What’s On In March

Guernsey in SpringAs the year rolls on and we all start thinking of lighter mornings, spring flowers and sunny afternoons, Guernsey’s calendar of events gets into full swing.

Whether you’re visiting for a short break or a longer holiday, there’s something for everyone to explore and experience in Guernsey during March. From weekly markets and food festivals to bracing walks, historical days out and the beginning of the island’s annual photography festival, you can be as active or as relaxed as you please!

Fresh Guernsey Produce – Only the Best Will do!

Guernsey Market SquareWhen it comes to food, visitors to Guernsey are truly spoiled for choice. Venture to Market Square in St. Peter Port every Friday during March and explore the Fresh Produce Market, with local traders, growers and producers showcasing the very best fresh fish, meat, vegetables, chutney, pate, deli, cakes…and much more! Some Guernsey scallops washed down with a glass of local Rocquettes cider will be high on our menu!

‘Fresh Friday’ takes place between 8.30am and 2.30pm; you can find out more at www.marketplaceguernsey.co.uk.

Tasty Walks

Continuing the foodie theme, Guernsey’s first Tasty Walks festival will begin on 1st March.

A ‘a series of guided walks with a culinary finale’, Tasty Walks will give visitors the chance to experience some of the island’s finest sights whilst wandering the coasts, lanes and streets, followed by some of the finest tastes in the island’s renowned restaurants, hotels and cafés. A series of organised themed walks will be followed by a selection of meals, from traditional afternoon teas and seaside lunches to evening meals in some of St. Peter Port’s finest restaurants.

We will feature Tasty Walks in this blog during the next few weeks – keep your eyes peeled!

Photographing Liberation

Photographing Liberation

Internationally renowned photographer Martin Parr kicks off the Guernsey Photography Festival with his exhibition “Liberation”. The exhibition has been commissioned by the Guernsey Photography Festival and will have its world premiere at the Guernsey Museum from 22nd March – 12th May.

Martin Parr first visited Guernsey during the 2011 festival, returning in May 2012 and experiencing the annual Liberation celebrations on the island, as well as travelling across the water to Sark.

Martin Parr’s work focuses on people and our everyday habits and interactions, very much on display throughout his Guernsey Liberation series. As the photographer himself notes:

“I often think of what I photograph as a soap opera where I am waiting for the right cast to fall into place. In more recent years I have photographed much closer where bits of people and food become part of the big picture, and one advantage of this is that it means people are less recognisable.”

Watch History Unfold

Easter weekend holds a treat for history buffs, as The Guernsey History In Action Company reenact a series of stories from Guernsey’s past.

Castle Cornet will play host to Easter Festival of Living History between 29th March – 1st April, with weekend tickets available. Once you’ve bought your ticket, you can pop in as many times as you like over the course of the Festival. For further information about the weekend, including details about tickets, contact Guernsey Museum on +44 (0) 1481 726518.

And Finally… Fly from Scotland!

This year we have introduced direct flights from Glasgow Airport to Guernsey, giving travellers in Scotland the perfect opportunity to visit our island without the added hassle of airport transfers and day-long travel times! You can book your Guernsey holiday from Glasgow online, or alternatively you can call our friendly reservations team.

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