On Tuesday 26th February, the Guernsey Arts Commission’s Community Arts Team led in the illumination of Les Genats with the first ever ‘Light Night’, a special evening of activities for the young people of the estate using dance, digital arts, sports, photography and much more!
Delivered in partnership with the Guernsey Sports Commission, Action for Children and The Hub (all four of which work together at the estate each week), the evening saw laser technology used to create giant temporary digital murals around the basketball court lead by artist Marcel Lenormand. LED skipping ropes swung to create inspiring images in action led by the GAC’s assistant artists and GSC. And dance and music was under the mighty spotlight to showcase the developing wealth of performing talent at Les Genats lead by artist Dave Hyett; the evening erupted in a cacophony of all that is bright.
For the four organisations, this was the first of many celebrations in 2013 of the talent and work of the young people on the estate. Having delivered arts and sports projects over the past three years, the work there has been ever developing and there are many plans under way to continue in the focussed spirit of ‘Light Night’ throughout the year.
Created by Alexander Elms
The Guernsey Arts Commission’s Community Arts Programme at Les Genats is jointly and generously sponsored by Hiscox and Heritage.