Sunday, August 29, 2010

Romans at La Hougue Bie

A very enjoyable few hours spent exploring La Hougue Bie with the family.  We also found out about the Romans with a special event put on by Jersey Heritage with re-enactments by visiting group Vicus from the UK.
Gladiator fighting

The event sponsors handing out goodies

Making flat bread
Mike Vibert checking out the chain mail
Making chain mail
Three German visitors enjoying the views and sun
Throwing javelins
Gladiator helmets

Enjoying a picnic

Time to explore inside the dolman

A Roman wedding

"Brilliant - thanks"

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

National Trust for Jersey at Grassroots

The National Trust for Jersey put on their wellys and joined the Grassroots festival last month.  Their bug safari proved a hit with children at the festival. 

Flower face painting, spotting bugs and learning about the work of the National Trust for Jersey.
Photos by Karen Evans.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Stepping Out Walk

St Ouen dolman provides the perfect spot to learn more about the footsteps of the past.
Footsteps to Pre-History with Olga Finch

Olga Finch leads the way

Photographs taken by John Lord

Glorious Greve de Lecq

Glorious Greve de Lecq night market, packed with local arts and crafts and local food producers. Children lit the way to Le Catel Fort with home made lanterns to hear Ghostly Tales at 9pm Event held at Greve de Lecq Barracks, St Mary.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Medieval Merriment at Mont Orgueil

A lovely way to find out about how we used to live in the 15th century, especially on an overcast day like this one.  History coming to life by enjoying the re-enactments from the local group "Medieval Companie of the Duke's Leopards".  More info at Mont Orgueil.


Sword fighting demonstrations
Spinning wool

Preparing huntman's stew

Try a real quill

Making candles

Another visitor snapping away too

Fun exploring inside the castle

Quick pass me the oil they are coming!

Lovely views and great for a picnic
Everything is clearer!

Great views from the top

You are supposed to save me!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ian Rolls Exhibition at Le Don Hilton

These photographs are of Mike Etienne’s projections onto the White House building of both Ian Roll’s paintings and a number of photographs supplied by the JEP.

16th to 21st July at St Ouen.