Seaside Shenanigans at The Lido
Published: 17 May 2016
We’ve all seen the vintage photos of people in the past frolicking and having fun at the seaside – don’t they all seem so innocent and joyous? Well we’ve decided that we want some of that and everyone is invited! So if you’re up for a bit of nostalgia and good old-fashioned merriment, with a modern twist here and there, then make sure that you head down to Seaside Shenanigans at The Lido, Havres des Pas Beach, on Saturday 18th June.
Here are some of the wonderful treats in store for you…
The day will start at 9 am with a morning yoga session on the rooftop of The Lido. Sheri Burt shall be leading the session and it will be relaxed, meditative and with a fantastic view. We know this isn’t strictly ‘vintage’, but it is an ancient tradition stretching back thousands of years in other cultures, and it’s a great way to start the day!
At 11 am and again at 2 pm Sheri will swap hats and offer Element Arts sessions, which combine the arts with the elements (see what we did there), in this case the seaside, for children ages 5 - 11. Foraging, making and performing will all be possible within this magical workshop. A second workshop will be offered at 2pm. To book a free place visit her website: www.elementarts.org
Celebrated local Artist Ian Rolls invites you to bring a bucket and spade and build a small version of your own house and garden on a giant map of Jersey (complete with parish boundaries) that he will mark out on the sand.
From about 11 am the map should be drawn out and you can come along to be part of a fun community project that will grow during the day with more and more people adding their homes and local landmarks made out of sand, stones, seaweed and found objects. Some of Jersey's top photographers will be on hand to photograph the work in progress, culminating in a crowd photograph at about 3.00 pm to capture the whole artwork from above.
Hang around as the tide comes in and watch the island disappear!
Skipton Open Studios Project Manager and photographer Fenby Miskin will also be making a new set of portraits taken at The Lido as part of his ongoing "Snapshot in Time" series. Inspired by the amazing art-deco architecture of The Lido, particularly the nautical colours and dramatic lines of the building, Fenby would like to introduce a playful and surreal emphasis to the portraits of those willing to get involved.
Those familiar with Robbie Dark’s photography will also be pleased to hear that he will also be capturing the whole day of events in his own trademark documentary style. The images from all of the projects will be available to download from the Skipton Open Studios Facebook page.
In the afternoon there will be old-fashioned games on the beach, which will be fun for all the family, and throughout the day there will be live illustration workshops by Artists including up-and-coming illustrators Will Bertram and Sam Bullock, the Disposable Camera Project, live music, performers and lots of other free activities for people to enjoy.
“The idea is just to have some good, old-fashioned fun - it’s amazing how enjoyable old-school games and activities can be when you take part.”
The evening will take more of a mellow vibe, with drinks and a BBQ being laid on from 6 pm and accompanying acoustic music from local bands.
At 8 pm London based musician Eddy Bailhache (TEDDY) will perform an original live soundtrack to Reub’s Little Girl (1913) which is one of the oldest films ever made in Jersey, directed by H.O Martinek and starring himself and his wife Ivy. The story tells the tale of a whiskey smuggler Reub and his daughter. The film was selected and kindly lent by the Gareth Syvret, Photographic Archivist for Archisle: The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme at Société Jerisiase, who will be introducing the film.
The evening will end with a “silent” screening of eccentric comedy-drama The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) directed by Wes Anderson, using Gallery Magazine’s silent disco headphones. The screening is curated by Stefan Rousseau of local indie film night Club Cinestef.
The evening is being co-hosted by Gallery and tickets cost £20 (this includes one drink - for those with a greater thirst will need to purchase further drinks from the bar). With only 100 places available, it will be important to book now to avoid missing out. Over 18s only. Book tickets to the evening BBQ and Film Screenings event via our eventbrite page.
All daytime activities are open to all and free of charge.
Seaside Shenanigans Daytime events: Saturday 18th June 10am to 5pm
Evening BBQ and Film Screenings: 6pm to 10.30pm – Tickets £20