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Hummingbird Hawk-moths

October 28, 2019 By 0 Comment
Hummingbird Hawk-moths

This beautiful moth was photographed outside the Visitor Centre at the end of August. The Hummingbird Hawk Moth flies and feeds by day.  This small but beautiful creature has a wing span of only 5cm, has a white spotted abdomen and orange hindwings.  Their wings beat so quickly they become a blur, darting from flower to flower, unfurling its proboscis to feed: its easy to see how they acquired their…

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Sark gains silver gilt award in RHS National Britain in Bloom Finals

October 26, 2019 By 0 Comment
Sark gains silver gilt award in RHS National Britain in Bloom Finals

Following an overall win in the Floral Guernsey Competition in 2018 Sark was awarded a place in the National Finals this year. Around eighty finalists were chosen from 1600 communities which competed in local competitions. It was announced at the RHS awards evening at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London this evening that Sark Community Blooms, representing not only Sark but also the Bailiwick of Guernsey, was awarded the high…

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Sark Fest 2020

October 21, 2019 By 0 Comment
Sark Fest 2020

SARK FEST 2020 is back 10-12 July 2020 Tickets on sale now  through Eventbrite.Co.Uk For a limited time early bird special discounted tickets available at only £70 for adult full weekend tickets (full price £80), so get in early to be part of what promises to be another fantastic festival on the beautiful Dark Sky Island of Sark. www.sarksf.com The Sarkfest 2020 will be a three day music based festival…

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Parlour Apt. Clos De La Tour

October 10, 2019 By 0 Comment
Parlour Apt. Clos De La Tour

Parlour Apt. at Clos de la Tour Set in the centrally located yet quiet, secluded gardens of Clos de la Tour the 4 star, gold award winning PARLOUR APARTMENT is close to The Avenue, most beaches, cliff paths and local eateries. Visit our website at www.closdelatour.gg for more details and photographs, or to book online. Situated on the ground floor of the original granite cottage, the newly refurbished, cozy Parlour…

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Pet Service at St Peters Church

October 7, 2019 By 0 Comment
Pet Service at St Peters Church

There were some four-legged members of the congregation on Sunday for an outdoor gathering at St Peter’s Church where the annual service of thanksgiving for pets and animals was held. The Seigneurie donkeys, Florence and Ruby, made their first official public appearance where they met the famous sheep Persil and dogs of all shapes and sizes, and Robin and Mia read poems that they had written about animals. The service…

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Build-A-Boat

September 14, 2019 By 0 Comment
Build-A-Boat

The second build-a-boat race took place recently with five entries building a boat from scratch in just a day then racing it the following day. On the day of the race, the atmosphere was electric.  Five boats took part with only four boats making the finish line as one of them decided to have a chat with a rock en route. They raced around the circuit just outside Creux Harbour…

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Friday’s Private Garden Walks

September 11, 2019 By 0 Comment
Friday’s Private Garden Walks

During the summer season between May and September, local volunteers take visitors around the North, East and West of Sark on tours of private gardens on the island. The walks normally take about two hours with refreshments in the last garden of the route. The walks start from the visitor centre at 2pm every Friday, and cost £5 per person which goes to a local charity. 

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Chief Pleas and Court of the Seneschal

September 11, 2019 By 0 Comment
Chief Pleas and Court of the Seneschal

The Chief Pleas building was originally the boys school and was used in 1942 to teach both boys and girls the German language during the Occupation. Chief Pleas, the equivalent of Parliament, originally made up of the Seigneur and the Tenants (owners of the tenements of land) sat for the first time in 1579. They administered justice as Jurats (Justices of Peace) but in 1583 the Chief Pleas acknowledged Guernsey…

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Sark Opera 2019

September 9, 2019 By 0 Comment
Sark  Opera 2019

The 2019 Sark Opera festival held its opening night on 5th September in the Seigneurie marquee, followed by a lunchtime performance at La Sablonnerie Hotel, then an evening gala performance at Stocks Hotel and finally a very special matinee performance at La Seigneurie. The musical programmes consisted of an uplifting mix of classical opera and lighter musical pieces. Each performance was wonderfully intimate in the smaller, relaxed venues on Sark….

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Mervyn Peake’s Blue Plaque

September 3, 2019 By 0 Comment
Mervyn Peake’s Blue Plaque

Mervyn Peake was a famous member of a group of artists on Sark, simply named the Sark Group, who helped to build the Art Gallery, now named the Gallery Stores and Post Office.  Mervyn created, arguably, some of his best work whilst living on Sark.  Some of his most famous works includes Gormenghast and Mr Pye. As a tribute to Mervyn Peake and the importance of his creations to Sark…

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