We’re thrilled to announce the start of a brand new project – Lowestoft Folk – bringing local school children and older people together through a series of artist-led programmes which celebrate Lowestoft’s folk heritage.
Our artists will be working with primary schools, residential homes and in close partnership with Lowestoft Museum and the Maritime Museum, to explore artefacts and stories from the Museums’ collections. These may include quilts, porcelain and paintings, dolls houses, scale model boats, ship figureheads and sea shanties. Participants will also share their memories and experience of folk traditions and create contemporary folk art of their own. Our creations will be used as new interpretive material for the museums.
Lowestoft Folk will run over two years, during which time we will directly involve four schools and four residential homes.
We’ll also be inviting the general public to join in during family storytelling events and public workshops each summer, as well as running touring exhibitions of the work created by participants and delivering special storytelling events in additional schools – all aimed at creating, and telling, the story of Lowestoft folk.
A SPECIAL NOTE FOR ARTISTS. There is still time for artists to register their interest in being involved in this project. Just tell us why you are interested in taking part and what you think you would bring to Lowestoft Folk – in no more than 200 words – and send it to Candida Wingate at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrive no later than midday on Monday, 6th November.
Lowestoft Folk is generously funded through Heritage Lottery Fund and is supported by Lowestoft Rising.