A dynamic duo will be helping a Jersey-born blues star keep the beat at the Blue Note next week - Nina Simone's drummer of 20 years and the protégé of Paris-based blues giant Memphis Slim.
Every Friday, Express presents a selection of online and offline exhibitions, performances, workshops, events and other historic, creative and delicious content to help islanders get their weekly dose of culture.
Here's this week's offering...
View this post on Instagram
Join us at our ‘Sacred Spaces’ event on Sunday 20 March to celebrate the #SpringEquinox and enjoy some #Peace and #Relaxation. Wellness practitioners will be on hand but there's no strict schedule – just drop by between 10am-3pm. #Wellbeing #Relax @MindJersey @VisitJersey pic.twitter.com/PFPuHyFXoY— Jersey Heritage (@loveheritage) March 17, 2022
This Sunday (20 March) between 10:00 to 15:00, La Hougue Bie will host a celebration of the Spring Equinox.
There will be lots of activities such as tree gazing, nature therapy yoga, mindfulness and meditative music under soothing canopy trees with the help from wellness practitioners.
There is no strict schedule so islanders are encouraged to drop by and join in whenever they wish to. There is a no parking available at the site, so consider catching a bus or riding a bike. Usual entry fees apply. The 'Sacred Spaces' event is free to Jersey Heritage members.
This is the fifth month of the Jersey Library’s Big Book Group and the next upcoming discussion group will take place next Thursday 24 March at 14:00.
Attendees will be discussing the works, quotes and life of William Golding who is famous for writing Lord of the Flies. It is free admission and to reserve a place click HERE.
The Out There Book Group is for fans of sci-fi, horror, fantasy and all the weird and wonderful literature that defies categorisation.
They are also meeting this month at the Jersey Library on Thursday 31 March at 19:00. This month, they will be discussing works in the realm of fantasy. The Out There Book Group are encouraging people to come along and pick up a fantasy book. It is a free admission and there is no booking required.
JAC youtheatre / SKELLIG / 23 - 26 MARCH— Jersey Arts Centre (@JsyArtsCentre) March 17, 2022
LESS THAN A WEEK TO GO!
Michael was looking forward to moving house. But now his baby sister’s ill and his parents are frantic. Then he steps into the crumbling garage....
Tickets available here - book now! ????https://t.co/Unxjkm4Uw3
YouTheatre is this month presenting David Almond's own adaption of his renowned modern classic, Skellig, winner of many prestigious awards.
The story follows friendship, family and even touches on the poetry of William Blake, aiming to touch the hearts of all ages.
It will be taking place at the Arts Centre from 23 March to 26 March, at 19:00. Tickets can be booked online HERE.
SPEND A MAGICAL HOUR AT FALDOUET DOLMEN THIS WEEKEND!@AdamPerchard's The Thirteenth Fish returns for 4 performances - don't miss this extraordinary experience full of theatrical ritual, history + song.— Jersey Arts Centre (@JsyArtsCentre) March 15, 2022
20 MARCH: 3.30PM + 5.30PM
21 MARCH: 5.45AM + 5.30PMhttps://t.co/4DqMCR4Or1
Dr Adam Perchard is returning to Faldouet Dolmen this month for a special performance of The Thirteenth Fish.
There will be four performances across 20 and 21 March. The performance, which was first performed in 2021, explores the people who built Faldouet Dolmen and those who are buried among them through a theatrical ritual and song.
There is a special performant at 05:45 on 21 March to mark the equinox. Find out more and book HERE.
The Starving Artist, is a collection of paintings by US artist Ally Zlatar which explores living with eating disorders.
Her paintings will be exhibited at ArtHouse Jersey's HQ at Greve de Lecq Barracks from Friday 25 March until Saturday 2 April 2022 between 10:00 and 17:00 (with a private view taking place on the evening of Thursday 24 March).
Ally will also be meeting and sharing her experiences with school students while on the island.
Wine lovers, don't miss the event !— AF Jersey (@AFJersey) March 4, 2022
Join us for a discovery of Burgundy wines with the documentary L'Ame du vin.
Screening followed by a wine tasting in English by Noémie Favrat, French sommelier in London.
More info on our website. pic.twitter.com/UCJtrwd5fG
Last week marked the start of the Alliance Française's 'Mois de la Francophonie' - a month of events celebrating French culture.
This Saturday (19 March), there will be a wine tasting in English by Noémie Favrat as well as a screening of L'Ame du Vin (documentary about Burgundy wines). A vocabulary sheet in French/ English/Jerriais will be provided. The event will take place in the Arthur Mourant room at Société Jersiaise, 7 Pier Road, St. Helier.
On Sunday (20 March), there will be a guided tour around the Royal Square between 11:00 and 13:00.
Led by Montfort Losh, it will focus on the ties between Jersey and France and end with free wine and cheese at the Alliance Française.
Guided tour by Montfort Losh about French and the French in Jersey followed by wine and cheese at the Alliance Française.— AF Jersey (@AFJersey) March 7, 2022
Sunday 20th March at the Royal Square
Booking essential - see our website pic.twitter.com/zcSkFW9ulL
There are more 'Mobs de la Francophonie' events to come, which will be featured in the upcoming editions of Art Fix.
Next Thursday and Friday (24 and 25 March), islanders are being invited to enjoy a dynamic performance from Jersey-born blues star Giles Robson, accompanied by the show stopping talents of Paul Robinson and Philippe Lejeune at the Blue Note Bar.
Nina Simone's drummer of 20 years, Paul Robinson (pictured above) is currently the full-time drummer for the Eric Bibb band and has done sessions and live work for the like of Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Michale Bolton and Rod Stewart.
Described by Giles as "perhaps the greatest living French Blues and Boogie Woogie piano virtuoso", Philippe Lejuene was honoured to the protégé of legendary Paris-based blues giant Memphis Slim.
Pictured: Memphis Slim (left) and Philippe Lejeune (right), who will be performing at the Blue Note next week.
In 1980, Slim recorded a highly regarded double album with him called 'Dialog In Boogie' in 1980, and took him on tour. Philippe has gone on to tour the world, releasing many of his own records.
The Blue Note performance will be fronted by Jersey’s own blues music award-winning Giles Robson on harmonica and vocals. He has previously played on a sell-out tribute to Etta James at London's legendary 100 Club on Oxford Street with Paul Robinson on drums.
"We will of course be playing a combination of Nina Simone tracks, Memphis Slim tracks and some of own material," explained Giles.
"I am delighted to work with these two legendary musicians and we are really enjoying an incredible run of successful sold out shows at The Blue Note, kindly sponsored by Icecap LTD. They show that there is an audience for outstanding internationally celebrated musicians on a regular basis in the island. The other wonderful aspect of this series is the incredible reaction all the artists have to the beauty and people of Jersey. I put them up in the charming Dolphin Hotel so they stay in an in credible location and I always make sure I give them a tour of the coast so they can see the wonderful landscape.”
Our new ‘What’s Your Town’s Story?’ (WYTS) series for 2022 kicks off this Sat (19th) at 10am at #JerseyArchive. Join us for a FREE talk about the history of Old and New St John’s Road. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place. #OurIslandStory @StHelierJsy pic.twitter.com/GxHFRR1BCb— Jersey Heritage (@loveheritage) March 14, 2022
Jersey Archive's much-loved series delving into the history of some of Jersey's oldest streets is back tomorrow (Saturday 19 March) at 10:00 with a talk on Old and New St. John's Road.
If you fancy a flavour of what's to come, why not have a read of this preview story of the Sarum Hotel?
The hotel has been a fixture of New St. John's Road for almost a century and has its own story to tell.
If you enjoy this @BailiwickXpress story and want to find out more about Old and New St John's Rd, join us for our 'What's Your Town's Story? talk this Sat (19th) at 10am at Jersey Archive. Email email@example.com to book your place.#FreeTalk #Archives @StHelierJsy https://t.co/glgovIyVzp— Jersey Heritage (@loveheritage) March 17, 2022
Book your place for the talk by calling 833300 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Archive will also be open from 09:00 until 13:00 for general research.
Crufts fever appears to have taken over Jersey Heritage this week, with the organisation sharing a number of posts promoting our island's historic links with canines.
Did you know there is a 'Road of the Dog' in Grouville?
It's the last day of @Crufts today - mark the occasion by taking your four-legged friend for a walk along La Rue au Tchian (road of the dog) in Grouville. #Dogs #MansBestFriend #Jerriais @Le_Jerriais @PGrouville pic.twitter.com/mJzNQG1SFU— Jersey Heritage (@loveheritage) March 13, 2022
The team also picked out some local works of art highlighting man's best friend...
With popular dog show @Crufts on this wk, we’ve looked through our #ArtCollection and discovered that dogs are an artist’s best friend, as well as man’s! Whether depicted at work, home or out walking, it's very common to find dogs alongside their owners in #Art...#OurIslandStory pic.twitter.com/fKn0z05DGd— Jersey Heritage (@loveheritage) March 11, 2022
But our favourite was a set of instructions to teach your dog Jèrriais...Why not give it a go?
'Ousse!' means 'Fetch!'
Click HERE to learn more phrases.
Comments on this story express the views of the commentator only, not Bailiwick Publishing. We are unable to guarantee the accuracy of any of those comments.
Once your comment has been submitted, it won’t appear immediately. There is no need to submit it more than once. Comments are published at the discretion of Bailiwick Publishing, and will include your username.
There are no comments for this article.