Kirkley Creates

First Light Festival and Suffolk Artlink welcome you to grow, eat and share through a series of inspiring, social and delicious weekly get-togethers centred around Kirkley. From foraging and cooking, to drawing and dance, you will creatively explore the place you call home alongside your friends and neighbours. 


Every Tuesday from now until August, you can enjoy free activities led by artists, Carrie Phoenix and Kasia Posen, alongside guests including forager, Jon Tyler and choreographer, Tim Casson.

Sessions will take place in venues and green spaces in Kirkley, including the Kirkley Pantry, Kirkley Centre, Bixley Green, Fen Park and a special event on the beach that forms part of ‘First Light presents Longest Days of Summer’ in June.

Everyone is welcome, no experience is necessary and you can attend as few or as many activities as you like.

To find out more, including the timetable of activities and booking information, visit the Suffolk Artlink website.

Kirkley Creates is being delivered by Suffolk Artlink in partnership with First Light Festival, the Kirkley Centre and Kirkley Pantry. The project has been made possible by generous funding from Take Note and ft’work.

Carrie Phoenix and Kasia Posen are visual artists, having worked independently on a variety of interactive installations and performance projects in the UK and abroad. They began collaborating in 2019 where their project ‘The Third Person’ was formed to explore and share identities of locations through new eyes. Kirkley Creates is a fantastic opportunity for them to collaborate with Kirkley’s community and explore its various identities towards the programme of workshops, installations and performances that will take place throughout the project.

The Kirkley Centre is owned and run by Community Action Suffolk as a community hub for the Kirkley and Lowestoft area. The Centre provides a warm welcome to residents and tourists to the area through its visitor and community information, along with space for a wide range of charities, community groups and training providers.