WATOTO CHILDREN’S CHOIR FROM UGANDA PERFORMANCES

Fri 26th Sat 27th and Sun 28th April 2019

Admission free to all concerts with a collection taken.

  • Friday 6.30pm at St Martin’s Primary School.
  • Saturday 10.30am A short performance outside Town Church (weather permitting) and 6pm at Eldad Elim Church, Union Street, St. Peter Port.
  • Sunday 10.45am and 5pm at Vazon Elim Church.

Email matt@vazonelim.org.gg or  call 07781 492323.

RIBOTRIE

Fri 26th April 2019

A Ribotrie is a social evening of traditional Guernsey social dancing, music and song. The dancing is not a performance, but for joining in with (akin to the Celtic Ceilidh or Breton Fest-Noz). No dancing experience is necessary – help is given, it’s all good fun and great for keeping fit. The evening, organised by the Guernsey Language Commission, is part of the programme for this year’s Guernsey Heritage Festival.

The word Ribotrie (‘ree-bot-tree’) comes from a Guernésiais expression which describes a ‘churning up’ or, in this context, also a ‘lively party’. (A ‘ribotresse’ was the woman who churned the butter). This name was chosen to describe what is a ‘reawakening’ or rediscovery of the traditional dance and song of Guernsey.

During the evening, there will be snacks and a bar where visitors can order their drink only in Guernésiais. No knowledge of the language is needed, as there are helpful ‘cheat sheets’ provided.

Entry is free and doors open at 7.30pm at Vale Douzaine Room.

GUERNSEY PARKRUN

Saturdays

9am start at Pembroke Bay for a 5km run, jog or walk.

Register at parkrun.org.uk/guernsey if you’d like a record of your time.

Bring along your printed bar code & join in for some fun, socialise with friends and Get Fit for Free!

The event is organised entirely by volunteers. If you can help out in any way, email guernseyhelpers@parkrun.com.

GUERNSEY SOCIETY OF DOWSERS’ EVENTS

Various

All events are listed at guernseydowsers.co.uk.

CASTEL FARMER’S MARKET

Sat 27th April 2019

At Le Friquet Garden Centre, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

ACTIVE CAR BOOT SALES

Weekends

Running every Saturday & various Sundays throughout the spring & summer months, Active Car Boot Sales raise money for adults with learning disabilities.

For dates & times, go to activeguernsey.org/events.

VALE WI SPRING SALE

Sat 27th April 2019

Various stalls.

Doors open at 11.30am at the Vale Douzaine Room.

Lunches served from 12 noon.

TEA PARTY

Sat 27th April 2019

Ladies are invited to wear bonnets and men to wear buttonholes.

Tickets are £10 for adults & £5 for children over 5. Under 5’s go free.

In aid of church funds. A raffle will also be held.

3pm at St Stephen’s Community Centre.

Details from Jean on 255207.

GCV WORK PARTY

Sat 27th April 2019

The Guernsey Conservation Volunteers will be cutting hemlock water dropwort in the National Trust orchid fields in Talbot Valley.

Meet at the Ron Short car park at 10am.

New members welcome, please bring wellies if you have them and wear long sleeves and trousers. For more information contact Angela on 721163 or go to gcv.org.uk.

ST SAMPSON’S COMMUNITY MARKET

Sat 27th April 2019

Stalls include gifts, scents, toys, Friends of Romania and more.

Free refreshments including bacon sandwiches and homemade soup provided by St. Sampson’s Parish Church.

10am to 1pm at St. Sampson’s Community Hall, Potter’s Corner, Grand Maison Road.

A WELSH CHORAL SPECTACULAR

Sat 27th April 2019

The Guernsey Welsh Male Voice Choir conducted by Fiona Le Tissier accompanied by John Morris & Cor Meibion Caernarfon Male Voice Choir conducted by Delyth Humphreys accompanied by Mona Meirion Richards.

Tickets £12, £10 and £8 from the box office.

7.30pm at St James. Parking at Elizabeth College.

DIABETES GUERNSEY SUPPORT

Last Saturday of the month

Peer support sessions for people with diabetes in the island.

Local charity Diabetes Guernsey hold monthly peer support groups for adults with diabetes. The sessions alternate between supporting Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

10.30am to 11.30am in The Hideaway at Moores Hotel.

More information at diabetesguernsey.org.

ACTIVE CHARITY CAR BOOT

Sun 28th April 2019

Supporting adults with learning disabilities.

£6 per car. Sellers set up from 11.30am & buyers from 12pm to 3pm at Specsavers.

Call Ray on 07781 109972 for more details.

CASTEL FAYRE

Sun 28th April 2019

In aid of Little Black Dog-Guernsey Rescue and Adoption.

Bric-a-brac, toys, games, cakes, refreshments and much more.

1pm to 4pm at the Castel Douzaine Room.

TREADING A VICTORIAN PATHWAY

Sun 28th April 2019

Celebrate the bicentenary of Queen Victoria’s birth for the Heritage Festival.

Unearth the secrets of Victorian Gardening and step into the footprints of Guernsey’s ancestors.

Includes live music, games, locally produced crafts and food stalls.

Supported by Guernsey Beekeepers

11am to 4pm at the Walled Gardens, Saumarez Park.

Car parking at Home Farm, weather permitting.

Contact info@walledgarden.gg or 246960.

THE LEGENDARY SAUSMAREZ MANOR PIRATE DAY

Sun 28th April 2019

A ‘pirate-infested’ day.

All funds raised will go to the Sausmarez Manor Trust and will be used to help repair a damaged roof.

£6 per family, £2 for adults.

There’ll be an epic treasure hunt, pirate crafts, pirate story tent, living history re-enactments, bouncy castles and train rides, boat rides and a special house tour, hot food, local beer & cider, tea, coffee & cake and live music. Plus prizes for fancy dress.

11am to 4pm at Sausmarez Manor.

OSA CHARITY POP UP SHOP – SMITH STREET

Mon to Sat

29th – 4th May: Lucy and Cherie will be coming in from Forever Yours selling their Aloe Vera products and giving 10% of all sales to Macmillan.

FOLKLORE EVENING AT CANDIE

Mon 29th April 2019

Enjoy an evening at Candie after-hours with live music, living history and folklore.

The extended opening marks two years since the opening of the museum’s Folklore Gallery and also International Music Day.

Candie will remain open until 8pm and normal entry applies, so it’s FREE for Discovery Pass holders. There are extra things to see and do during the evening and these include:

  • Art for children (including making your own fairy doors to take away).
  • Relaxing crafts for adults.
  • Live music in the galleries.
  • A chance to visit the entire museum, including the Folklore Gallery.

6pm – A performance of ‘Folklore of Guernsey’ by the Guernsey History in Action Company.

7pm – A musical performance by local band Blue Mountains.

The Museum shop and Café Victoria will also stay open after 5pm. This evening is held in partnership with Guille-Allès Library and part of the Guernsey Heritage Festival’s programme. Some of the evening’s events will take part in the newly refurbished Frossard Theatre at Candie.

ARTS SOCIETY OF GUERNSEY – MEET ME AT THE WALDORF!

Tue 30th April 2019

Join popular Accredited Lecture, Mary Alexander as she tells the extraordinary story of two iconic hotels built on Astor feuds, fortunes and art patronage. Meet some of the famous (and infamous) guests and experience the luxurious interiors of the hotel that was the epitome of style but has recently, sadly, closed.

6.30pm for 7pm in the Colborne Room of the Old Government House Hotel.

This is a free event. For more details & to book, go to eventbrite.co.uk.

WESTERN COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Open Tuesday afternoons 3pm to 5pm, and Wednesday mornings 9.30am to 12 noon at St Saviour’s Community Centre, Le Neuf Chemin Road.

Go along for a cup of tea and browse their wide selection of books.

More information at library.gg.

THE VICTORIAN WALLED KITCHEN GARDEN AT SAUMAREZ PARK

Mon to Sat

Open weekdays 10am to 4pm & Saturdays 10am to 1pm.

More info at walledgarden.gg.

GUERNSEY MOBILITY LET’S GO

Every Tuesday lunchtime

No need to book. Just turn up and enjoy yourself!

1pm to 2pm in the Sports Hall at Beau Sejour.

Details from Mel on 07781 401566.

ACTION AID GUERNSEY – QUIZ NIGHT

Wed 1st May 2019

7pm for 7.15pm start at St Martin’s Parish Hall.

To register a team, email actionaidguernsey@gmail.com or call Lily on 07781 436373.

RNLI CHARITY AFTERNOON TEA

Sat 4th May 2019

Tickets £20 including a glass of Prosecco.

3pm at La Grande Mare Hotel.

To book, call Tracey on 07781 125470.

THE GUERNSEY GLEE SINGERS CONCERT – SING, SING, SING FOR THE TREE OF JESSE

Sat 4th May 2019

Conducted by Lydia Pugh.

Featuring Jill Stephenson and the Guernsey Music Centre Choir conducted by Rachel Wright.

Minimum Donation of £6 including refreshments.

Raising funds for St Stephens’ William Morris Windows Restoration Campaign.

Parking available at Ladies College.

7.30pm at St Stephen’s Church.

SARNIA WALKING CLUB – 2019 FIXTURES

Various

All fixtures available at the Sarnia Walking Club website, sarnia.wordpress.com.

STYX CENTRE – MONTHLY INDOOR MARKETS

Sundays: 5th May, 30th Jun, 4th Aug, 6th Oct, 3rd Nov & 1st Dec 2019

Free entry.

Showcasing talented local producers, artists and crafters.

Fresh market produce, art, vintage wares, organics, cakes, savouries, housewares, jewellery, health & beauty, photography, crafts, books and more.

1pm to 4pm at the Styx Centre in St Peter’s.

49TH WORLD AID WALK

Mon 6th May 2019

There’s a choice of 3 walks this year. (possibly 4, Alderney TBC)

Guernsey – starts at 9am in Market Square.

Herm – starts at 9.30am from the Harbour.

Sark – starts at 10am at the Island Hall.

You can register at worldaidwalk.org.gg.

SINGING WORKSHOP

Mon 6th May 2019

Led by the authors of the book-cd Traditional Music & Songs of the Channel Islands and will focus on the repertoire of these islands and connections to other cultures.

It’s free of charge and kindly supported by the Guernsey Arts Commission.

Please register your free place with Jo on 747264 or info@language.gg.

TRADITIONAL MUSIC & SONGS OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS

Mon 6th May 2019

This concert brings to life the collections that feature in the new book and CD.

Supported by the Guernsey Arts Commission. You can buy your ticket online for £10 or £5 concessions by going to guernseyliteraryfestival.com.

7.30pm at St James.

GYCT LITTLE THEATRE COMPANY

Mon 6th May 2019

The GYCT Little Theatre Company’s latest event theme is ‘duologues’, where plots are developed through dialogue between two characters. Part of the evening will be taken up with a rehearsed reading of the Victorian Farce Box and Cox by John Maddison Morton, followed by duologues from different plays and genres.

Doors open at 7pm with a 7.30pm start at the Golden Lion.

Tickets available at guernseyliteraryfestival.com.

CASTEL CHURCH DONKEY DAY

Mon 6th May 2019

A fun day for all the family. A traditional family event featuring donkeys and other animals, face painting, children’s games, farmers market stalls, BBQ, tea and cake tent, live music and dancing, ice cream and lots more.

11am to 3pm at Castel Fairfield.

CAFE FORGET-ME-NOT

1st Tuesday of the month

An Alzheimer Café for people with dementia and carers.

Afternoon tea will be served and there is no charge. The Café provides information about living with dementia and other services available locally in an informal, comfortable environment. Café Forget-Me-Not is also a place to relax, socialise and meet other people with dementia and their carers.

2.30pm to 4.30pm at the Professor Shaw Centre (aka St Martin’s Community Centre), Rue Maze, St Martin’s.

To find out more about the Café and other local services, call 233700 or email michael.nicholls@alzheimers.org.uk.

READING GROUP

Wed 8th May and Sat 11th May 2019

The Reading Group will be discussing ‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’, the bestselling novel based on a powerful true story.

Wednesday 7.30pm to 9pm and Saturday 3.30pm to 5pm at Guille-Alles Library.

It’s free and you don’t need to book in advance.

For more information or to reserve a copy of the book call 720392 or email abayfield@library.gg.

LIBERATION DAY TEA DANCE

Thu 9th May 2019

With afternoon tea, sing-a-long and optional dancing.

2pm to 4pm at Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Square, St. Peter Port.

To book, call 724319 or email helen.sheppard@suremail.gg.

FESTIVA CHOIR LIBERATION DAY PROMS

Thu 9th May 2019

In the presence of the Bailiff Sir Richard Collas, the Deputy Bailiff Richard McMahon and Mrs McMahon along with a party of Chelsea Pensioners and Gurkhas.

Stage personalities include Dame Mary Perkins and choir soloists.

Guest pianist David Martin from Ireland.

Accompanist on piano and oboe, Elizabeth Carter.

Musical Directors Roy Sarre and Jose Paine.

Tickets £10.95.

7pm at St James’ Concert Hall. Details from Sue on 263852.

CASTEL FARMER’S MARKET

Sat 11th May 2019

At Le Friquet Garden Centre, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

FRIENDS OF SRI LANKA CAR BOOT SALE

Sun 12th May 2019

£6 per car.

Set up from 11am.

Selling between 12 noon and 3pm at Specsavers Car Park.

Details from Nicky on 07911 719317.

GUERNSEY AERO CLUB OPEN DAY

Sun 12th May 2019

20 minute trial lessons, watch the airport action from the balcony, Air Search Islander, Jersey Skydive C206, Airport Fire Truck, Air Scouts Jest Provost Cockpit, access to the club’s apron, aircraft and hangar, pro-flight simulator, BBQ and afternoon tea.

11am to 4pm at the Aero Club.

Details on 265267.

NATURE GUERNSEY SPRING FAMILY EVENT

Sun 12th May 2019

Birdwatching, wildflower, archaeololgy and beach walks, bird ringing demonstrations, search for pollinators and other insects.

Free and open to everyone.

All events are weather permitting.

2pm to 4.30pm, meeting at the Colin Best Nature Reserve.

More details at facebook.com/natureguernsey.

GANDEY’S CIRCUS – GREATEST SHOW TOUR

Thu 16th to Sun 19th May 2019

Europe’s largest touring big top show.

An international cast of over 30 artistes, direct from the AIA Great European Carnival in Hong Kong, the production is staged in a fully-heated brand-new 1,000-seat Italian big top, equipped with the latest theatre-standard lighting and sound effects.

From the producers of the Chinese State Circus, and the brains behind Sky One’s Cirque de Celebrité.

For booking info, prices & show times, go to gandeyscircus.com.

Opposite The Track, Victoria Avenue, St. Sampsons.

Box Office open on site from Sunday 15th May – daily 9.30am to 8pm.

THE TUMAINI FUND – GALA BALL

Sat 18th May 2019

To raise funds for the orphans and widows of Kagera in Tanzania.

The evening includes welcome drinks, a three-course meal, a raffle and an auction with some fantastic prizes.

Tickets are £65 each, or £650 for a table of 10.

It’s a 7 for 7.30pm start & tickets are available via Eventbrite or by emailing tumainigala@gmail.com.

Further details can be found on their Facebook page.

SPEED PATOIS

Thu 23rd May 2019

A chance for anyone wishing to learn, practice or try out their Guernésiais.

All welcome. Free entry.

7.30pm at Les Douvres, St Martin’s.

CASTEL FARMER’S MARKET

Sat 25th May 2019

At Le Friquet Garden Centre, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

GUERNSEY ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY DROP-IN

Last Thursday of the Month

The drop-in support is for people with dementia, their carers and families to offer confidential, one-to-one support and information about local services.

Please feel free to drop in anytime between 2.30pm and 4.30pm for a chat with a Dementia Support Worker at Guille-Alles Library, Market Street.

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL – CHARITY EVENT

Sat 1st June 2019

In support of the Friends of Grow.

Tickets £20 each including food and a pint.

7pm at Les Rocquettes Hotel.

Places limited to 80 so please email growevents@suremail.gg.

FAIRIES TO FISH – SPONSORED WALK IN AID OF THE GUERNSEY SOCIETY FOR CANCER RELIEF

Sat 1st June 2019

Take part or cheer people on!

Starts at 8.30am from the Fairy Ring at Pleinmont finishing at the Bathing Pools.

Stop 1 – 10.30am at Vistas.

Stop 2 – 12.30pm at Rousse.

Stop 3 – 1.30pm at Chouet.

Stop 4 -2.30pm at Bordeaux.#

To enter e-mail lyndsey@tribehair.gg

or check out the Facebook page at  https://m.facebook.com/groups/266653257543773?group_view_referrer=profile_browser

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

Wed 5th to Sat 8th June 2019

The story of Roald Dahl’s classic tale adapted for the stage by David Wood.

Curtain up 7pm at Beau Sejour Theatre. The Saturday includes a matinee performance with curtain up at 2.30pm.

Tickets are available on guernseytickets.gg and can also be purchased directly from Beau Sejour Leisure Centre, the Guernsey Information Centre, Performing Arts Centre and Guernsey Museums.

CASTEL FARMER’S MARKET

Sat 8th June 2019

At Le Friquet Garden Centre, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

CASTEL FARMER’S MARKET

Sat 22nd June 2019

At Le Friquet Garden Centre, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

CHRIS TARRANT’S QUIZ NIGHT

Sat 22nd June 2019

In aid of the Guernsey Lord’s Taverners.

£50 a head for tables of 10 or 12.

Doors open at 6pm and quiz starts at 7pm at St. Pierre Park Hotel.

For more information call 07781 146262 or email events@taverners.org.gg.

Dress: smart casual

LORD’S TAVERNERS SUMMER CRICKET FESTIVAL

Sun 23rd June 2019

In aid of the Guernsey Lord’s Taverners.

Being held on the new Blanchelande College pitch at Les Vauxbelets.

Compered by Ian Irving.

£75 per head with the famous Taverners’ Seafood Platter, a meat or vegetarian option.

Sporting & TV celebrities in attendance plus the taverner’s auction, all in the marquee.

On the field there’s the cricket, including the school’s final & celebrity matches. Children’s entertainment including water zone and face painting, cricket roadshow, BBQ and various stalls, plus a fully licensed bar.

Events start at 11am.

For more information call 07781 146262 or email events@taverners.org.gg.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POWERBOAT RACING

Fri 5th to Sun 7th July 2019

The Guernsey Powerboat Association have affiliated with the UK Governing body for offshore power-boating and Guernsey has been chosen to host round 2 of the world championship series.

A Vin d’honneur has been arranged at Castle Cornet to greet the teams on the Friday evening.

Saturday morning is the race which covers the Gouliot passage and the crews will be awarded class medals at the Yacht Club at lunch-time before heading to the Duke of Richmond Hotel for the gala prize giving.

On Sunday there’ll be a decorated boat parade through town from the Slaughterhouse to St. Julian’s roundabout, the same as was done at previous Powerboat Week events.

MASQUERADE BALL

Sat 6th July 2019

In support of the Friends of Grow. A night of music, dance and fundraising.

Tickets £60 each for tables of 10.

Dress code: black tie and masks.

Live music from the Liberators. Also an auction and raffle.

7pm till late at St. Pierre Park Hotel.

To book your ticket or table, email growevents@suremail.gg.

CASTEL FARMER’S MARKET

Sat 6th July 2019

At Le Friquet Garden Centre, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

CASTEL FARMER’S MARKET

Sat 20th July 2019

At Le Friquet Garden Centre, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

POP, ROCK & 80s

Fri 26th July 2019

Sidney’s Sponsored Events invite you to travel back to the 80s with the fantastic ‘Electric Dreams’, a top band who are over from the UK for one night only.

Proceeds go to the GSPCA & CLIC Sargent.

7.30pm in the David Ferguson Hall at Beau Sejour.

Tickets are £20 and you can book online at guernseytickets.gg or call 747200.

TWILIGHT CINEMA AT CASTLE CORNET

Mon 19th to Sun 25th August 2019

Beau Cinema will move to Castle Cornet for one week in August for a series of special outdoor twilight film screenings of The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society.

Each night at 7pm the top lawn plays host to an open air cinema and a big outdoor screen will offer locals and visitors the chance to experience watching the film about our island’s unique history in the beautiful historical setting of Castle Cornet.

The film, which premiered in Guernsey in 2018 follows the story of writer Juliet Ashton and her relationship with an eccentric group of people who, having suffered the experiences of Occupation in Guernsey during WWII, find solace in books, reading and the simple pleasure of each other’s company.

Tickets are priced at £3 each and are available at guernseytickets.gg.