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Peter Le Vasseur Consequences

31 March 2017 - 23 July 2017
Peter Le Vasseur's long-awaited exhibition of 16 paintings, at thegreenhouse, Candie Museum

Guernsey Concert Brass

08 July 2017 - 08 July 2017
'Fantasy Brass' conducted by James Hatton. The Guernsey Concert Brass present an evening of music from the world of fantasy, film and make-believe. Music includes Night on the Bare Mountain and Heros of Erin as well as popular movie themes. Bring your imagination. Tickets £10, £8 senior citizens and students St James Concert & Assembly Hall

Guernsey Chamber Choir

08 July 2017 - 08 July 2017
Guernsey Chamber Choir & Orchestra, conducted by Helen Grand, will be performing Mozart's Requiem at St Stephen's Church. FREE ENTRY - retiring collection on behalf of St Stephen's. Come and enjoy this beautiful work performed by local musicians together with some visiting UK performers.

The York Mystery Plays

11 July 2017 - 11 July 2017
Guernsey Youth and Community Theatre present The York Mystery Plays. In a new version by Mike Poulton and by arrangement with Nick Hern Books. Come and see the greatest story ever told....from the creation of Heaven and Earth to the Entry to Jerusalem. It is the story of good versus evil, of life and death, and of love, loss and hope. Part 1 of the York Mystery Plays is a highly collaborative enterprise involving the talents and goodwill of all kinds of people at all kinds of levels. This is predominantly a promenade production where the audience moves to where the action takes place. Promenaders are invited to bring a cushion. There is limited seating for those less mobile available ONLY through the ST James Box office. Tickets £12, £10 senior citizens and students in full-time education. St James Concert & Assembly Hall

The York Mystery Plays

12 July 2017 - 12 July 2017
Guernsey Youth and Community Theatre present The York Mystery Plays. In a new version by Mike Poulton and by arrangement with Nick Hern Books. Come and see the greatest story ever told....from the creation of Heaven and Earth to the Entry to Jerusalem. It is the story of good versus evil, of life and death, and of love, loss and hope. Part 1 of the York Mystery Plays is a highly collaborative enterprise involving the talents and goodwill of all kinds of people at all kinds of levels. This is predominantly a promenade production where the audience moves to where the action takes place. Promenaders are invited to bring a cushion. There is limited seating for those less mobile available ONLY through the ST James Box office. Tickets £12, £10 senior citizens and students in full-time education

Guernsey Symphonic Winds

15 July 2017 - 15 July 2017
Guernsey Symphonic Winds present a Summer Concert with special guests The Guernsey Bach Choir conducted by Alan Gough. The evening consists of light classics and poular music from the wind band repertoire and vocal pieces from the Bach Choirs extensive repertoire. Tickets £10, £8 senior citizens and £8 restricted view, students under 18 free. St James COncert & Assembly Hall

Wire-Wrap Jewellery Workshop

15 July 2017 - 15 July 2017
I will go through some skills for wrapping sea glass and shell pieces to make pendants, using soft jewellery craft wire and jewellery pliers. Materials, and use of tools to make 2-3 pendants will be included. At Sula Framing and Gallery, Sandy Hook, L'Islet. Book at the link given, or contact Sula Gallery tel. 245396

Clueless at the Keys with Coli

19 July 2017 - 19 July 2017
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue's much maligned pianist Colin Sell talks and sings at the keyboard in an evening of anecdotes about his life in comedy and music - on radio, in cabaret and on stage, working with the likes of Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Dora Bryan and Nicholas parsons among many. Tickets £14 (£12 FOSJ), £7 students, £9 restricted view. St James Concert & Assembly Hall

Arts Foundation Launch

22 July 2017 - 22 July 2017
11 - 4.30pm at Government House! Please come along to see performers, dancers, artists, theatre, so much to be seen. Parking at Beechwood, Frossard House, Education in the Grange - enquiries email: artsfoundationgsy@gmail.com

Poetry at La Villette

24 July 2017 - 24 July 2017
The latest monthly session of open mic poetry at La Villette Hotel. Everyone is welcome. If you'd like to read, simply sign up when you arrive. We'll be there from 19:30 for a 8pm start. The theme is 'dogs' but anything goes. Musical entertainment will be provided by The Blue Mountains.

St James Lecture Lunch

26 July 2017 - 26 July 2017
Ray Watts of Meadow Court Farm presents Funny Farming Moments. Ray Watts came to the island in 1970 from a farming family in Somerset. Meadow Court Farm was purchased and he and his wife, Jocelyn, took up residence in September that year. The farm was derelict, so a massive undertaking started to restore the property into a modern dairy unit and to refurbish the old farmhouse to make it habitable. In those days, cash was short, so Ray bought animals to start the herd, whilst simultaneously working in greenhouses to generate income. Jocelyn, being a teacher, worked full-time and taught night school classes. After two years, the herd was large enough for Ray to give up the greenhouse job and concentrate on building up the farm. Since those early years, the farm has now grown and expanded to 150 cows and, in 2007, was awarded “Business of the Year” for the prestigious Guernsey Awards’ for Achievement. With Jocelyn dying suddenly in 2009 and Ray with only 5% vision, their son, James has taken over the running of the family business. In this entertaining and informative talk, Ray gives us an insight into the more light-hearted aspects of farming. Tickets must be booked in advance. £20 (£18 FOSJ). St James Concert & Assembly Hall

Dame Patricia Routledge

28 July 2017 - 28 July 2017
Facing the Music - A Life in Musical Theatre with Patricia Routledge in conversation with Edward Seckerson. Dame Patricia Routledge has delighted audiences with her colourful characters such as Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances, Hetty Wainthropp in Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, the gossip Kitty in Victoria Wood As Seen on TV and Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads. Over a long career she has been in many films, television series and stage plays. It is still one of the best-kept secrets in show business that Dame Patricia trained not only as an actress but also as a singer and had considerable experience and success in musical theatre. Her many awards include a Tony for her Broadway performance in Darling of the Day and an Olivier Award for her performance in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. Her one-woman show Come for a Ride toured in 1988, and in 1992 she played Nettie Fowler in the highly acclaimed production of Carousel at the National Theatre. In 1988, she was honoured with the Gold Badge of Merit by the Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. In this fascinating encounter with the writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson she recalls this very special part of her career with access to some rare and treasured recordings. On his long running BBC Radio show Stage and Screen, writer, broadcaster and podcaster Edward Seckerson has interviewed many of the biggest names in the business. This promises to be a very entertaining evening with a much-loved artist and performer, a true legend of the acting profession. Tickets £18, £15, £9 restricted view. St James Concert and Assembly Hall

Art Exhibition

28 July 2017 - 06 August 2017
The Sarnia Arts & Crafts Club's annual Art Exhibition is one of the highlights in Guernsey's arts calendar. With exhibits from many of Guernsey's best amateur artists and craftsmen the exhibition is open daily from 10am - 5pm (closes 3pm on the final day) with Free Entry and Free Parking. This is a great opportunity to view and buy original paintings, handmade craft items (from Silk Scarves to Ceramics). Prints and cards are also available to purchase. Start your Christmas shopping early! For more information visit www.sarniaartsandcraftsclub.co.uk or see the club’s Facebook page

Student Exhibition 2017

28 July 2017 - 27 September 2017
Showcasing the breadth of creativity and skills of students from across the island.

BWCI Youth Promotion Series

29 July 2017 - 29 July 2017
The BWCI Youth Promotions Series and St James Youth Promotions Trust presnt a 30th Anniversary Celebration. For 30 years, the St James Youth Promotions Trust has supported countless young local musicians. We invite you to join six fine performers in a Chamber Concert celebrating this remarkable milestone. One of Schubert’s final and most lyrical works ‘The Shepherd on the Rock’ is the cornerstone of the programme with clarinettist Niall Webb and Susanna MacRae returning to the island from their varied musical careers. Pianist Sebastian Grand and cellist Noelle Grand, making a rare return from the USA, join Niall for Mozart’s much loved ‘Kegelstatt’ Trio and perform the virtuosic Popper showpiece, Hungarian Rhapsody. Two fine Guernsey talents Charlie Brewin (violin) and Ellie Holland (flute) complete the programme with contributions of lyricism and virtuosity in works by Bizet and Doppler. Tickets £15, £12, £8 restricted view, students free.