Monthly Archives: September 2009

Laura Simpson joins the GAC as Community Arts Development Officer


Laura Simpson is the GAC’s newly appointed the Community Arts Development Officer. She sees her role as ensuring that there are opportunities for the island community to become involved in exciting creative experiences. Which can mean anything from a one off workshop to try out a new skill, to larger long-term programmes where groups can develop ideas, learn skills and work together to showcase their creativity.

“It doesn’t matter if you’ve never tried your hand at a creative activity before; it’s all about learning something new, meeting new people and above all having fun”, says Laura.

So if you would like to have a go, or work in an organisation that you think would enjoy something creative in their programme, please contact Laura and get involved!

Half term workshops: Laura will be running some half term arts workshops for kids – details to be posted shortly on this Blog or contact her for further info.

Laura can be contacted:
T: (01481) 749262


National Theatre Live this October 1st

All’s Well That Ends Well
by Shakespeare
Thursday 1st October 2009
Broadcast live to the Performing Arts Centre,
via satellite, from the National Theatre, London

All's Well That Ends Well, National Theatre (production shots)
All’s Well That Ends Well, National Theatre (production shots)

All’s Well that Ends Well will be filmed in high definition and broadcast live, via satellite, to the Princess Royal Centre for the Performing Arts in Guernsey, along with over 150 other venues worldwide.

Set against a background of sexism, snobbery and a battle between the generations, Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well turns fairytale logic on its head and is a wondrous and bittersweet story.

Showing on Thursday 1 October 2009
The Princess Royal Centre for the Performing Arts
 6.30pm doors open / 6.45pm pre-show (behind the scenes) and 7pm start
Tickets: £10 – on sale now via  or Box Office on 749999.
Running time 200min (approx)
Includes 1 interval of 25mins

NT Live is funded in partnership with Arts Council England and NESTA.

Kirstie Macleod: Lacrimosa exhibition now showing

Showing until 30th October
in the greenhouse, Guernsey Information Centre

An exhibition of textile works by London based artist Kirstie Macleod. The exhibition showcases the etherial and beautiful Lacrimosa performance (through film, sound and photography). This ambitious site specific underwater performance, the garment worn by the artist and resulting exhibition were commissioned by the Guernsey Arts Commission, and inspired by the rich textile culture of our island, in particular the guernsey (jumper).

Lacrimosa sees the performer and the garment locked in a cyclical battle as the delicate entangled dress prevents the performer from ever reaching the surface of the water.

Lacrimosa perfromance (detail)

Lacrimosa performance (detail)

Lacrimosa performance

Lacrimosa performance

“A common theme throughout my work is garments misbehaving in performance, it’s an attempt to challenge expectations of the comfort, protection and identity normally associated with such objects. It has been incredibly exciting to explore and respond to the rich history and folklore of Guernsey and express it through textile and performance.”
Kirstie Macleod, August 2009

Exhibition opening times:
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 9am – 1pm (until 27th September)
Admission is free