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CULTURE CALENDAR: Museum to celebrate local protest stories

CULTURE CALENDAR: Museum to celebrate local protest stories

Monday 04 January 2021

CULTURE CALENDAR: Museum to celebrate local protest stories


Stories of local protests - from the ancient legal right of 'clamour de haro,' to the more recent Black Lives Matter movement - will be the subject of a new exhibition launching later this year.

'People, Power, Protest' will open on 19 July at the Barreau Le Maistre Gallery at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery.

After many cancellations in 2020, Jersey Heritage is looking forward to offerings islanders many opportunities to explore the island's history.

Here is what they have planned for 2021...

Archive workshops

Jersey Archive - Third Saturday of the month, from 16 January

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Pictured: Jersey Archive will host workshops about the fascinating records it hosts.

Jersey Heritage is running a series of workshops throughout 2021, giving people the opportunity to find out more about the fascinating records that are cared for and held at the Archive.

The workshops will cover everything from criminal and court records, to the Historic Environment Record (HER), burial records, conservation and house history. There will also be an opportunity to tour the Archive towards the end of the year.

The first workshop takes place on Saturday 16 January and will focus on family history. The full dates are available online

The workshops are free but spaces are limited, to book, call 833300 or email archives@jerseyheritage.org

Newly-Opened Records talk

Online - Wednesday 20 January at 19:30 

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Pictured: Percy Tom Rollings Rendall - who was arrested for defamation of character and attempted blackmail and tried at the Assizes in 1919 - features in the St. Helier Honorary Police Register which opened on 1 January.

At the start of every year, a host of closed records from years gone by are opened and their stories told. Join Director of Archives & Collections Linda Romeril for a talk about some of the records opened on 1 January 2021, which had been closed to public access for periods of 30, 75 and 100 years under Freedom of Information exemptions. 

The talks are free, to register in advance click here.  

'What’s Your Town’s Story?' talks

Online - Third Wednesday of the month at 19:30, from 24 February  

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Pictured: Charing Cross circa 1910.

2021 sees the launch of a new series of free online talks called 'What’s Your Town’s Story?' Staff from Jersey Archive will tell the fascinating story of St Helier and the communities who worked or lived in the Town. They will focus on a different area every month, ranging from New Street, Broad Street and Dumaresq Street, to the Royal Square, King Street, Queen Street and Colomberie. 

The first webinar takes place on Wednesday 24 February and will look at the different archive resources that were used to research the 'What’s Your Town’s Story?' series. The full dates are available online

The talk is free, to register in advance click here.  

A Day to Remember – Liberation Day

John de Veulle Gallery at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, open daily until 18 April

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Pictured: The 'A Day to Remember' exhibition continues until 18 April.

This most happy and momentous time in Jersey’s history is celebrated and commemorated in this exhibition. It shares Islanders’ stories about that marvellous period, reveals the feelings of the community on its significance to them, and looks at how it shaped the value we place on freedom today. The exhibition is kindly sponsored by Alex Picot Trust.

Free entry, donations welcome. 

People Make Jersey – our stories of immigration

Barreau Le Maistre Gallery at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, open daily until 6 June 

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Pictured: "Every Jersey resident has an immigration story."

Every Jersey resident has an immigration story, whether their family came here 500 years ago or five years ago. This community exhibition explores some of these stories and the ways in which immigration has shaped and influenced the Island we know today.

Entry fee applies. Free to Jersey Heritage Members and children under the age of six. 

Aspiring Jersey Island Geopark

John de Veulle Gallery at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, open daily from 29 May 

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Pictured: The new visitor centre will encourage islanders to discover new ways to explore the island. 

Come to this new visitor centre in the John de Veulle Gallery off the Museum concourse to discover ways to explore the island, which has been shaped by tide and time.

Free entry. 

People, Power, Protest

Barreau Le Maistre Gallery at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, open daily from 19 July

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Pictured: The recent 'Black Lives Matter' movement will feature in an exhibition about local protests.

This new exhibition will shine a light on the story of protest in Jersey, ranging from the ancient legal right of the clamour de haro, to the more recent Black Lives Matter movement.

Entry fee applies. Free to Jersey Heritage Members and children under the age of six.

(Lead picture credit - JEP Photo Archive)

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