Welcome to Spring 2024!

Welcome to our Spring 2024 season and my 67th!

Jersey Arts Centre turns 41 on 20 January 2024 but we have been active across the Island for over 50 years because we started out as the Jersey Arts Council in 1970!

As always, our programme is designed to appeal to all tastes and so we hope that there will be many performances, exhibitions and courses throughout the spring that you’ll be inspired to attend.

Oddsocks Productions return with a new Roger Radio initiative as they…attempt Frankenstein – on the radio! Jersey Film Society presents a Hitchcock Weekend of eight films on 24 + 25 February. There are also a further four Amici Artium concerts with violin, trumpet, percussion and quartet offerings.

Vamos Theatre return with The Boy on the Roof on 20 + 21 February, and our Honorary Patron, Tim Crouch, returns on 28 February with the critically acclaimed An Oak Tree. And Ballet d’Jerri will be celebrating their 1st anniversary in the form of a residency at Jersey Arts Centre with performances between 22 – 24 March.

We would once again like to thank you all for your unparalleled support and encouragement throughout these past 40+ years – the challenges have sometimes been great – but your commitment to the work at Jersey Arts Centre has been even greater! We look forward to seeing you

We look forward to seeing you here at Phillips Street and out-and-about during the spring.

Take good care, stay safe and enjoy the experience ahead!
With best wishes

Daniel Austin | Director

[Image: Spring 2024 Brochure cover / Aaron Azunda Akugbo / 27 February]

 

DID YOU KNOW? that in 2022 Jersey Arts Centre delivered the following events, activities and experiences:

  • 236 ticketed performances with 24,572 attendances
  • 13 exhibitions in the Berni Gallery
  • 15 exhibitions in the Bar Gallery
  • 26 public courses and workshops (67 sessions) with 114 participants
  • 12 workshops in 10 schools for World Book Day with 317 participants
  • 16 workshops in 13 schools for Liberation Day with 438 participants
  • 2 youtheatre productions: The Changing Room + Skellig
  • 2 ACT projects: Five Children and It + Hatched, Matched and Dispatched
  • 1 Junior Drama project: Grimm’s Fairy Tales
  • 4 Residencies: Pinkeze Up!, Chrome Yellow, SHELL + Ballads from Bunker Island
  • 2 Commissions: Jersey and the Crown (Berni Gallery) + CAHUN – a retrospective by Jacqueline Mézec
  • Our 20th consecutive year of assisting with the Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony
  • youtheatre readings at the Former Internees 77th Liberation Day Anniversary at the War Tunnels
  • 4 youtheatre historical dramas before their Royal Highnesses, the Earl and Countess of Wessex
  • 1 youtheatre reading at the Liberation Day Ceremony
  • 1 youtheatre reading at the Deportees Plaque at the Albert Quay for the Bad Wurzach delegation
  • 15 events at Coronation Park in August
  • The animation of C.I. Pride at People’s Park with 8 acts incorporating 27 artists
  • The 9th Polish Film Festival
  • The 18th Human Rights Festival
  • The hosting of 7 Project Trident students
  • JAC’s 5 community theatre companies ran including the Brighter Futures Company
  • Our second Oddsocks Summer School with 20 participants
  • 53 Arts in Health Care Trust concerts across 31 Island care settings
  • JAC Advent Calendar online in December
  • Our 7th Community Christmas Production: Adrian Mitchell’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass with 2,321 attendances over 18 ticketed performances
  • 27 workshops in 17 schools with 659 participants exploring the Alice in Wonderland story

 

Online Participants:

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Our thanks extend to everyone for their support, enthusiasm and social and cultural engagement…