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Amadeus- National Theatre Live

02 February 2017 - 02 February 2017
The first of the 2017 live broadcasts from NT Live to the Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts, starring Lucian Msamati. 7.00pm. Tickets £18.00 and £16.00. Lucian Msamati (Luther, Games of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer's iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. www.guernseytickets.gg

Acrylic Painting Workshop

05 February 2017 - 05 February 2017
Sunday 5th February 2017, 1-3.30 pm in my art studio in St Peters. Understanding the colour wheel, using composition effectively and different ways of working in impasto and washes with this very versatile paint medium. Cost of workshop is £50 which includes all materials and light refreshments. The workshop will take place at La Croix, Plaisance Rd, St Peters, GY7 9SJ. All workshop sizes are small with the aim of giving you plenty of guidance and advice to enable you to carry on by yourself at home. If you have any queries on the above please email Frances on lemmon4art@hotmail.co.uk.

Budapest Café Orchestra

08 February 2017 - 08 February 2017
FOLK AT ST JAMES - The Budapest Café Orchestra The 'BCO' is a music driven phenomenon, a specialist performance-entertainment outfit, certified to enthral audiences everywhere. They are hard to describe, and as fantastically exciting as they are musically impressive. https://www.guernseytickets.gg

ADTA Concerts 2017

10 February 2017 - 12 February 2017
The Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts welcomes The Academy of Dance and Theatre Arts presenting their 2017 concerts! Packed with tonnes of local talented dancers presenting work from the recent Dance World Cup, Jersey Eisteddfod and Guernsey Dance Festival, these performances showcase a varied and exciting programme. Sit back, relax and enjoy performances in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Song & Dance, Greek, Contemporary, Street dance, Drama and a French piece! Evening performances 7.00pm Sunday Matinee 1.30pm Tickets £11.50 and £7.50

BWCI Camerata Concerta

12 February 2017 - 12 February 2017
Come and find out what conductor Tom Horn has up his sleeve in this magically musical programme of fantastic pieces. The Guernsey Camerata are once again offering an afternoon filled with orchestral musical delights to entertain the whole family. Including American favourites such as Bernstein's Westside Story and Hoe Down by Copeland with a splash of Glenn Miller in addition to a collection of cartoon music, Mexican Hat Dance, Thunderbirds, Old Macdonald and a few surprises.

Encaustic Art with Lynne Wood

15 February 2017 - 15 February 2017
Encaustic Art with Lynne Wood demonstration & workshop St Martin’s Community Centre. (Free to Sarnia Arts & Crafts Club members or £5 payable on the door for non-members).

Encaustic Art with Lynne Wood

15 February 2017 - 15 February 2017
Encaustic Art with Lynne Wood demonstration & workshop St Martin’s Community Centre. (Free to Sarnia Arts & Crafts Club members or £5 payable on the door for non-members).

Woolf Works

15 February 2017 - 15 February 2017
An 'encore' screening from the Royal Opera House. The pioneering literary work of Virginia Woolf is the inspiration for multi-award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor's brilliant triptych for The Royal Ballet. McGregor has long been at the cutting edge of ballet, working with collaborators from across the artistic world, and in this critically acclaimed work he combines themes from three of Woolf's landmark novels - Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves - with elements of her letters, essays and diaries. Acclaimed British composer Max Richter (Infra, Sum and Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons) creates a specially commissioned score incorporating electronic and live music.

‘TASTE IT & SEE’ WORKSHOPS

15 February 2017 - 15 February 2017
THE GUERNSEY MYSTERY PLAYS ‘TASTE IT & SEE’ WORKSHOPS Guernsey Youth & Community Theatre (GYCT) move on to the next stage of their Community Project with open workshops. The first of the workshops is on Wednesday 15 February at 7:30pm and will be held in the Drama Studio at The Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts. The workshop is open to all - no matter whether you have volunteered to act, paint, sing, direct, make coffee or sell tickets and especially to those that haven't signed up yet but want to see if they will enjoy it! The emphasis is on enjoyment. For more information visit our website www.guernseymystery.simplesite.com or email mystery@innocent.com

Joan of Arc

16 February 2017 - 16 February 2017
Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw's classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe. Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production.

A4 Brass Quartet

16 February 2017 - 16 February 2017
A4 Brass Quartet is one of the UK's leading young chamber ensembles. It comprises principal players of some of the UK's leading bands including the world famous Black Dyke, Grimethorpe Colliery and Windgates bands. The quartet has a unique blend of instruments with a cornet, tenor horn, baritone and euphonium creating a distinctive sound that stands out from the standard brass quartet. The great technical capability and musical versatility of the quartet has been recognised since their first year together as students at the Royal Northern College of Music and they have gone on to win a number of prestigious competitions.

The Big Move

17 February 2017 - 17 February 2017
The Big Move is an opportunity for you to free up your body from its familiar patterns, a chance to tune into yourself and discover your inner dance. Nourish your presence and creativity in an open, safe and non-judgemental way. With a gentle focus on breath, body awareness and self-acceptance you can make new connections with yourself and others. A generous space is offered for beginners & experienced movers. Through moment by moment attention to the body & the breath, we explore our sensations, feelings, memories and imaginings. Together, we engage in a dynamic process of integrating inner life with outer expression. Improvisation is a metaphor for life. This evening event is a good introduction and foundation for the day retreat on the next day (Sat 18th), we would love to see many come for both https://www.facebook.com/events/143494749488936/ Bring: a blanket for relaxation, and your willingness to engage in a new adventure in movement! Wear: comfortable clothes you can move in Cost: sliding honesty scale of between £8-£25 depending on your financial situation - pay on the door Location: St Stephen's Community Centre, St Peter Port, Guernsey Your facilitator: Naomi West has a somatic based psychotherapy practice in Jersey & runs fortnightly 'Moving Mindfulness' groups. She is trained in integrative art therapy & previously trained and worked in physical theatre. Go to: www.artsinmindfulness.com to find out more about her work. Your host: Emily Grainger lives and teaches Contemporary Dance in Guernsey. She trained in a variety of dance including Ballet, Contact Improvisation and Authentic Movement in Liverpool, Ireland and New York. Contact her on 07911729551 or email: emilyidance@gmail.com

Awaken Your Creativity Day

18 February 2017 - 18 February 2017
Awaken Your Creativity Day Retreat * Meditation * Art * Movement * Reflection * There is a connection between present moment awareness and the core of the creative self. Each of us is our own artist and the raw material is our lives. What is the nature and quality of your unique creativity? The morning will focus on deepening into 'where are we now': what will we be putting into the 'fire' of colour, shape, form, movement? In the afternoon we 'explore the vision we are inviting?' A journey of transformation using meditation, playful art, movement and meditation. No experience in the arts or meditation is necessary. This is also designed to be a taster before a full weekend retreat is offered in late Spring. Booking by £30 deposit, either by online transfer to Naomi: Naomi at or cheque sent to Emily Grainger: emilyidance@gmail.com Please share the event with friends! Cost: sliding scale of £30 - £100 The lowest is aimed at those on income support or with very little income, and all others please pay honestly what is right for you within the bracket according to your means. The intention of the sliding honesty scale is inclusion. Enquiries to Naomi or Emily: naomi@artsinmindfulness.com emilyidance@gmail.com or 07911 729551 Naomi West, Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy BA (hons) 1st class, PgDip, MA, UKCP www.naomi-west.com Naomi has a somatic based psychotherapy practice in Jersey & runs fortnightly 'Moving Mindfulness' groups. She is trained in integrative arts therapy & previously trained and worked in physical theatre. Arts in Mindfulness Retreats: www.artsinmindfulness.com Testimonials: "Amazing retreat, deep transformative work." "I found enormous inner strength that I didn't know I had, compassion for myself and others and level of self awareness that makes me feel more attuned in general" "I was reminded of the great reservoir of creative potential in me. Interaction with other people in a non-judgemental environment meant a lot to me." "It has really helped me to feel my emotions, to express them wisely, be compassionate and let bad thoughts go by. " "Inspiration, fun!"

Oil Painting Workshop

19 February 2017 - 19 February 2017
Sunday 19th February 2017, 1-3.30 pm in my art studio in St Peters. Looking at traditional under-painting, layering, blending and glazing techniques. Cost of workshop is £49 which includes all materials and light refreshments. All workshop sizes are small with the aim of giving you plenty of guidance and advice to enable you to carry on by yourself at home. If you have any queries on the above please email Frances on lemmon4art@hotmail.co.uk.

Have you good taste?

20 February 2017 - 20 February 2017
David Phillips asks 'Have You Good Taste?' It is the title of survey conducted in 1929 to test the nation's artistic judgment. The result showed what a puzzler for the connoisseur this question is. Questions of taste mix up judgments of artistic quality with nations of social acceptability. Well-known lecturer David Phillips will explore the conflicting ideas of 'good taste' over the last 86 years. The event will take place at Les Cotils. https://www.artfund.org/

The Sleeping Beauty (Ballet)

28 February 2017 - 28 February 2017
A live broadcast from the Royal Opera House. A perennial delight and a much-loved classic. The Royal Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty combines the best of classical ballet, with all its charms and virtuosity splendid music and talented dancers. First choreographed to Tchaikovsky's great musical score by Marius Petipa in Russia in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty has wonderful ensembles, solos including the Rose Adage as Princess Aurora meets her suitors and of course the concluding celebratory dances for the happy union of prince and princess. The Royal Ballet's landmark staging was revived for the Company's 75th anniversary celebrations in 2006.