GO GO GO Joseph!

We’ve had a busy season ’round here with the Guernsey Eisteddfod – with countless classes in Music, Speech, Drama, French and Arts & Crafts including a bit of family involvement – and just a teensy weensy bit of pride on my part – *sniff*. So many islanders really get involved and give the Eisteddfod their support, and I loved seeing the few classes that I managed to get to.

I never cease to be blown away by the incredible pool of talent we have here in Guernsey. I’m going to resist saying  that we ‘punch above our weight,’ because that phrase really annoys me, but you know what I mean. In sport, music, the performing arts…you name it!

We’re barely out of another incredible Eisteddfod season, and here GADOC are with their latest, wonderful production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. With quite a few, fresh-out-of-the-Eisteddfod faces too. How do they fit it all in, I wonder?

We had the privilege of a) actually getting tickets (as ever, it was a sell-out) and b) seeing the first performance. And it was jaw-droppingly good.

The choreography was first class, the singing and acting flawless and the costumes stunning. It was lovely seeing the 21 youngsters in the choir integrated with the ‘older’ cast members and I seriously had to stop myself from joining in with the iconic numbers. Not that it would have really mattered.

If you haven’t got tickets, I’m sorry, but for those lucky ones who have, you’re in for a treat.

SING at Beausie

Yesterday didn’t start well on the weather front, but Beau Sejour had a solution for the afternoon in the form of a ‘Sing’ event in collaboration with the School of Popular Music. On the concourse, the school had set up electronic drum kits, electric guitar and bass stations, keyboards and ukuleles for kids to try out, and in the Dave Ferguson Hall you could try your hand at karaoke or dancing to the sounds of the DJ. Then we chilled out in front of the fantastic film, Sing.  Highly recommended, and well done for an inspiring afternoon, Beau Sejour.

Bibliotots

This week we joined the bubbly Juliana of The French Workshop for her fun-filled session of Bibliotots at the Guille-Alles library. It happens every Monday, 11-11.30 term-time only for pre-schoolers (you can book by calling the children’s library on 743635).  She also visits local pre-schools and nurseries. My little one’s been along twice now and has enjoyed sharing the French books and nursery rhymes with Juliana.