What is Look Sideways-East?
From Benjamin Britten to the biggest world orchestra on the Suffolk Coast. From Constable’s landscapes to cutting-edge live art in urban Ipswich. From the home of creative writing to a festival city of world art in Norwich, England’s only UNESCO City of Literature. From fishing port to historic family getaway, Great Yarmouth is forging a new identity through radical circus and outdoor arts – and fun is still written through it like the letters in a stick of rock. The East is home to art that welcomes the world, challenges expectations, and leaves you changed.
We are on the doorstep of Europe, a place of international exchange for centuries, where hospitality and friendly greetings stretch from coast to country. Expand your horizons in the place where culture welcomes the curious.
Unexpected and close to home, look sideways – east, for world-class culture.
OUT THERE FESTIVAL, GREAT YARMOUTH
Three days of international circus and street arts descend on Great Yarmouth! You’ll never know what you’ll bump into, an acrobat swinging from a trapeze or a procession of neon-clad musicians.
NOIRWICH CRIME WRITING FESTIVAL, NORWICH
Some of the biggest names in crime writing are heading to Norwich this September for the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival. Enjoy readings, panel discussions, crime writing workshops and a very Bloody Brunch!
HIGHTIDE FESTIVAL, ALDEBURGH
Now in its 10th year, HighTide Festival takes over the extraordinary Suffolk coastal town of Aldeburgh for 10 days of world-premieres, comedy, live music, play readings and talks with world-class artists.