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ART FIX: New event celebrates all things love

ART FIX: New event celebrates all things love

Friday 12 May 2023

ART FIX: New event celebrates all things love

Friday 12 May 2023

Organisers of a new LGBTQ+ night taking place are hoping it will lead to many more if all goes well when it launches this weekend.

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...

Love is love


A group of friends have organised a 'One Love' event to "celebrate all things love" which is taking place tomorrow night at Rojos.

It's the only LGBTQ+ night in Jersey and, if all goes well, the organisers are hoping this could be a regular event.

They are hoping to create a safe space where the LGBTQ+ community and allies can come together and celebrate all things love.

Chambers Comedy Club


After three sellout shows, the Chambers Comedy Club is back on Monday 15th May, featuring comedians Lyle Barke, Joe Eagan, and headline act Mike Gunn.

A pre-show meal in Chambers' restaurant from 17:30, and the show doors open at 19:00 in time for the performance to start at 20:00.

Tickets are £10 and available online.

Watch while you walk

Films will be shown on a range of impromptu 'screens' around St Helier.

A unique chance to enjoy films while strolling around town will be staged later this month – as St Helier is transformed into a giant cinema, with a series of short films projected onto walls and other urban structures.

The one-night-only event is part of the 13th Parish independent film festival, and will be set up by members of German group 'A Wall is a Screen'.

Both the route and the programme for the event will be a surprise, with attendees meeting at the start and being guided through town along a well-prepared route.

Anyone wishing to attend should gather at West's Centre at 21:15 on 20 May, with organisers stating that the event will take place regardless of weather conditions.

Coast to Coast


A new exhibition by Kay Pont entitled Coast to Coast opened this week in Jersey Art Centre's Berni Gallery.

Kay Pont's collection of landscapes was inspired by the the coastlines of Jersey and the Northwest of England, and features expansive seascapes alongside English dunes.

Many of the paintings are influenced by memories of the island, while others borrow from the imagination to evoke a sense of place and space.

Having launched on Tuesday 24 April, the exhibition will run until Saturday 20 May.

For more information please visit the Jersey Art Centre website.

Call for short film submissions


Fish & Films is a short-films festival taking place in Granville in Normandy, and aims to showcasing the creativity of British and Norman filmmakers. Being the link between the two, Channel Islanders are being invited to take part in this festival.

The association organising the festival is looking for films:

• shot in Normandy, France or in the United Kingdom or those made by filmmakers, actors or technicians who either live or were born in Normandy or the United Kingdom;
• completed after 1st January 2022 only;
• with a running time from 1 to 30 minutes maximum;
• with French subtitles (for English films) or English subtitles (for French films).

All genres of films are allowed, including fiction, animation, documentary or experimental.

Entrants have until 30 June 2023 to submit their films on the FilmFest platform.

Final week to 'mix it up'


Comprising of 120 works by 40 artists such as Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Banksy, 'Mixtape' pays homage to the monumental moments from the worlds of pop art, graffiti, street art and hip-hop and reflects upon the influence these artists have had on subsequent generations of fashion designers, DJs, filmmakers, photographers and artists.

Whether spray painting directly onto walls, social activism or political rebellion anti-establishment thinking and creativity was at the heart of one of the most influential cultural movements on the last half century.

Mixtape is a giant salon hang exhibition which in many ways provides the soundtrack of our lives and examines how these cultural narratives shifted the public's perception of underground art and culture leading to a global creative revolution in art, music and fashion.

The exhibition runs at Private and Public Art Gallery until Friday 18 May.

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