Events

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

First Flight

First Light presents Longest Days of Summer
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th June 2021

First Flight is a large-scale outdoor exhibition, filling Lowestoft with colour and art over the weekend of 26th and 27th June 2021. 

First Flight

Adam Bridgland – Daily Essentials

First Light presents Longest Days of Summer
Saturday 26th June – Sunday 27th June 2021

Located by the shore and dunes, Adam Bridgland’s typographic installation Daily Essentials responds to the beach location and plays on themes of identity and belonging, nostalgia, emotion and perceptions of shared occasions.

Adam Bridgland – Daily Essentials

HighTide – My Summer in Pakefield

First Light presents Longest Days of Summer
Saturday 26th June 2021, 9:00 – 21:00

HighTide are delighted to present a new short audio play from their commissioned writer Ben Weatherill, to be enjoyed whilst walking and dreaming along Lowestoft beach…

HighTide – My Summer in Pakefield

Kirkley Creates

First Light presents Longest Days of Summer
Saturday 26th June 2021, 12:00 – 18:00

The culmination of a series of small weekly get-togethers centred around Kirkley, this special event on Lowestoft South Beach will ask how we can creatively explore the place we call home.

Kirkley Creates

Group A

First Light presents Longest Days of Summer
Saturday 26th June 2021, 12:00pm

Make your way to the South Beach at midday to watch Group A take to the sands with their latest debut – composed by Emily Levy!

Group A

Clio & Jon & Friends

First Light Festival presents Longest Days of Summer
Saturday 26th June 2021, 14:40pm

We are delighted to welcome back internationally renowned musicians and First Light Ensemble Directors, Clio Gould and Jonathan Morton...

Clio & Jon & Friends

Sunday Morning Beach Yoga

First Light presents Longest Days of Summer
Sunday 27th June 2021, 9:00 - 10:00

Join Stella Raphael-Reeves for invigorating Sunday morning beach Yoga to awaken the senses on Lowestoft's South Beach!

Sunday Morning Beach Yoga

Sunday Morning Sea Shanties

First Light presents Longest Days of Summer
Sunday 27th June 2021, 11:30

Come along for some Sunday morning sea shanties as we prepare to wave off the Beach of Dreams walkers as they embark on their coastal trek.

Sunday Morning Sea Shanties

Alexander Costello

First Light presents Longest Days of Summer
Saturday 26th June 2021, 15:15

Join us on Lowestoft’s South Beach to watch acclaimed sculptor, performance and video artist Alexander Costello, as he performs his latest iteration of "Apriori (or It's Not About The Thing. It's About All Of It And Doing Things)”.

Alexander Costello

Bossa Los Perdidos

First Light presents Longest Days of Summer
Saturday 26th June 2021, 13:30pm, 15:15pm, 16:20pm, 17:10pm

We are delighted to welcome Gilly Burgoyne (Horne Factory) with Bossa Los Perdidos, a Bossa Nova quartet playing the cool rhythms of Latin music grooves.

Bossa Los Perdidos

PiNG MACHiNE

First Light presents Longest Days of Summer
Saturday 26th June 2021, 12:20pm, 15:45pm, 17:40pm

Jonny Gee, bass player and member of the First Light Ensemble returns to the sands of Lowestoft with his dynamic PiNG MACHiNE jazz Quartet for a high energy, acoustic funk, and bebop jazz set on the beach.

PiNG MACHiNE

Danny R & Paul Gillings

First Light Festival presents Longest Days of Summer
Saturday 26th June 2021, 13:30pm, 14:40pm, 16:35pm

Danny R & Paul Gillings

Wooden Roots

First Light Festival presents Longest Days of Summer
Saturday 26th June, 2021

Join Marcus and Gemma Brown from Wooden Roots for a lively session on the beach!

Wooden Roots

Lovely Boy

First Light presents Longest Days of Summer
Saturday 26th June 2021, 14:10pm, 16:00pm, 17:40pm

Join us for an acoustic set of Kitty-May’s original songs and chilled covers.

Lovely Boy

Xenia Horne

First Light presents Longest Days of Summer
Saturday 26th June 2021, 12:45pm, 14:00pm

Enjoy the magical sounds of the harp played by classical harpist Xenia Horne. Xenia’s practice has a strong focus on how music connects with people, place and wellbeing.

Xenia Horne

Mandala Making

First Light Festival presents Longest Days of Summer
Saturday 26th June 2021, 13:00 - 15:00pm

Join artist Genevieve Rudd as she guides you in creating the mandala’s rings and patterns using beach foraged items...

Mandala Making

Get Involved

Find out how you can be part of this year’s projects.

Kirkley Youth Voice

Your town, your way!

Aged 15-25 and living in Kirkley? Wish there was more for your age group?...

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HighTide – My Summer in Pakefield

HighTide is partnering with Access Community Trust to share local community stories; featuring experiences of living in and around Lowestoft and the Suffolk Coast.

HighTide will deliver a series of storytelling and writing workshops and work created through this will also be shared as part of the First Light Festival.

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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.

Harriet MacKenzie #FirstLightFromHome

First Flight – Artist Call Out

Create your own birdbox and join our town-wide exhibition.

Collect a flat pack bird box from Lowestoft Library or contact us to get involved…

Harriet MacKenzie #FirstLightFromHome

Walk with us on the Beach of Dreams

500 Miles 500 People 500 Dreams 500 Silks

A collaborative 500-mile walk from Lowestoft to Tilbury

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Volunteer with First Light at Longest Days of Summer

Whilst First Light Festival is not taking place this year, we are still planning a small celebration of the summer solstice, our community, and our beautiful coastline - and we need your help!

Harriet MacKenzie #FirstLightFromHome