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July2019

Le French Festival, Guernsey

For the first time, Le French Festival is coming over to Guernsey! Thanks to the dedication of passionate francophiles, Guernsey people and visitors, there are 6 days of events to enjoy!

APPEAL TO EVERY TASTE

There’s something for everyone from opera to art, exhibitions to exclusive tours and much 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.

9 July

REGATTA TOUR DES PORTS DE LA MANCHE - GUERNSEY STOPOVER

from 3pm

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The Tour des Ports de la Manche is a regatta organised every July, zigzagging across the treacherous tidal waters between the Channel Islands and the French mainland. It is an exceptional race and is one of the biggest nautical events of the summer. It is a really challenging event and a fabulous journey involving at least 100 yachts.

It is the biggest yacht race in Normandy and one of the biggest races in France. 700 crewmen and women will be dropping anchor in Guernsey!

Competitors arrival from 3pm
Regatta can be viewed from the harbour walls
Free

More info: http://tourdesports50.fr/en/

9 July

FRENCH BIRD EMBROIDERY HOOP WORKSHOP

2PM TO 5PM

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Learn a selection of different bead embroidery techniques, and then you will have the chance to work on your very own bead embroidered hoop of a French bird.

SULA FRAMING AND GALLERY

Email: info@sulagallery.co.uk

2pm-5pm
£30, all materials will be included.
Tickets are limited so please book in advance: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/french-bird-embroidery-hoop-tickets-56569980334

10 July

REGATTA TOUR DES PORTS DE LA MANCHE - GUERNSEY STOPOVER

9.00AM


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The Tour des Ports de la Manche is a regatta organised every July, zigzagging across the treacherous tidal waters between the Channel Islands and the French mainland. It is an exceptional race and is one of the biggest nautical events of the summer. It is a really challenging event and a fabulous journey involving at least 100 yachts.

It is the biggest yacht race in Normandy and one of the biggest races in France. 700 crewmen and women will be dropping anchor in Guernsey!

Competitors departure at 9.00am
Regatta can be viewed from the harbour walls
Free

More info: http://tourdesports50.fr/en/

10 July

Encounter with Impressionism - following in the steps of Renoir

2.00pm

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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


10 July

French Trails at Guernsey Museum

10.00am to 5.00pm

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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

During museum opening times: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Price: Normal Museum admission applies, no extra price for the trail

10 July

'Art Walk'

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

An 'Art Walk' features exhibition of an original artwork by Renoir and takes in locations where he painted in and around Moulin Huet Bay. The self-guided walk begins at Moulin Huet Pottery, where the exhibition of an original Renoir will be complemented by printed and digital narratives, from the Director of impressionist museum in France, ‘Musée de Giverny’ exploring the 15 or so works Renoir was known to have produced during his time on the island. A factsheet and map, available from Moulin Huet Pottery 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 'Art Walk' on these dates and engage in posting their own sketches and photos using the hashtags provided.


MOULIN HUET

Wednesday 10th July
Exhibition open 9am-4pm at Moulin Huet Pottery
Free
Factsheets and the audio guide can be found at www.artforguernsey.com



10 July

The Restoration of Hauteville House Exhibition

10.00AM TO 4.00PM

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

10 July

Le French Exhibition

10am to 5:30pm

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This free exhibition is by local artists and inspired by France. A wonderful display fusing Guernsey and French influences.

SULA FRAMING AND GALLERY

Opens Monday 8th July until Friday 19th July (closed Sundays)
10am - 5:30pm
Free
Email: info@sulagallery.co.uk

10 July

Clameur Du Cinéma presents ‘Delicatessen’

7.30pm

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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

10 July

Opera - 'The Flying Dutchman' by Wagner

7:00pm

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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
Wednesday 10th July
7.00pm
Free but booking is essential: www.guernseytickets.gg

11 July

French Trails at Guernsey Museum

10.00am to 5.00pm

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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

10.00am to 5.00pm during museum opening times
Price: Normal Museum admission applies, no extra price for the trail.

11 July

'Art Walk'

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

An ‘Art Walk’ features original artwork by Renoir and takes in locations where he painted in and around Moulin Huet Bay. This self-guided walk begins at Moulin Huet Pottery, where the exhibition of an original Renoir will be complemented by printed and digital narratives from the Director of impressionist museum in France, ‘Musée de Giverny’, exploring the 15 or so works Renoir was known to have produced during his time on the island. A fact sheet and map, available from Moulin Huet Pottery 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.

MOULIN HUET

Thursday 11 July
Exhibition open 9am-4pm at Moulin Huet Pottery
Free
Factsheets and the audio guide can be found at the exhibition or at www.artforguernsey.com

11 July

The Restoration of Hauteville House Exhibition

10.00am to 4.00pm

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

11 July

Le French Exhibition

10am - 5:30pm

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This free exhibition is by local artists and inspired by France. A wonderful display fusing Guernsey and French influences.

SULA FRAMING AND GALLERY

Opens Monday 8th July until Friday 19th July (closed Sundays)
10am - 5:30pm
Free
Email: info@sulagallery.co.uk

12 July

French-themed découpage Workshops

2.00pm / 3.00pm / 4.00pm

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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.

12 July

French Trails at Guernsey Museum

10.00am to 5.00pm

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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 5.00pm during museum opening times

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

12 July

'Art Walk'

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

An ‘Art Walk’ features original artwork by Renoir and takes in locations where he painted in and around Moulin Huet Bay. This self-guided walk begins at Moulin Huet Pottery, where the exhibition of an original Renoir will be complemented by printed and digital narratives from the Director of impressionist museum in France, ‘Musée de Giverny’, exploring the 15 or so works Renoir was known to have produced during his time on the island. A fact sheet and map, available from Moulin Huet Pottery 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. The exhibition will be open from 9am-4pm and

On 10th - 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.

MOULIN HUET

Friday 12 July
Exhibition open 9am - 4pm at Moulin Huet Pottery
Free
Factsheets and the audio guide can be found at the exhibition and at www.artforguernsey.com



12 July

The Restoration of Hauteville House Exhibition

10.00am to 4.00pm

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

12 July

Le French Exhibition

10am - 5:30pm

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This free exhibition is by local artists and inspired by France. A wonderful display fusing Guernsey and French influences.

SULA FRAMING AND GALLERY

Opens Monday 8th July until Friday 19th July (closed Sundays)
10am - 5:30pm
Free
Email: info@sulagallery.co.uk

13 July

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

2.00pm

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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)

Saturday 13th 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

13 July

French Trails at Guernsey Museum

10.00am to 5.00pm

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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 5.00pm during museum opening times
Price: Normal Museum admission applies, no extra price for the trail.

13 July

Renoir inspired events

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

An ‘Art Walk’ features original artwork by Renoir and takes in locations where he painted in and around Moulin Huet Bay. This self-guided walk begins at Moulin Huet Pottery, where the exhibition of an original Renoir will be complemented by printed and digital narratives from the Director of impressionist museum in France, ‘Musée de Giverny’, exploring the 15 or so works Renoir was known to have produced during his time on the island. A fact sheet and map, available from Moulin Huet Pottery 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.

MOULIN HUET

Saturday 13 July
Exhibition open 9am - 4pm at Moulin Huet Pottery
Free
Factsheets and the audio guide can be found at the exhibition and at www.artforguernsey.com

13 July

The Restoration of Hauteville House Exhibition

10.00am to 4.00pm

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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

13 July

Le French Exhibition

10am - 5:30pm

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This free exhibition is by local artists and inspired by France. A wonderful display fusing Guernsey and French influences.

SULA FRAMING AND GALLERY

Opens Monday 8th July until Friday 19th July (closed Sundays)
10am - 5:30pm
Free
Email: info@sulagallery.co.uk

13 July

Painting and Sketching Workshops

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Photo by VisitGuernsey

Painting and sketching workshops will be running at Moulin Huet Bay, 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.

MOULIN HUET

Saturday 13th July
Free
To find out more and register interest: www.artforguernsey.com

14 July

French Trails at Guernsey Museum

10.00am to 5.00pm

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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 5.00pm during museum opening times
Price: Normal Museum admission applies, no extra price for the trail.

14 July

'Art Walk'

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

An ‘Art Walk’ features original artwork by Renoir and takes in locations where he painted in and around Moulin Huet Bay. This self-guided walk begins at Moulin Huet Pottery, where the exhibition of an original Renoir will be complemented by printed and digital narratives from the Director of impressionist museum in France, ‘Musée de Giverny’, exploring the 15 or so works Renoir was known to have produced during his time on the island. A fact sheet and map, available from Moulin Huet Pottery 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. The exhibition will be open from 9am-4pm and


MOULIN HUET

Sunday 14th July
Exhibition open from 9am - 4pm at Moulin huet Pottery
Free
Factsheets and the audio guide can be found at www.artforguernsey.com


14 July

The Restoration of Hauteville House Exhibition

10.00am to 4.00pm

HAUTEVILLE-HOUSE-Credit-to-VisitGuernsey-9.jpg#asset:270Photo by VisitGuernsey

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

14 July

Painting and Sketching Workshops

compressed-MOULIN-HUET-Credit-to-VisitGuernsey-11-min.jpg#asset:260Photo by VisitGuernsey

Painting and sketching workshops will be running at Moulin Huet Bay, 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.

MOULIN HUET

Sunday 14th July
Free
To find out more and register interest: www.artforguernsey.com

15 July

The Restoration of Hauteville House Exhibition

10.00am to 4.00pm

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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

15 July

Le French Exhibition

10am - 5:30pm

Sulamyob.jpg#asset:277

This free exhibition is by local artists and inspired by France. A wonderful display fusing Guernsey and French influences.

SULA FRAMING AND GALLERY

Opens Monday 8th July until Friday 19th July (closed Sundays)
10am - 5:30pm
Free
Email: info@sulagallery.co.uk