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ART FIX: Did you know Jersey has a 13th Parish?

ART FIX: Did you know Jersey has a 13th Parish?

Friday 19 May 2023

ART FIX: Did you know Jersey has a 13th Parish?

Friday 19 May 2023

Back for its third edition, the 13th Parish Festival returns this weekend with the best in independent international cinema including an exciting array of contemporary short films, documentaries, virtual reality and features of all genres screening over the four days of the festival...

Every weekend, Express presents a selection of 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...

The 13th Parish Film Festival


Bringing an eclectic range of films to Jersey Arts Centre's big screen, the 13th Parish Film Festival has something for everyone. This years' edition features several award-winning films, fresh from their screenings at Sundance and Venice Film Festivals.

International guests include the Off-Courts Festival of Trouville team who will present a week-long filmmaking workshop, open to all. Join in this filmmaking endeavour – script, shoot and create your short film in a team environment, screening it on the final day of the festival.

Full programme announcement can be found on the Jersey Arts Centre website with more information on the 13th Parish website.

Watch while you walk

Films will be shown on a range of impromptu 'screens' around St Helier.

A unique chance to enjoy films while strolling around town will be staged later this month – as St Helier is transformed into a giant cinema, with a series of short films projected onto walls and other urban structures.

The one-night-only event is part of the 13th Parish independent film festival, and will be set up by members of German group 'A Wall is a Screen'.

Both the route and the programme for the event will be a surprise, with attendees meeting at the start and being guided through town along a well-prepared route.

Anyone wishing to attend should gather at West's Centre at 21:15 on 20 May, with organisers stating that the event will take place regardless of weather conditions.

The Final Wave


The final 'Peas and Glove' event is being held this weekend in memory of a 27-year-old Olly Newman, who passed away in January this year.

The surfer and musician was the victim of a tragic car accident in 2014, when an uninsured driver slammed into the side of his car at over 70mph as he was leaving Le Port, his favourite beach area. The accident saw the then-19-year-old lose the use of his limbs and torso.

Over the years - through tie-die merchandise, events and an annual ‘Permanent Ollyday’ festival - the 'Peas and Glove' team have raised thousands of pounds to help their friend by funding a special wheelchair, eye gaze technology to help him communicate better, a van to get out and about, and hydro and music therapy.

The final 'Peas and Glove' event, titled 'The Final Wave', will be held this Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May in Olly's memory and in aid of Healing Waves charity.

The free entry family event will run from 12:30 - 21:00 each day at the Watersplash in St Ouen, with a nightclub taking place afterwards.

There will be two full days of live music with over 50 local bands and DJs, games, motorbike stunt riding, a hog roast, stalls such as face painting and glitter, surfing, and much more. 

All money raised will go to Healing Waves, a local ocean therapy charity.

Sunset Sessions

Tickets are now on sale for Jersey Heritage's 'Sunset Sessions', taking place once a month throughout June, July and August.

Set in the walls of the historic Mont Orgueil castle, enjoy relaxed DJ sets and a stunning sunset.

BYO picnic, drinks and blanket!

More information and tickets are available via Eventbrite.

Rag Trade 

Potty Eco Pots' second 'Rag Trade' event will be held on this Saturday 20 May at West's Centre, with islanders invited to bring along any unwanted clothes and accessories to be taken home by someone else for free.

Founder Kalina Le Marquand explained that there are "no rules" to the event, which has already attracted interest from over 600 people on social media.

"You can bring along clothes and not take any, or you can take clothes and not bring any with you!" she said.

"An absolutely huge amount of unwanted clothes are thrown into the waste stream every day. This is a way to reuse them."

After the success of the first clothes-based rag trade, the second event will also include household item, plants , plant pots, food and toiletries.

The event will run from 10:00-18:00 this Saturday.

Last chance to view 'Coast to Coast'


This weekend is your last chance to view Kay Pont's 'Coast to Coast' exhibition at Jersey Art Centre's Berni Gallery.

Kay Pont's collection of landscapes was inspired by the the coastlines of Jersey and the Northwest of England, and features expansive seascapes alongside English dunes.

Many of the paintings are influenced by memories of the island, while others borrow from the imagination to evoke a sense of place and space.

The exhibition closes this Saturday 20 May. You can find out more on the Jersey Art Centre website.

Call for short film submissions


Fish & Films is a short-films festival taking place in Granville in Normandy, and aims to showcasing the creativity of British and Norman filmmakers. Being the link between the two, Channel Islanders are being invited to take part in this festival.

The association organising the festival is looking for films:


  • completed after 1st January 2022 only;

  • with a running time from 1 to 30 minutes maximum;

  • with French subtitles (for English films) or English subtitles (for French films).

All genres of films are allowed, including fiction, animation, documentary or experimental.

Entrants have until 30 June 2023 to submit their films on the FilmFest platform.

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