We’ve all seen the vintage photos of people frolicking and having fun at the seaside. Well if you’re up for a bit of nostalgia and good old-fashioned merriment, with a modern twist here and there, then make sure you head down to join in the Seaside Shenanigans at The Lido, Havre des Pas on Saturday 18 June.
Here are just some of the wonderful treats in store for you…
Start your day with a 9am yoga session on the rooftop of The Lido. Sheri Burt will be leading the session, where you can relax and meditate whilst enjoying the beautiful view. Whilst this isn’t strictly ‘vintage’ it is a great way to start the day!
At 11am Sheri will swap hats and offer children aged between 5-11 an Element Arts Session, their chance to combine the arts with the elements (see what we did there), in this case the seaside. Foraging, making and performing will all be possible within this magical workshop. A second workshop will be offered at 2pm. To book a free place visit her website www.elementarts.org
Throughout the day local artist Ian Rolls invites you to bring a bucket and spade and build a small version of your own house and garden on a giant map of Jersey (complete with parish boundaries) that he will mark out on the sand.
From 11am the map will be drawn out and you can come along to be part of a fun community project that will grow during the day with people adding their homes and local landmarks made out of sand, stones, seaweed and found objects. Some of Jersey’s top photographers will be on hand to photograph the work in progress, culminating in a crowd photograph at 3pm to capture the whole artwork from above. Hang around as the tide comes in and watch the island disappear!
Skipton Open Studios Project Manager and photographer Fenby Miskin will also be making a new set of portraits taken at The Lido as part of his ongoing “Snapshot in Time” series. Inspired by the amazing art-deco architecture of The Lido, particularly the nautical colours and dramatic lines of the building, Fenby would like to introduce a playful and surreal emphasis to the portraits of those willing to get involved.
Those familiar with Robbie Dark’s photography will also be pleased to hear that he will be capturing the whole day of events in his own trademark documentary style. The images from all of the projects will be available to download from the Skipton Open Studios Facebook page.
In the afternoon there will be old-fashioned games on the beach, fun for all the family, and throughout the day there will be live art by artists including up-and-coming illustrators Will Bertram and Sam Bullock, live music, performers and other free activities for people to enjoy.
The evening will take on more of a mellow vibe, with drinks and a BBQ from 6pm, with accompanying acoustic music from local bands.
At 8pm London based musician Eddy Bailhache will perform an original live soundtrack to Reub’s Little Girl (1913), one of the oldest films ever made in Jersey, directed by H.O Martinek and starring himself and his wife Ivy. The story tells the tale of whiskey smuggler Reub and his daughter. The film was selected and kindly lent by the Gareth Syvret, Photographic Archivist for Archisle: The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme at Société Jerisiase, who will be introducing the film.
The evening will end with a “silent” screening of eccentric comedy-drama The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) directed by Wes Anderson, using Gallery’s silent disco headphones. The screening is curated by Stefan Rousseau of local indie film night Club Cinestef.
Tickets for the evening cost £20 (this includes one drink – for those with a greater thirst the bar will be open to purchase more). With only 100 places available, it will be important to book now to avoid missing out. Over 18s only.
All daytime activities are open to all and free of charge.
Seaside Shenanigans: Saturday 18th June 10am to 5pm. Evening BBQ and Film Screenings: 6pm to 10.30pm – Tickets £20
For more information and to book tickets for the evening event check out the Jersey Arts Trust’s dedicated Skipton Open Studios website: www.skiptonopenstudios.je