 Thursday 18 May
East Point Pavilion
Free and Open to all
Part of First Light Festival’s Opening Parade Workshops

After the runaway success of our first Big Knit session in April, we’re gathering together once more to knit and crochet blue and green bunting for our First Light Festival. Learn as you go with expert advice from Alice Neal, or lend a helping hand to others in this peer-led knit and natter. We’ll also have pompom making for those who don’t fancy knitting or crocheting.

The drop-in session is free and relaxed, with materials provided. If you do have your own needles, hooks or green and blue wool, feel free to bring those along. All experience levels and ages are welcome!

The resulting bunting will decorate shopfront, lampposts and street signs in Lowestoft, as we welcome the world to South Beach for First Light Festival, 17-18 June.

Drop in on the day or click below here to register your attendance through our Eventbrite (so that we have an idea of how many to expect!).

Register for the Big Knit

Have some spare wool lying around or can’t wait to get started knitting the bunting? We’re gratefully accepting any donations or green and blue knitted bunting or spare wool. Visit East Point Pavilion or email Jen at to drop off your creations!

Download Knitting Pattern

Download Crochet Pattern


To kick of this year’s First Light Festival, we’re creating a big Opening Parade which will come through the town, and everyone in Lowestoft is invited to be involved!

Made up of individuals, schools, community groups and local businesses, and featuring large-scale puppets, it’s a great chance to join in the fun and celebrate Lowestoft during the Festival.

Our Opening Parade is part of Hi! Street Fest, a nation-wide project from Emergency Exit Arts in partnership with Historic England that celebrates high streets up and down the country.

More on the Opening Parade