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ART FIX: The language of music

ART FIX: The language of music

Friday 02 June 2023

ART FIX: The language of music

Friday 02 June 2023

Celebrate the power of music this weekend with performances bringing together five musicians from diverse backgrounds to collaborate and create brand new sounds that responds to the landscape of Jersey.

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...

The language of music


Two unique performances are due to take place this weekend as a result of the 'Sound Channels Residency', an initiative by the Moving Arts Collective that is bringing together five musicians from diverse musical and cultural backgrounds to collaborate and create brand new music that responds to the landscape of Jersey.

Musicians include Esther Rose Parkes (singer-songwriter, based in Jersey), 'OK BILBO Trio' (Tom Schmidely - Guitar, Marin De Nattes - Bass Guitar, Léo Rodier - Drums based in France), and Omid Amiri (Saxophone, based in UK) whose musical background spans Funk, Fusion, Afrobeat, Free-Jazz, Groove, and Folk.

Led by producer Aras Amiri, the aim of this project is to celebrate the power of music as an international language by facilitating collaborations and exchanges between Jersey and international musicians.

The performances are due to take place at Capital House on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June, with a 19:00 start each night. 

Tickets for the public performances are available via ArtHouse Jersey's Eventbrite page and cost £10 + booking fee.

The Importance of Being Earnest


Pictured: Cast members Charlie Flynn as Jack and Nicole Twinam as Miss Prism in rehearsals.

Jersey Art Centre presents Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Earnest' this week.

The iconic “trivial comedy for serious people” features two happy-go-lucky bachelors, Jack and Algernon, who each lead carefully constructed double lives.

However, when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Ernest to escape to the city, he decides to travel to Jack’s country abode to pose as Ernest himself!

Chaos ensues with whimsical ingenues, jealous love rivals, overbearing dowagers and the most famous handbag in theatre history.

The performances run at the Jersey Arts Centre from Wednesday 7 to Friday 10 June, starting at 19:30 each evening,

Tickets can be purchased from the Jersey Arts Centre website.

Entre Nous...

CCA Galleries International presents Entre Nous – an exhibition of new artwork by sculptor Nicole Farhi and Turner Prize nominees Jane and Louise Wilson.

Jane and Louise Wilson have been working as an artist duo in collaboration for over two decades. Since 1990, they have created works to great acclaim both on a national and international level creating a reputation as artists working with photography and the moving image. In 1999 they were nominated for The Turner Prize for their multi-screen installation 'Gamma'.

Nicole Farhi first gained public recognition in the 1980’s as a fashion designer. She created her eponymous label in 1982 and went on to win the British Fashion Award for Best Contemporary Designer 3 years running. Now Farhi is known for her highly sought after and intrinsically unique sculptural works. 

The Entre Nous exhibition runs from 26 May until 15 June 2023 at CCA Galleries. The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 12:00-18:00. 

'Playtime' by Will Lakeman


The work in Will Lakeman's 'Playtime' exhibition recreates the strange hold that childhood spaces have on our adult memories, all centred around the Jersey childhood mecca of old Fort Regent.

It runs for free until until Sunday 2 July at ArtHouse Jersey's Capital House in St. Helier.

As well as the main 'Playtime' by Will Lakeman exhibition there are a number of events taking place within it.

All tickets are available via ArtHouse Jersey's Eventbrite page and you can find out more on ArtHouse Jersey's website.

Sunset Supper


Tonight, islanders are invited to Sands for an evening of environmentally friendly fun in celebration of World Oceans Month.

In support of Ocean Culture Life, this brand-new community event aims to celebrate the beauty of our oceans as well as taking action to protect them.

The evening starts at 17:00 with a coastal cleanup, before a delicious taco and small-plate feast provided by Sands.

There will be live talks by local Jersey ocean advocates and an illuminated walk after sunset to finish the event at 23:00, for which participants are asked to bring their own torches.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Five impossible moments


Inspired by memories of Fort Regent in its heyday and employing a variety of techniques culled from magicians, con men, card sharks and Bar school, Richard Pedley will present a series of solutions to five impossible questions. Maybe six. Certainly no more than seven.

The performance is described as "a show with magic, rather than a magic show".

The show takes place at Capital House on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June, from 19:00-20:30 each night.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite, with a small allocation of tickets available as a pay-what-you-can option for those who might struggle to meet the cost at this time.

King Street treat


Shoppers in St. Helier have been treated to a colourful hand painted window designs by Verity Langston.

The artist spent two days this week painting the Harriet & Rose shop window with colourful designs – a treat for anyone walking through King Street!

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