Arts Sunday brought the Arts to Town

The first ever Arts Sunday took place on 14th August 2011 on the seafront in St Peter Port.

Around 2,000 people headed down to take in the sights and sounds and get a taste of what Guernsey has to offer across the arts.

Check out photos of the day on our Facebook page.

The Guernsey Arts Commission’s Communications Officer, and Music Sub-Committee Member, Tom Girard, helped organise the day (along with a group of invaluable volunteers) and shared his thoughts:

“What a day the first Arts Sunday was!

When we were challenged with filling the St Peter Port seafront with a range of events spanning the arts we knew Guernsey had a lot to offer, we just had to try and work how best to cover as much of it as possible.

On the day itself we had two performance areas and one workshop area dedicated to showcasing local talent, from singers and bands to poets and drama there was a variety of things to enjoy and get involved with.

Alongside this was the Guernsey Arts Market where artists and arts organisations could let people know what they do and even sell some of their work and people could get a glimpse of what happens in the island and find out how they can get involved.

We hope this will be the first of many Arts Sundays and we can showcase more and more of the island’s arts every year and really make St Peter Port come alive with sights and sounds or Guernsey’s vibrant arts community.”

The Guernsey Arts Commission would like to thank all the performers and workshop leaders as well as everyone who took a table in the Guernsey Arts Market and, of course, everyone who came along and got involved or just experienced some of the performances.

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