Our BIG day out is a BIG success!

Wow!  What an amazing day we had on Lihou Island yesterday for the Lihou Winter Arts Festival.  250 people joined us for a myriad of arts activities, explored the island and generally had a wonderful day out.  We were blessed with dry weather, slight winds and even a bit of sun which meant that we could really make the most of the beautiful surroundings with many activities taking place outside.  It was great to see everyone walking back to Guernsey proudly carrying their creations and with beaming smiles on their faces. 

We were overwhelmed with the comments that so many people gave to us on the day.  Here’s just a few:

It’s now Sunday evening and I just wanted to say what a fantastic job you and your colleagues at the Arts Commission did today. Everyone who chatted to me going back over the causeway had a terrific time.  – Stella

Just a quick note to thank you and your colleagues for a truly wonderful event today. We did the Flagmaking and Storytelling workshops and thoroughly enjoyed both. A great idea, wonderfully executed – more please! (no doubt lots of people worked very hard for todays event – well done) – Will, Cathy, Euan & Callum

Well done!  I hope you are very pleased with yourself, it was a great afternoon and I was very pleased to be part of it. – Gill (workshop leader)

Just thought I would say a big thank you for organising the Lihou Island trip it was a brilliant day and we had a fantastic time. Please say a big thank you to all the other people who also helped make it what it was. Once again thank you for all the time you have given up to do this. Many thanks! – Jackie and Liam Torode

Would like to say what a fantastic day we had, it was very well organised and great fun. Well Done to you all! Can’t wait till the next one! Thank You!! – Alison & Elliott Hearne

A huge thanks from us too here at the GAC to everyone who helped out with the event in any way, and to the Lihou Charitable Trust for looking after us.

We also have literally hundreds of photos from the day, many of which you will be able to see in our new exhibition, Lihou Lore, from 5th February in the greenhouse at the Guernsey Information Centre, open 9am – 5pm weekdays and 9am – 1pm on Saturdays.  Best of all, it’s free!  Come along and spot your family, or see what you missed out on.

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