What a summer we’ve had!
Thanks to your support we’ve managed to run a series of popular events this summer, which has just been our highlight alongside all the other great summer activities that took place. Below is a short reminder of where you may have seen the Guernsey Arts Commission this summer. Don’t forget to tag yourself in our photos on Facebook, and if you’ve got any lovely photos you’d like to share with us, do send them to us!
Beginning in May, our team joined in the celebrations of Liberation Day. We kicked off our summer events with fruity based fun working alongside the Youth Commission.
In June, Arts Sunday returned for its fourth year and saw over 10,000 people visit the seafront. The day included a range of musicians, dancers and various other performers across a number of stages. There were also 75+ stalls in the arts market, graffiti artists, chalk drawings, community arts fun, among lots more activities for people of all ages to get involved with.
July saw the return of another Art on the Beach where the sun well and truly shone and we saw one of the biggest sand sculptures to ever be built in Guernsey. People of all ages got involved with the fun and created a school of brightly decorated fish being chased by the giant sand sculpted orca whale. UK based dancer, Darren Pritchard hosted a series of SOCA dance workshops along the beach which saw lots of people get involved with the fun and increase the beach vibe.
August turned urban with graffiti artists, break dancing, rap music, MCs and basketball at Urban Arts Day. We were extremely fortunate to have UK based DJ Woody and Mercury Prize nominee, Ty come along and host workshops during the day. The day then progressed into an adult only event at the Fermain Tavern where, alongside Action for Children, we hosted a fundraiser. The evening saw DJ Woody hit us with the history of hip hop, followed by a truly unforgettable performance by Ty.
Making the most of the good weather, Darren Pritchard returned to the beach at Herm, Cobo and Pembroke, alongside the Sun Safe team, to provide more SOCA themed dance workshops.
To round of our Summer we hosted Gig in the Garden! The Rectory Hill Skillet Lickers provided the music while everyone enjoyed their picnics, followed by a dance piece by contemporary dancers Company Chameleon.
From everyone at GAC…
Thank you for such a brilliant Summer!