Jersey Heritage Member Events

Exclusive for Jersey Heritage Members

Jersey Heritage Members' Event

    We’ve created a series of exclusive events tailor made for our Members.  To join an event you must have personal Membership of Jersey Heritage and you’ll need to bring your Membership fob with you on the day.

    These events are exclusively for personal Jersey Heritage Members (JH Members).  So please make sure you have your Membership Fob with you when you attend.

    Discover the Artist in You!

    Come and explore the art of creativity and sample a feast of creative techniques and processes, with local artists’ Louise Ramsay, Kelly Eastwood and Theo Jenner.

    Our 6-week series of taster workshops, for adults, will explore different ways to kickstart your creativity and introduce you to new ways of responding to the world around you through art and crafts.

    Whether you’re a complete beginner or someone who wants to rediscover your artistic flair, our workshops offer you a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills, relax, unwind and meet like-minded people in a fun and supportive environment.

    Each week, there will be a different creative focus, from observational drawing to painting, collage and origami. You can sign up to any of the workshops, or better yet, why not try all six!  Reserve your space here.

    These events are free but we’d love you to make a donation to help cover the cost.

    Tuesday mornings, 10:00am – 12:00pm

    • Tuesday 20th September – Daring to draw!  Fully Booked
    • Tuesday 27th September – Collage in Nature Fully Booked
    • Tuesday 4th October – Landscape / Seascape Painting  Fully Booked
    • Tuesday 11th October – Seaside Hanging Mobiles & Dream Catchers  Fully Booked
    • Tuesday 18th October – Jèrri-gami
    • Tuesday 25th October – Landscape Coasters  Fully Booked

    Talk -Transcendence through Time: The Origins of Aesthetics

    A lecture for JH Members by archaeologist and acclaimed author, Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes

    10 October 6.30pm to 8pm, Jersey Museum and Art Gallery

    Long before Homo sapiens covered their cave walls with paintings of bulls and lions, they – and other ancient human relations – were producing different kinds of aesthetic creations. Shifting between Africa and Eurasia and covering hundreds of thousands of years, Rebecca will take you on a journey exploring the earliest origins of art. Whether mixing pigments and applying them to fossil curiosities, constructing mysterious underground rings of fractured stalagmites, or engraving all kinds of surfaces, this grand tradition connects through ideas and time to the plaquettes of Jersey, made between 14–15,000 years ago. Collectively they force us to think beyond classical ideas of art, towards notions of aesthetic engagements and material transcendence.

    About the speaker.

    Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes is an archaeologist, writer and Honorary Fellow in the School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, University of Liverpool. Alongside her academic expertise, Rebecca has earned a reputation for exceptional public communication as a speaker, in print and broadcast. Her writing has featured in The New York Times, The Times, The Guardian, Aeon and elsewhere, and she has appeared on numerous radio programmes,podcasts and other media. Her first book KINDRED: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death andArt (2020) is a critically acclaimed bestseller, winner of the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for history 2021, and winner of Current Archaeology Book of The Year 2020.

    Drinks served on arrival, private viewing of the Jersey plaquettes follows the talk.

    Nature’s Secret Circus

    22 October 9.30am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 4pm, Lewis’s Tower St Ouen.

    Join us in October half term at St Ouen’s Bay, for circus skills workshop for 8-12-year olds.

    Jersey Heritage has teamed up with Ireland’s visiting circus tutors Aoife and Maria, from Circus 250 and Aspiring Jersey Island Geopark guide Jean Treleven, to provide the first environmental circus skills workshop in Jersey!

    This all-weather, outdoor circus workshop for children, is a fun and exciting way to understand and respond to Jersey’s unique coastline.

    In Nature’s Secret Circus, JH Members will be guided by our Geopark expert and two circus tutors to create acrobatic shapes and movements in response to the rugged landscape. Lewis’s Tower has direct beach access and makes a perfect base for exploring the majestic sweep of St Ouen’s Bay.

    Workshop Details:

    PRICE: £23 per child

    Children to be dropped off at the start of the workshop. Parents can return to Lewis’s Tower for last 30 minutes, to watch performance of circus skills learnt (11:30am & 3:30pm). Parents and guardians can stay to watch the workshop if they would like to accompany their children.

    Book your tickets here.