Enjoy and be part of our 2021 programme, First Light Festival presents Longest Days of Summer.

Wheel


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.

Wheel

How Night Came from the Sea


Wonderful Beast, the theatre company of myths, legends, folk and fairy tales, partners with First Light Festival to present ‘How Night Came from the Sea’.

How Night Came from the Sea

Dusk Dance


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.

Dusk Dance

Festive Table Decoration Workshop


Artist and First Light Festival Community Arts Co-ordinator, Susan Brinkhurst, has been busy preparing her house for those cosy winter nights!

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!

Cocktail Hour with Hedgerow Cordials

Dawn Chorus by Mike Challis


Listen to the peaceful dawn chorus, as captured by Mike Challis at Carlton Marshes Suffolk Wildlife Trust Reserve…

Dawn Chorus by Mike Challis

Print Making Workshop


Join Lisa Hurcum from Paper-works, Lowestoft, and discover how to make your very own fiery sun print!

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.

Sunburst Headdress Workshop

Fiery Sun Sculpture Workshop


Join Andy as he teaches us how to make modelling dough out of goods you may have in the kitchen, and how to transform your dough into a quirky fiery sun model!

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!

Glass Bead Hanging Workshop

Windsock Kite Workshop


Holly Scholfield is a local painter and printmaker working with pattern and textiles, as well as being a workshop facilitator. Join Holly as she creates a quirky decorative windsock!

Windsock Kite Workshop

Sunburst Brooch Workshop


Be inspired by Lowestoft’s sunrise and join artist Julie as she demonstrates how to make a sunburst brooch out of fabric and buttons.

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!

PomPom Bunting Workshop

Collage Puppet Workshop


Join Julie Carpenter as she shows us how to make a Surya Sun God puppet from cardboard and collage!

Collage Puppet Workshop

Paper Lantern Workshop


Join artist Sarah Cannell and build your own lantern out of willow and tissue paper – keep it safe and you can join in with us on the beach in 2021!

Paper Lantern Workshop

Parade Kite Workshop


Join toy-maker and award winning D&T teacher Paul Gionis of Timebubble Toys to make a flying sun and Icarus figure.

Parade Kite Workshop

Clio Gould and Jonathan Morton #FirstLightFromHome


Join Suffolk's celebrated, internationally renowned violinists Clio Gould and Jonathan Morton celebrate the summer solstice from home performing 'Appalachia Waltz' by Mark O'Connor.

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!

Harriet MacKenzie #FirstLightFromHome