December Events

Throughout December:

TRANSFORMING: SEVEN OF THE BEST EXHIBITION

Open daily 10am – 4pm

A showcase of some of the best art, design, media and photography from the 2014 end-of-year shows at the College of Further Education, Elizabeth College, the Grammar School and Ladies College. Featuring work by Eleanor Atkinson, Jake Bishop, Alice Hudson, Kaya Ozard, Daniel Ray, Oliver Rowe and Karl Simpkin. The greenhouse at Guernsey Museum Candie.

 

THE FISH MARKET SERIES EXHIBITION

An exhibition by artist Eric Snell – Inspired by the carved lines found in the granite floor of the old 19th century Fish Market in St Peter Port, Eric Snell has produced a new series of work on paper that goes on show at the Coach-house Gallery in November. The exhibition is open until 16 January 2015.

 

MAKING A MARK EXHIBITION

Open daily 10am – 4pm

Artists communicate through making marks. In this exhibition you’ll be able to explore how these various marks are made, from straightforward drawing materials to elaborate printing techniques. Guernsey Museum, Candie.

 

BEAU CINEMA –

See Guernsey Tickets for full listings and tickets -www.guernseytickets.gg

MALLARD CINEMA –

See their website for full listings and tickets – www.mallardcinema.co.uk

 


DICK WHITTINGTON – ST STEPHEN’S PLAYERS

1 December – 6 December 2014

Join the brave Dick Whittington and his new found furry friend Tommy on their exciting journey to London to find the streets of gold and to seek their fortune. But will the journey be easy or will he have many adventures on his road to success and true love? Come and find out in this traditional family pantomime which is full of laughs, fun and sing-a-long tunes you all know. Suitable for all ages, young and old. Tickets £11 and children and concessions £7. Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts Theatre

 

CHARITY GIG

3 December 2014

In aid of Guernsey Welfare Service. Starring The Accidentals, Ukaladeez, Lindsey Veillard, Sheila Garner, James Hatton Brass and introducing Anya Blue Robins & Jack Colley. Compere: Dennis Burns. Buffet Supper with Wine/Soft drinks. Raffle. Tickets £12. Available from Sarah-Jane of Sue on 711847 / 724319 or Elizabeth on 07781 163564. 7:30pm Les Cotils.

 

WINTER WONDERLAND

3 December 2014

In aid of Cancer Research UK (Guernsey) & The Lions Club of Guernsey. Tickets £4 for adults and £children under 12 £1. Christmas lights, Santa, carols, hot dogs, hot punch, roast chestnuts and much more! 6pm to 8pm at Les Ruettes Cottage, Les Issues, St. Saviour’s with free shuttle bus to and from Specsavers car park at La Villiaize. Tickets from several outlets- St Peters Post Office, Stan Brouard, Earlswood Garden Centre, Creasey’s, Shoestring, Woodies and Forest Stores.

 

THE DEVOTEES

5 December 2014

Chris Dean brings this energetic bunch back to The Doghouse to pack the dancefloor on what promises to be a great weekend.

 

ONE DIVERSION

6 December 2014

Expect ridiculous outfits and something a bit different from this band – they sure put on a show unlike anything else on the Guernsey music scene. The Doghouse.

 

THE SARNIAN SINGERS- RINGING IN CHRISTMAS

6 December 2014

Featuring guest artists The Ladies’ College Handbells. Tickets £6. 7.30pm at Les Capelles Community Centre. Bookings on 268116.

 

LOOKING FOR FATHER CHRISTMAS

6 December – 7 December 2014

Music Box presents its 2014 pantomime ‘Looking for Father Christmas’ written by Keith Mitchell and directed by Peter Mitchell. Set primarily in Santa’s workshop, the Toymaker and his elves are finishing the orders for the presents to go on Santa’s sleigh a few days before Christmas Eve. A crisis ensues however when the sacks of presents go missing, along with Santa’s clothes and one of his reindeer. What’s going on and is there time to find everything again?  As always, the funny script will entertain the adults in the audience as well as the children, with the usual excellent standard of costumes created by Meg and Ellie Mitchell, and great songs with live music from the excellent Music Box band. Some of the songs this year have been written especially for the pantomime by Peter Mitchell.

With a cast of over forty Music Box students and some Music Box guests including Nic Legg as the ebullient dame Mrs Gubbins, be prepared for a colourful, comedy, musical extravaganza! Tickets Adults  £13  OAPs and Under 18s £10. Beau Sejour. 8pm. Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts Theatre.

 

MASTERCLASS WITH KATRHYN STOTT

7 December 2014

Internationally renowned concert pianist Kathryn Stott will give a masterclass to 6 local students and the afternoon will close with a 60 minute recital by her. Masterclass at 1.00pm and recital at 5.00pm with refreshments served between. Admission £20 Adults/£5 Students & Children. Ladies College.

 

STRAUSS LAST FOUR SONGS

9 Dec 2014

Featuring Caroline Kay-Mouat, coloratura soprano. Free admission; retiring collection for Alderney Arts Festival. 7.30pm at Vale Church.

 

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – JOHN

9 December 2014

JOHN contains adult themes, strong language and nudity. Suitable for 18yrs+

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre. DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards. The company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience.

Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John.

What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most.

Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre. Tickets £17.00 and £15.00 concessions (Senior citizens/ retired persons and students over 18). Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts Theatre.

 

FESTIVA

12 December – 13 December 2014

Annual Christmas Concert at St James Concert Hall. With guests Jeffrey & Rachael Howard from Cardiff – Piano – Organ – Harp. Alan McClure from Belfast – Violin. Andy Hislop of BBC Guernsey – Narrator. Tickets £9.95. 7:30pm. Contact 01481 263930.

 

CITY LIMITS

 12 – 13 December 2014

Nothing more can be said about these guys other than they are simply the islands favourite and longest standing band with a set list that offers something for everyone.The Doghouse

 

ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

16 December 2014

Live broadcast from the Royal Opera House, London.

Christopher Wheeldon’s full-length ballet based on Lewis Carroll’s book is an exuberant piece of storytelling featuring an instantly recognisable cast of characters, among them a tap-dancing Mad Hatter, a tetchy White Rabbit and a raucously bad-tempered Queen of Hearts. Wheeldon, along with composer Joby Talbot and designer Bob Crowley, have created a genuine family ballet in the spirit of Carroll’s much-loved children’s classic. While regular ballet goers can appreciate nods to other famous works – there’s a parody of the Rose Adagio from The Sleeping Beauty, for example, with jam tarts instead of flowers – the ballet is above all a brilliant realisation of Carroll’s zany dream-world featuring stunning choreography, a colourful score and ingenious stage-magic. Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts Theatre.

 

AINDRE REECE-SHEERIN PRESENTS…CHRISTMAS SPECIAL CONCERT

19 December 2014

Held at Salvation Army L’Islet Hall, starting at 7pm. Tickets £6 and are available on the door. Featuring Christmas favourites played by Aindre and Kim Reece-Sheerin.  Mince Pies on sale, and lots of parking!

 

JERSEY BAND: THE REASONS

19 –  20 December 2014

A fine covers band from over the water. One of our personal favourites!

The Doghouse.

 

GUERNSEY CHORAL & ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY

19 December – 20 December 2014

The Guernsey Choral and Orchestral Society presents its annual Christmas Concert. featuring Haydn’s Harmonie Mass, and Vaughan Williams’ fantasia on Christmas carols.  This popular concert includes a wide range of festive music for all. Tickets £14, £7 students and £7 restricted view. St. James Concert Hall.

 

CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

21 December 2014

4.30pm St. Andrews Church

 

GUERNSEY CHAMBER CHOIR 2014

23 December 2014

The Guernsey Chamber Choir and Orchestra premiere a new commission by local composer Chris Claxton. The vocal and orchestral music depicts the Annunciation, Advent and the Birth of Christ.  Tickets are available from the Box Office at £12, £7 students and £7 restricted view. St James Concert Hall.

 

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Dates of performance: –

2pm Matinee Performances: 21st, 26th 27th and 28th December, 01st & 03rd January

7:30pm Evening Performances: 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 29th, 30th & 31st December and 02nd, 03rd, January

This year, GADOC’s 56th annual pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, is written and directed by local writer Margaret Moffatt. It centres around the court of the King and Queen of Sarnia and their daughter, Princess Aurora.

The show, which follows the traditional story of Sleeping Beauty takes place on and around the Island, and promises all the well-loved panto ingredients. These include a beautiful princess, a handsome prince, good fairies, a very bad fairy, a dame, a comic duo, a loveable animal and plenty of audience participation. GADOC’s Sleeping Beauty is crammed with the colour, song, dance, gags and fun we all enjoy at Christmas.

 

UK ARTIST – ‘BONO’ FROM US4//U2

24 December (Xmas eve)

Andy performs a wide range of acoustic songs, including some Christmas classics to get you in the mood for the big day!

 

UK ARTIST – ‘BONO’ FROM US4//U2

27 December 2014

Andy performs a wide range of acoustic songs, including some Christmas classics! The Doghouse

 

UK TRIBUTE TO U2

31 December (NYE)

The boys are back! This will be a ticketed event and details will come out closer to the time. However, if you would like to get in quick, please feel free to call us on 721302 to book your table. The Doghouse.

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