What’s on guide: January

With life getting busier every week and new bars, restaurants and events opening every month, staying on top can be tricky. So here’s a round up of this month’s hottest happenings in and around the local area…­­­­­
What? The Turkey Buster Walk
Where? St. Lawrence
When? 1st January 2020 11:30am to 1pm
Join your guide, Bob Tompkins, on a wonderful winter walk on New Year’s Day to brush off the Christmas ‘blues’ and lose a few calories in the process! No need to pre-book, just turn up and at the end of the walk enjoy a tot of Sloe gin.
What? Beauty and the Beast
Where? Jersey Arts Centre, Phillips Street, Jersey
When? 8th – 19th January 2020
A wittingly written pantomime by Ben Crocker that has received critical acclaim in the British press. Follow Beauty, her brother Jacques, her mum Ma, and Felix on their adventures. Meet the Beast and his servants as he welcomes Beauty to his castle. Watch the wicked Malabelle creating mischief. Will true love shine through to save the day? This wholesome, traditional show will have something for everyone – it is touching, scary, funny, engaging and an awful lot of fun.
What? Wassailing at The Elms
Where? The Elms, La Chève Rue, Jersey
When? 11th January 2020 2pm – 4pm
Wassailing is said to awaken the cider apple trees and scare away evil spirits to ensure a good harvest! Come along to the Elms, enjoy the Helier Morris Men as they sing and dance, bring ‘noise makers’ (or make something really noisy with our Education Officer!) to use as we process to the orchard, and watch the trees being ‘toasted’ with tots of Sloe gin!
What? Jersey Bulls v Westside
Where? Springfield Stadium, St. Helier, Jersey
When? 11th January 2020 3pm – 5:30pm
Jersey Bulls are English football's newest and most southerly club. The club is entering a Senior team into the English Football League System for the 2019/2020 season. With the fantastic success the Jersey Island men’s team has achieved in recent history – such as winning the Gold Medal in the Aland Island Games, winning numerous Muratti fixtures against Guernsey – they believe that the time is now right to offer their senior Island players the opportunity to progress further by playing week in / week out in an English league of an appropriate standard.
What? Wildlife & Wellness Walk - Winter at St. Catherine's
Where? St. Catherine's Breakwater, St. Martin, Jersey
When? 17th January 2020 10:15am - 11:45am
Join Neil and Alli for a gentle stroll around the North East corner of Jersey. You will follow the rugged coastal paths, country lanes and visit rich woodland, appreciating all aspects of local wildlife and the beautiful winter scenery.
What? Jersey Reds v Cornish Pirates
Where? Rue des Landes, St. Peter, Jersey
When? 18th January 2020 2pm – 4:30pm
Come and watch the Jersey Reds and enjoy the family atmosphere at St. Peter. The Reds were promoted five times between 2005 - 2012 and now play in the Greene King IPA Championship, the second tier of English Rugby. The Reds are now in their eighth season at this level, having achieved our best-ever finish of fourth place in 2018-19.
What? The Outside Track
Where? Phillips Street, St. Helier, Jersey
When? 25th January 2020 8pm – 10pm
The Outside Track return to Jersey Arts Centre with their stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy. Their marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre.
What? Birding Tours Jersey: Wildlife & Wellness Walk for World Wetlands Day
Where? Queen's Valley (lower car park), Grouville, Jersey
When? 31st January 2020 10:15am to 12:15pm
Join Neil and Alli for a celebration of the worlds wonderful wetlands (World Wetlands Day is on 02 Feb). Grouille Marsh (Les Maltieres) SSI stretches from Queen's Valley reservoir to Gorey Common. It is fed mainly from the stream originating at the reservoir. You will discover the natural glades, reed beds, willow coppice and wet meadows, all of which support a wealth of local and over-wintering wildlife.