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Events calendar 2018

Notes on the calendar:

  • The timetable is subject to change.  If you are in any doubt or would like to check the latest details, contact us on 07839 10 62 84 / info@language.gg

  • Unless stated otherwise, entry is FREE to all events listed here.

  • If you would like to attend any of these events but have transport problems, please call us on 747264 as we would like to help if we can.

  • Please note that all of these events are attended at your own risk.  Guernsey Language Commission / Guernsey Museums is not liable for any injury caused.

Summary

Date

Event

Venue

Time

Details

January 2018

 

 

 

 

Friday 26 January

Métivier Night

Torteval Church Hall

7pm onwards

Join us for this celebration of Guernsey language in poetry and song.  Bring a dish and we'll eat supper together at 7.30ish.  (Métivier was a Guernsey poet who was dubbed the Guernsey Burns by Victor Hugo).  Entry is free.  There'll be a bar with hot and cold drinks.

 

 

 

 

 

February

 

 

 

 

Thursday 22 February

Speed Patois

Les Douvres (back room)

From 7.30pm

A social 'serai' (evening gathering) for anyone wishing to practice or speak the language.  All levels welcome. Please feel free to buy your drink at the bar and join us in the back room.

 

 

 

 

 

March

 

 

 

 

Thursday 22 MarchGuernsey French EisteddfodForest School4.30 (children) & 6.45 (adults) Everyone is welcome to come along and watch the participants.  See Eisteddfod website for timings: http://www.guernseyeisteddfod.com/guernseyfrench

Saturday 24 March

Pure Patois

Cobo Community Centre

2pm

An opportunity for speakers who consider themselves 'fluent' to come together and chat.  This is not a teaching session. Tea and coffee provided.

 

 

 

 

 

April

 

 

 

 

     
Saturday 14 & Saturday 21 AprilGuernsey language taster workshopsGuille-Allès library10.00-12.00

Learn some of Guernsey's fascinating language from the beginning.  Both sessions are the same and booking is essential: janmarquis@suremail.gg or 07781 166 606.  The price is £8 per session. 

Thursday 19 AprilSpeed PatoisLes Douvres back room7.30pm onwardsA social 'serai' (evening gathering) for anyone wishing to practice or speak the language.  All levels welcome. Please feel free to buy your drink at the bar and join us in the back room.

Friday 27 April

La Ribotrie

St Martins Parish Hall

Doors open 6.15.  Bring a picnic to eat at 6.30.  Music, song & dance from 7.30pm.  

Everyone is welcome at this celebration of Guernsey culture.  It's free entry and people are invited to bring their own picnic to eat together at 6.30pm.  There'll be a bar where you can order your drinks in Guernesiais (with guidance provided!)  The dancing is not a performance, but for joining in with (akin to the Celtic Ceilidh or Breton Fest-Noz).  No dancing experience is necessary - help is given, it's all good fun and great for keeping fit.   

 

 

 

 

 

May

 

 

 

 

Saturday 19 MayTour of the Golden Guernsey Goats

Les Sages

TBC - call 747264

Come along and find out about the fascinating Guernsey Golden goats at Les Sages.  Peter Girard will treat us to a tour in Guernésiais and we might even see a kid or two if we're lucky! There will also be cheese tasting and an opportunity to purchase goat products. Many thanks to Peter Girard for kindly hosting.  Booking is essential - please call Jo on 747264 or email Josephine.dowding@gov.gg and she will advise about parking.  There is a charge of £5 per person.
Saturday 26 MayPure PatoisCobo Community Centre2pmAn opportunity for speakers who consider themselves 'fluent' to come together and chat.  This is not a teaching session. Tea and coffee provided.

 

 

 

 

 

June

 

 

 

 

Saturday 23 JuneLa Fête NormandeMarket Square11.00-12.00 and then 14.00-17.00This is a celebration of Norman culture which takes place every year in either Normandy, Jersey or Guernsey.  It's Guernsey's turn in 2018 and there'll be traditional costumes, dances, songs and readings.  

Thursday 28 June

Speed Patois

Les Douvres back room

7.30pm

A social 'serai' (evening gathering) for anyone wishing to practice or speak the language.  All levels welcome. Please feel free to buy your drink at the bar and join us in the back room.

 

 

 

 

 

July

 

 

 

 

Saturday 28 July

Pure Patois

Cobo Community Centre

2pm

An opportunity for speakers who consider themselves 'fluent' to come together and chat.  This is not a teaching session. Tea and coffee provided.

August

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 AugustThe West ShowL'Eree Aerodromewww.thewestshow.com

This traditional fair celebrates Guernsey culture and traditions, including the language. 

Thursday 30 AugustSpeed PatoisLes Douvres back room7.30pm onwardsA social 'serai' (evening gathering) for anyone wishing to practice or speak the language.  All levels welcome. Please feel free to buy your drink at the bar and join us in the back room.

 

 

 

 

 

September

 

 

 

 

Saturday 29 September

Pure Patois

Cobo Community Centre

2pm

An opportunity for speakers who consider themselves 'fluent' to come together and chat.  This is not a teaching session. Tea and coffee provided.

 

 

 

 

 

October

 

 

 

 

Thursday 25 October

Speed Patois

Les Douvres back room

7.30pm onwards

A social 'serai' (evening gathering) for anyone wishing to practice or speak the language.  All levels welcome. Please feel free to buy your drink at the bar and join us in the back room.

 

 

 

 

 

November

 

 

 

 

Saturday 24 NovemberPure PatoisCobo Community Centre2pmAn opportunity for speakers who consider themselves 'fluent' to come together and chat.  This is not a teaching session. Tea and coffee provided. 

 

 

 

 

 

December

 

 

 

 

     

 

  • Speed Patois at the Last Post
  • Adrian Cain
  • Les Bibides
  • Jim Delbridge