Floral Guernsey Diary and Festival Week 2001

 

Monthly Events - April  2001

 

Island Events Diary 2001

 

Nautical Events Diary 2001

Floral   Diary and Festival Week ...


Floral Diary 2001

MARCH

OPEN DAILY

Candie Gardens, Saumarez Park, Bruce Russell and Son Gold and Silversmith, Grow Ltd, Guernsey Woodcarvers, Guernsey Candles, Guernsey Pearl. For further details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral attractions’.

Wednesday 7th

8 pm. Guernsey Flower Arrangement Society demonstration by Michael Bowyer - ‘Wild, Stormy Month, in Praise of Thee’. St James Hall, St Peter Port. Parking available at Elizabeth College. Perry’s guide T J6. £5 to non-members. For further details contact Mrs Wordsworth Tel +44 (0) 1481 244195.

Monday 19th

6.30pm for 7 pm. The National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens (NCCPG) and The National Art Collections Fund (NACF) have organised an illustrated lecture - ‘The Victorian Heritage of the Isle of Wight’. Simon Goodenough, curator of Ventnor Botanic Gardens and his wife Deb Goodenough, head gardener at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, will give the lecture, which looks at the impact of Victorian society on the landscape as reflected in gardens and art. St James Hall, St Peter Port. Perry’s Guide T J6. £7.50 members, £9 non-members (including a glass of wine). For further details contact Mrs Thompson Tel +44 (0) 1481 253535.

APRIL

OPEN DAILY

Candie Gardens, Saumarez Park, Sausmarez Manor Art Park, Bruce Russell and Son Gold and Silversmith, Guernsey Freesia Centre, Grow Ltd, Guernsey Woodcarvers, Guernsey Candles, Guernsey Pearl. For further details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral attractions’.

OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY

La Seigneurie Gardens, Sark. For further details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral attractions’.

EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SUNDAY

Floral Coach Tours. An excellent way to view the many floral aspects of the island.

For further details contact Island Coachways +44 (0) 1481 727161 or ask your hotel receptionist for a brochure.

Sunday 1st

Open Garden at Les Pres de Jerbourg. Four linked and contrasting gardens with sea views, lake, large rockery, rose garden, Mediterranean garden and large conservatory with exotic plants. For further details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral Attractions’.

Wednesday 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

10 am. La Société Guernesiaise guided wild flower cliff walk. Meet at Jerbourg Point car park. Perry’s guide p31 H4. £2 (£1.50 members). For further details contact La Société Guernesiaise Tel +44 (0) 1481 725093.

Wednesday 4th

8 pm. Guernsey Flower Arrangement Society demonstration by Pam Lewis - ‘Winter, Spring into Summer’. St James Hall, St Peter Port. Parking available at Elizabeth College. Perry’s guide T J6. £5 non-members. For further details contact Mrs Wordsworth Tel +44 (0) 1481 244195.

Saturday 28th

9 am - 2 pm. Guernsey Action Aid and Grow Ltd Sale of Bedding Plants. This is a charity fundraising event with professionally grown bedding plants, shrubs and gardening books available to buy. At the Grammar School car park. Perry’s guide p16 B3. Parking available. Free entry. For further details contact Glyn Allen Tel +44 (0) 1481 720414.

MAY

OPEN DAILY

Candie Gardens, Castle Cornet Gardens, Saumarez Park, Sausmarez Manor Art Park, Bruce Russell and Son Gold and Silversmith, Guernsey Freesia Centre, Grow Ltd, Guernsey Woodcarvers, Guernsey Candles, Guernsey Pearl. For further details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral attractions’.

OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY

La Seigneurie Gardens, Sark. For further details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral attractions’.

EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SUNDAY

Floral Coach Tours. An excellent way to view the many floral aspects of the island.

For further details contact Island Coachways +44 (0) 1481 727161 or ask your hotel receptionist for a brochure.

Wednesday 2nd

8 pm. Guernsey Flower Arrangement Society demonstration by Brenda Lambert - ‘Pot Luck’. St James Hall, St Peter Port. Perry’s guide T J6. Parking available at Elizabeth College. £5 non-members. For further details contact Mrs Wordsworth Tel +44 (0) 1481 244195.

Wednesday 2nd, 9th, 16th 23rd & 30th

10 am. La Société Guernesiaise guided orchid field walk. Thousands of orchids can be found in the wet meadows on the west coast, including the Loose-flowered Orchid, which is not found in the UK. Discover these fields with the guidance of a member of La Société Guernesiaise. Meet at the car park opposite L’Eree Hotel. Perry’s guide p20 B1. £2 (£1.50 members). For further details contact La Société Guernesiaise Tel +44 (0) 1481 725093.

Sunday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

10.30 am. La Société Guernesiaise guided orchid field walk. Thousands of orchids can be found in the wet meadows on the west coast, including the Loose-flowered Orchid, which is not found in the UK. Discover these fields with the guidance of a member of La Société Guernesiaise. Meet at the car park opposite L’Eree Hotel. Perry’s guide p20 B1. £2 (£1.50 members). For further details contact La Société Guernesiaise Tel +44 (0) 1481 725093.

Sunday 6th

Open Garden at Les Pres de Jerbourg. For details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral Attractions’.

Sunday 27th

2 – 5pm Open Garden in aid of the RSPB and marking RSPB week. Saints Farm, Icart, St Martins. Guided walks, information, teas and refreshments, plus RSPB sale goods. This event will be sign-posted. For further information contact Tony Grange 715059.

Monday 28th

10.30 am. The National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens (NCCPG) giant plant sale. An opportunity to buy a range of tender and unusual plants and shrubs together with a selection of popular favourites. Sausmarez Manor, St Martins. Perry’s guide p31 E1. Parking in the field opposite the manor. Free entry. For more details contact Mrs Thompson Tel +44 (0) 1481 253535.

Thursday 31st May - Monday 4th June

10 am - 5pm, (12pm - 5pm Sunday). Country Flower Festival. Forest Parish Church. Perry’s guide p28 D3. Parking available. Free entry. Light refreshments available. For further details contact Mrs Roland Tel +44 (0) 1481 237023

JUNE

OPEN DAILY

Candie Gardens, Castle Cornet Gardens, Saumarez Park, Sausmarez Manor Art Park, Bruce Russell and Son Gold and Silversmith, Guernsey Freesia Centre, Grow Ltd, Guernsey Woodcarvers, Guernsey Candles, Guernsey Pearl. For further details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral attractions’.

OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY

La Seigneurie Gardens, Sark. For further details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral attractions’.

EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SUNDAY

Floral Coach Tours. An excellent way to view the many floral aspects of the island.

For further details contact Island Coachways +44 (0) 1481 727161 or ask your hotel receptionist for a brochure.

Saturday 2nd – Sunday 10th

The Floral Guernsey Festival Week featuring the Floral Guernsey Show at Cambridge Park (7th – 9th inclusive). Sponsored by Skipton Guernsey Limited and supported by Lloyds TSB and the Blue Diamond Group, both events are a celebration of the wealth of Guernsey’s cultivated and wild flowers.

Activities during the Festival Week include lectures and demonstrations by visiting and local experts, private gardens opened especially to the public, guided wildflower walks, tours of public gardens, floral visits to the other charming islands of Alderney, Sark, Herm and Jethou, guided coach tours, floral exhibitions at local art galleries and musical and choral evenings.

The Floral Guernsey Show, which takes place at Cambridge Park, opens at 2 pm on Thursday 7th June and closes on the evening of Saturday 9th June. This increasingly popular event features floral marquees, garden displays, entertainment and music for all of the family, commercial exhibitors, clubs and societies and full public catering. Car parking is available but a free regular shuttlebus to and from St Peter Port will ease the problem of parking.

A detailed programme for both events will be available from the Tourist Information Centre in early May Tel +44 (0)1481 723552.

Thursday 14th - Sunday 17th

St Matthews Church Flower Festival. A celebration of the life of St Matthews with contributions from members of the congregation and groups involved with the church. Perry’s guide p14 D1. No entry charge, but donations are appreciated. For further details contact Mrs Guilbert Tel +44 (0) 1481 254464.

Wednesday 27th – Thursday 28th

12 pm – 8 pm (Wed), 10am – 4 pm (Thurs). Sark Midsummer Flower Show. Island Hall, Sark. Admission - 50p Adults, 10p Children. For further details Tel +44 (0) 1481 832286

Friday 29th – Saturday 30th

Island Flower Show. St Martins Parish Church. Perry’s guide p30 C1. Admission - £1 Adults, 25p Children. For further details contact Mr Martin Tel +44 (0) 1481 236673.

JULY

OPEN DAILY

Candie Gardens, Castle Cornet Gardens, Saumarez Park, Sausmarez Manor Art Park, Bruce Russell and Son Gold and Silversmith, Guernsey Freesia Centre, Grow Ltd, Guernsey Woodcarvers, Guernsey Candles, Guernsey Pearl. For further details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral attractions’.

OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY

La Seigneurie Gardens, Sark. For further details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral attractions’.

EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SUNDAY

Floral Coach Tours. An excellent way to view the many floral aspects of the island.

For further details contact Island Coachways +44 (0) 1481 727161 or ask your hotel receptionist for a brochure.

Sunday 1st

Open Garden at Les Pres de Jerbourg. For details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral Attractions’.

Wednesday 4th

Guernsey Flower Arrangement Society demonstration by Elizabeth Matheson - ‘Landscape of the Artist’s Imagination’. St James Hall, St Peter Port. Perry’s guide T J6. Parking available at Elizabeth College. £5 non members. For further details contact Mrs Wordsworth Tel +44 (0) 1481 244195.

Saturday 21st – Saturday 28th

Town Church Floral Festival. Arrangements by ladies of the church, themed ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’. Perry’s Guide T G7. Free entry. For further details contact Mrs Morris Tel +44 (0) 1481 725931.

AUGUST

OPEN DAILY

Candie Gardens, Castle Cornet Gardens, Saumarez Park, Sausmarez Manor Art Park, Bruce Russell and Son Gold and Silversmith, Guernsey Freesia Centre, Grow Ltd, Guernsey Woodcarvers, Guernsey Candles, Guernsey Pearl. For further details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral attractions’.

OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY

La Seigneurie Gardens, Sark. For further details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral attractions’.

EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SUNDAY

Floral Coach Tours. An excellent way to view the many floral aspects of the island.

For further details contact Island Coachways +44 (0) 1481 727161 or ask your hotel receptionist for a brochure.

Saturday 4th

2pm – 5pm. Country Festival. In a pretty corner of Torteval the parish church will celebrate its dedication and consecration. There will be afternoon teas, stalls and flowers displayed around and inside the church. St Phillipe de Torteval Church. Perry’s Guide p26 D3. Parking available at the Torteval church hall car park. Free entry. For further details contact Mrs Wheadon Tel +44 (0) 1481 264988.

Sunday 5th

Open Garden at Les Pres de Jerbourg. For details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral Attractions’.

Wednesday 8th – Thursday 9th

Southern Agricultural and Horticultural Annual Show. Exhibits on view 1 pm – 10.30 pm (Wed) and from 9 am – 8.30 pm (Thurs). The Show features entertainment for all the family and ‘Miss Guernsey’ and ‘Miss Holiday Queen’ competitions. Sausmarez Manor Grounds, Grande Rue, St Martins. Perry’s guide p31 E1. Entry charge. For further details contact Mr Martin Tel +44 (0)1481 236673.

Wednesday 15th – Thursday 16th

12.30 pm – 10.30 pm (Wed), 9 am – 8.30 pm (Thurs). West United Agricultural and Horticultural Annual Show. Equestrian events on Tuesday 14th. Exhibits on view and arena entertainment for all the family. L’Eree Aerodrome, St Peters. Perry’s guide p20 B1. Parking available £1. Admission - £3 Adults, £1.50 Children. For further details contact Mrs Turner Tel +44 (0) 1481 265100.

Wednesday 22nd – Thursday 23rd

10 am until dusk. North Show and Battle of Flowers. Agricultural and Horticultural show with exhibits such as craft, fruit and vegetables, flowers, flower arrangements, fur and feather, goats and cattle. The Battle of Flowers takes place on Thursday at approximately 2 pm. Arena entertainment for all the family throughout the two days, plus bands, funfair, trade stands and fireworks. Saumarez Park, Castel. Perry’s guide p15 G1. Entry charge. For further details contact Mrs Marquis Tel +44 (0) 1481 254473.

Thursday 30th – Friday 31st

2 pm – 8 pm (Thursday), 10 am – 4 pm (Fri). Sark Grand Autumn Show. Island Hall, Sark. Admission – 50p Adults, 10p Children. For further details Tel +44 (0) 1481 832286

SEPTEMBER

OPEN DAILY

Candie Gardens, Castle Cornet Gardens, Saumarez Park, Sausmarez Manor Art Park, Bruce Russell and Son Gold and Silversmith, Guernsey Freesia Centre, Grow Ltd, Guernsey Woodcarvers, Guernsey Candles, Guernsey Pearl. For further details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral attractions’.

OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY

La Seigneurie Gardens, Sark. For further details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral attractions’.

EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SUNDAY

Floral Coach Tours. An excellent way to view the many floral aspects of the island.

For further details contact Island Coachways +44 (0) 1481 727161 or ask your hotel receptionist for a brochure.

Sunday 2nd

Open Garden at Les Pres de Jerbourg. For details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral Attractions’.

Wednesday 5th

8 pm. Guernsey Flower Arrangement Society Demonstration by Ian Lloyd - ‘Far and Away’. St James Hall, St Peter Port. Perry’s guide T J6. Parking available at Elizabeth College. £5 non members. For further details contact Mrs Wordsworth Tel +44 (0) 1481 244195.

Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th

1 pm - 9 pm (Wed), 10 am - 9 pm (Thurs). Guernsey Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society Annual Show. A display of Chrysanthemums and Dahlias with exhibitors on hand to give advice and information. St Martins Parish Church, La Grande Rue, St Martins. Perry’s guide p30 C/D1. Limited parking at rear of hall. Admission - £1 Adults, Children free. For further details contact Mr Le Poidevin Tel +44 (0) 1481 721544.

OCTOBER

OPEN DAILY

Candie Gardens, Saumarez Park, Sausmarez Manor Art Park, Bruce Russell and Son Gold and Silversmith, Guernsey Freesia Centre, Grow Ltd, Guernsey Woodcarvers, Guernsey Candles, Guernsey Pearl. For further details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral attractions’.

OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY

La Seigneurie Gardens, Sark. For further details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral attractions’.

Wednesday 3rd

8 pm. Guernsey Flower Arrangement Society demonstration by Mary Fielden - ‘A Kind of Magic’. St James Hall, St Peter Port. Perry’s guide T J6. Parking available at Elizabeth College. £5 non members. For further details contact Mrs Wordsworth Tel +44 (0) 1481 244195.

Sunday 7th - Saturday 20th

10 am - 4 pm. The National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens (NCCPG) Nerine Festival. An exhibition of Nerines (Guernsey Lilies) from the NCCPG collection displayed in the restored 18th Century glass house. The colours range from white through to pinks and deep red. Nerines have been cultivated and hybridised in Guernsey since the 17th Century. Lower glass house, Candie Gardens, St Peter Port. Perry’s guide T J5. Free entry. For further details contact Mrs Thompson Tel +44 (0) 1481 253535.

Wednesday 17th

The National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens (NCCPG) illustrated lecture. John Carter, of Rowden Gardens, Devon will give an illustrated talk on ‘Gardening with Water’. John is an aquatic and rare plant specialist and consultant and holder of several NCCPG plant collections. Harry Bound Room, Les Cotils, St Peter Port. Perry’s guide T J4. Parking available. £2 non members. For further details contact Mrs Thompson Tel +44 (0) 1481 253535.

NOVEMBER

OPEN DAILY

Candie Gardens, Saumarez Park, Bruce Russell and Son Gold and Silversmith, Grow Ltd, Guernsey Woodcarvers, Guernsey Candles, Guernsey Pearl. For further details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral attractions’.

Wednesday 7th

8 pm. Guernsey Flower Arrangement Society demonstration by Athena Tulba - ‘With Christmas in Mind’. St James Hall, St Peter Port. Perry’s guide T J6. Parking available at Elizabeth College. £6 non members. For further details contact Mrs Wordsworth Tel +44 (0) 1481 244195.

DECEMBER

OPEN DAILY

Candie Gardens, Saumarez Park, Bruce Russell and Son Gold and Silversmith, Grow Ltd, Guernsey Woodcarvers, Guernsey Candles. For further details see ‘Public Gardens and Other Floral attractions’.

Thursday 6th

10 am - 3.30 pm. Guernsey Flower Arrangement Society Christmas Workshop. St James Hall, St Peter Port. Perry’s guide T J6. £2 (including coffee and mince pies). For further details contact Mrs Wordsworth Tel +44 (0) 1481 244195.

FLORAL FESTIVAL WEEK

2nd to 10th JUNE 2001

P R O V I S I O N A L   P R O G R A M M E

SATURDAY 2ND JUNE

9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Country Flower Show at the Forest Church (Opens 1st June) Perry's Guide: 28 D3

Light refreshments.

10 a.m. Guided Wildflower Walk with Miss Rachel Rabey of La Guernesiaise - to include orchid fields, if in bloom. Meet at L'Eree carpark; Perry's Guide: 20 B1. Music &

Drama on the Lawn in the gardens of "The Hermitage", Les Maindonnaux, St Martin's. By kind permission of Mr and Mrs J Webb. Perry's Guide: 31 E1/2. Details to be announced.

2.30 p.m. Guided tour of Victorian Gardens at Candie by Mr Nigel Jee. No charge. Meet at entrance to Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, Candie Gardens, St Peter Port. Perry's Guide: T H5.

Art in Bloom Exhibitions of Floral Painting, Sula Gallery, Les Vauxbelets College Complex. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - opening day of exhibition. Weekdays open 1 p.m. to

5.30 p.m. Free admission. Perry's Guide: 23 E4. Entry as for Blanchelande College.

Artworks, Le Friquet Centre, Rue du Friquet, Catel. Works and demonstrations by Tracy Barritt. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sat. 2nd); 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sun. 3rd). Free admission. Perry's

Guide: 16 B3. (Also at Floral Guernsey Show, 7 - 9 June).

Channel Islands Galleries, Trinity Square Centre, St Peter Port. Mini-exhibition of works by William J Caparne FRHS (1855-1940). Monday 4th (opening day) to Saturday 9th June. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Thurs. and Sat. to 1 p.m. only) Free admission. Perry's Guide: T H10

Bollinger Floral Window Display Competition (Starts 1st June)in St Peter Port and St Sampson's. Pick the winner! Voting slips from participating shops.

Festival Lunch Menu at the Cafe du Moulin, Rue de Quanteraine, St Peter's, throughout the Festival. Perry's Guide: 20 D5. See esp. Wednesday 6th.

SUNDAY 3RD JUNE

10 a.m. Family Eucharist at St Martin's Church, St Martin's Parish is Guernsey's entry in the 'Britain in Bloom' competition. Perry's Guide: 34 D1.

Art in Bloom Exhibition at Artworks, Le Friquet. See above. 2 - 5 p.m.

Open Garden at Le Courtillet du Bas, Le Mont Durand, St Martin's. Perry's Guide: 31 E/F3. Bus route. By kind permission of Mr John Hodder. Admission charge for charity.

Island Coachways Floral Tour. Telephone +44 (0) 1481 720210 for bookings.

9.30 a.m.to 6 p.m. Country Flower Show at Forest Church. Service 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Light refreshments from 2 p.m. Free admission - contributions only.

MONDAY 4TH JUNE

9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. a full day Workshop on Botanical Flower. Painting at Les Cotils Centre with Miss Paula Joyce, founder member of the Society of Botanical Artists and a frequent exhibitor at the Chelsea Flower Show. Supported by the States of Guernsey Arts Committee. £15.00 per person, including a light lunch. Details to be announced.

Full day Workshop on Garden Design at Les C´tils by Rosemary Alexander of the English Gardening School, Chelsea. Details to be announced.

Tour of Period Gardens in Castle Cornet. Details to be announced.

Art in Bloom Exhibitions. See above.

TUESDAY, 5TH JUNE

9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. A second full day Workshop on Botanical Flower Painting with Miss Paula Joyce. As above. £15.00 per person. Details to be announced.

9.50 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. Jersey - a full day guided visit selected private gardens with Mr Dennis Shaw, Gardening adviser to BBC Radio Jersey. Travel will be by Condor Ferries with departure and return times as indicated above. Guernsey check-in by 9.10 a.m. A suitable venue is being selected for lunch, and refreshments will also be available later on, before checking in for the return journey at 7.55 p.m. Numbers will limited. Full details to be announced.

10.15 a.m. Herm - a guided visit to the structured gardens of the White House Hotel and a leisurely walk to other parts of the island. Price ×11.50 per adult, including ferry and lunch. Open return. Booking: +44 (0) 1481 721379.

Art in Bloom Exhibitions - See above.

WEDNESDAY, 6TH JUNE

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sark - a full day guided visit to the gardens of La Seigneurie and also to a selection of the island's private gardens. Price £27 per person including boat, transport on hill, and lunch at La Moinerie. Note: Considerable walking. Booking recommended. Phone +44 (0) 1481 724059.

Art in Bloom Exhibitions - See above.

Festival Lunch Menu at the Cafe du Moulin. Two or three course florally themed lunch, including visit to organic kitchen garden and short talk by proprietor/head chef, Christophe Vincent, 'The use of flowers in flavouring'.  £11 (2 courses), £14(3 courses). Phone +44 (0) 1481  265944 to book.

8 p.m. "A la mode", Flower Arrangement Society's Lecture Mrs Judith Derby at St James Concert and Assembly Hall. Parking at Elizabeth College. Admission £5 to non-Members.

THURSDAY, 7TH JUNE

FLORAL GUERNSEY SHOW - 2 p.m to 8p.m. Free admission. Cambridge Park, St Peter Port.

10.15 a.m. Herm - a guided visit, as above Price £11.50 per adult, including ferry and lunch. Booking: +44 (0) 1481 721379.

Island Coachways Floral Tour, ending at Show. Details later.

2 p.m. Grand Opening of Guernsey Floral Show. Cambridge Park. Detailed programme to be announced.

6 p.m. NCCPG Lecture at Les Cotils: "The World in your Garden" - by Nigel Colborn, well known writer and broadcaster. Admission ×2, NCCPG Members free.

Jazz on the Park evening with The Temperance Seven. The Show remains open until 8 p.m.

Art in Bloom Exhibitions - See above.

FRIDAY, 8TH JUNE

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Floral Guernsey Show at Cambridge Park. Detailed programme to be announced.

Alderney - an all-day guided tour to private gardens, plus a leisurely stroll through the delightful town of St Anne. Lunch at idyllic restaurant in the company of a surprise

celebrity guest. A walk on the wild side and a ride across the countryside aboard the famous Alderney Railway. Timings and price to include flights from Guernsey, lunch and full tour, to be announced.

10 a.m- 11.15 a.m. Walks and talks with Mr Nigel Colborn well known gardening writer and broacaster, in the garden of Mrs Jennifer Monachan at La Petite Vallee, Rue de Putron, St Peter Port. Perry's ref. 25 F5. Bus route. Entry charge for charity.

Art in Bloom Exhibitions - See above.

SATURDAY, 9TH JUNE

10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. Floral Guernsey Show at Cambridge. Detailed programme to be announced.

Jethou - a rare chance to enjoy a visit to this unspoilt island. National Trust of Guernsey guided wild flower walk. 10.00., 10.30., and 11.00 a.m. ×12, including ferry. Booking: +44 (0) 1481 263911.

Tour of Period Gardens at Castle Cornet. Details later.

Art in Bloom Exhibitions - See above.

SUNDAY, 10TH JUNE

Island Coachways Floral Tour Details to be announced.

2 p.m. to 5.p.m. Open Garden at Frogmore House, Rohais, St Peter Port, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs R Russell. Perry's Guide 16 B4. In aid of C I Air Search.

Festival Chorus at St James. Details to be announced.

Please note that this Programme for the Floral Guernsey Festival Week is provisional and may be subject to alteration. A final Programme, with complete details, will be issued in May 2001.

Guernsey Tourist Board
P O BOX 23
St Peter Port
Tel +00 (1) 1481 726611
or e-mail: [email protected]

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NAUTICAL EVENTS DIARY
2001
(as of 18 February, 2001)

For Further details on events below please contact the States of Guernsey's Harbour Office at St Julians's Emplacement, St Peter Port Guernsey or Telephone (+44) (0) 1481 720229

25 May - 26 May Morlaix Tresco Trophy

Contact - John M Button

Tel: (H) 01481 236285 (W) 01481 700073

Fax: (H) 01481 238771 (W) 01481 700030

 

26 May - 28 May Pentagon Youth Regatta

Contact - Christopher Chandler

Tel: (H) 01481 237461 (W) 01481 233295
Fax: (W) 01481 233296

 

27 May - 31 May       Guernsey Regatta 2001 (Incorporating Sigma European Regatta)

Contact - Mark Nightingale

Tel: 01481 726071
Fax: 01481 714224
website:
www.guernseyregatta.com  

 

6 June - 7 June     Royal Southampton Yacht Club Rally

Contact:    Cathy Crawley, Sailing Secretary, RSYC   Tel: 02380 223352   Fax: 02380 330613

E-mail: [email protected]

 

9 June - 9 June    Dresdner Channel Island Challenge

 

11 June - 15 June    Melges 24 Commodore Ferries CI Open Championships

Contact:    Simon Henning, Rear Commodore (Sail) – Guernsey Yacht Club

Tel: 01481 722838   Fax: 01481 711890

 

22 June – 23 June   Joint Services Offshore Race

Contact:    Squadron Ldr J D Williams  Tel: 01494 496006   Fax: 01494 497706

E-mail: [email protected]

 

13 July – 15 July    RYA Motor Cruise 2001

Contact:    Peter Dredge  Tel: 02380 627 462 Fax: 02380 627417

E-mail: [email protected]

 

30 July – 4 August Cobbs Quay Berth Holders Association

Contact:    Philip Perry  Tel: 01202 670868 Mobile: 07867 548162

E-mail: [email protected]

 

6 August – 7 August Raid Muscadet 2001

 

10 August – 12 August Farrs 40’s

 

24 August – 25 August Jog/Schroder Cowes to Guernsey Race

Contact:    Peter Chartres Tel/Fax 01983 281192

 

26 August – 31st August Jog Channel Islands Week Regatta

Contact:    Peter Chartres Tel/Fax 01983 281192

 

25 August – 26 August Challenge Business Guernsey

 Link to St Peter Port Navigation Page

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WHAT’S ON APRIL 2001

Accurate of 1st April, but some events may be subject to change in the event of the preventative measures to combat the threat of Foot and Mouth Disease.

Sunday 1st

‘Castle Cornet’ – Castle Cornet opens for the season, daily 10.00am – 5.00pm. The Noonday Gun is fired each day by a gun team in nineteenth century uniform.

‘Fort Grey’ – Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum opens for the season, 10.00am – 5.00pm daily.

‘Festival of Food and Wine’ – Throughout the month of April restaurants offer special menus at competitive prices and compete with one another for the acclaimed title ‘The Guernsey Eating Experience’. Eating out in Guernsey is a treat not to be missed, from five star restaurants to quayside bistros and pubs there is a choice to suit all tastes! Locally caught seafood will be a feature on many menus.

The Festival culminates with the Salon Culinaire at Beau Sejour Centre on 30th April to 2nd May, a show featuring displays by visiting and local chefs, live cooking competitions by teams and individual chefs. This all takes place in a purpose built ‘Fresh Food Theatre of Live Cookery’. Entry to the Salon Culinaire is free and provides a mouth-watering day out for all.

For more details please contact Guernsey Hotel and Tourism Association on Tel: 01481 713583 or visit their website: www.gourmet.guernsey.net

‘Show Jumping’- The Guernsey Branch of the British Show Jumping Association are holding a rally at Chemin Le Roi, St Martins (Perry’s page 29 G1). Starts at 9.00 am until early evening. For further details please contact Tania Mahy Tel: 07781 144570.

‘G.I.A.A.C.’- The Guernsey Island Amateur Athletics Club are holding a run at Pembroke Bay at 11.00am. For further details please contact Winkle De La Mare Tel: 01481 238709.

 

Wednesday 4th

‘Guided Cliff Walk’ – Every Wednesday throughout April, La Societe Guernesiase are holding a guided cliff flower walk starting from Jerbourg Point car park. (Perry’s Ref. P31 H1) The walk starts at 10.00am and costs £2.00 per person .For further details please contact La Societe Guernesiase Tel: 01481 725093.

 

 Wednesday 4th

‘Guernsey Flower Arrangement Society’ – A demonstration by Pam Lewis entitled ‘Winter, Spring into Summer’ at St James’s Concert Hall, St Peter Port. There will be an admission charge for non-members of £5.00. For further details please contact Mrs J. Cottell Tel: 01481 256693.

 

Saturday 7th – Monday 9th

‘The Story of the Stella’ – Presented by Platform 4 from the National Railway Museum in York at Castle Cornet. Performances are at 11.00am and 2.30pm. For further details please contact Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery Tel: 01481 726518.

 

Sunday 8th

‘Guernsey Autocross Club’- Racing today will be at Chouet Beach and will begin at 12.30pm and finish at 4.30pm. For further information please contact the Club Secretary John Bichard Tel: 01481 726254 or email [email protected]

 

Sunday 8th

‘G.I.A.A.C.’ - The Guernsey Island Amateur Athletics Club are holding a run at Vazon Bay at 11.00am. For further details please contact Winkle De La Mare Tel: 01481 238709.

Monday 9th

‘Guided Walks Around St Peter Port’ – The first walk of the season, please see weekly events for details.

 

Tuesday 10th

‘RSPB Weekday Walk’ – The RSPB are leading a walk from L’Ancresse at 10.00am. Meet at the car park by Loophole Tower No. 5, reached by the road opposite L’Ancresse Lodge Hotel (Perry’s page 7 E2). For more details please contact Publicity Officer Tony Grange Tel: 01481 715059.

 

Thursday 12th – Saturday 14th

‘Randalls Brewery Easter Badminton Tournament – To be held at the Rohais Badminton Halls, Rohais, St. Peter Port. For more details please contact Mrs S. Naftel Tel: 01481 254565.

 

Thursday 12th – Monday 16th

‘Easter Hockey Festival’- To be held at Footes Lane and Elizabeth College Memorial Fields. For more details please contact Mr Bushell Tel: 01481 234108 or visit www.wearethebats.com

 

 Friday 13th – Monday 16th

‘Easter Runs’ – The first race of the Easter Festival is a 10-km road race starting at 11am and going through the parishes of Forest, St. Saviours and St. Pierre du Bois. The second race is the ‘Keith Falla Memorial Cross-Country’, starting at L’Ancresse at 11am. The final race of the Easter Weekend starts in the heart of St. Peter Port. For more details please contact Terry Greening on Tel: 01481 245866 (work) or 01481 244221 or visit www.rowe-guernsey.demon.co.uk/giaac

 

Friday 13th – Saturday 14th

‘Show Jumping’ – The Guernsey Branch of the British Show Jumping Association are holding their annual Easter Show at Chemin Le Roi, St Martins (Perry'’ page 29 G1). The show starts at 9.00am and runs through until early evening. For further details please contact Tania Mahy Tel: 07781 144570.

 

Friday 13th

‘Music for a Good Friday’ – Presented by Guernsey’s 100 Voice Churches Festival Chorus, with special guest blind pianist Peter Jackson from Wales.Conducted by Roy Sarre and with soprano Jose Paine.To be held at St. James’s Concert Hall, St Peter Port at 7.45pm.Tickets available from St James Tel: 01481 711360 or Maddie Sarre Tel: 01481 263930.

 

Saturday 14th

‘The Wonders of Herm’ – Enjoy a morning or a day bird watching in a tranquil, car free setting with the RSPB. Herm Trident leaves at 8.30am and returns at 12.35pm or 4.30pm. For more information please contact Publicity Officer Tony Grange Tel: 01481 715059.

 

Saturday 14th

‘The Bournemouth & Guernsey Scout Bands’ – Presented by the Guernsey Scout Association, this concert is the culmination of a week long workshop for the two bands. Held at St James’s Concert Hall, St. Peter Port at 8.00pm. Please call the booking office for further information Tel: 01481 711361.

 

Saturday 14th – Monday 21st  (Excluding Sunday 15th)

‘High Society’ – Presented by GADOC in the theatre at Beau Sejour Centre. Performances are at 8.00pm with a matinee at 2.30pm on Monday 16th. Tickets are available from the Box Office Tel: 01481 728591.

 

Monday 16th

‘Guernsey Motor Cycle and Car Club Hill Climb’ - The first in this years racing calendar begins at approximately 9.30am and finishes at 6.00pm. The climb will be at the usual venue of Le Val Du Terres, St. Peter Port. For further information please contact the Club Secretary Margaret Rumens Tel: 01481 246099.

Monday 16th April

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition’ – Last day of this exhibition held at Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, Candie Road, St. Peter Port. For further information please contact the Museum Tel: 01481 726518.

 

Wednesday 18th

‘Status Quo’ – This legendary group are brought to Guernsey by On Stage Events as part of their 35th Anniversary tour. Performance starts at 8.00pm.in the Sir John Loveridge Hall at Beau Sejour Centre St Peter Port The concert is all standing and tickets are only available from On Stage Events. Tel: 01534 867999 or book on-line at www.onstageevents.net

 

Thursday 19th

‘Peter Le Vasseur Exhibition ‘Tree of Life’ – To be held at Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, Candie Road, St. Peter Port. For more details please contact the Museum Tel: 01481 726518.

 

Saturday 21st

‘Guernsey Rabbit & Cavy Club Meeting’ – The Guernsey Rabbit & Cavy Club are holding a show at St. Johns Church Hall between 9am and 4.30pm. Spectators are welcome. For further information please contact Publicity Officer Marcia Lowe Tel: 01481 237608.

 

Sunday 22nd

‘Guernsey Autocross Club’- Racing today will be at Chouet Beach and will begin at 11.30am and finish at approximately 3.30pm. For further information please contact the Club Secretary John Bichard Tel: 01481 726254 or email [email protected]

 

Thursday 26th – Monday 30th

‘Guernsey Salon of Print Photography’ – To be held at the Forest Methodist Church, Le Bourg, Forest. Photographers from all over the UK with up to 150 to 200 photographs on show, free entry. For more information please contact Derek Tostevin Tel: 01481 237342.

 

Thursday 26th

‘RSPB Annual General Meeting’ – To be held at the Peninsula Hotel at 8.00pm. Trevor Gunton, a well-known and very respected member of the RSPB will give one of his renowned illustrated Wildlife Talks. Non-members are welcome and there will be a complimentary glass of wine for all. For more information please contact Publicity Officer Tony Grange Tel: 01481 715059.

 

Thursday 26th

‘Marat Bisengaliev (Violin) & Ben Frith (Piano)’ - Kazakhstan-born Marat Bisengaliev is accompanied by young British pianist Ben Frith for an evening of music at St James’s Concert Hall, St Peter Port at 8.00pm. Please call the booking office for further information Tel: 01481 711361.

 

Sunday 29th

‘Dawn Chorus with the RSPB’- Meet at Petit Bot (Perry’s page 28 B1) at 6.00am followed by breakfast if you wish at the Furze Oven (Perry’s page28 B1). Please advise Mike Bairds by 24th April if you intend to stay for breakfast. Tel: 01481 255524.

 

Sunday 29th

‘Show Jumping’ – The Guernsey Branch of the British Show Jumping Association are holding a rally at Chemin Le Roi, St Martins (Perry’s page 29 G1). The day starts at 9.00am and runs through until early evening. For further details please contact Tania Mahy Tel: 07781 144570.

 

Every Monday

‘American Line Dancing’ – 6.15pm and 7.30pm St. Joseph’s School Hall, La Couperderie, St. Peter Port. Tel: Wilf Cochrane on 244677 for further information.

 

Monday – Friday

‘Guided Walks Around St Peter Port’

In Victor Hugo’s Footsteps: Tuesday 10.30am and Wednesday 2.30pm

Heart Of The Town: Monday and Thursday 10.30am

Off The Beaten Track: Friday 10.30am

Walks all commence from outside The Tourist Information Centre, St Peter Port. No walks on Bank Holidays. For more information and bookings, which are advisable, please call Pat Kite Tel: 07781 108769.

 

Every Tuesday

‘Sarnia Sequence Dance Club’ - Held at St. Martin’s Parish Hall 8.15pm to 10.45pm. Leaders Joyce and David Le Maitre Tel: 251990 for further details.

‘Jam Sessions’ - Acoustic jam sessions being held at the Cock and Bull Pub, Lower Hauteville, St. Peter Port. Just turn up and play/sing. From 9.00pm - 11.00pm all sessions free of charge.

‘See the Stars’ – Guernsey Astronomical Observatory is open 9.30pm, entrance is £1 for adults and 50p for children. At The Observatory in La Rue du Lorier, St Peter’s (Perry’s Ref.: P2 E3) For more details please contact La Societe Guernesaise Ms Debbie Quertier Tel: 725760 or Ms Jessica Harris Tel: 247193.

 

‘Every Wednesday

‘Guided Cliff Walks’ – From Jerbourg Point led by La Societe Guernesiase. Please see entry for Wednesday 4th for details.

‘Harmony Sequence Dancers’- Held at the Wayside Cheer Hotel from 8.15pm to 10.45pm. Leaders Eve and Ken Howard. Tel: 728988 for further details.

‘American Line Dancing’ – At 6.30pm until 7.30pm until 8.30pm held at St. Joseph’s School Hall, La Couperderie, St. Peter Port. Tel: Wilf Cochrane on 244677 for further information.

 

Every Thursday

‘Live Celtic Music’ - Held at The Cock and Bull Pub, Lower Hauteville, St. Peter Port. This live music event takes place every Thursday from about 9.00pm.

‘American Line Dancing’ – 6.30pm & 7.30pm at the Wayside Cheer Hotel, Castel. Please telephone Wilf Cochrane on 244677 for further information.

‘Latin American & Salsa Dancing & Modern Ballroom’ – 8.45pm until 10.30pm at the Wayside Cheer l, Castel. Please telephone Wilf Cochrane on 244677 for further information.

 

Every Saturday

‘Saturday Sequence Dance Club’ - Held at St. Joseph’s Church Hall at 8.00pm to 11.00pm. Leaders Dave and Joyce Le Maitre. Tel: 251990 for further details.

‘Take Your Partners Dance Club’ - Held at St. Martin’s Parish Hall from 8.00pm to 10.45pm. Leaders are Terry and Gwen Piesing. Tel: 238694 for further details.

‘Modern Ballroom Dancing’ - Starting at 8.30pm until 11.30pm at the Wayside Cheer Hotel. For further details please Tel: 257290.

Throughout April

‘Concerts and Exhibitions’ - Please ask for a copy of the St James Diary from the Information Centre for more details concerning concerts and recitals taking place or telephone 723552

‘Cinema’ - For more details concerning the many films being shown both at The

Mallard and Beau Sejour Centre, please contact Beau Sejour Tel: 727211 or ask for a copy of what’s on from  the Information Centre. For The Mallard Complex, please refer to the local Guernsey Evening Press for current films being screened or visit their Website at www.theall-stars.co.uk

 ‘Sporting Events’ – There are a range of different sporting activities on Guernsey from Amateur Athletics, Race Walking to Auto Cross and Go – Karting. For more details please ask at the Tourist Information Centre for the Directory of Sports and Recreation 2001.

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Guernsey Tourist Board

Provisional List of Annual Events & Contacts for

Year 2001
as of 4/12/2000

Are you in need of a ‘getaway from it all’ break or looking for somewhere that is different and genuinely welcoming? Guernsey is where you should be looking. Guernsey offers a real change of pace, combined with interesting things to do, see and enjoy. At the same time it is easy to get to and not too far away.

There are many activities on offer at this time of year from strolling in a quiet lane, or on a long stretch of beach or on dramatic cliff paths to relaxing in one of the numerous health suites on the Island. Alternatively, visit the Island’s infamous historical sites or take in the stunning views by bicycle. Take your pick from the pubs located in St Peter Port or escape to a rural hideaway with beamed ceilings and open log fires for a more quiet and relaxing time.

For more information, please ask for a copy of the Accommodation Leaflet from the Tourist Information Centre on ( +44 (0)1481 723552

JANUARY 

‘Art for the Millennium Exhibition – Future Memories’ Last Day 7th Jan

This unique exhibition supported by N M Rothschild & Sons is an attempt to capture the essence of who we are, where we are and what we care about at this moment in history. All the works in this exhibition have been submitted by artists with close connections to the Bailiwick of Guernsey and produced during 1999 and 2000.

For more details please contact Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery on (  +44 (0) 1481 726518

25th Jan 7th March

Mark Catesby’s ‘Natural History Print’ Exhibition

For more details please contact Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery on (  +44 (0) 1481 726518

FEBRUARY 

 13th Feb 17th March ‘Guernsey Eisteddfod Festival’

This event attracts locals to display their creative talents. The sections include music, speech & drama, dance, art & craft, cookery, textiles, photography and creative writing.

For more details please contact Barbara Minta on ( +44 (0) 1481 247606

MARCH 

10th-16th ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’

For more details please contact Candie Museum and Art Gallery on ( +44 (0) 1481 726518

24th & 25th ‘World Trial Championships British Round’ Cancelled due to Foot and Mouth crisis

This event is to Trial Biking what Formula One is to the Motor Racing world and makes its first visit to Guernsey, with World Class Riders in competition. To be held in the South West of the Island with it’s dramatic coastline making an ideal venue for this prestigious event

Contact Tim Guilbert on ( +44 (0) 1481 241333 Fax +44 (0) 1481 2411444

APRIL

‘April in Guernsey ‘ Festival of Food and Wine, ’The Special Recipe for a Spring Break in Guernsey

Restaurants offer special menus at competitive prices and compete with one another for the acclaimed title ‘The Guernsey Eating Experience’. Eating out in Guernsey is a treat not to be missed, from five star restaurants to quayside bistros and pubs there is a choice to suit all tastes! Locally caught seafood will be a feature on many menus.

The Festival culminates with the ‘Salon Culinaire’ on 30th and 1st May, a show featuring displays by visiting and local chefs, live cooking competitions and demonstrations by teams and individual chefs. This all takes place in a purpose built ‘Fresh Food Theatre of Live Cookery’. Entry to the Salon Culinaire is free and provides a mouth-watering day out for all.

For more details please contact Guernsey Hotel and Tourism Association on (  +44 (0) 1481 713583 or visit web site: www.gourmet.guernsey.net .

13th – 16th ‘Easter Runs’

The first race of the Easter Festival is a 10-km road race starting at 11 am and going through the parishes of Forest, St Savour’s and St Pierre du Bois. The second race is the ‘Keith Falla Memorial Cross-Country’, starting at L’Ancresse at 11 am. The final race of the Easter Weekend starts in the heart of St Peter Port.

For more details please contact Terry Greening on ( +44 (0) 1481 245866 (w) or 244221

16th Guernsey Motor Cycle & Car Club – Hill Climb’

The first in this years racing calendar to begin at approximately 9.30 am and finishing at 6.00pm.

The climb will be at the usual venue of Le Val Du Terres, St. Peter Port. For further information please contact the Club secretary Margaret Rumens Tel: 01481 246099.

19th April to 10th May ‘Peter le Vasseur Exhibition’

For more information please contact Candie Museum on ( + 44 (0) 1481 726518

 

MAY 

7th ‘ Guernsey Motor Cycle & Car Club – Hill Climb’

Racing will begin at the normal time of 9.30 am until 6.00pm. The venue for this fun day out will of course be Le Val Du Terres, St. Peter Port. For further information please contact the Club Secretary Margaret Rumens Tel: 01481 246099.

9th ‘Liberation Day’

Celebration of the Liberation of Guernsey during the Second World War (1940-1945). This event is a local Bank Holiday where the principal town of St Peter Port and her harbour are turned into a vast array of entertainment. A morning Church Parade starts the celebrations with ‘remembrance’. A street party atmosphere sets the mood for the rest of the day’s festivities. ‘The Tigers Freefall’ parachute team will be dropping in on Havelet Bay. Enjoy the Showcase of International Entertainers in Guernsey for the occasion and join in the Liberation Challenge organised by the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment. The ever-popular Bournemouth Carnival Band of ‘Spiderman’ and ‘Batman’ fame add a touch of colour. With fire works to end the evening. A truly memorable day for all.

For more details please contact the Liberation Committee on (  +44 (0)1481 717000 and

Ann Outram on (  +44 (0)1481 700111.

26th Sark Run

A run of 10 mile open for all ages A challenging new course encompassing the Entire Island. For more details contact Michael Doyle (  +44 (0) 1481 832119

26th May – 26th September ‘Archaeology Exhibition’

For more details please contact Candie Museum and Art Gallery ( +44 (0) 1481 706969

27th ‘Rock to Rocque Cycle Ride’

Commencing at approximately 10 am at Elizabeth College. The route follows the Island's coast up the Val de Terres, through St Martin's, past the Airport, through the parish of Torteval (turning left at the Venture Inn past the Mallard Hotel) to the Imperial Hotel and back along the coast finishing at North Beach. The event hopes to attract 2000 riders!

For more details please contact Jack Honeybill on ( +44 (0) 1481 703800

27th to 31st ‘Guernsey Regatta ‘2001’

The 2001 Guernsey Regatta will be a ‘fun’ Regatta. The emphasis will be on enjoyment, social events and exploring the Bailiwick and the Gulf of St Malo, as well as friendly competition.

For more information contact Jon Le Conte at Sea Venture (CI) Ltd( +44 (0) 1481 715737 or visit web site www.guernseyregatta.com  

JUNE 

2nd to 10th ‘Floral Islands of Guernsey Festival Week Featuring the Floral Guernsey Show’
Sponsored by Skipton Guernsey Limited and supported by Lloyds TSB and the Blue Diamond Group

This initiative follows the success of the 2000 event. The week includes open private gardens, guided walks, specially organised floral trips to the neighbouring islands of Alderney, Herm, Sark and Jethou, floral coach tours and demonstrations and lectures by UK and local gardening experts.

The highlight is a three-day celebration of the floral wealth of the Island that is the character and charm of Guernsey - the Floral Guernsey Show which runs from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th June.

Free admission provides the opportunity to revisit the show in order to enjoy music and entertainment, as well as the glorious floral displays. This is the showcase for the myriad of activities that take place under the Floral Islands of Guernsey Banner, which include display competitions as well as community and parish initiatives that brighten every corner of the Islands of Guernsey. The show is a must for anyone with an interest in plants and gardens.

For more details please contact the Tourist Information Centre on (  +44 (0) 1481 723552

‘3rd Race for Life’

The 5th Annual Race for Life in aid of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund takes place at Footes Lane, sponsors Specsavers Optical Group hopes to beat last years incredible fund raising total of £33,000 that goes towards research into women's cancers. The race is open to women and children only and starts at 11 am.

For more details please contact Jo Moody on ( +44 (0) 1481 233735

9th ‘The fourth annual itex around guernsey walk’

A fund raising walk for the benefit of the Special Care Baby Unit.

For more details contact Marilyn Crowther, Itex Walk Committee(  +44 (0) 1481 710881

E Mail: [email protected]     Website: www.itexgsy.com/walk

 9th & 10th ‘The Guernsey Dog Club Centenary Show’

A celebratory Crufts Qualifying Centenary Show will be held at Saumarez Park, open to UK and local exhibitors. For more details please contact Mrs J Tanquerel (  +44 (0) 1481 255648 (h)

14th-‘Sark to Jersey Row Race (T.B.C.)’

17th ‘The Guernsey Classic Vehicle Club Summer Show’

To be held at Saumarez Park. For more details contact Mike Grantham (  +44 (0)1481 254176 or Colin Le Goupillot (  +44 (0)1481 251401

24th-30th ‘Guernsey Square Dance Festival’

This Festival attracts enthusiast’s worldwide to a weeklong series of daytime workshops and evening dances at Beau Sejour leisure centre. Non dancers welcome to view at any time or attend the open evening on Wednesday in aid of the local branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

For more details please contact Nick and Maria Ozanne on (  +44 (0) 1481 265581

27th & 28th’ ‘Sark Midsummer Flower Show’

For more details contact June Carre (  +44 (0) 1481 832104

 

JULY 

July – September ‘Guernsey Teddies at the Castle’

For more information please contact Candie Museum and Art Gallery ( +44 (0) 1481 726518

2nd ‘Le Viaer Marchi’  Cancelled due to Foot and Mouth crisis

Translating from Guernsey French into English as ‘The Old Market’ the event is based upon traditional arts and crafts, dance and music and is held at Saumarez Park. An evening for all the family.

For more details please contact R Dudley Smith on ( +44 (0) 1481 264488

 

7th & 8th ‘North Regatta’

The land events will take place on the first day and the sea events on the second day, held at St Sampson’s Harbour from noon onwards it includes fun fair rides, street entertainment, jugglers, magicians and majorettes. Competitions include truck pull, beach events, family races, raft race, canoeing and Miss and Mr Regatta. Entertainment on stage all afternoon.

For more details please contact Clive Le Tissier on ( +44 (0) 1481 712808 or mobile 07781 115513 or e-mail: [email protected]

21st ‘Guernsey motor Cycle & Car Club – National Hill Climb’

To take place at the normal venue of Le Val des Terres, St Peter Port. 9.30 am to 6 pm. Spectators are welcome for this fun day out. For more details please contact Margaret Rumens on ( +44 (0) 1481 246099.

23rd Harbour Carnival’

Held in and around St Peter Port Harbour this annual carnival is enjoyed by hundreds of locals and visitors alike and has a variety of traditional events such as the Ladies Dinghy Race, Men's Tug of War, Manpowered Flight and Tombola. Organised by Guernsey Round Table, the event emphasises the fun in fund raising.

For more details please contact Nic Welch on ( +44 (0) 1481) 236000 (w) 712275 (h)

28th to 4th Aug ‘St Peter Port Town Carnival’

Events include music and street entertainment, which take over the quayside of St Peter Port with fun for all, with a firework display to end the Carnival week.

For more details please contact Jane Bristowe ( +44 (0) 1481 254926/ Mr V Etherington on ( +44 (0) 1481 723501

28th & 29th Sark Water Carnival

Three days of fun in and out of the water. For more details contact Peter and Cheryl Tonks ( +44 (0)1481 832595

28th ‘Rocquaine Regatta’

Held at Rocquaine Bay, St Pierre du Bois. The Regatta offers a vast array of fun and activities that young and young at heart can participate in!

For more details please contact Mr Lenfesty on (  +44 (0) 1481 263181

28th July to 1st August Europa Yacht Challenge (TBC)

For more details contact Guernsey Yacht Club( +44 (0) 1481 722838

‘Kite Fly 2001 (Date yet to be confirmed)

Held at the old aerodrome, L’Eree, St Pierre du Bois. Watch displays by British and World champions Kite Fliers, enter competitions or just fly your kite. Come and see Japanese kite flights, animal windsocks, and parachuting teddies and join in a mini fun fair. Stalls include bric-a-brac and refreshments and a barbecue too! The fun starts at 11 am.

For more details please contact Julia Gallienne on ( +44 (0) 1481 244870

‘Guernsey International Folk Festival’ (Date yet to be confirmed)

Performers fore gather in Guernsey for this popular musical event. Look out for various performances from local and UK groups in the local bars and brassieres.

For more details please contact David Allett on ( +44 (0) 1481 703752 (w) or 245323

Summer Jazz ’(Date yet to be confirmed)

Through July and August held at Les Rocquettes Hotel, and The Duke of Richmond Hotel.

For more details please contact Trevor Cleveland ( +44 (0) 1481 727637

AUGUST 

‘The Shows’  Cancelled due to Foot and Mouth crisis

Historically these agricultural and horticultural shows were a chance to socialise, proudly display produce and livestock and fiercely compete for coveted prizes. Today tradition runs strong and the shows are still held annually and retain many of their original intentions.

For more details regarding all of the summer shows please contact the Tourist Information Centre on ( +44 (0)1481 723552

8th & 9th ‘South Show’   Cancelled due to Foot and Mouth crisis

This is the first of Guernsey’s three traditional summer agricultural shows including ‘Miss Guernsey’ and ‘Miss Guernsey Visitor’ competitions.

For more details please contact Pam Williams on (  +44 (0)1481 236513

15th & 16th ‘West Show’  Cancelled due to Foot and Mouth crisis

Held at the old aerodrome, L’Eree, St Pierre du Bois. Agricultural and horticultural events are held with entertainment and fair ground attractions for all the family. For more details please contact Ms Claire Waite on(  +44 (0) 1481 265440

18 th ‘Lions Club Donkey Derby’

Held at Saumarez Park, Castel, this event includes donkey racing and rides, steam train rides, 'Nigel' the clown, a classic cars exhibition and food and drink stalls. Come and join in the fun!

For more details please contact Dave Perchard on ( +44 (0) 1481 715892(w)

22nd & 23rd ‘North Show’ - Battle of Flowers  Cancelled due to Foot and Mouth crisis

Held at Saumarez Park, Castel. The climax of the third and final summer show is the ‘Battle of Flowers’ when Islanders compete to win the prestigious ‘Prix D’Honneur’ award for the best float decorated entirely with flowers.

For more details please contact details please contact Christine Marquis on (  +44 (0) 1481 726688 (w) or 254473

25th & 26th ‘Guernsey Custom and Classic Bike Show 2001’ (TBC)

Held at The Bowl and adjacent fields, Victoria Avenue, St Sampson’s. Motorcycle orientated entertainment for all the family with more attractions than ever before. Quality catering and facilities.

For an information sheet please contact Simon Guille on ( (mobile) +44 07781 101464

27th ‘ Guernsey Motor Cycle & car Club – Hill Climb’

The racing will begin at approximately 9.30am until 6.00pm. The venue for this fun day out will be Le Val Du Terres, St. Peter Port. For further information please contact Margaret Rumens: ( +44 (0) 1481 246099.

 

SEPTEMBER 

2nd ‘Church to Church Walk of Achievement’

An annual walk starting from outside the Guernsey Brewery on the South Esplanade, St Peter Port. Open to anybody, the 19 mile walk goes through all the parishes passing each main parish church and is sponsored by British European

For more details please contact Jayne Le Noury on ( +44 (0) 1481 246865

13th ‘Battle of Britain Air Display’

This fantastic air show will be seen from St Peter Port harbour. Battle of Britain Week attractions will be enhanced by a static air display, held the day before at the airport, other events include concerts and fashion shows.

For more details please contact the RAFA Club on ( +44 (0) 1481 721558

16th ‘Guernsey Middle Distance Triathlon’ (TBC)’

This triathlon starts at Pembroke Bay with a 2500 metre swim round the bay, followed by an 80-kilometre bicycle ride and finishing with a 21-kilometre run.

For more details please contact Rick Rowland ( +44 (0) 1481 233255 (w) or 266696 (h) or mobile +44 (0) 7781 166696

The 30th ‘Guernsey International Air Rally’ (Date yet to be confirmed)

This Air Rally attracts up to 100 aircraft from all over Europe. Activities are concentrated at the Aero Club.

For more details please contact Brent Baigent at the Aero Club on ( +44 (0)1481 265267 or fax +44 (0)1481 263830

20th ‘ International 6 a Side Cricket Event’

To be held at the Rovers Cricket Ground at Port Soif, with England & Essex player Peter Such.

For more details please contact Chris Betley ( +44 (0) 1481 725115

21st, 22nd & 23rd ‘Guernsey Lily International Amateur Film Festival’

Held at the Peninsula Hotel, Saturday includes film shows, presentation of trophies and a Festival dinner for both locals and visitors. More film shows will take place on Sunday.

For more details please contact Joan Ozanne on ( +44 (0) 1481 238147 or fax 235989 or email  [email protected]

 

22nd International Country Cricket Match (Surrey v Essex)’ To be held at the K.G.V playing fields. For more details please contact Chris Betley( +44 (0) 1481 725115

 

OCTOBER

Eating Out For A Tenner

Hotel and Restaurants in Guernsey are preparing special menus for eating out in October for around £10.

For more details please contact Guernsey Hotel and Tourism Association on (  +44 (0) 1481 713583 or visit web site: www.gourmet.guernsey.net .

‘8th Guernsey Real Ale and Cider Festival’ (Date yet to be confirmed)

This annual event is popular for both visitors and locals. A fine opportunity to sample some of the real ales and ciders brewed both locally and elsewhere.

For more details please contact Mrs Eileen Bougourd on ( +44 (0)1481 706609 (w direct)

Charybdis Weekend’

This annual HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne commemoration weekend is taking place with a Dinner & Dance at the Duke of Richmond Hotel on the Friday, Football Match/Royal Marines Band beating retreat on the Albert Pier on the Saturday, and the actual commemoration at the Foulon Cemetery on Sunday at 3 pm.

For more details please contact Mr D Poynder on ( mobile +44 (0) 7781 700124 or +44 (0) 1481 700977

Jazz Festival’ (T.B.C.)

For more details please contact Trevor Cleveland ( +44 (0) 1481 727637

21st to 28th The ‘27th International Chess Festival’

This Festival attracts some 150+ players from all over Europe. Whilst primarily for amateur players several Grandmasters and International Masters have taken part over the years including World Championship runner up Nigel Short.

For more details please contact Mr Steve Naftel on ( +44 (0) 1481 717000 ext 2323

4th October - January 2002 ‘Then & Now exhibition’

For more information please contact Candie Museum and Art Gallery ( + 44 (0) 1481 726518

NOVEMBER 

Why not take the opportunity to discover Guernsey’s past by visiting some of the local menhiers, dolmans and standing stones all over the Island!

For more details on historical fortifications please contact the Tourist Information Centre on (  +44 (0) 1481 723552

 

2nd to 4th ‘St Pierre Park Hotel & Hair-Tek Volleyball Open' (T.B.C.)

Potential England National 1 and 2 division and Wales teams will be returning to the Island and Beau Sejour Centre to play in this competition. Starting on Friday lunchtime and culminating on Sunday with 2pm finals for mixed, ladies and men’s teams. Brochure available.

For more details please contact Neil Elmy on ( +44 (0)1481 247798 or mobile +44 07781 147798

 

DECEMBER 

St Peter Port is the ideal location for a spot of Christmas shopping. It is both inexpensive and enjoyable with its picturesque streets and lanes. Shoppers will have a field day, as Guernsey levies no VAT on purchases. If you are looking for luxury gifts like jewellery, perfume or cosmetics – there are plenty of bargains to be found. There are shops of every size and description, from local department stores with familiar brand names to small boutiques specialising in High Street fashions.

Christmas lights and decorations are illuminated at the start of December and late night shopping becomes a regular event on Thursday evenings when the festivities really start with a multitude of entertainment including carol singing, music and hot chestnuts. The nearby harbour of St Sampson’s in the north of the Island also has late night shopping. Other events include Christmas shopping trips to the island of Herm.

Enjoy the fun of the festive season with a Christmas or New Year break at one of our hotels – many offer special rates for a break full of festive cheer!

 And Finally

Whichever of the 12 months that you choose to visit Guernsey in, you are always assured of a very warm welcome

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