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Bringing Back the Bluebells

November 17, 2017 By 0 Comment
Bringing Back the Bluebells

  Bringing Back the Bluebells A team of volunteers from Sark Community Blooms and La Société Sercquaise were hard a work last weekend on the lower part of the Harbour Hill. They were clearing the blackthorn, bramble and other growth that has covered the banks that were once a carpet of bluebells in spring. The group cleared one side of the path and are meeting up again on 25th November…

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Junior Talent on Show

November 17, 2017 By 0 Comment
Junior Talent on Show

Parents and friends of Sark school pupils were entertained recently by a show put on entirely by the children. All ages took part with songs, dances, piano pieces and even a magic show. Pictures by Sue Daly The junior performers  

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Remembrance Sunday on Sark

November 13, 2017 By 0 Comment
Remembrance Sunday on Sark

A large congregation gathered at the Men of Sark memorial outside St Peter’s Church today for the Service of Remembrance. Members of the Royal British Legion marched to the memorial where Ash Jarman played the Last Post on the final stroke of eleven. This was followed by two minutes silence, then the names of each of the 19 Men of Sark who gave their lives (there were 18 in the…

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PJ Day on Sark For the Poppy Appeal

November 11, 2017 By 0 Comment
PJ Day on Sark For the Poppy Appeal

Visitors to Sark recently would have been surprised to see quite a few people on the island spending the whole day in their nightwear. Why? For Pyjama Day, a fun way of raising money For the Poppy Appeal. Everyone working in Foodstop, Mon Plaisir Stores and the Post Office took part in the event as well as the staff at HSBC Bank and all of the teachers and students at…

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Sark’s Bloomers Bag Top Award

October 30, 2017 By 0 Comment
Sark’s Bloomers Bag Top Award

Sark was presented with one of the highest horticultural accolades on Friday when the island was given a silver gilt award in the 2017 Britain in Bloom competition. Sark won the Floral Guernsey competition last year so was representing the Bailiwick at a national level with around eighty other finalists. The award, which is just one step down from gold, is in the village category of the competition. The judges,…

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Star-gazing on our Dark Sky Island

October 24, 2017 By 0 Comment
Star-gazing on our Dark Sky Island

You do not need to be an astronomer to appreciate dark skies; they inspire poets, artists and photographers. However, if you are in any way, shape or form interested in what lies beyond our home planet, Sark is a place where you can really appreciate our dark skies. You don’t need a telescope to see the wonderful display of stars above Sark. You can see a host of stars and…

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Philip Guille Remembered

October 16, 2017 By 0 Comment
Philip Guille Remembered

A short ceremony of remembrance was held on Saturday to commemorate Sark man Philip James Guille who died at the age of 25 a hundred years ago during the First World War. Philip was a member of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry and was working to clear and repair roads leading to the front line when the area came under German artillery shelling. Philip and three others from the RGLI…

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Beach Clean

October 9, 2017 By 0 Comment
Beach Clean

      The island’s beaches, like those in the rest of the Channel Islands, are among the cleanest in Europe but just occasionally the wind and tide sweeps in debris from far out at sea that, sadly, ends up on shores. When Sark resident Shakira Christodoulou noticed that one of her favourite beaches, Grande Grève, was looking a little less than its usual pristine self she asked for volunteers…

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‘Tis the Season to Jumble

October 9, 2017 By 0 Comment
‘Tis the Season to Jumble

As the leaves fall and the days shorten Sark’s fundraisers swing into action organising a series of events throughout autumn and winter to support local charities. Friends of Sark School were first to kick off with a jumble sale that raised almost six hundred pounds this weekend. Check on Sark Tourism’s calendar for the dates of future sales and other charity events. Pictures Sue Daly The jumble team complete with…

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Sark Summer Festival 2018 – Tickets on sale 18th November

October 6, 2017 By 0 Comment
Sark Summer Festival 2018 – Tickets on sale 18th November

Sark Summer Festival 6-8 July 2018  – Press Release from the Organisers “Our plans for the 2018 Sark Summer Festival are going fantastically well with substantial support and interest from people near and far. We already have scores of on and off Island acts and performers, local food purveyors, local craft cider and real ale producers, craft stalls, workshops, children activities, Yoga, Choir singing lined up. Website now live www.sarksf.com…

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