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ART FIX: Do you want to decorate Lulu le tortue?

ART FIX: Do you want to decorate Lulu le tortue?

Friday 10 March 2023

ART FIX: Do you want to decorate Lulu le tortue?

Friday 10 March 2023

This week's Art Fix is a celebration of art in all its forms, from drawing and writing, to theatre and musical instruments. There is plenty to enjoy for those who want to sit back and relax, as well as many opportunities to be creative and get involved...

Every weekend, Express presents a selection of exhibitions, performances, workshops, events and other historic, creative and delicious content to help islanders get their weekly dose of culture.

Here's this week's offering...

Tortoise Takeover Trail


Although the Tortoise Trail doesn't kick off until summer, there is an opportunity to start getting involved this weekend.

On Saturday 11 March, families with children aged between six and eight years will be able to paint one of the tortoise sculptures with Alliance Française.

The tortoise, Lulu la tortue, will be displayed as one of the 50 around the island in the summer.

This Saturday's event also includes games and crafts for all ages. It is £20 per child and all funds will go to Durrell.

Lulu's painting will take place from 14:00 to 16:00, at 5 Library Place, St Helier.

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite.

Young Musicians of the future


The PwC Jersey Youth Musician Final will be taking place on Saturday 11 March at the Jersey Arts Centre at 19:00. In the past, finalists who have won this prestigious award have gone on pursue careers as professional music artists.

This year's winner will receive a £1,000 cheque from PwC to help aid their future career, and the coveted trophy. 

The competition will be adjudicated by Professor Shirley Thompson (Interim Principal of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) and Professor David Horne (Head of the Graduate School at the Royal Northern College of Music). There will also be a guest performer, 2022’s winner, pianist Augustine Stayte. 

The 2023 finalists include: Edward Clark (Winner of the String Heat), Chloe Connor (Winner of the Woodwind Heat), Sydney Haskins (Winner of the Vocal Heat), Isaac Tarrant (Winner of the Piano Heat), Leo Vernaglione (Winner of the Brass Heat).

Eisteddfod: Festival of Creative Arts


In the Eisteddfod, March is the month dedicated to the hard work of the creative arts. 

This includes arts & crafts, floral art, handwriting & calligraphy, needlework & textiles, photography, and more!

An exhibition of this year's artwork will be displayed at the Royal Jersey Showground in Trinity from Thursday 9 March - Sunday 12 March, opening at 10:00 each day.

Visitors also have the opportunity to vote for their personal favourite piece out of all the sectors, and the artist with the highest overall number of votes will be granted the Visitor’s Choice Award.

Too Cool for School!

Love Theatre will be showcasing their students’ talents in a performance that will bring parents back to their classroom school years through devised, scripted, and musical pieces. 

The performance will take place at Haute Vallée school on Saturday 11 March at 16:00.

Tickets can be purchased online on the Love Theatre Eventbrite page



During March, the Alliance Français de Jersey is organising several events to celebrate Francophonie including a quiz, a cineclub, and a storytelling workshop.

Francophonie Day is observed on March 20 every year to celebrate the French language and Francophone culture.

You can find out more about the local events or book tickets via the group's Eventbrite page.

Get drawn in...


Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, the UK's most celebrated drawing exhibition is in Jersey for the first time and will run until Sunday 26 March at Capital House.

This exhibition reflects a broad scope of outstanding contemporary drawing practice from across the world. Showcasing over 120 shortlisted artworks from the 2022 competition, the breadth of work on offer promises to create a spectacularly diverse display. 

Alongside the exhibition, ArtHouse Jersey will be running a programme of talks, workshops and events.

Further details and a full programme of events can be found here.

The Island Drawing Challenge


Running alongside the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize exhibition is ArtHouse Jersey's five week 'Island Drawing Challenge'.

Each Friday, ArtHouse Jersey will launch a new drawing theme via social media channels. The theme of the week will speak directly to the core work and focus of a featured local charity.

This week's theme is: ...and relax.

Charities taking part in the 'Island Drawing Challenge' include Jersey Trees for Life with the theme 'The Wonder of Nature', Beresford Street Kitchen with 'Soul Food', Brighter Futures with 'Families & Loved Ones', Jersey Mecap with 'And Relax...', and Art in the Frame who will share with week with ArtHouse Jersey offering people the opportunity to have an artistic free-for all and draw whatever they please.

Participants are invited to share their drawing on social media using the hashtag #islanddrawingchallenge while tagging @arthousejersey and the charity of the week. Those who would rather not use social media can submit their drawings via email to

A selection of submissions will be shared online each week.

Dial M for Murder


Tonight is your last opportunity to catch the JADC's latest production, Dial M for Murder.

Tony Wendice has married his wife, Shelia, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of £1,000, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself.

In stories, things turn out as the author plans them to – in real life they don't always...

Tickets are available via the Jersey Arts Centre website.

Pick up your pen...


The charity Liberate is celebrating LGBTQ+ history month with a writing competition challenging entrants to write over 1,000 words with an LGBTQ+ theme.

There are categories for both over and under 18s, and entries are due in on the 16 April. 

Announced in May, the winners will receive £100 Amazon voucher prizes.

Find out more here

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