Great Places - Mariners Hoardings

August 2020

FlipSide is delighted to have been part of the three-year Making Waves Together project and the Great Places Scheme, which is supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England, Historic England and East Suffolk Council. 

The Great Places scheme enables cultural and heritage organisations to make a step-change in how they work together with other organisations in other sectors to ensure that arts, culture and heritage contribute more to meeting local social and economic objectives.

As the project comes to end in 2020, we have worked with East Suffolk Council to produce a 180-metre photographic installation celebrating the cultural work of local organisations and individuals and Lowestoft's coastal location and heritage.

Designed by Suffolk-based brand design agency Yellobelly, the artwork will feature images from local and award-winning photographers Gillian Allard (Skye winner Master of Photography 2017), Adam Barnes and Pete Smith. It will also feature images from the Seagull’s production of Oliver!, the Marina Theatre’s Untold Tales, Poetry People’s ‘Pearls from the Grit’, Dance East’s Dance Map, Suffolk Artlink’s ‘Lowestoft Folk’ and of First Light Festival. 

Genevieve Christie, FlipSide Director said: “It’s wonderful to see a large-scale installation like this showcasing so many of the high-quality cultural activities that have been taking place in Lowestoft through a vibrant design of fantastic photographs.” 

Cllr Craig Rivett, Deputy Leader at East Suffolk Council and cabinet member for Economic Development said: “Whilst plans for this site are still being developed, the artwork provides an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the variety of cultural activity which has taken place in Lowestoft over the past few years.”

The installation will be funded by an allocation from the Government’s Towns Fund and will screen the perimeter of land to the rear of the old Town Hall at Compass Street, Mariners Street and Jubilee Way,  until this site comes forward for development next year.