The Blonde Plotters
Gwyn Garfield-Bennett / Kelly Clayton / Deborah Carr
OPERA HOUSE STUDIO / SATURDAY 30th SEPT / 13.30 – 14.30
Make way for the Blonde Plotters! Join local authors Gwyn Garfield-Bennett, Kelly Clayton and Deborah Carr as they discuss their craft, their inspirations and how the three came to meet. All three live on Jersey and are independently published authors writing a mix of genres including romance, general fiction and crime thrillers.
Deborah Carr’s novel A Jersey Kiss (written under the pseudonym of Georgina Troy) was a finalist in the Contemporary Romance Category of the Romantic Novel of the Year Awards 2016. Deborah has since gone on to write several more books in The Jersey Scene series.
Journalist Gwyn Garfield-Bennett’s new novel Lonely Hearts has just been published (under the name Gwyn GB); her debut novel Islands was published in 2016.
Kelly Clayton is the author of The Jack le Claire Mystery series (Blood in the Sand, Blood Ties); her third book will be published in November 2017.
Star Wars, Space Opera and the Art of Valerian and Laureline
JERSEY LIBRARY / SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER / 17.30
Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézieres’ science fiction series Valérian and Laureline is one of the most influential French comics of all time. It originally started its run in the late 1960s, and the series’ second story The Empire of a Thousand Planets illustrates how it has provided many visual cues for George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise. The inspiration doesn’t stop at the visuals but also the universe and key elements of of George Lucas saga, as Stefan’s talk will demonstrate.
Valérian and Laureline also had an especially significant effect on Luc Besson. The director used its influence to craft the world of the hugely successful The Fifth Element (Mézieres, the visual artist who draws the comic, even did the early concept art), and has just finished directing an adaptation of the comics that is the most expensive French film ever made.
The Valerian and Laureline saga is still going on strong with 50 years, 24 episodes and more than 2.5 millions books sold worldwide. Join Stefan for a discussion on this, and the amazing world of French/Belgian science-fiction comics of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Star Wars costumes optional!
JERSEY LIBRARY / FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER / 08.00
If you know anything about Royston Guest, if you have had any experience with him or his programs, you know one thing above all else; he delivers. His sessions, focusing on business growth and personal transformation, are a game changing, transformational experience and his energy and enthusiasm is contagious. Royston is passionate to make a real tangible difference:
- Author of business growth book, Built to Grow a proven time-tested model to unlock real business potential full of strategies, tools and ideas.
- CEO of Pti Worldwide, a Global Consultancy and People Development Business spanning over two decades, clients in 27 countries, helping tens of thousands of businesses across a multitude of sectors, enterprises, and governments.
- Founder of livingyourfuture™ the ‘go-to’ place for personal transformation & growth.
- Accomplished Business Strategists, Executive Coach and Facilitator with a proven track record for delivering business growth.
- Acclaimed world renowned Conference Speaker for more than 10 years, speaking at 110 events last year alone, inspiring over 30,000 people
- Active Business Growth Blogger regularly featured in print, online and on radio including BBC Radio, The Guardian, Mail Online, fresh business thinking.com plus many more
Known as a passionate results-driven speaker, Royston challenges the status quo and inspires others to take action. His passion is to understand the human potential; helping business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs deliver accelerated, sustained and profitable business growth.
with Adele Dark
JERSEY LIBRARY / FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER / 10.00 – 13.00
JERSEY LIBRARY / SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER / 10.00 – 13.00
Explore Roman Capitals and lettering during this workshop and design a panel to include your name and other words reflecting your loves and life. We will be using square edged nibs and other writing tools. Inks and paper will be provided. Adele Dark, Artist and Calligrapher, is a fully qualified teacher with experience teaching at all levels.
Adele has worked with museums, art centres and schools both in Jersey and the UK running Art Workshops for adults and children over the past 20 years. A member of the Society of Scribes and a Printmaking graduate Adele has a passion for typography and print. Her creative work can be seen on her website adeledark.squarespace.com, Facebook page and Instagram.
with Heather Burton
JERSEY LIBRARY / SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER / 15.30
When Sara is given an extra special dress for her birthday she feels powerful, she feels ten feet tall, like she can do anything! Sara decides that no matter what, she’s never going to take it off!
Join in the fun and adventure as we follow Sara’s story through a whole year. Will her parents ever persuade her to change her clothes? What happens when the dress gets dirty? What happens when it gets too small?
Through imaginative storytelling, music and dancing Heather Burton invites you on a fabulous journey about fierce independence and accepting that change isn’t as scary as we think!
JERSEY LIBRARY / THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER / 11.00 – 12.00
JERSEY LIBRARY / SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER / 11.00 – 12.00
View the historical collection at the Jersey Library which includes donations from the Reverend Philip Falle, founder of Jersey’s Public Library, and Dr Daniel Dumaresq. These books are rarely viewed and some date back to the 1400s. Many are beautifully bound, colour hand-finished and edged in gold leaf.
Discover Your Family’s History
THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER / JERSEY LIBRARY / 10.00 – 12.00
Jersey Library’s librarians will show you how to discover your family’s history, using the broad range of resources in Jersey Library, from our newspaper archives and reference resources to the latest online databases such as Ancestry UK and the Forces War Records.