NessFest is back!

27 October 2020

Youth arts festival NessFest returns on 27 October – online!

Details about how to sign up for any of these activities coming soon.


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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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