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Join us in creating memories as part of First Light Festival

We may not be having a festival this year, but there are still a number of ways for you to get involved in First Light projects – just click below for more information!

Beach of Dreams

First Light are delighted to be partnering with Kinetika on ‘Beach of Dreams’, an epic 500 mile collaborative art work and walk from Lowestoft to Tilbury Fort taking place this June.

We would love you to join us by signing up to one mile of the route and telling us why this part of Suffolk is special to you, your family and friends or a local group, along with a photo or a drawing of the landscape.

Your contribution will be transformed into one of 500 unique silk pennant flags made by Kinetika artists, which will form a spectacular installation on the beach in Lowestoft on the 26th June, before joining the walk at the mile it represents.

You can download the activity pack, or click here to find out more and sign up!

Deadline for submissions is April 9th 2021.

Volunteer

For our inaugural festival, 100 volunteers joined us on the beach to help bring First Light Festival to the people of Lowestoft! Volunteers are an integral part of the team, helping us with stewarding events, artist liaison, box office, information and wayfinding.

We will be announcing further information about how you can volunteer for one of our projects in 2021, but in the meantime keep an eye on our social media for exciting updates!

Food at First Light

Our food traders at First Light Festival 2019 were hugely popular with the crowds! We are proud to showcase some of the best of the Suffolk food and drink scene, with a wide range of amazing, high quality dishes and cuisines on offer. We are always keen to hear from anyone interested in working with us.

We will be announcing further information about trading at First Light Festival 2022 in the new year, but in the meantime keep an eye on our social media for exciting updates!

Have you seen our latest trading opportunity at The East Point Pavilion?

Makers at First Light

In 2022, local makers, crafters and artisan traders will again have the unique opportunity to sell their wares at our makers market, showcasing the great produce of Lowestoft and its locality and the skills of makers who are inspired by the region, sun, sea and coast.

Have you seen our latest trading opportunity at The East Point Pavilion?

Perform at First Light

The festival programme is curated by our directors with the aim to ensure a good balance and range in terms of performance and activity of local/national significance. We love to hear from artists, performers, community groups and people with ideas about all the amazing things happening out there!

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate or reply to everyone but please do get in touch if you would like to be considered for First Light Festival 2022!