First Flight

26th – 27th June 2021 – Kensington Gardens, East Point Pavilion, Historic High Street – Lowestoft

First Flight is a large-scale outdoor exhibition, filling Lowestoft with colour and art over the weekend of 26th and 27th June 2021. Responding playfully to the concept of a bird box, the project aims to shine a light on the importance of habitats for birds, especially in an urban environment. Showcasing the creativity of acclaimed regional and local artists, crafters, schoolchildren and shopkeepers, thousands of individually designed boxes will brighten the town and invite everyone to explore Lowestoft – from the Historic High Street to Kensington Gardens…

Lowestoft’s beach is the first landing post for a variety of birds that migrate from across the world, and Suffolk Wildlife Trust’s new nature reserve Carlton Marshes, is a wild space on Lowestoft’s doorstep. Join us at the First Flight exhibition to celebrate the region’s birdlife and the importance of their habitats – and why not follow the trail and see all the birdboxes created as part of this town-wide project? Download the map and join us!