Arts Sunday community celebration on the St Peter Port sea front

June 18th, 2012 by Richard Lord

There was a wonderful community spirit on the St Peter Port waterfront on 17 June 2012.

The day began with the excitement of the Father’s Day Half Marathon sponsored by Sportingbet, which finished at the Weighbridge, St Peter Port.

Lee Merrien won in spectacular fashion finishing about nine minutes ahead of the second runner to finish.

Lots to do and lots of entertainment on offer at Arts Sunday on the waterfront of St Peter Port. The main road was taken over by pedestrians having a good time (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The Guernsey Arts Commission organised Arts Sunday, which they called the ‘biggest celebration of arts on the island.

Events, activities, workshops, and demonstrations ran from 10 am to 4 pm.

Sustainable Guernsey photographed a few of the events and stalls.

The Shaun Winterflood Academy of Theatrical Studies gave acting lessons on the Waterfront, St Peter Port, which children found were great fun (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The Shaun Winterflood Academy of Theatrical Studies (S.W.A.T.S) entertained children and gave them confidence to express themselves.

Cluster Funk produced good music. (left to right - Becky Hamilton, lead vocalist; Rob Gregson on bass guitar; and Rob Winter on guitar (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Cluster Funk entertained crowds on Crown Pier from 11 am followed by The Fuzzey Group at 12.30 pm.

Stuart Ogier showed people how to play Djembe drums (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Stuart Ogier of DesignBuild demonstrated Djembe drums at 11.30 am on the dance stage.

At 1 pm Jamie Le Tissier conducted Latin and Tango ballroom dancing lessons on the dance stage in front of Victoria Marina (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Jamie Le Tissier of LeT’s Dance gave lessons on Latin and Tango ballroom dancing.

Rob Sweeney and others helped children enjoy drawing aliens with chalk on the Crown Pier (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Fiona came over from Ship Inn, Herm to sell cupcakes made by Lucy (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Pat Wisher and Val Rowland of Living Streets Guernsey sold their beautiful and poplar Guernsey walks greeting cards (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Living Streets Guernsey have produced a new set of their popular Guernsey Walks greeting cards, which were for sale at Arts Sunday.

Hayley Mallett from Sula Framing & Gallery at Les Vauxbelets Complex in St Andrews selling a variety of homemade gifts from various Guernsey manufacturers (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Hayley Mallet from Sula Framing and Gallery sold an assortment of prints, jewellery and soap.

Little Miss Sew N' Sew sold soft, cuddly door stops (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Three Guernsey Adult Literacy Project painted cows were displayed by the Guernsey College of Further Education (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Lily of the Valley, The Fermain Valley cow, part of the Cow Parade, to raise money for the Guernsey Adult Literacy Project, has been painted by the Sarnia Arts & Crafts Club (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The most unusual view was afforded by Eric Snell’s Aerial Sculpture, which rose high above the harbour.

The red plastic tube was inflated by compressed helium.

It was visible from the entire length of the St Peter Port waterfront.

Eric Snell had to manage carefully the deployment of the red helium filled tube which soared into the sky over St Peter Port harbout (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Four pressurised cyclinders of helium were used to fill the red balloon (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Archaeologist John Lihou holds on to the helium filled red balloon (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

There were many helpers as Eric Snell orchestrated the deployment of the red balloon (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The red balloon being deployed and unfurled (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The helium filled red balloon being unleashed into the sky above St Peter Port (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Holding onto the helium-filled red balloon (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The helium- filled red balloon gaining altitude (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The helium-filled red balloon was a great attraction for photographers.

The helium-filled red balloon high above St Peter Port (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The helium-filled red balloon arches over St Peter Port (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The helium-filled red balloon reaching for the sky (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Arts Sunday reminded visitors about the Victor Hugo International Music Festival (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The Victor Hugo International Music Festival, sponsored by Northern Trust, Mourant Ozannes, Guernsey Arts Commission, FOC, and designed and developed by betleywhitehorne takes place from 16 to 21 July 2012.

Belles and Broomsticks Morris Dancers entertain the crowds on the St Peter Port waterfront (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Lively music performed for the Morris dancers (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Good music was provided by musicans promoting the Sark Folk Festival, which takes place from 29 June to 1 July 2012 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The Sark Folk Festival takes place from 29 June to 1 July 2012.

By the Town Church there were gazebos for authors of cook and food books, and authors of non-fiction, poetry, and novels (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Marguerite Paul serves delicious bread made from a recipe in one of her Guernsey cookbooks (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Author and columnist Yvonne Ozanne with two of the books she has written about Guernsey life (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Arts Sunday Artists begin work on the Graffiti art wall at 11 am (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Detail of some of the art on the Graffiti wall (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Graffiti art developed on a Graffiti wall during the day (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Holly Grove's chalk drawing in a car park space on Crown Pier, St Peter Port (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Arts Sunday on the St Peter Port, Guernsey waterfront gave people a smile. The weather was mild and the rain held off until the afternoon. Everyone seemed to have a good time, and as Holly Grove stated, the ‘Music Rocks’.


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