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ART FIX: He's behind you!

ART FIX: He's behind you!

Friday 06 January 2023

ART FIX: He's behind you!

Friday 06 January 2023


Aladdin kicks off this week at the Jersey Arts Centre... Oh no it doesn't! Oh yes it does!

Or if your New Year's resolution is to engage with more culture, you can view prize-winning examples of local architecture or celebrate the first ever commission of a song cycle written in Jèrriais instead...

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 Art Fix offering...

He's behind you!

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The JADC's pantomime this year is Aladdin, running at the Jersey Arts Centre from 5-15 January 2023.

Will Aladdin win the heart of Princess Jasmine? Will evil Abanazar stop him in his tracks? Just how many different dresses can Madame Twankey own?

It's time to boo the baddies, cheer our hero and laugh along to traditional Panto jokes and slapstick comedy.

Book your tickets for this exciting mix of song, dance and fun characters who are guaranteed to help you laugh away those January blues.

Tickets and performance times can be found on the Jersey Arts Centre website.

Oddsocks are back!

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Oddsocks return to Jersey Arts Centre to mark its 40th anniversary with a relaxed, cabaret-style version of Shakespeare’s hilarious, bawdy and mischievous play ‘Twelfth Night’.

This unique, cabaret-style performance will be a party experience hosted by the Duchess Olivia and her hilariously pompous butler Malvolio. Before the evening is out, you will have witnessed the highs and lows of an epic love triangle, the ins and outs of a cross-dressing character disguise and the ups and downs of a ridiculously wrong romance all wrapped up with songs from a Britpop playlist. A great Shakespearean party hosted by the inimitable Oddsocks!

You can buy tickets or find out more on the Jersey Arts Centre website.

Live Music at Chambers

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Live music is back at Chambers this January on Thursday and Friday nights. Catch the following local bands live on stage from 11:30pm onwards:

  • Thursday 12 and Friday 13 January - Certain Villains

  • Thursday 19 and Friday 20 January - The Reasons

  • Thursday 26 and Friday 27 January - Ruby Rouge

Entry is free, and you can find out more information on what’s happening at Chambers via their online events calendar.

Chambers will also be expanding their events offering over the course of 2023, with Bingo Bedlam, Drag Shows, Karaoke, Quizzes, Comedy Nights, and much more coming soon!

Jersey Architect Design Awards

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You can view some of the best examples of local architecture at a free exhibition running at the Link Gallery exhibition space at Jersey Museum.

The exhibition will showcase the winners of the 2022 Jersey Design Awards, and runs from 9 until 31 January 2023.

The awards are a celebration of work by local architects, designers and developers. Entries were open to anyone who delivered a project that they believed had made a positive contribution to Jersey’s built environment.

Environment Minister, Jonathan Renouf said: "The Jersey Design Awards are a chance to recognise and celebrate good, innovative architecture and design locally. I am keen to encourage public engagement and debate about high-quality design and what it can contribute to improving our shared environment."

The Jersey Architecture Commission judged the projects in July, with the winners announced in September.

As part of the exhibition, images of each award-winning exhibit will be displayed alongside the design approaches and goals which inspired its development, such as the climate emergency and sustainable construction.

Entries for the next Jersey Design Awards, which are held every two years, will open in April 2024.

In the footsteps of the Royal Jersey Militia

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On Saturday 7 January, a commemoration of the 242nd Anniversary of The Battle of Jersey and the disbandment of the 'Jersey Company', will take place from St John’s down to the Royal Square and finish at the Town Hall.

The timings for the event will be as follows:

08.15-08.30: The walk, organised by local historian Ian Ronayne, leaves from St Johns's Church. 

11:15: Re-group behind the 1781 Jersey Militia, and march from the Town Hall to the Royal Square

11:30: Commemoration of the Battle of Jersey in the Royal Square

12:15: Depart from the Royal Square and march to the Town Hall 

There will then be a reception in the Town Hall's Assembly Room hosted by the Constable of St Helier, Simon Crowcroft.

All are welcome. For any further information, please email elise.wetherall@sthelier.je.

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