Arts Sunday 2024

9th June

Get ready for the 14th annual Arts Sunday which will be returning this year on the 9 June! Guernsey Arts invites the community to join in our public celebration of arts and culture which will bring together visual art, music, dance, poetry, and much, much more. 2024’s theme celebrates our amazing island culture and heritage, incorporating local imagery, creative performances, and promotion of one of Guernsey’s official languages, Guernésiais. Arts Sunday is hosted by Guernsey Arts and is supported this year by funding from the Tourism Management Board.

With over 100 stalls taking part in the day, the Arts Market between Crown and Albert Pier hosts a fantastic mix of stalls, workshops and demonstrations from established and up and coming artisans. It’s a great chance to buy something new, support local creatives or to have a chat about arts and crafts on the Island!

Arts Sunday also celebrates the creativity and success of the Island’s non-profit and charitable organisations, including the Vale Earth Fair who will be showcasing DJs throughout the day while selling records; The Youth Commission promoting positive messages through art; Guernsey Art Network with their plethora of artists work and demonstrations; to mention just a few stalls to explore.

 

GUERNSEY ARTS PERFORMANCE STAGE

Fan of theatre and music? Be sure to keep an eye on this stage as it brings together a wonderful mix of community groups and talented up-and-coming performers! Included is a special performance dedicated to the legendary Victor Hugo and the future Centre, harmonious choral groups, spirited community orchestras, and young performers new to the Guernsey Arts scene.

  • 11:00 GADOC - Victor Hugo Celebration
  • 12:00 Guernsey Music Centre Jazz Training Orchestra
  • 13:00 Styx Singing for Health
  • 14:00 The Orchestra People
  • 14:45 Hattie
  • 15:00 Drench

 

GUERNSEY ARTS DANCE STAGE

Watch a vibrant mix of dance groups from across the Island step into the spotlight on our captivating showcase stage. From the grace of ballet and the contemporary flair of modern dance to the elegance of ballroom and the spirited rhythms of Irish Dance, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, including a high-energy and enthusiastic cheer performance.

  • 10:00 - Starlight Dance Academy
  • 11:15 - ATDA
  • 12:15 - LeTs Dance
  • 13:00 - Guernsey Irish Dancing Academy
  • 13:45 - Music Box
  • 15:00 - Rebellion Allstars

 

LE FETE DE NORMANDIE STAGE

Join us this year to celebrate Guernésiais, Guernsey’s second official language, on Le Fête De Normandie Stage. The festivities will feature performances from a mix of groups, including the Guernsey Language Commission, L’Assembllaïe d’Guernésiais, La Guaine du Vouest, and the talented dancers of L’Assembllaïe, as well as school groups and friends from Jersey and France. Throughout the day, you’ll be treated to a diverse program of singing, dancing, recitations, and captivating stories, all running from 10 am until 5 pm. As you enjoy the performances, you’ll be immersed in a vibrant atmosphere with stalls surrounding the stage celebrating Guernsey culture and language.

 

THE BUSKING STAGE at the Liberation Monument

 As you join the seafront events from North Beach, prepare to be wowed by our talented up and coming young performers in the busking zone, with an interlude from the brilliant Boys Brigade.

  •  10:30 - Amia Lazarou
  • 10:50 - Rea Moore
  • 11:10 - Amelia Davison Le Vote
  • 11:30 - Mabel Hill-Tout
  • 12:00 - Ellie Evans
  • 12:45 - Boys Brigade Marching Band
  • 13:15 - Birte Paulsen
  • 14:15 - Mattieu Mayer

 

THINKING ON YOUR FEET at Town Church

Join us at the Town Church for an enchanting afternoon starting at 2 pm, courtesy of Thinking On Your Feet. Immerse yourself in a delightful blend of music, soul-stirring poetry, and engaging conversations. It’s a perfect opportunity to connect with fellow enthusiasts and celebrate the arts.

  • 14:00 – Lloyd and Lester – musical performance
  • 14:20 – Tim Slader UK – reads extracts from his new book
  • 14:40 – Trudie Shannon – poetry performance
  • 14:50 – Colette Esteves – musical performance
  • 15:10 – Sue Turbett UK – in conversation about her new book Eagle Siter
  • 15:30 – Lyndon Queripel – poetry performance
  • 15:40 – Glenn Holmes - musical performance
  • 16:00 – Theresa Le Flem – in conversation about her new novel
  • 16:20 – John Gollop – poetry performance
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