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'Lib 75' Online celebrations

'Lib 75' Online celebrations

The Parish of St Helier is delighted to announce that despite the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, the three-day street celebration originally planned has been changed to an online version which, it is hoped, will still bring parishioners and Islanders together.

In particular, the traditional Liberation Breakfast hosted by St Helier for all Islanders who were present during the Occupation or who served in the Armed Forces, or who were internees or evacuees, as well as the Afternoon Tea, will still be celebrated. The St Helier Town Centre & Events Facebook page will host a number of videos to help everyone enjoy these traditional occasions online by clicking here https://www.facebook.com/sthel...

From 9am: Liberation Breakfast Series:

9am Address from Constable Simon Crowcroft and wife Angela

9.15am Leo Harris, ‘The Flag’s Lament’. A poem about the first flag to be raised in Jersey when Berlin fell.

9.30am Bob Le Sueur shares his memories of the Air Raid of 1940

9.45am Maurice Dubras shares a special memory about the events of May 8th

Programme 12pm (noon) – 4pm:

12pm Jersey Lilies

12.15pm ‘How To’ – Simon Soar makes a Jersey Sour

12.30pm Jersey Hoppers

12.45pm Love Theatre students

1pm Phoebe Over

1.15pm 'How To' - Jersey Wonders

1.30pm Jersey Hoppers masterclass

1.45pm Geraint Jennings poetry reading courtesy of the Jersey Arts Centre's 'Seventy-Five Years' exhibition

2pm Maisie Robertson – Wartime songs

2.15pm Address from the 2020 St Helier Ambassadors

2.30pm Jersey Hoppers

2.45pm 'How To’ - Vienna Bakery make Sable Breton

3pm Liberation Day Address from Constable Simon Crowcroft

3.15pm DJ Stefunk

3.45pm The Theatre Workshop Jersey students

4pm Scott Livingstone finale and Island sing along


BBC Radio Jersey will also be sharing events from our page and bringing Liberation to Islanders throughout the day.

Simon Crowcroft, Constable of St Helier, said: ‘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.’

For more information, please contact Town Centre & Events Manager, Victoria Trehorel, at victoria.trehorel@posh.gov.je or 07797 735413.