Last week, the students from Pakefield Primary school came along to Hildesley Court Sheltered Housing Unit, to meet the residents taking part in Lowestoft Folk. The session started with a story, created and told by Lynn Whitehead, that involved lots of singing and working out of clues, as the principle characters explored Lowestoft Museum, in […]
We were delighted to visit Beech House Residential Home in Halesworth last week, where poet Dean Parkin and project officer Candida Wingate worked with residents to create this beautiful rainbow of memories poem, to mark National Memory Day. The poem was created on different coloured strips of card, each colour evoking a variety of responses, […]
But inside the Lowestoft Folk group is singing sunshine. We had a lovely session at Broadlands Care Home yesterday, during which the children quizzed the residents about old phrases and sayings, including why a stitch in time might save nine, and why gift horses should never have their mouths inspected. We’ll be taking a break […]
For this Lowestoft Folk session, our creative writer Lynn Whitehead got the children interviewing the adults about childhood traditions, memories – and the sorts of things they collected when they were young. Lynn also composed a song, all about the sorts of things they would like to find at the local museum – which everyone […]
Oulton Broad Primary School children taking part in the Lowestoft Folk project visited residents at Broadlands Care Home on Tuesday afternoon where, as well as enjoying a gripping story all about Lowestoft Museum from professional story teller Liam Carroll, the children showed off their own, personalised story bags. The bags were created with artist Caitlin […]
In looking for images of old Lowestoft, I came across the Francis Frith website, full of fabulous photographs of places and people in Lowestoft. Here’s one of my favourites, a beautifully crafted mini-lifeboat, for giving children pony rides around the town.
On Wednesday we visited Broadlands Care Home, to introduce ourselves to the residents and tell them a little bit about Lowestoft Folk. We reckoned the ideal way to introduce ourselves would be over a nice cup of tea, and so we went armed with teapots and cosies, caddies and bags of leaf tea, teaspoons and […]