Beach of Dreams
First Light Festival presents Longest Days of Summer
Saturday 26th June 2021
Visit the Beach of Dreams – a spectacular installation of 500 individually designed silk flags on Lowestoft South Beach on 26th and 27th June.
The Light Returns
First Light Festival has commissioned John to compose a new song 'The Light Returns' - a celebration of First Light’s themes of day and night, the sea and the elements, and the history and future of Lowestoft.
Wheel is an 18ft installation that evokes a wheel of time, made as a collaboration between locals - artist John Christie, Richard Paine of My Metal Fabrications and Shell Shock pyrotechnics.
How Night Came from the Sea
Set against the darkening sky over the North sea, choreographer Rosemary Lee’s Dusk Dance is inspired by the folk traditions of men dancing together on the winter solstice and the seasonal and earthly cycles that shape us.
Festive Table Decoration Workshop
Cocktail Hour with Hedgerow Cordials
Join Charlotte of Hedgerow Cordials for cocktail hour – get your shaker ready for action as Charlotte shows us how to concoct a very special First Light inspired tipple, the First Light Sunrise!
Dawn Chorus by Mike Challis
Print Making Workshop
Sunburst Headdress Workshop
Sue Brinkhurst would usually be putting together the finishing touches on the opening parade for the festival! So in the spirit of this she has created these wonderful headdresses for you to make at home.
Fiery Sun Sculpture Workshop
Glass Bead Hanging Workshop
Clare Burley often organises activities and knitting groups in the local community, and runs the Hunny Bee Vintage shop on London Road South in Lowestoft - now you can take part too by learning how to make a beautiful light-catching glass beaded hanging!
Windsock Kite Workshop
Sunburst Brooch Workshop
PomPom Bunting Workshop
Clare Burley often organises activities and knitting groups in the local community, and runs the Hunny Bee Vintage shop on London Road South in Lowestoft - now you can take part too by learning how to make colourful pom pom bunting and wreaths!
Collage Puppet Workshop
Paper Lantern Workshop
Parade Kite Workshop
Clio Gould and Jonathan Morton #FirstLightFromHome
Harriet MacKenzie #FirstLightFromHome
As part of our First Light From Home summer solstice programme, Harriet performs 'Meditation' by Massanet, to transport us all to the beach, to enjoy memories of First Light by the Sea and to look forward to 2021!