People in Lowestoft are being urged to "make your voice heard" by having your say on the increasing risks of climate change.

A new project is inviting people in Lowestoft to talk with the community about the climate crisis and help create two murals for the town.

The We Are Here project is "using art to strengthen voices" on the 70th anniversary of the 1953 floods.

And with ideas sought, the We Are Here team will be in the town as a series of workshops are held ahead of ideas being developed into two large scale artworks that will be completed this Spring.

Lowestoft Journal: The #WeAreHere project. Picture: Art EatThe #WeAreHere project. Picture: Art Eat (Image: Art Eat)

It comes after the devastating floods of January 31, 1953 saw the North Sea rise up to cause death and destruction around the east coast.

The floods claimed the lives of 307 people across the region – including five people at Southwold – and while Lowestoft miraculously escaped any deaths on land, the 11-man crew of the trawler Guava was lost at sea.

Next week, the first of three free workshops - open to everyone - will be held.

Lowestoft Journal: Piers Colby at The Grit in Lowestoft. Picture: Mick HowesPiers Colby at The Grit in Lowestoft. Picture: Mick Howes (Image: Mick Howes)

These will be held at The Grit - Lowestoft Arts and Heritage Centre on Old Nelson Street, Lowestoft on Thursday, March 2 from 6pm to 8pm; on March 9 from 5pm to 8.30pm and on March 16 from 6pm to 8pm.

With We Are Here a joint campaign from Rights Community Action and Glimpse, delivered by Art Eat working with artists from Bud Studio, Iona Hodgson, co-director of Art Eat said: "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to develop this project in Lowestoft.

"We welcome everyone in the town to come and be a part of this project and have your voices heard."

The project mural design will be led by community artists Albert Clegg and Zoe Alleyne from Bud Studio.

Registration is encouraged online or text Iona on 07719 281078.