Jersey Arts Centre delivered the following events, activities and experiences throughout 2020:

  • 56 ticketed performances with 8,582 attendances in the spring
  • 1,009 activities + 842 social media posts = 1,851 communications over 25 weeks in the summer
  • 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 the spring and autumn including the Brighter Futures Company
  • JAC Advent Calendar and ‘Festive! Flash! Fiction!’ on-line in December
  • Our 5th 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, 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

 

  • JAC also planned for a number of other events that were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic including: Liberation Day celebrations and VE Day celebrations

 

Our thanks extend to everyone for their support, enthusiasm and social and cultural engagement…