Monthly Archives: January 2010

Grab your wellies!









It’s your last chance to register your family for the Lihou Winter Arts Festival.

The event takes place this Sunday, 31st January, meeting at 11.15 at the Prosperity Car Park.  It’s an opportunity to explore the magic and mystery of Lihou Island through a range of arts activities for all the family.  All children must be accompanied by an adult and the event is not suitable for children under 5 or those unable to make the 20 minute Causeway crossing on foot.

You need to register for the event.  You can do this by emailing Laura Simpson, or calling 749262.

See you on the Island!


The Arts Development Team grows again – meet Jo!

We promised you another new member of staff to the Arts Development Team, and here she is!  Jo Morrissey has joined us in the role of Arts Development Officer and will be working on a range of projects with an emphasis on funding and marketing. 

Jo grew up in Guernsey and left to do a BA Hons Drama Degree at King Alfred’s College after which she travelled around and lived in America for a while.  Jo then went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she very quickly became obsessed with the Welsh Rugby Team, Welsh rarebit and Bryn Terfel (something to do with him looking like Santa apparently)

For the past eighteen months she has been working at St David’s Hall the National Concert Hall of Wales in Cardiff in their Marketing and PR department (Please don’t ask her to speak Welsh as her standard is embarrassingly poor!) Jo is delighted to be back on home ground and is very excited to have joined Guernsey Arts Commission and looks forward to getting stuck in quickly to her new role.

Welcome to 2010

Happy New Year from all of us at the Guernsey Arts Commission.  We hope you had an enjoyable festive period and are already making the most of the new year.  And what a busy year it is shaping up to be!


Throughout January, The Plinth Project, featuring creative contemporary solutions for the empty Plinth outside HMV by 2nd year Art and Design Students, continues in the greenhouse and is open for your enjoyment between 09:00 – 17:00 weekdays.

If you’re interested in a career in the Arts, then pop along and see us at the Careers Convention on 6th and 7th January at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre in the Sir John Loveridge Hall and Concourse.

We have another exciting event coming to us live from the National Theatre with Nation, an adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s popular novel of the same name, on Saturday 30th January from 1.45 at the Princess Royal Centre for the Performing Arts.  Tickets for this event are available online from from the box office at the Performing Arts Centre 719999 or from Beau Sej0ur, the Guernsey Information Centre or Candie Museum.

If your New Year’s Resolution if to be more creative, or you want an afternoon of fun to beat the winter blues then the Lihou Winter Arts Festival is for you!  Come along for a fun, freezing family day on the island of Lihou.  Meet with those who Create and join in with a range of arts activities.  You will need to wrap up warm and be prepared to make the 20 minute crossing of the Causeway on foot.  Meet at 11.15 at the Proserity Car Park on Sunday 31st January .  The event is free and for more information contact Laura Simpson on 749262 or


Still to come this year… Poems on Buses, music workshops, activities for children and young adults, the 2nd Art and Islands conference and much more… watch this space!