Le French Festival : A week to celebrate French Culture and its connection to Jersey
- July 7, 2017 at 2:35pm - July 16, 2017 at 2:35pm
In June 1986, the first Jersey-France Festival was launched! It ran for 3 years and brought various entertainment,concerts, plays and exhibitions to the Island. In 2017, a team consisting of various Jersey & French organisations decided to reboot the event and to create a new French Festival. The aim is to celebrate the links between Jersey and its closest neighbour on the occasion of the week of the national day “Fête de la Bastille”.
The team behind the revival of the Festival is made up of Maison de la Normandie et de la Manche, the Alliance Française de Jersey, the Consular Agency of France in Jersey and the Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture Department of the Government of Jersey.
We have a dedicated website currently being developped so in the meantime, here is a list of the various events we are working on :
Friday 7/07 : Pétanque tournament - Millenium Park pétanque terrain - 5.30pm-9pm / Registration £4 (AF members) / £5 (non-members) - Booking recommended 875655
Saturday 8/07 : Opéra with Bizet’s Carmen on a big screen at the Jersey library - Jersey Library, Halkett Place - 8 p.m / Free entry - Tickets from the library to guarantee a seat.
Saturday 08/07 : Film Screening for children (from 4 years old) - Alliance Française de Jersey - 2pm / Free Entry (duration 26 min) in French with English subtitles - Booking recommend 875 655
Sunday 9/07 : Guided tour of la Hougue Bie in French by Chloé Favrat - La Hougue Bie - Booking mandatory on 875655 (20 people max) - Duration 60 to 90 mins - Start at La Hougue Bie at 10.45 sharp - Payment on site with Jersey Heritage
Monday 10/07 to Sunday 16/07 : FRENCH – NORMAN MARKET - WEIGHBRIDGE - New traders - 9am to 6pm every day - Free Entry
Monday 10/07 : Opening Ceremony at the Weighbridge at 4 pm with the Bailiff, the French Honorary Consul and Norman Politicians
Monday 10/07 : Contemporary Art exhibition opening - Jersey Arts Centre’s Berni Gallery - 6 to 7.30 - Free Entry - More details : http://artscentre.je/event/rennes-art-collection/
Tuesday 11/07 : Funky Brass Band from France “Tchiki Fonk” - Liberation Square - 1pm - More info : https://www.facebook.com/tchiki.fonk
Tuesday 11/07 : Funky Brass Band from France “Tchiki Fonk” - Troubadour - 7.30pm - Free Entry
Wednesday 12/07 : Guided tour on Victor Hugo’s steps in Jersey by Gérard Pouchain - Tour in French and English - Starts at the Weighbridge at 9:00 to 17:00 - £5 entry fee - Limited availability booking : [email protected]
Thursday 13/07 : Outdoor Film projection « La grande vadrouille » popular French comedy with English subtitles - Weighbridge - 8:30pm for 9pm start, £5 (chair rental), contact 875655. An event in partnership with Cinestef https://www.facebook.com/Cinestefan/
Friday 14/07 : Guided tour of St Helier’s French quarter - Unveiling of a trilingual sign in French lane - The tour starts in front of Maison de Normandie (71 Halkett Place) at 11:30, Free of charge
Friday 14/07 : Musical Théâtre play Medieval Norman heritage « 1066 » - 19:15 - Old Magistrate’s Court - Free of charge - Limited seats - Booking and info: 280 110 or [email protected]
Plan ahead and books the seats for the events you are interested in and stay tuned for our dedicated website !