Joseph Conrad – the life of a Lowestoft immigrant’

The Voice cLoud is delighted to announce that we are launching a brand-new arts/heritage project this Autumn…
…’Conrad’ will explore what happened when Polish novelist Joseph Conrad arrived in Lowestoft in 1878, stepping foot on British land for the first time.

Despite initially knowing “only a few words of English”, Conrad considered that his association with local fishermen (who knew him as ‘Polish Joe’ and were his first English language teachers) helped him become one of the greatest writers in the English language.

Through creative workshops in 2023 and 2024 and a performance in Summer 2024 which will coincide with the centenary of his death, ‘Conrad’ will celebrate the influence upon Conrad of Lowestoft people (and he on them) and challenge stereotypes and celebrate the positive impact of immigrant people and communities to English life.

This project is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to National Lottery players.

If you would like to find out more about ‘Conrad’ or take part in the free to attend creative workshops, please get in touch with us