Fragile Planet

In November a major and exciting collaboration between many arts and environmental organisations in the Island will present Our Fragile Planet, a weekend promoting conservation and environmental messages in regards to the sea that surrounds us using art to convey these messages. With four public exhibitions (all free to attend), two days of talks and one concert, Our Fragile Planet will be sure to entertain and educate.

As we all become more aware of the need to respect and preserve our precious marine environment, the weekend programme of events centres around the Guernsey Symphony Orchestra performing their ocean themed concert, accompanied with visual and performing arts. The concept of Our Fragile Planet quickly grew from a one concert event to a weekend full of art and information, which will inspire and inform all who attend.

EXHIBITIONS

11/11/2019 – 19/11/2019

Our Fragile Planet – featuring work from Le Mare de Carteret and Les Beaucamp Schools At the Royal Court Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (free)

11/11/2019 – early spring

Mandy Barker: Soup – photography using plastic debris from the ocean. At the Sunken Gardens Public space – no opening times (free)

08/11/2019 – 23/11/2019

In Shape Workshop – experimental pieces based on the environment. At the Gatehouse Gallery 10am – 4pm, all week (free)

08/11/2019 – 24/11/2019

Guernsey Art Network – pieces taken from and inspired by ‘Art in the Environment’. At St James 9am – 5pm, all week (free)

16/11/2019 ST JAMES

Stalls throughout the day in St Jimmys Café with information and activities for you to learn about the environment and what these organisations are doing to help with the oceans conservation.

TALKS ARE £5 DONATION OR FREE WITH THE GUERNSEY SYMPHONY ORCHASTRA CONCERT TICKET ALL TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE VIA THE ST JAMES WEBSITE www.stjames.gg

11 am, Peter Watson and Captain Simon Lucas: A modern day adventure to the end of the earth

1.30pm Alex Herschel: The Circle of Life – our amazing marine ecosystems and the importance of citizen science.

6.15pm Mandy Barker: talking about her exhibition Soup.

7.30pm Guernsey Symphony Orchestra: integrating visual and performance art along with classical pieces.

CANDIE MUSEUM – 17/11/2019 Activities will take place throughout the day in the discovery room for all.

Talks are free upon normal entry to the museum (£6.50 adults, £2 students, under 7s free, free entry with a Discovery Card)

11am Pick it up Guernsey – the impact of the tobacco industry, and that on our environment and oceans.

12pm GSPCA: Helping to ensure there’s wildlife for the future.

1pm Kiya Ashton: music and conversation about environment inspired songs.

1.30pm Donkey Divers: a new dive clean initiative, and the importance of beach cleans on the environment.

2.30pm DolFin Project: an update on Guernsey’s Dolphins.

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