Tell Us A Story


Man tells story to family around camp fire

We all love a good story and there will be plenty being told at Jersey Heritage sites over Easter to entertain families during the school holidays.


As part of ‘Tell Us A Story’, which is kindly supported by Lloyds, storytellers will be sharing their favourite tales at Mont Orgueil, Elizabeth Castle, La Hougue Bie and Hamptonne Country Life Museum. The event is being held daily between 11am-3pm from Monday to Sunday, 18-24 April.

Storytellers, including John Henry Falle aka The Story Beast, Allan Gardner, Paul Journeaux, Michelle Hervieu and Cally Noel, will be conjuring up stories of days gone by, castles, magic and fairy folk.

As well as listening to stories being told, there will also be an opportunity for visitors to share their own stories. The storytellers will be asking their audiences to provide them with inspiration for new tales and there will be a designated story corner at each site for visitors to write down their ideas and display them for other people to read.

In addition, any would-be storytellers will be able to don a special ‘I Have A Story’ badge, inviting visitors to ask them to share their tale.

Nicky Lucas, Jersey Heritage’s Events Curator, said: “It’s in our nature to tell stories to entertain and inform others; every culture has its own narratives that have been passed down from generation to generation. We can’t wait to share our stories with visitors at our heritage sites and to be inspired by theirs!”

Jason Lewis, from Lloyds Bank International, said: “Lloyds Bank International supports Islanders through community projects. ‘Tell Us A Story’ is a community project bringing together families and the Island’s heritage. Telling stories and encouraging participation is a wonderful way of passing on our heritage. Our support has enabled Jersey Heritage to work with storytellers to bring this event to life across the heritage sites this Easter.”

Usual entry fees apply. Free for Jersey Heritage Members and children under the age of six. For more details about ‘Tell Us A Story’, go to www.jerseyheritage.org/explore/whats-on/