A multi-disciplinary community arts project exploring foraging, cooking, drawing and dance encouraging the local residents of Kirkley to explore their local area and connect with one another.
How did the collaboration come about?
Following the huge success of the inaugural First Light Festival (FLF) on Lowestoft beach in 2019, the team behind the festival were keen to build closer links with the local community with the vision that future festivals would be for and of the town. The proposed collaboration between FLF and Suffolk Artlink offered FLF the opportunity to partner with an organisation of outstanding track record in relation to using the creative arts in a way that build self-confidence and social capital for some of the most marginalised members of society. The inclusion of the Kirkley Centre and the Kirkley Pantry was crucial to the project’s ambition to directly reach local people, to ensure their voice was heard and to deliver real and tangible impact for members of the community. The partnership project was supported both financially and strategically by Take Note and the ft’work trust.
Will the project continue beyond COVID-19 lockdown?
How was the project funded
The project was funded by the ft’work trust with strategic support from Take Note