There is plenty going on at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery this weekend, including Jersey Heritage’s popular ‘A Victorian Christmas’ market, baggywrinkle-making and the chance to meet stars from the ‘80s TV series, Bergerac!
The annual A Victorian Christmas, which is kindly sponsored by Genuine Jersey, takes place on both Saturday and Sunday (30 Nov and 1 Dec). It gives Islanders the chance to step back in time to a gentler pace of life and experience an unrivalled festive atmosphere.
Nicky Lucas, Jersey Heritage’s Curator of Events, said the Victorian House at Jersey Museum will be full of stall-holders and activity. “Anyone coming to A Victorian Christmas will be able to browse the gas-lit Victorian House at Jersey Museum and discover the perfect Christmas gift made by local artists and makers,” she said.
“There will be lots of crafts for children to enjoy, Victorian-costumed characters to see and the chance to meet Father Christmas. There will also be a wonderful programme of music from Victorian College students, Jersey Premier Brass, Belissima and Le Cors Jèrriais Christmas Horns.”
A Victorian Christmas is on between 10am and 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. A £1 donation includes entry to all of Jersey Museum’s galleries and exhibitions.
In addition to A Victorian Christmas, visitors to the Museum will be able to make baggywrinkles in the ‘Make Space’, which is part of the Handmade Jersey exhibition, between 10.30am and 3pm on Saturday (30th).
A baggywrinkle is traditionally a protective layer on a ship’s rigging and Peter and Glen Bisson will be showing how to make one with a twist. They collect washed-up rope from the seashore to make fun sculptural works that are inspired by the Island’s maritime heritage.
A book signing will also be taking place in Jersey Museum’s concourse between 12pm-2pm on Saturday (30th), with Bergerac star Sean Arnold signing copies of his new book, Anton Myst. John Nettles will be there as a special guest and Islanders who appeared in the popular ‘80s series are being encouraged to come to the Museum and have their photo taken with John and Sean.
For more information about what’s on at Jersey Heritage sites, please go to www.jerseyheritage.org/jersey-events.