Fête du Jèrriais

September 9st, 2018

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Fête du Jèrriais

Office du Jerriaisfestivals

Bouônjour! The first ever Fête du Jèrriais takes place next week from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th September. The festival will be a celebration of our island’s native language and offers a whole host of events [mostly free!] for people of all ages. Kindly sponsored by Romerils.

Monday 24th September

  • 8:00 Liberation Station. Look out for our stall. Come along, say ‘Bouônjour!’, find out more information.
  • 13:00 King Street. Listen to Geraint Jennings reading poetry in Jèrriais.
  • 17:30 Weighbridge. Play some Norman games, join in a conversation with a Jèrriais speaker.

Tuesday 25th September

  • 13:10 Jersey Library. Join a free Jèrriais lesson.
  • 17:30 Adelphi pub. Play a game, drink a pint, have a chat, eat some chips! In Jèrriais of course!

Wednesday 26th September

  • 11:00 Jersey Library. Bring the kids along to the first Jèrriais story and rhyme time. Weekly thereafter.
  • 13:00 King Street. Listen to Geraint Jennings reading poetry in Jèrriais.
  • 19:30 Arts Centre. Listen to a concert of brand new songs composed by local musicians, each containing at least one word of Jèrriais.

Thursday 27th September

  • 10:30 Jersey Museum. Join us for coffee, listen to native Jèrriais speakers, join the conversation. Pop into the theatre to see some films about Jèrriais.
  • 18:00 Société Jersiaise. A conversation with Mari Jones, Professor of French Linguistics and Language Change at Cambridge University.

Friday 28th September

  • 13:00 King Street. Witness the ancient Jersey tradition of bachîn ringing.
  • 18:30 Opera House Studio. A 2-part gig with Badlabecques. In Part 1, singalong to family-friendly songs in Jèrriais. During the interval, lubricate your vocal chords, ready for Part 2 of our singalong.

Saturday 29th September

  • 6:50 Tune in to Radio Jersey to hear ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ being read in Jèrriais.
  • 14:00 Société Jersiaise. A celebration of two of the most important writers in the Jèrriais language.
  • 16:30 Meet at Jersey Museum to complete a Jèrriais themed scavenger hunt. Prizes on offer!

Sunday 30th September

  • 11:00 King Street. Meet Geraint at the crapaud for a Jèrriais themed tour of St Helier.
  • 15:00 Arts Centre. Join the Jèrriais teaching team at the launch of their translation of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’.