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A Dream of a Show

August 22, 2019 By 0 Comment
A Dream of a Show

Oddsocks outdoor theatre company were on Sark this week for two performances of their brilliant and very funny version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In less than four hours they constructed their stage in the amphitheatre at the Seigneurie and delighted the audiences with their energy, music and humour. Duke Theseus’s palace had the decorators in and these became the rude mechanicals who collided with the eloping lovers, fairies, Titania,…

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Le Manoir

August 20, 2019 By 0 Comment
Le Manoir

Helier de Carteret found the ruins of this property when he landed on Sark in 1563. He rebuilt this property and carved his coat of arms into the stone just below the roof in the top left hand corner of the main house. The cottages to the right were built by Helier as servants quarters. Le Manoir remained the residence of the Seigneur on the island until 1730 and The…

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L’Eperquerie

August 20, 2019 By 0 Comment
L’Eperquerie

L’Eperquerie Common is the open healthland on the top of the northern headland. The monks (present on Sark between the 6th and 14th centuries) used the openness of the Common to dry their fish and conger eels on wooden stakes. The old Norman French word for the stake was ‘perques’, giving the headland its name. The Eperquerie Landing was the main port until Creux harbour was opened up in 1588….

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Mervyn Peake Blue Plaque unveiling

August 12, 2019 By 0 Comment
Mervyn Peake Blue Plaque unveiling

A TRIBUTE TO MERVYN PEAKE OF A BLUE PLAQUE A tribute to the late Artist and Author Mervyn Peake, a Blue Plaque is being erected at the Gallery Stores in the Avenue on the 30th August The Blue Plaque recognises those who have made an important contribution to the bailiwick of Guernsey and the world generally. Sark is proud to announce that its first Blue Plaque will be to commemorate…

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Sark’s Going for Gold

August 5, 2019 By 0 Comment
Sark’s Going for Gold

Monday was a big day here for the Sark Community Blooms group that is representing the Bailiwick of Guernsey in the national Britain in Bloom competition. (Two years ago Sark won a silver gilt at national level.) The ‘Bloomers’ work with volunteers all year round to create beautiful planting in public areas as well working on conservation projects and habitat management in Sark’s wild places. The two judges from the…

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Sark Mini Festival

July 29, 2019 By 0 Comment
Sark Mini Festival

The event(s) will feature Guernsey and Jersey Bands outside 2 main venues. Friday at the Bel Air , Saturday at The Mermaid and Sunday back at the Bel Air. There will also be the Sark Music Trail featuring Acoustic performers at various locations across the Island on Friday Saturday and Sunday. There are no tickets, All events will be free More info and updates as available from Facebook/Sarkminifest There are…

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Sheep Racing 2019

July 29, 2019 By 0 Comment
Sheep Racing 2019

Sark’s biggest charity event was blessed by sunshine this weekend for the annual Sheep Racing festival. Hundreds of visitors flocked (excuse the pun!) to watch the woolly jumpers and enjoy the food, games and other attractions. Florence Burleston was crowned the new Miss Sark Princess and another Florence, this time from Jersey, was crowned as Miss Sark Visitor Princess. The fun began on Friday night with live music from City…

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Pets on Show

July 22, 2019 By 0 Comment
Pets on Show

Residents and visitors entered their four-legged friends in the Sark Dog and Pet Show this weekend that was judged by Chris Bishop of Isabelle Vets in Guernsey. The classes included the dogs in best condition and best child handler as well as obedience and agility competitions and games. Entries in the small pets classes included chicks, rabbits and tortoises. There was also a special guest appearance from WAG, the Wellbeing…

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Planting for Pollinators

July 19, 2019 By 0 Comment
Planting for Pollinators

Sark’s cliff tops, roadsides and meadows are buzzing with butterflies, bees and other insects but, to give nature a helping hand, two fields have been set aside and planted with special seed mixtures to feed our wildlife. The meadow at the Coupée has a mixture of wildflowers aimed at attracting pollinators, and benches to attract people to come and watch them. Near the Island Hall is the Project Sunflower field,…

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A Fine Year for Fritillaries

July 12, 2019 By 0 Comment
A Fine Year for Fritillaries

There are plenty of butterflies around at the moment here on Sark but the most spectacular is the dark green fritillary. This striking orange and brown butterfly is impossible to confuse with the other brown butterflies on the wing at the moment being larger and more brightly coloured than both the gatekeeper and meadow brown butterflies. It has silvery spots on its underwings and is named after its dark green…

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