A week-long arts and cultural festival designed especially for young people returns to Lowestoft next week, with free workshops and activities held in person and online.
From Monday 25 October until Friday 29 October, NessFest will return, offering free arts and cultural activities aimed exclusively at 11-19 year olds. Events will take place in and around Lowestoft as well as various workshops happening online too.
Organised by the Lowestoft Cultural Education Partnership with Lowestoft Rising, East Suffolk Council, Lowestoft Town Council and Festival Bridge, online events will take place via Zoom, a dedicated website and YouTube.
Activities available during NessFest will include:
- Knight School (a different park each day)
- Graffiti and other street art workshops (Sam’s Café and other locations around Lowestoft)
- Music (Seagull Theatre and Marina Theatre)
- Writing for stage and screen*
- Haunted escape rooms (Suffolk Archives/Lowestoft Library)
- Treasure Hunt (Various locations around Lowestoft)
- Young Persons Virtual Performances*
*denotes online workshops and performances.
Phil Aves, Change Manager for Lowestoft Rising said: “NessFest has been a popular event over the past few years, with many young people taking part in the free activities. It’s great that this year NessFest is back bigger and better for a whole week of in person and online activities. Thanks to the support of our partners, we are once again able to offer local young people the opportunity to safely experience a wide range of arts activities.”
Some events need to be booked in advance.