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Update on Victor Hugo Centre plans next month

Update on Victor Hugo Centre plans next month

Sunday 26 March 2023

Update on Victor Hugo Centre plans next month

Sunday 26 March 2023

An update on the future Victor Hugo Centre will be given to guests at a Guernsey Chamber of Commerce lunch.

The long gestating Centre – dedicated to all things Hugo - has picked up speed this year, with the announcement of a new website and logo, and now its Chair will be a guest speaker at a GCC lunch next month.

Larry Malcic is also the Project Director: “During the 15 years that Hugo lived in Guernsey, he was inspired by the island's landscape, its people and the dramatic, ever-changing sea," he said.

“This project will be a focal point for international interest in Hugo and a place for the community and visitors to our island to learn more about Guernsey's most famous resident and his connection to the island which became his home. The Centre will celebrate Guernsey as an island that continues to inspire creativity and imagination.” 

The former States of Guernsey office at the tourist information building in Town has remained the preferred site for the Centre, despite motions to set one up on Cornet Street back in 2019. 

tourist information centre town seafront

The Centre will be entirely funded through the private sector and is being designed by DLM architects, Dorey Lyle & Ashman and Casson Mann. 

The Executive Director at the GCC, Alice Gill, said: “This is an exciting project for Guernsey, and it is a confident investment in our island's future which will build our cultural brand and provide economic as well as social benefits.  

“We look forward to hearing more from Larry and the Victor Hugo Centre team at our April lunch.” 


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