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Get Creative on Sark

May 14, 2019 By 0 Comment
Get Creative on Sark

Bookings are now being taken for the exciting workshops in Sark’s first ever arts and crafts festival, Creative Sark. You can try your hand at all sorts of skills with local artisans from stage sword fighting and bee-keeping to watercolour painting and weaving. Visiting creatives are offering an enticing variety of textile workshops and there are also tasty cookery classes as well as yoga, massage and gong bathing sessions. Many…

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Good Times for Guillemots

May 14, 2019 By 0 Comment
Good Times for Guillemots

The seabird breeding season is in full swing here on Sark and this year seems to be particularly good for guillemots. These beautiful chocolate-brown and white birds belong to the auk family, along with puffins and razorbills that also breed here. Over the last three years they have established a new colony on rocks off the east coast as well as their main breeding site on Les Autelets on the…

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Maison Rouge

May 13, 2019 By 0 Comment
Maison Rouge

  Maison Rouge, the self-built family home of host musician Peter Gabriel Byrne offering you a warm welcome to luxury, room only accommodation. It is situated on a quiet lane adjacent to La Seigneurie woodland, open fields and a short walk to Port du Moulin beach. There is a selection of cafes restaurants serving breakfast lunches and evening meals ranging between two and a ten minute walk minutes walk from…

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Liberation Celebrations

May 11, 2019 By 0 Comment
Liberation Celebrations

Sark welcomed some very special visitors on Friday to help celebrate the 74th anniversary of the Liberation. Sark was freed from German occupation on 10th May 1945, a day later than Jersey and Guernsey. To mark the occasion the Sark branch of the Royal British Legion hosted a visit by three Chelsea Pensioners and three Gurkhas who were accompanied by Sir Ian Corder, the Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey, and his…

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Songs From the Past

May 9, 2019 By 0 Comment
Songs From the Past

Musicians Éva Guillorel and Robert Bouthillier were on Sark this week sharing their passion for traditional songs from Sark and the other Channel Islands. The couple did a lunchtime recital at La Sablonnerie Hotel as well as an evening performance at the Island Hall during which they sang and talked about the history and origins of the folk songs.   Pictures by Sue Daly Robert & Éva at La Sablonnerie

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New Faces at Hathaways

May 9, 2019 By 0 Comment
New Faces at Hathaways

There are new faces at Hathaways this month as the café and restaurant at La Seigneurie Gardens has been taken over by Julie and Richard Baker. They are open every day between 10am and 5pm for lunches, teas, coffees and lovely home-baked cakes and from this Saturday will be open in the evenings. Julie and Richard previously ran the Victoria Café at Candie Gardens on Guernsey. They are delighted to…

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Creative Sark

May 6, 2019 By 0 Comment
Creative Sark

Sark’s creative residents wanted to promote and teach crafty skills and courses with an accent on local talent and produce.  Sark has for centuries inspired creativity in all forms and there is no shortage of creative skills on Sark today!   The event runs from 1st to 15th June.  Each day there is something new to sample, learn and ask questions about. There is a varied schedule of activities such…

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May on Sark

May 6, 2019 By 0 Comment
May on Sark

Sark’s Wildflower Fortnight may have come to an end but the island’s wildflowers are in full bloom. There are still plenty of bluebells to see (and smell!) in the shadier areas such as Harbour Hill and Dixcart Wood and out on the cliffs the gorse, thrift, sea campion and a whole host of other beauties are in flower. The sunny weather with cool sea breezes makes getting around on foot,…

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Sowing the Seeds

May 1, 2019 By 0 Comment
Sowing the Seeds

The warm, sunny weather after the rain last week has created the perfect conditions for sowing the seeds for Project Sunflower, the conservation initiative started by Sue Daly and now in its third year. The two-acre field, which is near the Island Hall, has been loaned by farmer Gavin Nicolle who does the land preparation work with help from his son Martin. As well as sunflowers the seed mix contains…

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The Cottage at Clos de la Tour

April 30, 2019 By 0 Comment
The Cottage at Clos de la Tour

Set in the centrally located yet quiet, secluded Gardens of Clos de la Tour THE COTTAGE is close to The Avenue, St Peters Church, most beaches and cliff paths plus local eateries. This fabulous 4 star, Gold Award winning property has its own entrance through a private glass porchway leading directly from its south facing garden area and has a wonderfully simple open plan design on both ground floor and…

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