NessFest is back!

27 October 2020

Youth arts festival NessFest returns on 27 October – online!

All live streamed events viewable here

Click here for a full timetable of events and activities


Physical theatre and drama
Join us for a live interactive physical theatre and drama workshop with local actor Paul Andrew Goldsmith to tell stories, express emotion and create environments with or without dialogue. More info and book

Musical soundscape
Join us for a live interactive musical workshop with local musician Helen Hayes to capture the sounds of Lowestoft and make musical soundscapes like Billie Eilish. More info and book

Musical theatre
Join us for two live interactive musical theatre workshops during NessFest with a dancers from Dance East. More info and book

Literacy and creative writing
Join us for a live interactive literacy and writing workshop with local writer Daisy Henwood using the sea as inspiration to get creative. More info and book

Craft activism
Join us for a live interactive crafting workshop with local Art Activist Genevieve Rudd who will take you through transforming your passions into a wearable textile patch. More info and book

Experimental photography
Join us for a live interactive photography workshop with local photographer Gillian Allard looking at experimental techniques and how to make and photograph rainbows. More info and book

Have you always wanted to bake bread but never tried? Now is the time to try! Join Phoebe Pryor throughout the day as she takes you through the process of baking delicious sourdough bread to share with your friends and family. More info

Join local photographer Adam Barns for his Top Hints and Tips for how to take the best photograph and how to edit them using the best apps to create artistic effects. More info

Join Sarah from House of Hair (Lowestoft) as she give us some hints and tips about how to make the most of your hair during these Covid-19 restrictions which means going to the hairdresser may be more tricky than normal. More info

Virtual performance space
Join us for some fabulous performances from Lowestoft’s very own young people. Showcasing the amazing musical talent that already exists within our town, be sure to not miss this unique opportunity to see these local young people creatively making music. More info

Beginner’s ukulele
Dust off your ukulele and join Helen for this beginner’s guide to playing the Ukulele. Learn some well-known easy chords and songs to play along with and in no time you will be able to play Stay with Me by Sam Smith. More info

Alls Things Nails with Amy May
Join Amy May as she demonstrates some amazing hints and tips for how to care for your nails this Autumn to keep them healthy and looking their best. More info

Suffolk Archives
Suffolk Archives have teamed up with The Big Draw Festival and their 2020 theme of ‘A Climate of Change’ to run a drawing competition which focuses on the relationship between people and our living environments and ecosystems. Use your own materials or request a free pack from Suffolk Archives. More info

DJ Ben Osborne
Join Ben who is the DJ coordinator for First Light Festival who will be taking us through an DJ mix to be the soundtrack for NessFest. More info

Question an artist
Join Helen Hayes, Adam Barns and Ben Osborne for a live question and answer session about their work as artists and their careers so far. More info

%d bloggers like this: