The events below will take place at varying times across the festival weekend and are subject to normal ticket booking / pricing.
WHAT MAKES ME A ME?
JERSEY ARTS CENTRE / SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER / 10.30
What makes me a me?
What makes you a you?
Are you like a sports car – lightning fast?
Or maybe you’re like a tree… Do your arms stick out like branches?
No? Then perhaps you’re like a snail – very slow (especially when it’s time for school!)
A funny and thought-provoking look at what makes us us. Guaranteed to feed the imagination, this celebration of being who we are is perfect for inquisitive (and inventive!) little minds.
Ben Faulks is an actor and writer from Cornwall, best known for his role as Mr Bloom in the CBeebies children’s television show Mr Bloom’s Nursery. He was nominated for a BAFTA award for best Children’s Television Presenter in 2011 and the show won an RTS North And West award for best children’s programme in 2011. He lives in Heptonstall, Yorkshire.
Event sponsored by Every Child Our Future
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
CELEBRATING THE HARRY POTTER BOOKS
JERSEY OPERA HOUSE / SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER / 10.00
Are you a fantastically beastly fan of the Harry Potter books?
Returning after her highly entertaining appearance at Jersey Festival of Words 2017, join Fleurble Laffalot for a family-friendly journey through J.K. Rowling’s much loved books.
Discover fun facts about the Harry Potter books as well as taking part in some of the key elements of life at Hogwarts – the sorting ceremony, Care of Magical Creatures, spells, potions and much more.
A funny, silly event for anyone who has ever wanted to explore the magical world of Harry Potter books!
LONGBEACH (GOREY) / SATURDAY 29th SEPT / 14.00 – 16.00
Children and their families are invited to come along and join local artist Ian Rolls in ‘Making your Mark’ on the beach, using materials found there during the afternoon.
Early mark making is a key strand of early literacy in young children and forms part of the ‘REAL’ approach. (Raising Early Acheivement in Literacy). REAL training has been delivered to many Jersey early years practitioners, teachers and parents with the support of the National Children’s Bureau, the Jersey Child Care Trust and the Education Department. More information can be found here.
In addition, children and families are encouraged to ‘make their mark’ whilst out and about (drawing in the sand or making patterns with pine cones or conkers…) – photographs can then be sent to email@example.com and will be added to the Makeyourmarkjersey Facebook page – there will be prizes announced for the winners at the beach event on the 29th September. ‘
L’OFFICE DU JÈRRIAIS
JERSEY ARTS CENTRE MARIA RITCHIE ROOM / SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER / 15.00
J’allons à la chasse à l’ourse – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt in Jèrriais.
To celebrate the launch of a Jèrriais translation of Michael Rosen’s classic children’s picture book, the new Jèrriais teaching team would like to invite families to come and listen to the story and take part in Bear Hunt themed activities. What’s more, every family attending will receive a free copy of the book to take home and read aloud.
J’allons en attraper eune hardi grande! We’re going to catch a big one! Join us as we swish through ‘hèrbe’, squelch through ‘pité’ and trip through the ‘bouaîs’sie’ on a quest to catch the ‘ourse’.
The event will be an opportunity for children and their parents to hear Jersey’s native tongue, get used to how it sounds and perhaps even try to speak a little Jèrriais themselves along the way! J’n’avons pon peux! We’re not scared!
Jersey Evening Post Writing Competition
ARTS CENTRE / SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER / 16.30
Now in its fourth year the Rathbones / Jersey Evening Post Short Story competition continues to encourage local writers of all ages to share their talents by submitting original short stories and flash fiction. Join this year’s winners as they receive their prizes from novelist Libby Page (The Lido), before hearing a selection of short pieces brought to life by selected readers.