Liberation Day

Programme 2018


The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by German forces in WW2. The five-year occupation came to an end on 9 May 1945 - Liberation Day, an event still celebrated in Jersey with an annual Bank Holiday. Join in the celebrations; amidst food stalls, an atmosphere of red, white and blue festivities, and the screening of war-time footage, come down to Weighbridge Place and enjoy the sounds of Jersey Big Band, Optimistic Voices, The Word on the Street and the lindy-hopping Jersey Hoppers. Meet the Land Girls from ‘Swank’ – their make do and mend advice will put a smile on your face!

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Programme of Activity in Weighbridge Place


Screening of the activities taking place at Liberation Square – the parades, Bailiff’s address, community singing, re-enactment of the Liberation etc.


All food stalls will be open and serving hot food. All craft and antique stalls will be open and children’s activities (Carousel)


Live Music on Stage


Optimistic Voices: 1940’s themed Trio. (STAGE)


First walkabout act from previous animators of Liberation day, SWANK: Land Girls.


Choir of 25 students singing in Jèrrais (STAGE).


Jersey Hoppers: 1940’s Dance display piece (FLOOR)


Retro Gramophone: 5 piece Jazz Band. Vocals: Jenny McCarthy (STAGE)


Second Walkabout act from SWANK.


Optimistic Voices second set.(STAGE)


The Word on the Street: 10 piece brass and percussion funk band.(STAGE)


Jersey Hoppers: public participation ‘Learn to Lindy.’(FLOOR)


The Word on the Street. 6 Acappella Brass plus 3 additional musicians (STAGE)


Third walkabout act from SWANK: Land Girls.


Jersey Hoppers: Learn to Lindy Public Participation slot. (FLOOR)


Jersey Big Band: Jazz/Swing Band and 2 singers (STAGE)


Jersey Hoppers: Open dance floor with public to music from Jersey Big Band. (FLOOR)

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