The Festival will be running for two weeks in the streets of St Peter Port to celebrate all forms of street performance including, but not limited to, music, art, theatre, dance, food and crafts. The Guernsey Street Festival LBG (“GSF LBG”) is a “not-for-profit” organisation committed to the promotion of community spirit, the encouragement and showcasing of local talent, and celebration of visiting artists and street entertainers. We aim to create a platform for performers and artists of all genres, skills and ages to promote themselves to the people of Guernsey and to promote Guernsey to tourists and visitors.
To organise and run an annual summer event involving many forms of street performance, including but not limited to music, art, theatre and dance. The Guernsey Street Festival LBG (“GSF LBG”) may also arrange smaller events and activities and collaborate with other like-minded charitable and “not-for-profit” organisations. The main aims of GSF LBG are:- to promote community spirit, encourage and showcase local talent, arrange for non-local artists and street entertainers to perform for the people of Guernsey and to promote Guernsey to tourists and visitors.
Guernsey Street Festival organizes many events and supports various different causes throughout the year to support the arts and activities on the island. Here are some of the things we do throughout the year:
Although not a performer herself, Claire lives in a house with two singer/guitarists so is surrounded by music all the time! She is passionate about the arts and has seen first hand the importance of performance opportunities for all artists but especially for young musicians.
Claire initiated the creation of Guernsey Street Festival LBG because, having been involved in the scheduling of 2019’s Town Carnival, she could see the huge void that would be left should the event not take place in the future. Guernsey Street Festival LBG aims to continue the fantastic work that was previously carried out by The Town Centre Partnership with their Town Carnivals and also to open up the events to all forms of the Arts. She hopes that you will support their second Festival (23rd July - 6th August 2022) and asks that you keep your fingers crossed for some beautiful weather.
Jack retired after being responsible for organizing the Town Carnival for 16 years and is very keen on supporting the new organizing committee for the Guernsey Street Festival. Raising money for the event has been a constant challenge over the years but has contributed to its success and it is essential to build a strong financial foundation if plans for an expanded event are to be achieved in the future.
Lydia has been a staple of the music and drama scene in Guernsey for as long as she can remember, and currently works on island as a singer, composer, and vocal coach. Particularly with her vocal coaching work she gets to see first hand how passion and investment in music, and the arts in general, helps fuel joy, passion and confidence in performers and audience alike. In joining the Guernsey Street Festival Committee as Talent Co-ordinator, she hopes to bring together the very best of what Guernsey has to offer from all areas of the arts.
Dom is passionate about promoting the talent right here on our doorstep having been involved with various music, performance and arts over the years. She has been more recently recognised as a staple in the Guernsey music and theatre scenes, performing on stage at festivals and shows across the Channel Islands. She has joined the Guernsey Street Festival committee in order to assist with the branding and promotions of the festival.
Dave was thrilled to be invited to join the Committee as Communications Officer. Having only been on the island since 2020, he’s fallen in love with the local community and its passion for music and the arts - it’s the reason he’s chosen to call Guernsey his home. Singing and music has always been his therapy, and the opportunity to share this with the world is the greatest privilege.