LA POÈT’TIE OPEN MIC / SOCIÈTÈ JERSIAISE MEMBERS’ ROOM / FRIDAY 27th SEPTEMBER / 19.00 – 21.00 / FREE
Join Juliette Hart of La Poèt’tie and Ben Spink of L’Office du Jèrriais for a special session of Jersey’s own monthly poetry open mic collective.
All are invited to read, perform and appreciate any and every style of poetry. We are a very friendly and welcoming group which celebrates the spoken word.
There is just one rule: for those bringing their own poem it should include at least one word of Jèrriais, s’i’ t’pliaît!
Snacks will be provided but please bring your own drinks.
JERRIAIS SINGING WORKSHOP WITH BADLABECQUES
ARTS CENTRE (MRR) / SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER / 15.00 -16.30 / £5
This informal workshop will give you the opportunity to learn a bit of Jèrriais through song in the company of local band Badlabecques. Lead singer Kit Ashton will give a brief outline of the story of each song before proceeding to teach it to the audience. No prior knowledge of Jèrriais is necessary, just an open mind and enthusiasm for learning our island’s native language. There will be a short interval to give you time to lubricate your vocal chords.
WRITING SHORT STORIES
Join us for a journey in creative writing and publishing. Dreena Collins will share her experiences, tips and lessons learnt, as well as read extracts from her work, in this interactive session.
Dreena Collins is a local author who has been listed in numerous writing competitions, including the Mslexia short story prize. Dreena has been published in periodicals and magazines, as well as the Eyelands 2018 story anthology. In 2019, she self-published two short story collections: The Blue Hour and The Day I Nearly Drowned.
CHLDREN’S COOKERY CLASS / EMILY LEARY / SAMARES SCHOOL / SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER / 15.45 – 17.00/ FREE
For kids who love to cook, or parents who want to encourage their kids to become more passionate about food – join Emily Leary, author of Get Your Kids to Eat Anything for an alfresco masterclass, creating your own rainbow pizza which will be cooked onsite in the wood-fired pizza oven and consumed by YOU!
Emily Leary’s recipe blog A Mummy Too has become one of the most popular websites in the UK for parents and is consistently listed in the top 10 in UK blogging charts.
Suitable for children aged 7+ / Ten places only