Our Fragile Planet

TICKETS: £15, £12.50 and £10. Students half price, £6 restricted view. Available from Eventbrite.

A multi-media concert to highlight the issue of plastic in our oceans

This concert forms part of the wider 'Our Fragile Planet' event, through a collaboration between local arts organisations and the community featuring all aspects of the performing arts. It brings this important environmental issue into focus and celebrates how Guernsey can come together to give it recognition, culminating in a multi-media performance by the Guernsey Symphony Orchestra.

The Guernsey Symphony Orchestra will perform Britten’s Sea Pictures. Tintagel by Bax, and Fantasia on British Sea Songs (usually heard at The Last Night of the Proms).

Photographic backdrops will be provided by Spectrum Guernsey and Karl Taylor Photography.

Conducted by Jean Owen, the evening will be the conclusion of a day of talks, as outlined below.

The Day's Events (16th November)

  • 10.30am - 2.30pm: Environmental Groups stalls

    Also present from the beginning of the concert until the end of the interval.

  • 11am: A modern day adventure to the end of the earth.

    Join Peter Watson and Captain Simon Lucas for a talk and video series on a 2018/19 season in the deep Southern Ocean. We will be exploring our journey, the wilderness, wildlife, climate and adventure tourism in one of the last true wildernesses left on the planet, Antarctica. A fun, educational talk with plenty of times for questions at the end.

  • 1.30pm: The States of Guernsey

  • 6.15pm: Mandy Barker

    Mandy Barker is an international award- winning photographer whose work involving marine plastic debris has received global recognition. Working with scientists she aims to raise awareness about plastic pollution in the world’s oceans, whilst highlighting the harmful affect on marine life and ultimately ourselves.

  • 7.30pm: Guernsey Symphony Orchestra concert

Talks are free of charge for people who purchase a concert ticket, or £5 per talk for people just wishing to attend the talks