‘We will definitely do it again next year:’ Unique designs showcased at inaugural festival

Chalk Fest creations. Finn and Dylan Wood designing part of the octopus. Picture: Mick Howes

Chalk Fest creations. Finn and Dylan Wood designing part of the octopus. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

Family fun took centre stage at Britain's most easterly point as an inaugural event was hailed a success.

Chalk Fest creations. Finn and Dylan Wood designing part of the octopus. Picture: Mick Howes

Chalk Fest creations. Finn and Dylan Wood designing part of the octopus. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

About 150 creative people turned out to decorate Ness Point in Lowestoft as a chalk festival enthused families.

With some "fab art" and "really lovely designs" created, artists of all ages joined in with the event organised by The Ness - the UK's most easterly park - on Saturday, September 14.

Chalk Fest creations. Finn and Dylan Wood designing part of the octopus. Picture: Mick Howes

Chalk Fest creations. Finn and Dylan Wood designing part of the octopus. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

Running from 10am to 4pm at Ness Point Euroscope, the free event attracted a fine turnout as some stunning street art was created.

Jo Leverett, the events and marketing co-ordinator for The Ness, said: "It was really lovely.

Chalk Fest creations. Finn and Dylan Wood designing part of the octopus. Picture: Mick Howes

Chalk Fest creations. Finn and Dylan Wood designing part of the octopus. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant


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"Considering we only came up with the idea very close to the event, we had around 150 people down there which was great.

"There was lots of children and families, and some of the children even stayed down there all day - their parents could not get them away."

Chalk Fest creations. Finn and Dylan Wood designing part of the octopus. Picture: Mick Howes

Chalk Fest creations. Finn and Dylan Wood designing part of the octopus. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

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With some "really lovely designs" created along the seawall, the main focal point of the festival was "a massive octopus," that the children all worked together on.

Jo Leverett said: "They all worked as a group, colouring in and designing different tenticles.

Chalk Fest creations. Finn and Dylan Wood designing part of the octopus. Picture: Mick Howes

Chalk Fest creations. Finn and Dylan Wood designing part of the octopus. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

"A gentleman fishing said to us that it was lovely to see all the smiling faces at Ness Point.

"We will definitely do it again next year."

A fisherman and one of the particpants in Chalk Fest, with the octopus creation. Picture: The Ness

A fisherman and one of the particpants in Chalk Fest, with the octopus creation. Picture: The Ness - Credit: Archant

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