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Welcome from our Director

Welcome Back!

We hope that you have all remained safe and well these past six months: we have certainly missed you at Jersey Arts Centre.

On our website is a season in which we hope you will be able to participate, even with our current reduced capacity of 40 – though we do hope that this will, in time, increase!





DID YOU KNOW? that in 2020 Jersey Arts Centre delivered the following events, activities and experiences:

  • 56 ticketed performances with 8,582 attendances in the spring
  • 1,009 activities + 842 social media posts = 1,851 communications over lockdown*
  • 50 ticketed performances with 1,273 attendances (with a capacity of 40 then 20) in the autumn
  • 3 exhibitions in the Berni Gallery in the spring + 5 exhibitions in the Berni in the autumn
  • 3 exhibitions in the Bar Gallery in the spring + 5 exhibitions in the Bar in the autumn
  • 6 public courses and workshops with 37 participants in the spring
  • 4 public courses and workshops with 26 participants in the autumn
  • 10 workshops in 9 schools for Holocaust Memorial Day with 263 participants
  • 9 workshops in 8 schools for World Book Day with 216 participants
  • 20 Arts in Health Care concerts across 20 of the Island’s care settings
  • 1 youtheatre production: ‘Beast and Beauties’ filmed and placed on-line in 8 parts in lockdown
  • 1 ACT project in the autumn, staged as a radio play to ensure physical distancing: ‘Lust Actually’
  • Our 18th consecutive year of readings with the youtheatre at Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony
  • The 7th Polish Film Festival
  • The 16th Human Rights Festival (LGBTQ+ theme)
  • The hosting of 2 Project Trident students in the spring
  • JAC’s 6 theatre companies all ran in spring and autumn including the Brighter Futures Company
  • JAC Advent Calendar and ‘Festive! Flash! Fiction!’ on-line in December
  • Our 5th Community Christmas Production: our 2007 adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s ‘My Family and Other Animals’ with 349 attendances over 18 ticketed performances with two teams of 7 actors
  • 23 workshops in 14 schools with 590 participants exploring Durrell’s story and Conservation


In summary, and between Monday 23 March and Friday 11 September 2020, and for 25 weeks during lockdown, JAC presented:

  • 625 Daily Recommendations
  • 108 featured images in Off the Wall
  • 22 Composite videos of the Off the Wall entries
  • (there were 665 works submitted by 194 photographers!)
  • 81 JAC-anories
  • 61 Flash! Fiction! featured stories from 45 writers
  • 18 songs from Bertrand et Veronique
  • 17 Liberation 75 poems
  • 17 ACT Monologues
  • 8 instalments of the youtheatre production
  • 6 extracts from Simon MacDonald’s ‘Going Underground’
  • 2 Shakespeare Shorts

There were a total of 1,009 activities and experiences, plus a further 842 communications, across our digital platforms during these 25 weeks of lockdown – Grand Total: 1,851