Liberation Day

Programme 2018

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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

 
09:30-12:00

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

09:30-17:30

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

12:15-17:30

Live Music on Stage

12:15-12:45

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

12:15-12:45

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

12:55-13:20

Choir of 25 students singing in Jèrrais (STAGE).

13:30-13:50

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

14:00-14:35

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

14:00-14:30

Second Walkabout act from SWANK.

14:45-15:15

Optimistic Voices second set.(STAGE)

15:25-16:05

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

16:10-16:30

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

15:45-16:20

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

16:00-16:30

Third walkabout act from SWANK: Land Girls.

16:10-16:30

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

16:45-17:30

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

17:15-17:30

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

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