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International Women`s Day 2024

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The Fermain Tavern , Fort Road, GY1 1ZW, St.Martin, Guernsey

IWD is back for 2024! Kiya & Eloise have gathered a fresh new lineup of female creatives to celebrate the wide variety of talent the women in our community have.

Live music from: The Basement Preachers Elena Fedorenko & Nicole Wyatt Maryen Cairns Katja Martin

As well as poetry by Trudy Shannon, a special bubble set from Chloe Ferguson, and lots of visual media artists to be announced! We're transforming the Tav for this very special evening.

From Tommy Girard's review on 2023's debut event: "While this event only showed off a taste of the female talent making music and art in Guernsey, it served a great purpose in showing the breadth of styles being created by women in the island. Everyone brought such different things to their performances it didn’t feel like comparisons were really possible."

Doors 7:30pm, entertainment from 8pm

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Groove Den

St James Concert and Assembly Hall, College Street GY1 2NZ, St.Peter Port

Groove Den is a collaborative meeting of minds and the brainchild of Bristol music heavy weights James Morton and Alex Hutchings. Influenced by a wide range of musical styles including jazz, funk, hip-hop, soul and rock, the common thread is groove and feel.

James is one of the most exciting saxophonists of his generation and has performed and recorded with some of the most prolific artists in music

including Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley and The New JB’s, George Clinton, The Herbaliser and the NPG Horns (Prince) to name a few. He also has released 2 albums “The Kid” and “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout That” to critical acclaim.

Alex has been dazzling audiences internationally with his distinctive, heart felt playing and technical brilliance for over a decade, most recently completing a 150 date world tour with Steven Wilson (formerly Porcupine Tree) culminating in 3 nights at The Royal Albert hall released on DVD. Alex has also composed music for the BBC and is a You Tube sensation with almost 100.00 followers on his channel.

Other members of the group include power house drummer Francesco Mendolia (Incognito) and Swedish funk and soul meastro Anders Olinder (Glen Hughes and Pee Wee Ellis) on Hammond Organ.

Expect lyrical, funky, soulful saxophones, blistering guitar solos and deep heavy grooves which will take you on a journey from New Orleans to the urban streets of Bristol. Welcome to the Groove Den.

Support on the night comes from classically trained pianist-composer, Elena F. Elena loves exploring the neo-classical field, and with her musical language has updated classical music for contemporary life.

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Piano Day 2023 with Elena Fedorenko

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The Land of Green Ginger, 8 Market Square , St.Peter Port

Piano Day 2023 in Guernsey with Elena Fedorenko and her friends: Eloise Fabbri, Nicole Wyatt and Sam Cole. The evening will consist of a selection of contemporary classical music for piano solo, including some well-known works alongside some of Elena's own compositions.

“Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener.” – Nils Frahm

Piano Day, an annual worldwide event founded by a group of like-minded people, takes place on the 88th day of the year – in 2023, it’s the 29th March – because of the number of keys on the instrument being celebrated.

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Guernsey Gigs. Unplugged Club

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St.James Cafe, College Street , St.Peter Port

Unplugged Club is the perfect space for musicians to perform their songs. It's a friendly, relaxed environment in the St James Cafe, and we have the most attentive and friendly audiences, so it's the perfect time to show music you're proud of, and test out new material too!

St James Cafe is perfect with its relaxed seating and warm atmosphere. The balcony space is excellent for socialising without having to miss any of the music in store. And you can't forget the stunning panoramic view of town!

Our music themed raffle is a highlight for many, often with CDs, Vinyl, music accessories, and even instruments up for grabs! Proceeds from the raffle go back into the club and fund parties and projects for the musicians that make Unplugged Club so good.

Guernsey Gigs: "We have an absolutely amazing treat lined up for you all for February's Unplugged Club. Not only is Mike Meinke going to be hosting the evening for us and playing a few tunes, but we're ridiculously excited to have Ellen F as our featured artist performing some contemporary classical piano. You really won't want to miss it!"

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A Family Concert: The Snowman and The Nutcracker

When you’re in the depths of Winter, the perfect tonic to ease you into the Christmas season is this Family Concert. This year you’re in for a treat as we are featuring ‘The Snowman’, projected on a big screen, accompanied by a live orchestra.

The other half of the programme gives focus to the magical story of The Nutcracker. Actors will guide you through the fantasy, telling the story in a new way, highlighting the wonderful orchestra, inviting audience participation, and having lots of fun! /Player/ Flutes Fionna Travers/ Debbie Bruschini/ Dan Madden/ Oboe Liz Green/ South Bank Sinfonia/ Clarinets Sarah Tennant/ Katie Gough/ Claire Claxton/ Bassons South Bank Sinfonia/ John Razzak/ Horns South Bank Sinfonia/ Andrew Dempster/ Leila Le Poidevin/ James Hatton/ Trumpets Gwen Davies/ Adrian King/ Trombones Neill Hadden/ Greg Stevens/ Kevin Stevens (bass trombone)/ Tuba Janine Nichols/ Percussion Colin Woodcock/ Ewan Nicolle/ Sally Woodcock/ Harp Richard Allen/ Piano Elena Fedorenko/

Family tickets for 2 adults and 2 children £40

The Guernsey Eisteddfod was inaugurated in 1921 and as part of its centenary celebrations a One-Night-Only Concert will be held on Wednesday 12th October. It will feature performers from the music, drama, French and Guernsiais sections who have taken part over the years and who are still involved in the arts today. This will be a variety show of different ages and eras, modern and classical, to appeal to the whole family.

Adults £12 Student and OAP £6

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This evening of chamber music will feature Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A Major, performed with guest Clarinettist Claire Claxton, alongside Sarah Van Vlymen, Nicole Wyatt, Carmen Craven-Grew and Elizabeth Gill. Other pieces for the evening Massenet’s Meditation from Thais and Philip Glass Etude No.16 in G Minor, for which Elena Fedorenko will take the stage.