Arts Sunday, now in its third year, is the biggest celebration of the arts on the Island. Held on the Town’s seafront and planned this year for Sunday 9 June it has fast become a key date for Guernsey’s creative arts and music community to come together to create a day which is quite unique.
The island is blessed with many talented artists, musicians and organisations across the breadth of the arts. Recognising this, the Guernsey Arts Commission (GAC) was keen to establish a platform where this vast and wide ranging talent could be brought together and celebrated. When we were offered the opportunity of the Town seafront by Culture and Leisure in 2011 as part of their Seafront closure initiative, we saw this as the perfect environment to create a relaxed, inclusive day that would be fun and allow the people of Guernsey to enjoy, participate in and recognise the importance of the arts in Guernsey.
Arts Sunday is now established as a Flagship event within the GAC’s programme made possible initially through the dedicated work of the volunteers and the local arts and music community who have embraced the event whole heartedly.
Event & Venue
The event is to be held along the entire Town seafront, running from the Town church along to the Liberation monument and incorporating the Crown pier. The event will run from 10am until 5pm. It is planned to include the following disciplines.
- Visual art: Incorporating street art, photography, painting and drawing
- Theatre: Performances and workshops by established and upcoming organisations and groups along with performances by students
- Dance: Performances and workshops Tap, Jazz, Street, Salsa & Merengue, Latin and Tango along with Morris dancing
- Poetry & Literature: Guernsey enjoys a vibrant poetry and literary community and we intend to again celebrate this in a quiet space in the shadow of the town church
- Music: Two music areas are planned. One to offer acoustic based music featuring singer-songwriters whilst the other allows larger bands the opportunity of the Condor stage with fully amplified sound. We aim to offer a wide and varied programme
- Public Art: Commissioned a new piece of work, ‘Line Over Guernsey’, hosted an interactive family activity using chalk across the Crown Pier, and welcomed the display of works from local students and artists
- Arts Market Workshops and demos: Again we aim to create a bustling arts market which last year saw 60+ stalls and workshops showcasing visual arts, craft, fashion and textiles, edible art, photography and face painting.
For more info on Arts Sunday 2013 email [email protected]
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