If you're looking for creative ways to pass the bank holiday weekend... why not get colouring detailed drawings of Jersey sea scenes released by a local artist, while listening to a touching tribute to our healthcare heroes?
Every Friday, Express is presenting a selection of online exhibitions, performances and other historic and creative content to help islanders continue getting their weekly dose of culture.
Here is this week's offering...
Local painter Katherine Cadin is known for her vibrant sea-inspired designs, which draw inspiration from folk art, vintage textiles and her Greek heritage.
But instead of focusing on her own works, she's been spreading her love of art and colour by releasing her detailed drawings for free every week of lockdown on her Facebook page so that islanders can print and colour them.
So far, she has drawn a lobster, a crab, an underwater scene a and a puffin.
She has also shared a drawing of high tide at Archirondel, complete with seagulls.
“Archirondel is one of my most favourite places in Jersey. I've drawn the distinctive red and white tower at high tide, with shoals of fish swimming in with the tide, and the seagulls flying in to feed,” she said.
Pictured: Duncan Cassidy has written 'NHS-The Real Heroes' to help raise funds for healthcare workers.
Jersey-born Duncan Cassidy (43) has penned a song about the covid-19 crisis, in which he sings his support for the NHS.
As ‘NHS-The Real Heroes’ is available on Spotify, iTunes and Amazon, Duncan hopes to raise funds for the NHS and other health workers.
“I was in a band when I was a lot younger and I have always wrote songs, but this is first song that I had the confidence to go for it and put out there especially as it is so relevant for the here and now!” Duncan explained.
After sharing a contemporary dance piece on the suffocating mental effects of isolation, local performer Jonny Labey - who found fame on Eastenders before participating in ITV's 'Dance Dance Dance' and 'X Factor: Celebrity' – and ArtHouse Jersey Presents are inviting islanders to get 'locking'.
“The Lockin' Wish is a simple reminder of how important it is to work together as a family and because there's currently no certain end, still making days that otherwise would have been celebrated, special,” Jonny explained of his latest collaboration with ArtHouse Jersey.
“One of my favourite days during Lockdown was the impromptu party my neighbour Natalie Coutanche threw for my sister's birthday. Speakers and lights were plugged in and we danced around the garden for hours!”
Pictured: Jonny Labey recruited his parents for his 'Locking Wish' video.
“Apart from the pun of its name 'Locking' is a style of Hip Hop created during the late 60s,” Jonny added.
“It's always upbeat and happy, often matched with the funk sounds of the 80s, made famous by artists such as James Brown and The Soul Train.
“If we find ourselves in lockdown for much longer, it's vital that we don't forget to laugh, switch up routines and dance!”
Pictured: 17 poems on the theme of Liberation will be shared on the Arts Centre website and social media platforms.
The 17 poems written by local wordsmiths for the ‘seventy-five years’ exhibition at Jersey Arts Centre will be released online instead of being shown on the walls of Berni Gallery as originally planned.
The Arts Centre will be publishing one poem a day from today until 25 May on its website and social media platforms, in formats ranging from PDF pages to audio recordings and videos.
The 'seventy-five years' exhibition follows in the footsteps of '100 Poems' in Autumn 2014, which was organised to mark the start of the centenary of the First World War.
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