Past Events on Sark

Creative Writing Sark starts a fresh page

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From September 24th-26th, Creative Writing Sark filled the Cider Barn with warmth and words for our first ever mini literature festival, a weekend of free events celebrating island-inspired words past and present. Multi-award-winning novelist, short story writer, poet and playwright A.L. Kennedy opened the evening events with a reading on Saturday 25th, while informal afternoon workshops with Guernsey's Kiya Ashton and Sark resident Shakira Christodoulou coaxed creativity from budding songwriters and wordsmiths. The stove lite up the Cider Barn, Sark's most atmospheric public Heritage venue, for a dose of Autumn literary inspiration.

Creative Writing Sark was sponsored by Guernsey Arts Commission, Isle of Sark Shipping Company, and Rock Trustees.

Sark Reopens for Visitors After Winter Lockdown 2021

By March, Sark was ready and waiting to welcome back our friends in Guernsey after a tough early spring. What's nicer than special hand-crafted gifts for Easter, with the comfort of a lit stove and the promise of relaxed lunch afterwards at Sark's restaurants - AJ's, Beau Sejour and Hathaway's were all open, and Guernsey people were ready to pop over to Sark Shipping for tickets. We were here for a breath of fresh air after lockdown, for anyone who came on over. 

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Sark's Island Christmas Starts With A Bang

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Creative Sark joined in the Bonfire Night fun with a Christmas Craft Market on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November 2020. Beautiful items handmade on Sark, from cards and knits to pottery and tasty treats were available to browse and buy in the Cider Barn, Sark's cosiest heritage venue. A cheerful lit stove, mulled wine, hot chocolate and other seasonal goodies drove away the Autumn chill.

You have to think ahead for Christmas gifts on a small island, in case you're posting presents away to friends and family in the UK and abroad. And it was great to get the community together in the Cider Barn as the nights got longer and the weather turned; kindly loaned by La Société Sercquaise, the ancient Sark building is a lovely backdrop for skilled artisans and their wares.

The craft fair finished in time for a huge bonfire and fireworks on the Saturday evening at La Collinette Field, with live bands, a hog and lamb roast and oodles of toffee apples. It really was the best Autumn weekend to come and stay on Sark.

July 11th 2020 Summer Craft and Produce Market

Creative Sark held the first public crafty event after lockdown in the Bailiwick with a relaxed outdoor craft and produce market in the sunshine. Not a bad start to the summer!

2019  - The Inaugural Creative Sark Festival 

From the 1st to  15th June 2019, Creative Sark brought artists, craftspeople and performers together for a vibrant fortnight of workshops, tastings, music, tours and markets. People learned,  crafted, laughed, cooked, danced and ate together - and even set to in theatrical combat! We aimed to highlight everything that is inspiring about creative life and work on the Island of Sark. Have at look at the gallery to soak up the atmosphere. For a full listing of the programme, click on the felt flowers.

Photo Credits: Elliott Mariess, Susan Synnott, Stacey Upson, Brittany Ross, Pat Clarke, Sue Daly, Shakira Christodoulou, Hilary Charlesworth, Amanda Petrie, Rosalie Smith, Scarlet Lo-Vyn, Rosanne Guille, Stocks Hotel