Herring Girls: greater than we are alone

17th June 2023

Saturday 17 June 2023

12.15 – 12.45

A shilling a barrel we want
and a shilling a barrel we’ll have.

A unique song cycle celebrating the inspiring legacy of the herring girls’ protest over fair pay on Lowestoft beach in 1936.

Performed on that same beach as part of First Light Festival, by an intergenerational community choir from all across Lowestoft, this song cycle today asks: What would you stand up for? What would you sing for?

This is a free, non-ticketed event as part of the First Light Festival.

Made in partnership with First Light Festival, Britten Pears Arts and The Seagull Theatre.

Supported by: Arts Council England, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Geoffrey Watling Charity, Nichol Young Foundation and the Suffolk Community Foundation through the E&J Legacy Fund.

More information on First Light here