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Liberation 75 celebrations to go ahead... online!

Liberation 75 celebrations to go ahead... online!

Saturday 25 April 2020

Liberation 75 celebrations to go ahead... online!


With lindy hopping, cockail-making and Jersey Wonder cook-a-longs... The Parish of St. Helier has decided the show must go on, taking this year's milestone Liberation 75 celebration online.

Although the c-word may have put an end to hopes of a large-scale island event, the parish says it hopes the celebrations commemorating three quarters of a century since Jersey was freed from occupation will still bring islanders together.

Videos will be posted on the St. Helier Town Centre and Events Facebook page throughout Saturday 9 May for islanders to enjoy, ranging from music and dancing to Jèrriais readings and cooking.

Ahead of that date, the Parish is encouraging islanders to support local businesses by getting in orders for bunting and afternoon tea.

Video: A special cocktail-making tutorial - like the one above - has been planned for the day.

St. Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft, who will be presenting an address during the day, commented: "I am very pleased that the Parish will be able to provide some elements of its Liberation Day programme for online enjoyment.

"I look forward to the return of the normal events as soon as circumstances allow."

Jersey Hospice has also come up with a way for islanders to mark the special occasion - a 'dine-in virtual dinner'.

Working in partnership with Harpers Catering, they'll be offering a three-course dinner for islanders to enjoy from their homes from Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 May.

Meanwhile, the official Liberation 75 team are finalising celebrations for the whole island, and are due to announce soon.

LIST: The #PoSHLib7Live schedule so far...

  • 12:00 - Jersey Lilies
  • 12:15 - Liberation cocktail 'how to' TBC
  • 12.30 - Maisie Robertson, former Parish Ambassador - 3 songs
  • 12:45 - Geraint Jennings reading in Jèrriais
  • 13:00 - Lindy Hoppers Video 1
  • 13:15 - TTW showcase TBC
  • 13:30 - The Jersey Wonderer - Making Wonders
  • 13:45 - Love Theatre TBC
  • 14:00 - Performers 'how to' instruction video
  • 14:15 - Bean Croc video TBC
  • 14:30 - Parish Ambassadors’ readings
  • 14:45 - Lindy Hoppers Video 2
  • 15:00 - Address from the Constable of St Helier
  • 15:15 - Instagrammer music set TBC
  • 15:30 - Progressive School of Music’s Showcase TBC
  • 15:45 - Event TBC
  • 16:00 - Finale and sing-a-long with Scott Livingstone

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