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ART FIX: Coronation and Liberation celebrations

ART FIX: Coronation and Liberation celebrations

Friday 05 May 2023

ART FIX: Coronation and Liberation celebrations

Friday 05 May 2023

A truly historic weekend is coming up, with islanders set to celebrate not only the Liberation, but also the Coronation of King Charles III.

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...

Coronation Celebrations

Jersey will celebrate the coronation of King Charles III on Saturday 6 May to Tuesday 9 May 2023.

The programme of events is scheduled to include the following:

  • Saturday 6th May - Coronation Celebrations in Coronation Park (Millbrook Park) - 10:00 - 18:00 - A public event will be staged at Coronation Park, where a large screen will broadcast the coronation ceremony in real time. The family-focused event will include a programme of musical entertainment and activities.

  • Sunday 7th May – The Big Lunch - 12:00 as part of the co-ordinated national programme to encourage street parties and community gatherings Jersey will host a lunch event in Liberation Square. Tickets will be available to purchase from 3 April.

  • The Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle - Liberation Square - 19:00 - a public screening of the concert will be staged in Liberation Square. 

  • Monday 8th May – The Big Help Out - local charities will encourage people to volunteer their time throughout the bank holiday.

Liberation Day 


Pictured: Expect live music, historical re-enactments, food stalls and on-stage entertainment.

Liberation day is considered as Jersey's national day, involving celebrations based around Liberation Square, Royal Square and the Weighbridge. 

The key Liberation Day timings include:

  • From 9:00: Formation of marching contingents in the Royal Square.

  • From 10:15: Procession to Liberation Square, parades with Scout Band and Girl Guides and Jersey Field Squadron, Veterans, Cadets and SJA.

  • 10:30: Special sitting of the States Assembly

  • 10:50: Procession to Liberation Square – States Members, Crown Officers and Clergy

  • 11:05: Service of thanksgiving followed by re-enactment of Force 135 arrival, singing of 'Beautiful Jersey' and the national anthem.

  • Noon: March past

Living With The Enemy


A Green Eye Production in association with the Marie-Anthoine Film Fund and Jersey Tourism Development Fund, Living With The Enemy tells the real story of the Nazi Occupation of Jersey from its beginning in 1940 to its end in 1945.

Through first-hand personal interviews and rare film footage shot at the time, the documentary explores the wide-ranging effects that military occupation had upon the lives of those people forced to endure it. 

Based on the book Living With The Enemy by Roy McLoughlin.

The Screening will take place at the Jersey Arts Centre on Wednesday 10 May at 19:00. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Artist Talk - Michelle Le Brun


Michelle Le Brun is a Rhode Island based documentary film-maker and authentic movement practitioner visiting Jersey to continue her research for a writing and film project that explore notions of identity through the lenses of ageing and genealogy. 

Her current project explores the life experiences of both 90 year changemakers in Rhode Island with the Le Brun family tree in Jersey. Michelle will share aspects of her current practice that explores questions around how ‘we walk through this life living a complex, dynamic, ever changing event that is the body in which illness and ageing provide piercing opportunities to meet the body in pain and change.’

Join Michelle at ArtHouse Jersey at Capital House on Wednesday 10 May 2023 from 19:00 - 20:00. Entry is free. 

Coast to Coast


A new exhibition by Kay Pont entitled Coast to Coast opened this week in 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 will run until Saturday 20 May.

For more information please visit the Jersey Art Centre website.

Nude in nature


Photographic artist Ryan Skelton's new exhibition 'Cambion' has gone on display at Capital House. The title 'Cambion' refers to the term for offspring of a fairy or demon who has impregnated a human. 

Ryan has photographed himself and others nude in nature as if they were cambions having been born from both nature and human. Shot on analogue film, this exhibition of around 40 works has been in the making for over five years.

The exhibition is running until Sunday 7 May.

Mix it up with Warhol, Haring and Banksy


Comprising of 120 works by 40 artists such as Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Banksy, 'Mixtape' pays homage to the monumental moments from the worlds of pop art, graffiti, street art and hip-hop and reflects upon the influence these artists have had on subsequent generations of fashion designers, DJs, filmmakers, photographers and artists.

Whether spray painting directly onto walls, social activism or political rebellion anti-establishment thinking and creativity was at the heart of one of the most influential cultural movements on the last half century. 

Mixtape is a giant salon hang exhibition which in many ways provides the soundtrack of our lives and examines how these cultural narratives shifted the public's perception of underground art and culture leading to a global creative revolution in art, music and fashion.

The exhibition runs at Private and Public until Friday 18 May.

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