If you’re visiting during early summer, the selection of things to see, watch and listen to is fantastic, with free live music, meetings with artists, and plenty of crafts markets to visit and browse.
Arts – Skipton Open Studios 2013
Many local artists are about to throw open their doors to your curiosity. They normally work quietly and privately in studios dotted around the island but will welcome you during the Skipton Open Studios Week between 22 – 30 June, a chance for them to not only showcase their talent but also to share ideas, tips and tricks.
And why not tour the island at the same time… Arthur Lamy’s specially designed cycle-the-studios tour seems like a winning combination!
Crafts and markets… another winning combination!
Throughout the summer, a series of Jersey Farm & Craft markets will take place, some in St Helier, some in the delightful St Aubin’s village. Islanders are busy crafty bees so take time to pencil in the dates of the next market day to discover their creativity, get inspired or purchase a local gift.
As an arts and crafts enthusiast don’t miss a visit to the lovely Harbour Gallery in St Aubin’s village. With its Cameo Cafe now open it is a perfect place to enjoy a fresh piece of cake and relax amongst like minded people.
Only for two evenings, the Sunset Concerts are back this year on the 28 and 29th June. The concerts are held outdoors in the north west of the island overlooking the magnificent St Ouen’s Bay. Bring your own picnic; these events are free of charge.
On Friday 28th the Badlabecques will perform some popular folk songs alongside their original creations in Jersey local patois Jerriais. On Saturday 29th it will be Cleveland Watkiss’s turn to jazz up the evening. His vocal virtuosity is internationally acclaimed and will no doubt be enhanced by the natural acoustic quality of the outdoor amphitheatre.
And Finally… AW13
This week is also Architecture Week or AW13 which interestingly this year focuses on the theme of “Town and Country”. Debates, talks and discovery walks are planned from 23-29 June and will give you an unusual insight in how such a small community thinks about its future.