Monthly Archives: October 2009

GBG2 – All tracks now submitted

GBG Vol 2 is to be launched early 2010, showcasing home grown music talent.

Follow the link below to the BBC News site to view which bands/musicians are featuring on the CD.


SOUND (Advice) – Music Workshop

Guitar workshop held last month

Guitar workshop held last month

Saturday 31st October 2009
Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts
Free workshop
Everyone welcome

The GAC Music sub-committee are pleased to announce that Mark Guillou will lead the next Music Workshop at the Performing Arts Centre on 31st October.  

The Session will be focused on live sound and Mark will be talking through and demonstrating setting up a PA for a pub gig, how to get the best out of your equipment, and the sound man

He will also give a guided tour of his PA system which will be set up from the previous night’s Rock of Ages and there will be live band on hand to demonstrate everything that is discussed.

 “This is a great opportunity for all musicians, as quality of sound is crucial to all bands” , says Russ Fossey, Chair of the Music sub-committee.

Lacrimosa Family Activity Pack

Visit the current exhibition in the greenhouse, entitled Lacrimosa, which showcases
London textile artist Kirstie Macleod’s Guernsey inspired garment and underwater
performance, and follow the five easy steps to designing your own Guernsey
inspired garment!
Download the Lacrimosa Family Activity Pack or pick up a copy in the greenhouse.
We would love to see the results so email your pictures and drawings
to and we will put them on our website.

the greenhouse exhibition and project space is located inside the Guernsey Information Centre (the large grey building along the sea front in St Peter Port). It is free to enter and is open Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm, Sat 9am, – 1pm.

Take part in the Arts this October – Free Workshops

Take part in the arts this October:
Children’s workshops this October Half term








Monday 26th October 2009                                             
The BIG Draw Workshop:
Design, draw and decorate your own   
Guernsey inspired garment.
Ages: 7-11 years
9.00am – 3.30pm 
(supervision provided from 8.30am)
The Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts
Free, but booking essential. Book via: or 739747

Joining in with the National Campaign for Drawing, a nationwide initiative that sees galleries, museums, arts centres and libraries across the UK take part and promote and encourage drawing, the GAC are running their own BIG Draw event this October. Taking inspiration from the current exhibition in the greenhouse, Kirstie Macleod: Lacrimosa (click the greenhouse catergory on the right hand menu to see more info about this exhibition), participants will be learning about the design process and will make their own paper garments based on Guernsey folklores and stories. 
The workshop session will be lead by Louise Gilligan, Arts Development Assistant and Laura Simpson, Community Arts Development Officer.
All materials will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.
For further information or to book your child’s place email 



Tuesday 27th October 2009                                             
Dance and Drama:
Guernsey folklore, shipwrecks and sea monsters
Ages: 7-11 years
9.00am – 3.30pm 
(supervision provided from 8.30am)
The Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts
Free, but booking essential. Book via: or 739747

Using drama and dance skills, participants will explore some of the themes of Lacrimosa exhibition including Guernsey folklore, shipwrecks and underwater environments.  There will be a chance to learn some new skills as well as creating an original piece.  There’s no experience needed, all we ask is that everyone comes ready to have a go at anything and have fun!  Participants will need to wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes and trainers, and bring a packed lunch.

Alison Barnett will be leading the dance session and is a qualified teacher who has also worked professionally as a dancer and choreographer in the UK with styles from classical ballet to hip hop.  Ali is often seen performing on the local stage as well as choreographing and directing shows.
For further information please contact Laura Simpson, the Community Arts Development Officer via: or tel: 749256


Wednesday 29th October 2009

Textiles Weaving Workshop:
Beach comb to find materials to weave with
Ages: 7-11 years
9.00am – 3.30pm 
(supervision provided from 8.30am)
Les Adams Methodist Church, L’Eree, St Peters GY7 9LN
Free, but booking essential. Book via: or 739747

Exploring how textiles and fabrics are made, participants will learn weaving skills and create their own woven textiles piece. Taking inspiration from the Lacrimosa exhibition underwater and shipwreck themes, participants will beach comb at the beginning of the workshop session to find materials to use in their weaving.
Helen Bonner-Morgan will be leading the workshop. Helen has a degree in Textiles, is a practising textiles designer and has delivered many textiles based workshops in the island.
For further information please contact Louise Gilliagn via: or 739747

Workshop for adults:

Jungle Drummer

Jungle drummer at Talking Drums 2

Monday 12th October 2009                                             
Talking Drums 3:
for drummers of all levels to meet and talk all things drums
All ages welcome (under 16’s to be accompanied by an adult) 
7.00pm – 8.30pm
The Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts
Workshop is Free, but book your place via:

The Talking Drums workshop is an opportunity for drummers or those interested in drumming to meet and discuss, share and learn new techniques. All levels, styles and abilities welcome (including the beginner). This workshop is part of a series of workshops run by the Music sub-committee of the GAC.  Info on future guitar workshops will be posted on this blog shortly.