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Bordeaux Blue

01 August 2020 - 01 August 2020
Bordeaux Blue, four musicians with a broad spectrum of influences and experience. The band members compliment each other , the solid rhythm guitar of Ernie, the walking bass of Paul , and the superb improvised contributions of Andy and Glenn. As Duke Ellington said – “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.“ Get together with friends and enjoy live music once again, with this Blues Quartet and their guests.

Art on the Beach

02 August 2020 - 02 August 2020
The Guernsey Arts Commission is proud to present ‘Art on the Beach’, a free community event for all to enjoy. Art on the Beach has become regular in the calendar for all those wanting to take part, and in previous years has seen some fantastic (and very competitive!) entries into the sandcastle competition. This year, Art on the Beach will take place on 2nd August at Vazon Bay for another fun filled day. The sandcastle competition theme this year will be following on from recent months as “Guernsey Together”, so bring a bucket and spade and show us what that means to you. You might want to create a rainbow out of seaweed and shells to represent the spirit of the Island working together, or maybe you’ve got a creative interpretation of what it means to you. The event is free and open to all, and groups can take part with no limit on how many team members. Simply turn up at 10am, find your pitch and get making! As well as a sandcastle competition, there will be additional creative activities to take part in, and we encourage you to bring your kite to fly! Jayne Packham, who recently wowed Islanders with some of her fantastic creations made out of what she found on the beach and raking sand, will be creating something special in the sand for all to view.

Max Wong and Francois Cloete

06 August 2020 - 06 August 2020
Bach, Beethoven and Carmen: a recital on violin, harpsichord and piano Max and François take the audience through three themes of classical music: Bach, Beethoven and Carmen. The first half on Baroque music will use the Guernsey Harpsichord Trust’s double-manual harpsichord and a rare violin by Jakob Stainer made in 1660, J. S. Bach’s own violin maker. The harpsichord’s sound world will be skilfully explored by Guernsey’s own François Cloete. The second half will be a change in the sound world revolving around two celebrated violin works. Beethoven’s charming and joyful Spring Sonata is a listener’s delight, while the Carmen Fantasy, one of the most challenging works in the entire violin repertoire, brilliantly combines some of the best-known melodies in all of classical music. Max’s version of the Carmen Fantasy will incorporate additional passages from film composer Franz Waxman’s version written for Jascha Heifetz. The programme will include: Bach: Sonata for Harpsichord and Violin in B minor, BWV 1014 Mozart: Sonata for Piano and Violin in E minor, K. 304 Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5 in F major, “The Spring”, Op. 24 Bizet arr. Sarasate/Waxman: Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25 (Sarasate) Max Wong is a Guernsey/London-based violinist. He was the sole worldwide recipient of the Fellowship of the Royal Schools of Music (FRSM) for violin performance in 2013. He has performed at St James, the National Parliament of France as well as numerous concerto appearances with orchestra accompaniment in the UK, USA and China, which was televised. During May 2020 he raised more than £6,000 in his “Bach for Covid” campaign through livestreaming the complete Bach Six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin from Guernsey. He is currently pursuing his doctorate at the Royal College of Music. Francois Cloete is currently Junior Organ Scholar at Wells Cathedral, where he assists in cathedral and school services. Equally at home on the harpsichord and the organ, Francois has played continuo for high-profile events including the BBC Young Musician 2020 woodwind final. He has also gained recognition as a composer, having received second prize for his entry in the Choir School Association’s 2019 competition. Francois previously attended Elizabeth College and has given recitals in Guernsey and Wells, enjoying the musical opportunities of both places. The audience will be seated at large round tables, seats are allocated on a first come first seated basis. Tickets £10 from St James

Sea Glass Art Workshop

08 August 2020 - 08 August 2020
Design a picture from locally-collected sea glass. Glue the sea glass, and fit a card frame and hanging cord. Make up to two pictures - keep one and give one as a gift? Wood/glass frames optional extra. Workshop with Elaine, at Sula Gallery, 2pm - 4:30pm, cost £30. Tickets at link below, or contact Sula Gallery, tel 245396

Arts Sunday

09 August 2020 - 09 August 2020
The Guernsey Arts Commission are proud to announce that Arts Sunday this year will be going ahead on the revised date of 9th August for its 10th year celebrating creative talent within our Islands. The last few months have been a strange time for the whole Island, but what has emerged from this has been the importance of creativity to bring the community together and spread positivity. Due to this, we have decided to continue on from the last few months and are happy to announce the theme will be ‘Guernsey Together – A celebration of community and kindness within the Arts’. Starting at 10am and finishing at 5pm, the day long event will be taking over the town seafront to provide a space for local arts and crafts producers to showcase their talents to enjoy in a fun, free and accessible way.

Poetry Open Mic

20 August 2020 - 20 August 2020
This Open Mic normally takes place on the third Thursday of the month between 8pm and 10pm at the The Fermain Tavern. Everyone is welcome. This months non compulsory theme is ‘Secret’

Guernsey Sinfonia

22 August 2020 - 22 August 2020
Conducted by Mervyn Grand, the Guernsey Sinfonia presents J.S .Bach Orchestral Suite in C Major, Edward Elgar's Serenade for Strings and Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C Major. Tickets £15, £10, £5 restricted view Sudents Free from St James Concert Hall