First in the East

Flipside started in 2013, as an annual arts festival at Snape, with a sister festival in Brazil.  Six successful years later, its mix of literature, music and more appeared at Henham.  From Flipside emerged First Light, whose all-day festival enlivened Lowestoft’s seafront in 2019 and 2021. Meanwhile much the same team launched Full Circle books – fiction and non-fiction, but always expertly illustrated. Here is an opportinity to meet some of those cultural pioneers – and to have a glimpse into the future.

Liz Calder (pictured above), Bloomsbury Publishing and Flipside founder, W&BA Patron, and Booker prize judge

Genevieve Christie, tv producer, writer, First Light founder

Nathan Hamilton, poet and publishing supremo at UEA (Full Circle’s new home)

The event will be chaired by writer, ex-creative writing professor and publisher of Barbican Press, Martin Goodman.

Expect to find some Full Circle and Barbican Press books in nearby Books+Prints (113 High Street).

And on the Book Bike!

Genevieve Christie


09 Sep 2021


7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Christ Church Hall


Christ Church Hall
Herring Fishery Score, Lowestoft NR32 1XD, UK

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