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July2019

Le French Festival, Guernsey

For the first time, Le French Festival come over to Guernsey! Thanks to the dedication of passionnate francophiles, visitors and guernsey people can enjoy 6 days of events!

APPEAL TO EVERY TASTE

There’s something to appeal to every taste from music and opera to French food and drink, workshops, exhibitions, special tours on Renoir and many more!

It’s not just arts and heritage

Festival activities also include the arrival of a regatta of 110 yachts taking part in the Tour des Ports, a race in the waters of the Channel Islands and La Manche with 700 participants.

10 July

'Au Musée!' family trails

10.00am TO 4.00pm

Pick up a family trail from the Discovery Room and learn some French and Guernésiais words as you explore the Museum. Suitable for all ages with lots to see in the Museum, including a 1970s toy shop role play area.

GUERNSEY MUSEUM AT CANDIE

from 10.00am to 4.00pm
Price: Normal Museum admission applies, no extra price for the trail.

Renoir inspired events

Art for Guernsey are curating a series of Renoir inspired events as part of the festival.

An 'Art Walk’, running from the 10th - 14th July, features exhibition of an original artwork by Renoir and takes in locations where he painted in and around Moulin Huet Bay. The walk begins at Moulin Huet Pottery, where the exhibition of an original Renoir will be complemented by printed and digital narratives, exploring the 15 or so works he was known to have produced during his time on the island. A factsheet and map, available from the exhibition and online, will guide walkers from the exhibition, following in Renoir's footsteps to each of the places where he painted. At each stop on the walk an 'empty picture frame' will present the view that inspired Renoir, with a panel displaying links to supporting images and information available online.

On 10th to 12th July, local school children have been invited to attend the exhibition and walk, with sketching workshops being organised on the beach, where actors will portray Renoir and his subjects. The general public are very welcome to enjoy the self guided walk on these dates and engage in posting their own sketches and photos using the hashtags provided.


VARIOUS LOCATIONS

From 10th to 14th July
For more info:
http://artforguernsey.com


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The Restoration of Hauteville House Exhibition

10.00AM TO 4.00PM

An enlightening pictorial exhibition that showcases the extensive restoration and refurbishment work carried out at Hauteville House over an 18-month period, home of the French novelist and poet, Victor Hugo, during his 15-year exile in Guernsey. Amongst Hugo’s famous works are Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

The only house and home that he ever purchased during his lifetime, Hugo invested much time and passion in decorating and redesigning his island home. As a result, the eclectic furnishings and décor of the house offer a very personal insight into Hugo’s character and beliefs.

The exhibition includes pictures of Hugo and his family during his tenure at Hauteville House, along with more present day images of the house, taken prior to the refurbishment work, and the changes wrought by the restoration of the House.

GUERNSEY INFORMATION CENTRE - ST PETER PORT

From the 10th April to the 31st October 2019 inclusive
10.00am to 4.00pm
Free

Encounter with Impressionism - following in the steps of Renoir

2.00pm

A fun workshop with professional artist looking at different ways of sketching en plein aire, referencing impressionism using chalk pastels and various other drawing tools.
Suitable for all levels with the added attraction of the cafe nearby!

CANDIE GARDENS (meet at base of Victor Hugo statue)

Wednesday 10 July
2.00pm
£60 per person
Booking: Frances on 07781 418 828 / Lemmon4art@hotmail.co.uk
Website: franceslemmon.com


Clameur Du Cinéma presents ‘Delicatessen’

7.30pm

Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro’s critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic surrealist black comedy.
Certificate:15

FROSSARD THEATRE - GUERNSEY MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

Wednesday 10 July
7.30pm
Tickets: £7
Bookings: www.cdcgsy.com/screenings

11 July

'Au Musée!' family trails

10.00AM TO 4.00PM

Pick up a family trail from the Discovery Room and learn some French and Guernésiais words as you explore the Museum. Suitable for all ages with lots to see in the Museum, including a 1970s toy shop role play area.

GUERNSEY MUSEUM AT CANDIE

from 10.00am to 4.00pm
Price: Normal Museum admission applies, no extra price for the trail.

Renoir inspired events

Art for Guernsey are curating a series of Renoir inspired events as part of the festival.

An 'Art Walk’, running from the 10th - 14th July, features exhibition of an original artwork by Renoir and takes in locations where he painted in and around Moulin Huet Bay. The walk begins at Moulin Huet Pottery, where the exhibition of an original Renoir will be complemented by printed and digital narratives, exploring the 15 or so works he was known to have produced during his time on the island. A factsheet and map, available from the exhibition and online, will guide walkers from the exhibition, following in Renoir's footsteps to each of the places where he painted. At each stop on the walk an 'empty picture frame' will present the view that inspired Renoir, with a panel displaying links to supporting images and information available online.

On 10th to 12th July, local school children have been invited to attend the exhibition and walk, with sketching workshops being organised on the beach, where actors will portray Renoir and his subjects. The general public are very welcome to enjoy the self guided walk on these dates and engage in posting their own sketches and photos using the hashtags provided.

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Thursday 11 July
For more info: http://artforguernsey.com


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The Restoration of Hauteville House Exhibition

10.00am TO 4.00PM

An enlightening pictorial exhibition that showcases the extensive restoration and refurbishment work carried out at Hauteville House over an 18-month period, home of the French novelist and poet, Victor Hugo, during his 15-year exile in Guernsey. Amongst Hugo’s famous works are Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

The only house and home that he ever purchased during his lifetime, Hugo invested much time and passion in decorating and redesigning his island home. As a result, the eclectic furnishings and décor of the house offer a very personal insight into Hugo’s character and beliefs.

The exhibition includes pictures of Hugo and his family during his tenure at Hauteville House, along with more present day images of the house, taken prior to the refurbishment work, and the changes wrought by the restoration of the House.

GUERNSEY INFORMATION CENTRE - ST PETER PORT

From the 10th April to the 31st October 2019 inclusive
10.00am to 4.00pm
Free

Opera The Flying Dutchman

7.00pm

Every two years, the Opera of Rennes broadcasts a live opera performance to outdoor screens in 22 locations throughout Brittany allowing a wider audience to be able to experience opera.

This year, The Flying Dutchman (Fligende Hollander) by Richard Wagner, will be played live in Rennes and throughout Brittany on 13 June.

The Thrill of the Opera on Beau Sejour`s Big screen, A dazzling recorded Operatic performance of The Flying Dutchman, by Wagner. Courtesy of Opera de Rennes.

BEAU SEJOUR THEATRE

Thursday 11 July
7.00pm
Free


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12 July

'Au Musée!' family trails

10.00am to 4.00pm

Pick up a family trail from the Discovery Room and learn some French and Guernésiais words as you explore the Museum. Suitable for all ages with lots to see in the Museum, including a 1970s toy shop role play area.

GUERNSEY MUSEUM AT CANDIE

Friday 12 July
From 10.00am to 4.00pm

Price: Normal Museum admission applies, no extra price for the trail.

Renoir inspired events

Art for Guernsey are curating a series of Renoir inspired events as part of the festival.

An 'Art Walk’, running from the 10th - 14th July, features exhibition of an original artwork by Renoir and takes in locations where he painted in and around Moulin Huet Bay. The walk begins at Moulin Huet Pottery, where the exhibition of an original Renoir will be complemented by printed and digital narratives, exploring the 15 or so works he was known to have produced during his time on the island. A factsheet and map, available from the exhibition and online, will guide walkers from the exhibition, following in Renoir's footsteps to each of the places where he painted. At each stop on the walk an 'empty picture frame' will present the view that inspired Renoir, with a panel displaying links to supporting images and information available online.

On 12th July, local school children have been invited to attend the exhibition and walk, with sketching workshops being organised on the beach, where actors will portray Renoir and his subjects. The general public are very welcome to enjoy the self guided walk on these dates and engage in posting their own sketches and photos using the hashtags provided.

At 11am on Friday 12th July, a select audience walk will take place from the Bella Luce Hotel down to Moulin Huet Bay with limited spaces available. The walk will be hosted by Mr Cyrille Sciama, Director of the "Musee des impresionnismes” in Giverny who will share insight into the life and works of Renoir. A recording of this narrative will be added to the Art Walk online resources for all to enjoy as a permanent legacy of the event.

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Friday 12 July
For more info: http://artforguernsey.com


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The Restoration of Hauteville House Exhibition

10.00am to 4.00pm

An enlightening pictorial exhibition that showcases the extensive restoration and refurbishment work carried out at Hauteville House over an 18-month period, home of the French novelist and poet, Victor Hugo, during his 15-year exile in Guernsey. Amongst Hugo’s famous works are Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

The only house and home that he ever purchased during his lifetime, Hugo invested much time and passion in decorating and redesigning his island home. As a result, the eclectic furnishings and décor of the house offer a very personal insight into Hugo’s character and beliefs.

The exhibition includes pictures of Hugo and his family during his tenure at Hauteville House, along with more present day images of the house, taken prior to the refurbishment work, and the changes wrought by the restoration of the House.

GUERNSEY INFORMATION CENTRE - ST PETER PORT

From the 10th April to the 31st October 2019 inclusive
10.00am to 4.00pm
Free

Victor Hugo’s St Peter Port – A Walking Tour Based upon Victor Hugo’s St Peter Port – by Gregory Stevens Cox

2.00pm

An enjoyable, informative and light hearted amble around the beautiful town of St Peter Port in the company of two Hugo enthusiasts. Steve Foote – who’s publishing house Blue Ormer Publishing publishes Gregory Stevens Cox acclaimed Victor Hugo’s St Peter Port and Keith Pengelley (accredited Silver Guide) of Guernsey Walking tours.

The walking tour will take an easy paced, circuitous stroll around the town taking in many of the locations well known to Hugo during his days in exile.

With readings from the book, interesting observations and the simply joy of taking an informed stroll in the well preserved, historic town of St Peter Port.

Presented by:
Steve Foote – Blue Ormer Publishing www.blueormer.co.uk
Keith Pengelley – Guernsey Walking Tours
www.guernseywalkingtours.com

ALBERT PIER (point of departure)

Wednesday 12 July
2.00pm sharp
Duration: Expect to be ambling for around 90 minutes
Advance Booking: Via Eventbrite – Tickets priced at £6.50
On The Day: Simply join the tour - £7.00 per person places permitting
For further details : keith@guernseywalkingtours.com
or on 07781-127810


French-themed découpage Workshops

2.00pm / 3.00pm / 4.00pm

Learn how to transform a bottle into a beautiful table decoration using the technique of Découpage. By the end of the one hour session you will have created your own French-themed découpage bottle with micro fairy lights to take home with you.

SULA GALLERY

Friday 12 July
Three separate one hour sessions: 2.00pm to 3.00pm,3.00pm to 4.00pm and 4.00pm to 5.00pm
£10 per person per session (all materials included)
Early booking is recommended
To book please message Sarnia Arts & Crafts Club via their Facebook page or call Liz on 01481 725004.

13 July

'Au Musée!' family trails

10.00am to 4.00pm

Pick up a family trail from the Discovery Room and learn some French and Guernésiais words as you explore the Museum. Suitable for all ages with lots to see in the Museum, including a 1970s toy shop role play area.

GUERNSEY MUSEUM AT CANDIE

From 10.00am to 4.00pm
Price: Normal Museum admission applies, no extra price for the trail.

Renoir inspired events

Art for Guernsey are curating a series of Renoir inspired events as part of the festival.

An 'Art Walk’, running from the 10th - 14th July, features exhibition of an original artwork by Renoir and takes in locations where he painted in and around Moulin Huet Bay. The walk begins at Moulin Huet Pottery, where the exhibition of an original Renoir will be complemented by printed and digital narratives, exploring the 15 or so works he was known to have produced during his time on the island. A factsheet and map, available from the exhibition and online, will guide walkers from the exhibition, following in Renoir's footsteps to each of the places where he painted. At each stop on the walk an 'empty picture frame' will present the view that inspired Renoir, with a panel displaying links to supporting images and information available online.

On 13th and 14th July, the self-guided walk will remain open to the general public, with painting and sketching workshops hosted around the bay and the full audio narrative complimenting the factsheets for the self-guided walk.

On 13th and 14th July, painting and sketching workshops will be running from 10am - 4pm. The workshops are free to attend and open to all ages and abilities. Attendees of the workshops will need to provide their own materials, although limited supplies may be available for passers by, and should register their interest via our website, http://artforguernsey.com

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Saturday 13 July
For more info: http://artforguernsey.com

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The Restoration of Hauteville House Exhibition

10.00am to 4.00pm

An enlightening pictorial exhibition that showcases the extensive restoration and refurbishment work carried out at Hauteville House over an 18-month period, home of the French novelist and poet, Victor Hugo, during his 15-year exile in Guernsey. Amongst Hugo’s famous works are Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

The only house and home that he ever purchased during his lifetime, Hugo invested much time and passion in decorating and redesigning his island home. As a result, the eclectic furnishings and décor of the house offer a very personal insight into Hugo’s character and beliefs.

The exhibition includes pictures of Hugo and his family during his tenure at Hauteville House, along with more present day images of the house, taken prior to the refurbishment work, and the changes wrought by the restoration of the House.

GUERNSEY INFORMATION CENTRE - ST PETER PORT

From the 10th April to the 31st October 2019 inclusive
10.00am to 4.00pm
Free

Victor Hugo’s St Peter Port – A Walking Tour Based upon Victor Hugo’s St Peter Port – by Gregory Stevens Cox

2.00pm

An enjoyable, informative and light hearted amble around the beautiful town of St Peter Port in the company of two Hugo enthusiasts. Steve Foote – who’s publishing house Blue Ormer Publishing publishes Gregory Stevens Cox acclaimed Victor Hugo’s St Peter Port and Keith Pengelley (accredited Silver Guide) of Guernsey Walking tours.

The walking tour will take an easy paced, circuitous stroll around the town taking in many of the locations well known to Hugo during his days in exile.

With readings from the book, interesting observations and the simply joy of taking an informed stroll in the well preserved, historic town of St Peter Port.

Presented by: Steve Foote – Blue Ormer Publishing www.blueormer.co.uk Keith Pengelley – Guernsey Walking Tours www.guernseywalkingtours.com

ALBERT PIER (point of departure)

Wednesday 12 July
2.00pm sharp
Duration: Expect to be ambling for around 90 minutes
Advance Booking: Via Eventbrite – Tickets priced at £6.50
On The Day: Simply join the tour - £7.00 per person places permitting
For further details : keith@guernseywalkingtours.com or on 07781-127810

14 July

'Au Musée!' family trails

10.00am to 2.00pm

Pick up a family trail from the Discovery Room and learn some French and Guernésiais words as you explore the Museum. Suitable for all ages with lots to see in the Museum, including a 1970s toy shop role play area.

GUERNSEY MUSEUM AT CANDIE

From 10.00am to 4.00pm
Price: Normal Museum admission applies, no extra price for the trail.

Renoir inspired events

Art for Guernsey are curating a series of Renoir inspired events as part of the festival.

An 'Art Walk’, running from the 10th - 14th July, features exhibition of an original artwork by Renoir and takes in locations where he painted in and around Moulin Huet Bay. The walk begins at Moulin Huet Pottery, where the exhibition of an original Renoir will be complemented by printed and digital narratives, exploring the 15 or so works he was known to have produced during his time on the island. A factsheet and map, available from the exhibition and online, will guide walkers from the exhibition, following in Renoir's footsteps to each of the places where he painted. At each stop on the walk an 'empty picture frame' will present the view that inspired Renoir, with a panel displaying links to supporting images and information available online.

On 14th July, the self-guided walk will remain open to the general public, with painting and sketching workshops hosted around the bay and the full audio narrative complimenting the factsheets for the self-guided walk.

On 14th July, painting and sketching workshops will be running from 10am - 4pm. The workshops are free to attend and open to all ages and abilities. Attendees of the workshops will need to provide their own materials, although limited supplies may be available for passers by, and should register their interest via our website, http://artforguernsey.com

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

From 10th to 14th July
For more info: http://artforguernsey.com

Renoir-Moulin-Huet-painting.jpg#asset:134:eventCrop


The Restoration of Hauteville House Exhibition

10.00am to 4.00pm

An enlightening pictorial exhibition that showcases the extensive restoration and refurbishment work carried out at Hauteville House over an 18-month period, home of the French novelist and poet, Victor Hugo, during his 15-year exile in Guernsey. Amongst Hugo’s famous works are Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

The only house and home that he ever purchased during his lifetime, Hugo invested much time and passion in decorating and redesigning his island home. As a result, the eclectic furnishings and décor of the house offer a very personal insight into Hugo’s character and beliefs.

The exhibition includes pictures of Hugo and his family during his tenure at Hauteville House, along with more present day images of the house, taken prior to the refurbishment work, and the changes wrought by the restoration of the House.

GUERNSEY INFORMATION CENTRE - ST PETER PORT

From the 10th April to the 31st October 2019 inclusive
10.00am to 4.00pm
Free

Victor Hugo’s St Peter Port – A Walking Tour Based upon Victor Hugo’s St Peter Port – by Gregory Stevens Cox

2.00pm

An enjoyable, informative and light hearted amble around the beautiful town of St Peter Port in the company of two Hugo enthusiasts. Steve Foote – who’s publishing house Blue Ormer Publishing publishes Gregory Stevens Cox acclaimed Victor Hugo’s St Peter Port and Keith Pengelley (accredited Silver Guide) of Guernsey Walking tours.

The walking tour will take an easy paced, circuitous stroll around the town taking in many of the locations well known to Hugo during his days in exile.

With readings from the book, interesting observations and the simply joy of taking an informed stroll in the well preserved, historic town of St Peter Port.

Presented by: Steve Foote – Blue Ormer Publishing www.blueormer.co.uk Keith Pengelley – Guernsey Walking Tours www.guernseywalkingtours.com


ALBERT PIER (point of departure)

Sunday 14 July
2.00pm sharp
Duration: Expect to be ambling for around 90 minutes
Advance Booking: Via Eventbrite – Tickets priced at £6.50
On The Day: Simply join the tour - £7.00 per person places permitting
For further details : keith@guernseywalkingtours.com or on 07781-127810

15 July

The Restoration of Hauteville House Exhibition

10.00am to 4.00pm

An enlightening pictorial exhibition that showcases the extensive restoration and refurbishment work carried out at Hauteville House over an 18-month period, home of the French novelist and poet, Victor Hugo, during his 15-year exile in Guernsey. Amongst Hugo’s famous works are Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

The only house and home that he ever purchased during his lifetime, Hugo invested much time and passion in decorating and redesigning his island home. As a result, the eclectic furnishings and décor of the house offer a very personal insight into Hugo’s character and beliefs.

The exhibition includes pictures of Hugo and his family during his tenure at Hauteville House, along with more present day images of the house, taken prior to the refurbishment work, and the changes wrought by the restoration of the House.

GUERNSEY INFORMATION CENTRE - ST PETER PORT

From the 10th April to the 31st October 2019 inclusive
10.00am to 4.00pm
Free