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Creative Castle to showcase vibrant arts scene

Creative Castle to showcase vibrant arts scene

Tuesday 17 August 2021

Creative Castle to showcase vibrant arts scene


MEDIA RELEASE: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and not Bailiwick Express

Guernsey Museums and Guernsey Arts are teaming up to celebrate creativity at a new event this weekend.

The Creative Castle takes place at Castle Cornet on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 August between 10:00 and 15:00. The aim is to showcase a cross-section of the vibrant arts scene in the island. The weekend programme includes a range of live music, interactive displays, dance, film and photography.

Visitors to the Castle will be invited to take part in the first ever Castle Art Trail. The Trail includes a camera obscura, a digital arts installation, an arts & craft room and a DIY (Draw It Yourself) dragon art class.

There will be also be interactive sessions to join in with – these include a bubble session from Guernsey Bubbles and dancing with Brandi. There is a ‘Find The Frame Trail’ for younger visitors.

Jo Dowding, Access & Learning Manager, said: ‘‘It’s great to be able to join forces with the Guernsey Arts to take full advantage of such a beautiful heritage venue. I hope visitors will enjoy finding new or different parts of the castle they haven’t seen recently – or ever."

Jade Kershaw, Community Arts Development Co-Ordinator at Guernsey Arts, said: "We are using one of the underground German bunkers to screen the locally-produced film Occupied. We’re not using a projector screen, just the concrete there already and it looks really atmospheric."

Buskers will be performing during the day on Shop Lawn and Living history will be provided by The Guernsey Military History Company, who will be based at the top of the Castle in Victorian costume.

Short plays about extraordinary Guernsey history will be performed daily at 12:10 and 14:30 by the Guernsey History In Action Company. The organising team have consciously included a Quiet Space in the timetable, for those who might need some time away to relax and reflect.

Normal admission to the castle applies. Entry is free to Discovery Pass holders and any under 18s that accompany them. The café will be open and accepting cash payments only. Visitors are reminded that they are welcome to bring picnics.

For full timetable and more information visit www.museums.gov.gg/creativecastle or call 226528.

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