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The balmy July weather heralds the launch of David Dale’s new Summer show starring Legsup Lucy, JJ, and local dance star Liiza. Concurrently the famous Havre des Pas Bathing Pool venue featured in the Times supplement during the month, and ranked 15th amongst the best Lido’s in the UK. 2013 is the second year for the show having already run 3 successful seasons including a very successful Christmas season in 2012. David is renown for his hilarious portrayal of famous characters from stage and screen. Every evening the venue erupts with laughter although David is quick to remind that audiences laugh with him and not at him. Mario Pirozzolo and his family acquired the cafe business 14 years ago when tourism was vibrant. In those days the building was a shell, and despite considerable refurbishment the building suffered flooding on several occasions. As a result, huge storm barriers were installed across the blue terrace to protect the structure of the building. This is quite an engineering feat as the design allows the barriers to be removed during calmer weather. In its hey day The Lido site benefited from hundreds of visitors every day from nearby hotels and guest houses. Sadly most of the hotels have disappeared and the whole of this jewel in St Helier’s crown is in danger of disappearing into a bed-sit wilderness. Every year Mario and his team put on what is probably one of Jersey’s best loved festivals; The Jersey Seaside Festival as their contribution to help re-generate the area but that is not really enough.

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What the area needs is a formal and concerted effort in transforming this sector of the town into a special quarter of St Helier befitting its history and its beauty. This will be the focus of the Connetable, Simon Crowcroft in reforming the Havre des Pas working group. There is already talk of developing a special identity for the area with its own coat of arms adorning specially designed street furniture and green areas. Another dramatic enhancement would be to close Le Havre des Pas to traffic at weekends. This would facilitate ‘soft’ attractions such as arts and crafts and Genuine Jersey sales at week-ends. It could also showcase individual young musicians to play on the band stand overlooking the sea. Any attractions

sited for these weekends must always be complimentary to the area and not detract from the peaceful environment currently enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. This year the Jersey Seaside Festival is on Sunday 3rd August, between 10 am and 8 pm. It is entirely free and festival goers are reminded not to drive to the area, although most of the surrounding car parks are open and free. The David Dale summer show is billed as “Simply Outrageous” and runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Cosmopolitan at The Pier. Dinner cabaret is priced at £30, which includes fine dining and the performance followed by dancing. For bookings telephone 280159 or email showtime@empirejersey.co.uk.

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The Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel have been awarded Green Tourism Gold for the second consecutive year, accredited by the Green Tourism Business Scheme. The Hotel received this prestigious award in recognition of their commitment to local sustainability, rendering them the only Hotel on the island to achieve the highest level. In order to be accredited Gold there are very stringent criteria and the Hotel received excellent acknowledgment of their energy management, water savings, waste reduction and commitment to buying and sourcing local produce and supporting the local community. Jon Proctor of the Green Tourism Business Scheme

Lloyds TSB Foundation support for Autism Jersey Autism Jersey will become the beneficiaries of £73,000 thanks to the Lloyds TSB Foundation. This is the third time that the Lloyds TSB Foundation has supported Autism Jersey and the latest funding will be spread over three years. The Foundation for the Channel Islands has donated in excess of £12 million to charities in the islands, the UK and overseas since it was founded in 1985. The money will be used for various projects run by Autism Jersey including their Family Support, Adult Social Club and Befriending Schemes. A new initiative recently launched by the Charity is Short Break Services. This is a scheme introduced to give person-centred and individualised support according to each service user’s particular needs and those of their family and carers. Since July 2012, Autism Jersey has been a preferred provider for Health and Social Services of adult respite

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said, ‘Some good features help this hotel gain a high rating in GTBS. Energy management is generally good and water savings are effective. Some good practices in reducing waste through baling and compacting and good use of LED lighting and BMS. Pool cover and use of e-cubes have helped achieve good efficiency figures.’ Retaining this accreditation for the second year running gives official recognition for the actions of the Hotel’s Responsible Business Programme, led by Responsible Business Coordinator Peter Munns. General Manager, Thomas Stene said, ‘We are very proud to have been re-awarded Green Tourism Gold, the local community and environment are very important to us and it’s great to see that our actions really are making a difference.’

services for people with autism. Autism Jersey’s coordinator of Short Break Services, Carl Le Poidevin says they strive to provide flexible respite care. ‘We give the choice to people with autism, their carers and families. When we started in July last year we were working with just one client for only two hours a week. He needed support to do things like go for a walk and other seemingly everyday actions that we all take for granted. At the beginning of this month we undertook 120 hours of support a week for people with autism,’ he said. The charity’s respite care and short break services can be delivered in the home or any other appropriate location. In addition it provides personal assistants to work on a one-to-one basis with Islanders with autism to reinforce life and social skills acquired and to provide basic support in the home so they can live independently. Mr Le Poidevin said: ‘Being able to attend a family wedding or other family gatherings is something people take for granted, but not necessarily so for those who care for relatives with autism. Our services recently enabled a couple to be part of an important family occasion because they knew their son was being cared for by professionally specially-trained

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foundation is Jurat Stephen Jones and the Executive Director is John Hutchins. The Foundations’ mission is to support and work in partnership with charitable organisations which help people, especially those who are disadvantaged or disabled, to play a fuller role in communities throughout the Channel Islands. Mr Hutchins said: ‘We were delighted to have been asked to help this extremely well run and ever growing charity and pleased that we were in a position to provide a grant that covers a significant part of their core costs.

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Pretty Vacant is a boutique with a difference and caters for the individual needs of its customers. Established in February 2012, the concept for Pretty Vacant came about through a passion for Art, Fashion and Design by local artists and designers Louise Evans and Andrea Jones. “We take great pride in being able to cater for any age group and any budget. We stock a range of funky retro and classic vintage clothing at competitive prices, spend time sourcing unique, locally designed garments and accessories and regularly travel to the UK, France and Italy to find special vintage pieces. We work closely with local artists to help them promote and sell their work. Last year we

held several exhibitions showcasing local artwork. The artists featured include; Miss Bones, Swifty, Glen Fox, Lucie-Marie, Lucy Fleming, Corey Moore and Diana Wilson. We are always open to meeting new artists & will do our best to promote their work. Supporting local fashion designers is also very important to our ethos. So far the designer labels we have featured include; Salvage, Named, Bang Bang, Lucie-Marie, Max, Dizzy B Designs and Jasmin Ferguson. Jasmin, studying at the London College of Fashion, has proved to be one of our success stories. She has created a loyal following within Jersey and her cool and punky designs have so far been used to promote a hair salon and are to appear

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ina fashion video shot and produced locally by a group of creatives. We regard Pretty Vacant as part of an up and coming design community growing in Jersey. The boutique is located on Burrard Street which is fast becoming the bohemian quarter of St Helier

with various unique little shops popping up in and around the vicinity. Headway is one of our neighbours and we do our best to support the charity by helping to promote their events in the shop & on our Facebook page.”

Construction Management degree achieved by five at Camerons

FIVE staff at Camerons have achieved a BSc (Hons) degree in Construction Management from Highlands College in conjunction with London South Bank University.

Estimator, Luke Bechelet, has achieved the highest marks in his class and gained a first class honours degree. Marc Godel, project manager, Steve McCreanney, site man-ager, Gareth Bis-

son, site manager and John fessional development.’Camerons Medcalf, site manager, joined is a Chartered Building CompaMr Bechelet in his success. ny, established in 1956, and is part of the Garenne Group which All five completed the degree is made up of six leading Chanduring a two-year, part-time nel Islands’ companies: Camercourse, while at the same time ons, RG Falla, Geomarine, AFM, continuing with full-time em- Granite Le Pelley and Rabeys ployment. ‘We are very proud Group. The Garenne Group is a of all five men, but in particular leading Channel Islands busipleased for Luke who has done ness with a long tradition of inso well to achieve such high vestement in local construction. standards, while at the same The Group employs over 600 peotime working his usual hours. ple and has operations based Juggling study and work can be in Guernsey, Jersey and the UK. very demanding so in topping his The Group includes construction, class Luke has done extremely development and investment comwell,’ said Camerons managing panies and the businesses encomdirector, Marc Burton. ‘Despite pass activities in commercial, resthe construction industry expe- idential and business practices. riencing tough times, as a business, we have continued to invest heavily in our staff and their pro-


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Leading department store de Gruchy has won a major national award for its card and stationery department. de Gruchy beat off stiff competition from such heavyweights as Liberty London, John Lewis of Oxford Street and Fenwicks to be named Best Department Store Retailer of Greeting Cards. The retailer is the first Channel Islands store to ever reach and win in the UK wide awards called the Retas which were launched by Progressive Greetings Worldwide magazine in 2005. The awards are designed to recognise and reward excellence across the greeting cards retailing spectrum, from independents on the high streets, to the mini chains, national multiples, garden centres, department stores, supermarkets as well as art and framing shops. The news follows the refurbishment of de Gruchy’s card department in April 2012 and a partnership initiative with Jersey Post which led to a post box being set up in the centre of de Gruchy’s busy card department.

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John Marquis, Store Director of de Gruchy, said: “To win an award in your own territory is one thing but to be judged against your peers nationally, and against such retail heavyweights as Liberty and John Lewis and win, is quite another.” “We are constantly seeking out new ranges to ensure our card department stays at the forefront of the industry. We like to mix well known cards such as Papyrus, A Made Hand, Talking Pictures and UKG with local publishers Loopy Lou and Ian Rolls and are always on the search for new and exciting ranges that are well ahead of current trends.” Now in their ninth year the Retas are held in the Dorchester Hotel in London and are attended by industry leaders and aficionados of the retail world each year and set the benchmark for excellence within the sector.

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Grand Jersey Recognised by T r i p A d v i s o r

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winners are located all over the world. Just 10 percent of companies registered with TripAdvisor have been named on the 2013 list. ‘What’s great about the Certificate of Excellence is that the winners are chosen entirely by the people who’ve visited us. It’s fantastic to see all the positive reviews and comments made on the TripAdvisor website, and it’s very satisfying to hear that we have given the guests a unique and memorable experience of Jersey,’ said Eamonn Elliott, Grand Jersey general manager.

The award is presented to those with the highest levels of praise and recognition, as dictated by their overall ratings on the website. To qualify for the award, businesses must maintain an average rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by the people who have visit them over the past 12 months. ‘We’re delighted to celebrate the success of hospitality businesses around the world, from Auckland to San Francisco, Hong Kong to Paris, which are consistently offering travellers an outstanding customer experience,’ said Stephen Kaufer, CEO of TripAdvisor. The award is the latest in a series of accolades for Grand Jersey and its team. In the last 12 months, Richard Allen was named Chef of the Year in the Hotel Cateys Awards 2012, and more recently Mr Elliot was presented with the IoD Jersey Young Director of the Year Award 2013. The hotel’s Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant, Tassili, was

also entered in the 2013 Good Food Guide as a mark of its superior standards and commitment to serving the very best of Jersey’s local and seasonal produce and Grand Jersey has also been shortlisted for a prestigious AA Wine Award with the winner due to be announced in September. Grand Jersey was included on the TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence list in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and was included in the Travellers Choice Awards in 2012.

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Post boxes to be surveyed Jersey Granite for heritage significance Jewellery Jersey Post is to work with the Department of the Environment and Jersey Heritage to safeguard those post boxes in Jersey which have significant heritage value. This follows a decision by Jersey Post to decommission a number of the less well-used post boxes as part of a review of its services. The survey of more than 180 post boxes will be carried out by an expert from the British Postal Museum and Archive, together with Jersey Post, to identify which post boxes are historically important and should be recommended for listing. A report on their significance will be produced in October, along with an assessment of which post boxes have most heritage value and should be recommended for listing by the Minister for Planning and Environment. Once significant post boxes are listed, any decision to move or change them would need the permission of the Minister. The post boxes currently identified for closure by Jersey Post will be sealed up, but none will be removed until work to understand their historic significance is complete. The Director of Postal Operations at Jersey Post, Andy Jehan, said “We are very pleased that the De-

partment of the Environment and Jersey Heritage have agreed to work with us and examine the future of each post box marked for closure on a case-by-case basis. “We are aware of the historical significance of many of our boxes and this collaboration ensures that any plans respectfully take their importance and the relevant stakeholders’ views into account. “We are saddened by the closure of these boxes, but times have changed and unfortunately mail volumes continue to decline. Our hope is that more people will return to writing letters and postcards, and use the remaining post boxes to secure their future.” Jersey’s post boxes have an important role in the history of the UK postal system. The UK’s first Jersey post box was placed in St Helier in November 1852 under the supervision of the famous Victorian novelist, Anthony Trollope, who was then a senior figure in the UK postal service. In 2002 English Heritage and the Royal Mail worked together to list the UK’s post boxes with heritage value to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the first box.

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Jersey’s biggest free entry live music event. Rock in the Park will take place in Howard Davis Park on Sunday 18th August from 12 until 8pm. Now in the eleventh year this event raises funds for local charity through raffle prizes and bucket collections, this year the chosen charity being Headway Jersey. There will be seven bands playing throughout the day, also an air guitar competition for children, the winner receiving a new electric guitar donated by our sponsor Jersey Post. It is not unusual to see three generations of families in the beautiful surroundings of Howard Davis Park. Bring a picnic and enjoy a day of music for the whole family. The organisers ask that you do not bring glass into the park. Hopefully the lovely July weather we’ve had will stay with us through August to make this a great day out!


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Jersey’s Atlantic Hotel is celebrating being listed as one of ‘Britain’s Best Seaside Hotels’ by the Saturday Telegraph. The current heat wave in the UK has seen a huge surge of interest in British holiday destinations and the Daily Telegraph’s Hotel Guru Fiona Duncan has selected 25 of Britain’s very best places to stay by the seaside this summer. Highlighted alongside stunning properties such as the Hotel Tresanton in Cornwall and the Isle of Eriska in Argyll, The Atlantic received a rave review from Fiona after her stay at the hotel: ‘the sophisticated, all-white reception rooms are timelessly stylish, complemented by beautifully mannered staff who

provide the traditional element in a hotel that stays fresh, while refusing to follow fashion.’ The Atlantic was the only hotel in the Channel Islands to have been featured and owner Patrick Burke is understandably delighted with the recognition: “I am thrilled to bits that we have been listed as one of the best seaside hotels in Britain by the Saturday Telegraph. It’s great for a Jersey property to be included in this ‘round-up’ as these lists are incredibly prestigious. We have already seen an increase in bookings as a result and believe that with the recent amazing weather we can look forward to a busy summer season.”

White Horse re-opens as eclectic beach bar and eatery

The White Horse in St Saviour has seen a £0.75 million refurbishment by the Liberation Group. The pub has undergone a complete transformation, both inside and out, to become a smart but eclectic beach bar and eatery. The newly developed bar and eatery means customers will now be able to enjoy separate drinking and dining areas, both with fantastic alfresco spaces and spectacular views out to sea. White Horse means ‘wave’ and in keeping with the sea theme, the decor has been designed to create a relaxed, beach bar atmosphere with fire stoves available for cooler evenings and reclaimed timber providing a cosy atmosphere throughout.

For the first time the White Horse will serve food, with a beach inspired menu offering everything from grilled local lobster with seasoned fries to the house special White Horse chargrilled skewers, not forgetting the mouth-watering rotisserie chicken with a choice of special sauces and delicious sides. Prepared in the brand new open plan kitchen, all food will be available to eat either in the relaxed indoor eating space, on the alfresco terrace or even as takeaway to eat on the beach. Kenrick Brooks, Operations Director at Liberation Group said: ‘The newly refurbished bar and eatery has been designed to ensure we look after the needs of our existing customers whilst also appealing to a whole new audience. The White Horse is in a fantastic spot and we have been able to maximise its beachfront location and superb sea views throughout the redesign.’

sey, is proud to announce Sam Sherwood as the new head chef of Montana restaurant and Roberto’s jazz bar. Mr Sherwood, 45 is highly experienced having worked at establishments internationally for over 28 years. His portfolio includes posts in Thailand, Greece, Sweden, France and Jersey. Since moving to Jersey, Mr Sherwood has worked in a number of the Islands well known eateries including Durrell, The Farm House and El Tico. During this time he has focused on experimenting with the Island’s local produce and has built up a strong supplier network from local farmers through to local foragers. In 1999 Mr Sherwood attended the Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene. He has since enjoyed a number of City and Guilds accreditations. A number of influences have shaped Mr Sherwood’s culinary career. Mr Sherwood grew up on a mixed farm in Dorset, his parents grew a range of vegetables and reared their own chickens, his father even made his own wine. Mr Sherwood brings together a traditional gastronomic background with his worldwide experience to deliver an international flavour to The Savoy. He has created fusion cuisine that includes Asian dishes such as wok fried whole Bream and mixed sushi platters as well as the more traditional Coq Au Vin and Queen of Puddings. In his spare time Mr Sherwood is a fitness fanatic; he is keen kay-

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aker, enjoys cycling and has ran the Jersey Marathon three times. Mr Sherwood, Head Chef, The Savoy Jersey, commented: ‘The Savoy is a fantastic opportunity for me to work in a sophisticated environment that still allows scope for innovation. Montana is an impressive restaurant that is much loved by hotel residents and Roberto’s Jazz Bar has attracted a loyal local following who like a more casual dining experience whilst soaking up the live music on a Friday. I have already begun to put my stamp on the menu’s and look forward to working with the whole team to take The Savoy forward.’ Roberto Lora, Hotel Manager, The Savoy Jersey, added: ‘I am thrilled to announce Sam as our new head chef; his extensive experience and culinary knowledge is impressive and he will be a credit to The Savoy. We’re making a number of changes to the hotel this year so we can continue to surpass our 4* status. Sam will be integral to us moving forward, his new dishes are a delight for diners and I am looking forward to working on some of my native Spanish dishes with him for the new menu.’

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Steve Smith at Bohemia receives rave review from top food critic

Steve Smith and his team at Bohemia are over the moon as the Michelin-starred restaurant has been scored 16/20 by food critic Andy Hayler on his acclaimed food review website www.andyhayler. com. Bohemia is one of only 20 restaurants in the UK in the last year to be awarded such a high score. Andy Hayler is one of the world’s most respected food critics and the only man to have eaten in all three Michelin star restaurants across the globe in just one year. Hayler is also one of only a handful of critics who never accepts a free meal, always covering the cost, he ensures that his reports are fully subjective. Commenting on the review Bohemia Head Chef Steve Smith said, “I am absolutely thrilled that Bohemia has been rated so highly by such an acclaimed food critic Bohemia is on the ground floor of The Club Hotel & Spa in St Helier on the island of Jersey. Its head chef is now Steve Smith, who first earned a Michelin star at the age of 24 at Gordleton Mill in 1998. He was also head chef at Holbeck Ghyll, Seaham Hall and the Devonshire Arms in Yorkshire. He moved to Bohemia in 2012, taking over from Shaun Rankin. The restaurant itself has held a Michelin star since 2005. The ground floor 44 seat dining room has a tiled floor and smart, modern decor, with its columns and stainless steel rails slightly reminiscent of an ocean liner. The dining room adjoins the bar area, and a large team of a dozen chefs prepare the elaborate dishes. The format now is primarily based on tasting menus, though a set lunch was also available. We opted for the pescatorian menu (£75), though I swapped one course to try some meat as well. Nibbles were a pea velouté with ham and duck tart, barbecued pork with apple purée and oxalis (wood sorrel) and a dish of crab with crab bisque jelly. The barbecued pork was particularly good, with deep flavour nicely balanced by the acidity of the apple, and the pea velouté had plenty of flavour intensity; the crab was served in a little caviar tin, and was nice without quite having the fireworks of the other two nibbles

as Andy Hayler. It is pleasing to know that our ethos of looking after our guests, offering quality and value for money; and on a technical level focusing on precision, balance and depth of flavour is recognized as the key to an outstanding dining experience.” In recent years Jersey has struggled to gain the attention and recognition afforded to other destinations by leading food critics. However it seems that the tide has now turned and not only are critics visiting the Island but its superior establishments are making an indelible mark as demonstrated by this latest achievement for Bohemia. Lawrence Huggler owner of Bohemia added, “To see the fantastic feedback Steve Smith and Bohemia has had from both locals and visitors to Jersey has been

(16/20 on average). The wine list has nearly 250 choices, starting at £19.50. Example wines included Dr Loosen Eroica Riesling 2010 at £45 for a wine that can be found in a shop for around £17, Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc at £62 for a wine that retails at £16, and Argiano Solegno 2008 at £105 for a wine that will set you back £49 in a shop. There were also prestige wines such as Leoville Las Cases 1990 at £500 for a wine that you can find for around £300 retail. Bread was made for scratch and was excellent, a choice of white brown and caramelised onion rolls, the texture very good (16/20). Rocket granita with lemon and ginger jelly and a rocket and ginger foam was a less pleasing dish for me, the elements technically correct but I am not sure that the combination of flavours was especially coherent (14/20). Better was a velouté of haddock, leek and potato, poured over a slowcooked egg, a piece of haddock and mustard ice cream. This was an interesting dish, the combination of hot soup with cold ice cream not an obvious one, but the mustard flavour worked really well with the haddock (16/20). Scallop tartare was a pretty dish, presented with fennel discs, tarragon purée, passion fruit jelly and caviar. The local scallops had good sweetness, the fennel also having good flavour, though I was not sure passion fruit was an optimal pairing here (15/20). Lobster with pea purée was served with pistachios and smoked butter foam. This was a very good dish, the local lobster tender and the pistachios adding a useful

amazing and to then get a review from not just a world leading food critic but one whose reviews I personally respect so much is particularly special. Steve’s team in

texture contrast (16/20). Turbot was served with cauliflower cream, capers, pickled cauliflower, shrimps and oxalis leaves, on a bed of cauliflower couscous. The turbot was fresh and accurately cooked, the cauliflower had plenty of flavour, and the vinegar in the pickled cauliflower nicely balanced the cream (17/20). Sea bass was also carefully timed, served with good asparagus and girolles (16/20). I had chicken with girolles, pea purée, sugar snap peas, mushroom purée and a Madeira sauce. The chicken, unlike so many served on restaurant tables in Britain, had good flavour, the sauce lifted the dish and the pea purée was also good; seasoning was very accurate, as it was throughout this meal (16/20). Pre-dessert of vanilla cream mousse with oats, white raspberries and raspberry sorbet had excellent vanilla mousse, the sorbet having good flavour and the texture combination nice (15/20). The main dessert was “chocolate mayhem”, a biscuit base with two different Valrhona chocolate layers covered in a third chocolate; this richness was nicely balanced by excellent lime sorbet, caramelised peanuts and a peanut crisp offering an extra texture (17/20). Lavazza coffee was served with petit fours including a delicate fig macaroon and a selection of chocolates. Service was extremely capable, topping up careful and the staff friendly and helpful. The bill came to £96 a head, the tasting menu at £75. This was an excellent meal, operating at a strong one Michelin star level.

the kitchen and Dimitri’s front of house team have really raised the bar in Jersey and it is great to positive recognition of this.”

Q. How long have you been cooking professionally? A. I’ve been cooking for 20 years, which has gone like a flash. The great thing about this profession is that there is always something to learn. Every day has different challenges to overcome. Thankfully however it has also delivered a lot of good times and a huge amount of pleasure. Q. Is there a secret for a successful restaurant? A. Don’t try to be something your not. Offering people a quality and value for money have to be key. Trying to look after your guests and being as helpful as possible can’t do any harm. Q. Do you have a favourite ingredient? A. I love using scallops, they are easily my favourite ingredient. There so versatile, raw, cooked, marinated. You can pretty much do anything with them in any season. Q. Any final thoughts you’d like to share e.g. new developments at the restaurant? A. As the kitchen team moves forward I see the food getting simpler, as we get to know our suppliers better. We can fully focus on precision, balance and depth of flavour. Read the full interview on Andy Hayler’s restaurant guide. www.andyhayler.com


What began over a century ago as a ‘one-off’ celebration to mark a Royal Coronation has since grown to become not only one of the largest floral carnivals in Europe but a piece of Jersey’s history.

In celebration of the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra the Island of Jersey decided to stage a parade. So successful was the event, held on August 9th 1902 in that organisers decided to repeat it the following year – and so began a summer tradition, which continues to this very day. The Battle began as a flower parade, but along the route the flowers were torn off and thrown to the spectators. They threw them back, and the Battle was born. During the Battle’s history there have only been two periods of time when world events forced its cancellation; World War I saw the parade abandoned and not reinstated until 1926. Similarly during the Second World War and Occupation of the Channel Islands all festivities, including the Battle of Flowers parade were suspended. It wasn’t until the 1950s when a group of local businessmen decided that a revival of the Battle was much needed as a focus for the community as well as an additional benefit for the Island’s emerging tourism industry. The 1952 battle was also particularly special because not only did it help celebrate the accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11, but it was also the 50th anniversary of the event, it was watched by more than 40,000 spectators and included more than 100 entries. The following year, the first Miss Battle of Flowers was chosen to grace the 1953 parade, and in 1954 the first male star - Anthony Steel - accompanied the carnival queen. Miss Anna Neagle was the star in 1956, but from then on it has always been a male star of stage, screen or sport who has been the escort for Miss Battle on her big day. The Battle continued to grow

in popularity during the 1960’s, when it was attracting audiences of about 60,000. In 1964 it was decided that the Battle (in its literal sense) should be stopped, as it was getting too unruly. A new finale was introduced - Petals from Heaven - when paper petals were dropped from aeroplanes. This wasn’t always successful though because of wind conditions! In 1989 as a further way to enhance the carnival atmosphere, it was decided to introduce the Moonlight Parade. Although the parade is very similar to the previous day’s event this time the floats are illuminated by thousands of tiny lights, creating a truly magical spectacle and, some may argue a more carnival feel, as the exhibitors have the chance to let their hair down and party well into the evening. But to get a true flavour of Battle spectators are recommended to experience both parades. At the heart of the Battle has always been the sense of community commitment and pride, although that is not to say competition among exhibitors remains strong. Over the years as the event grew so did the types of floats, which nowadays can be anything up to 45 foot in length, and horses replaced by hidden motorised machinery to carry the float around the arena. The floats themselves are works of art with designs a closely guarded secret right up to the grand reveal on Battle day itself. Islanders of all ages and from all backgrounds work tirelessly for months getting the floats ready; whether that be cutting fresh flowers (predominantly chrysanthemums, shipped in from the UK and Holland as well as locally-grown asters), or preparing dried flowers and harestails (lagurus grass) to make intricate patterns and designs. This workload of course increases in the weeks leading up to the parade with warehouses and sheds around the Island abuzz with battle fever throughout the day and long into the night; in particularly the eve of Battle will see many

of the exhibitors working against the clock to finish their masterpiece on time before the float makes its way in the early hours of the morning to the parade arena. The music for the parade has been provided Taye over the years by numerous very fine local and visiting bands, including the Band of the United States Air Force, the Dutch Rijnmondband Schiedam, the Tivoli Boys Band from Denmark and many British military bands.The majorettes troupes which add so much to the colour and movement of the parade have become increasingly popular and the floats themselves are now much animated. And of course the reward for all this hard work is not only taking part in the parade itself in front of tens of thousands of spectators but for the awards (not to forget keeping their reputations intact). There are numerous prizes awarded by an independent judging panel, including best set design, best costume, and animation. However, it is the major prize of Prix d’Honnour that everyone wishes to win. To describe the Jersey Battle of Flowers parades and its history in just a few short paragraphs doesn’t do the event justice; everyone who experiences Battle, whether that be as an exhibitor or spectator takes away something different every time. As the Island’s oldest event and one of its best loved, it looks likely to be going just as strong into the next century.

Miss Jersey Battle of Flowers 2013 is Taye Le Monnier.

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comes the 60th holder of the Miss Jersey Battle of Flowers title. Taye, who has just completed her six A-levels, plans to study in London to become a lawyer and in the future wishes to run her own business, looking after the legal interest of disadvantaged youngsters. Describing herself as “fun”, “enthusiastic” and “sociable”, 18-year old Taye is still getting used to the idea of becoming an Ambassador for Jersey but her charm and out-going personality has already won over the many people she has met so far and she will no doubt prove to be the perfect ‘Star of the Show’ during this year’s Parades.

Coronation Street star, Mikey North is this year’s Mr Battle.

The 26-year old actor, who has played the role of troubled ex-soldier Gary Windass in the popular ITV1 drama serial since 2008 will accompany this year’s Miss Jersey Battle of Flowers, 18-year old Taye Le Monnier at both the Day Parade on Thursday 8 and Moonlight Parade on Friday 9 August. Chairman of the Jersey Battle of Flowers, Tony Perkins, says, ‘Coronation Street is one of the UK’s most watched television programmes and we are therefore delighted to have secured one of its most popular characters as this year’s Mr Battle. Unlike his badboy image as portrayed on screen we have no doubt that in real life Mikey will be the perfect gentleman to escort our very own Miss Battle’.


A Bigger Splash by Chris Hollins

TV presenter Chris Hollins and Strictly Come Dancing winner has a reputation as a bit of an action man. Chris and his wife Sarah came to Jersey on a late-season break, which ended up being quite water-based. Find out why Chris ended up buying a wetsuit. Always in a rush? No time to spare? Desperately trying to fill every second? Doing the same thing weekend after weekend? These are symptoms of Cityitis, an affliction my wife and I have been suffering for many weeks. But this weekend in Jersey was going to be different. ’Don’t bother bringing your golf shoes, you won’t need them. Don’t panic, you’ll have some fun,’ she said as we hurriedly packed after work. And just over two and half hours later – that’s all it took – we were in the Grand Jersey Hotel and Spa on St Helier’s seafront. In the luxurious Champagne Bar, with a glass of white in hand and the catch of the day on a plate in front of me, I was ready to party. But I was told it was time for bed because I had to conserve energy for the next day’s adventures. Sadly when we awoke the clouds were in and it was chucking it down. ‘This is it for the day,’ I thought. ‘Don’t you worry,’ said ever-optimistic Sarah. ‘Rain doesn’t stop play when you’re paddleboarding.’ Perhaps I should explain that paddleboarding involves lying down on a surfboard and, well, paddling with a swimming motion. There’s also a new – and fast-growing – variation known as stand-up paddleboarding where you use a long, singlebladed paddle to propel you along. In watersports-mad Jersey they’ve taken to it like a duck to water. We made our way to St Brelade’s Bay. The city dwellers were early. Of course we were. We didn’t want to get stuck in the traffic. You can take the people out of the city but you can’t take the city out of the people. So we went for a cup of tea at the cosy Wayside Café. I was about to order a bacon sandwich

when Jono walked in.’Are you ready for it? The waves are pretty good today. You’ll have fun. And don’t worry about the rain. When you’re wet, you’re wet!’ We made our way down to the beach. A quick warm-up and we were on our boards and on the water. Exactly 15 seconds later I was in water. But I was soon back on the board, and then back in again, and that was the pattern for the next 30 minutes. As Sarah and Jono paddled away comfortably, and I began the process of emptying the ears and throat of water for the umpteenth time, I had a good look around. The colours of the early autumn coastline combined with the rich caramel sands of the beach were spectacular. They always say the mark of a place is how stunning it can appear on even a poor day. What would this bay be like on a summer’s day? I struggled back on board and, thanks to Jono’s patience, was not only paddling but surfing too. I’ve been trying to do it for 10 years and never managed it. But today I made it and stood on the board. A quick shower and we headed to the famous Crab Shack on the seafront overlooking the bay. It was our type of place. Fun, buzzing and packed. It was full of families and we couldn’t wait to get stuck in. There’s something for everyone, but the fish courses were incredible. I opted for the crab bisque and then a selection of battered fish in a coconut dressing. Hey, I’d earned it! The bottle of sauvignon blanc also helped us rehydrate and definitely took the taste of that seawater from my mouth. Then it happened. London, work and the desperate need to plan disappeared from our minds. We started to giggle, tell stories and forget about the clock. We imagined living by the sea and somehow I ended up buying a wetsuit. That evening, we were booked into the Grand’s Michelin-

starred Tassili restaurant and I have to say I was slightly concerned. I wasn’t in the mood for a formal dinner, but Tassili is a little different. It’s intimate but not claustrophobic. It’s smart but not too starchy. We were recommended the six-course menu with the sommelier’s choice of wine with each one. It was extraordinary. Admittedly, I was a little tender as I opened my eyes the next day, but it was great to see the weather was a lot brighter than me. At last we could see this island at its best. We were off for a drive. We decided to follow our noses and the coast. No plan? No satnav? What’s happening to us? The Jersey Marathon, taking place that Sunday, was sending us all over the island on various diversions. But far from being a pain it was an adventure. Even when we were directed inland we weren’t disappointed. The French influence was on display as we weaved our way through delightful villages or along tree-lined roads. I’ve never had so much fun being lost. We found ourselves in Cornwall-esque Gorey Harbour on the east coast in the shadow of the imposing Mont Orgueil Castle. Wherever you go in Jersey you’re faced with a great choice of places to eat. Gorey is typical, its quayside lined with bistros, restaurants and cafés, all doing a roaring Sunday lunch trade. We liked the sound of the one that said ‘it’s all about the ingredients without being too fussy’. And they were right. Sarah chose her favourite, mussels and chips. Lovely! It was finally time to conquer the castle. The little boy in me made an appearance as I tried to en-

gage my wife in a sword fight. But she was having none of it. Sadly no falconry for us to enjoy today but it didn’t matter. This fortress has been here for 800 years, and has many gripping – not to say gruesome – stories to tell. And where else could you enjoy a ‘wheel of urine’, one of its weirder exhibits? Oh come on, they didn’t have television back then. Our trip was nothing like we expected or even planned. And that’s what made it perfect for us. No agenda, no deadlines, just fun. I may be back in London now and the Cityitis symptoms are slowly returning, but I only have to open my wardrobe and see that wetsuit and the smile comes back because I know that one day soon, we will return to Jersey. Spa time with Sarah Not that I would say this to Chris but I was rather pleased I had the afternoon off. I had heard about the Grand Jersey Spa and really wanted to relax after the morning’s activities. The surroundings were serene and tranquil, a calm oasis in the hotel. I had a quick swim and popped into the steam room to get ready for a massage. I had a good look around and everything from facials to body wraps, pedicures to eyebrow tints, were available. Why did I only allow for an hour? My masseuse asked me whether I wanted to have the de-stress massage or the muscle warmer for aching muscles – a tough choice but I opted for the de-stress. I wasn’t disappointed and floated back up to our room afterwards in a heady daze to find Chris asleep. That was what the weekend was all about – a bit of escapism from our hectic life in the big smoke.


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The popular, annual Hanson Renouf/Association of Lawyers for Children conference will be held this year on Friday 4th October at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Jersey. The title of the conference is “Modern Families” and the event includes sessions on same sex parenting, kinship care, adoption, surrogacy, IVF and donor gametes and foster care. We are delighted to announce that the conference will be chaired by His Honour Judge Bellamy (designated family judge for Leicester) and that Mrs Justice Theis has agreed to give the keynote address. Spe-

Airtel-Vodafone launches service for holidaymakers Airtel-Vodafone is warning Islanders to review the settings on all their family mobile devices before travelling abroad this summer, and has launched a service for anyone wanting to check. Many people are unaware that they could run up mobile bills which are significantly higher than normal when they are away, and we want to ensure that Islanders know what to do.

cialist speakers have been drawn from a range of backgrounds in England and the Channel Islands and include: a surrogacy doctor, adoption and foster care social workers, a Superintendant Registrar, a psychologist and lawyers: The sessions will be approached from different angles and will incorporate medical perspectives as well as legal, psychological, Human Rights and procedural ones. Cost: £175, £150 for ALC members and £125 for non-lawyers.For more information or to be sent a booking form please contact Lucy Fosse at Hanson Renouf on 767764 or by email: events@hansonrenouf.com We have launched a service for all Islanders, regardless of who their mobile phone provider is. Anyone going into our stores on Queen Street, Jersey, and High Street, Guernsey, will get free help and advice about roaming charges, and can be shown how to check their settings. Ian Campbell, Airtel-Vodafone’s CEO, said that there were two general causes of people coming home from holiday to unexpected bills. If their phone was set to regularly check for updates, the cost could mount up while abroad. To stop this, customers just need to check their phone settings.

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and skin cells. “The results were that you could actually initiate cell death,” said Marcia Simon, a Professor of Dermatology. Exposure to the bulbs could lead to premature again and skin cancer, according to doctors. “It can also cause skin cancer in the deadliest form and that’s melanoma,” said Dr. Rebecca Tung. In every bulb that researchers tested they found that the protective coating around the light creating ‘phosphor’ was cracked, allowing dangerous ultraviolet rays to escape. Each bulb contains about 5 milligrams (mg) of mercury, a toxic heavy metal that can interfere with the development of children and unborn fetuses and may cause a wide range of health issues in adults, including brain, kidney and liver damage. The compact fluorescent industry claims that the bulbs are safe, but admitted that

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State Street teers tackle land ance in National for Jersey project threatened local About a dozen staff from State Street were at Sorel in July removing large swathes of bracken and weeds from coastal habitats to help support the Birds on the Edge (BOTE) project. The project is a joint initiative between the National Trust for Jersey, States of Jersey Department of Environment and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust designed to assist in the recovery of some local bird populations. The team were at work all day on National Trust land on the north coast which has been designated as a bird re-introduction site. Cristina Sellarés, BOTE Project Officer, thanked the team for their

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hard work: ‘It’s terrific when we can work with a local business in this way. The State Street volunteers really got into the task and were extremely enthusiastic all day, despite the effort required in the hot conditions. It was a valuable contribution to our project in helping our local bird populations.’ BOTE supports the active management of Jersey’s coastland to restore populations of birds and especially to bring back the red billed Chough to the Island. Large areas of coastland have

been dominated by extensive tracks of bracken in recent years and one of the aims of the project is to return certain sections of land to a more natural coastal grassland and heathland habitat. Phil McGowan, Head of EMEA Private Equity & Real Estate Fund Services said: ‘We are delighted to be taking part in this project as

part of our commitment to the local community. It’s very rewarding for everyone involved to be making a difference while at the same time enjoying our natural surroundings’. Another team from State Street will be returning to the site to carry out more clearance work.

publishes mod- Advance to Work advice for planning appeals school leavers

The Minister for Planning and Environment has published his proposed model for planning appeals against decisions made under the Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002. The model will involve an independent professional reviewing the case and making a recommendation to the Minister, who will then make the final decision. All decisions that can be taken under the Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002 will be subject to the appeal process. In order to establish this model the Minister will withdraw from the initial decision making process. In March this year, Deputy Rob Duhamel published a green paper consultation – Planning Appeals – Can We Improve the Process? Responses to this consultation have informed the current debate. In deciding on the new appeals model, the Minister also took account of Deputy Young’s successful proposition (P.2013/026) calling for a revision to the current appeal process. The proposed merits-based and cost-effective appeals system will be run independently from the Planning department. Appeals will be held at short hearings administered by the Judicial Greffe. The appeal hearing inspector will make recommendations to the Minister about whether the appeal should be allowed or not. The proposed appeals process

retains the Minister as the ultimate decision maker. This ensures democratic accountability, with the Minister acting on the advice of an independently appointed inspector. To make the new proposed process independent, planning applications will no longer be considered by the Planning Minister. Applications will be considered by the Planning Applications Panel (PAP) and officers of the Planning department and the Minister will withdraw from that part of the planning process. Similar arrangements will be put in place for other decisions the Minister could currently become involved with, such as the listing of buildings. Third party right of appeal will remain in the case of appeals against planning application decisions. Deputy Duhamel said “I have considered the responses to the green paper and reflected on the States Assembly’s adoption of Deputy Young’s proposition. I have visited Guernsey to review their processes and the Isle of Man which, like us, has a right of third party appeal for planning application decisions. “I am satisfied that the model I am proposing is the best for Jersey. It introduces an accessible and efficient way for appeals to be considered while retaining the constitutional element of appeal decisions being made by someone who has been elected and is therefore accountable.”

Advance to Work is urging school leavers who are looking for jobs to find out about their work and training options as soon as possible. The employment scheme’s manager Stuart Penn said young people who have now left full time education and need to find work should avoid the temptation of waiting until the end of the summer before making important job choices. “The job market is still extremely competitive so if you have already left education and know that you need to find work, now is the time to find out what is out there and what options you have. Advance to Work can help you make that transition into the work place, by offering a combination of mentoring, training and work placements,” said Mr Penn. Advance to Work is open to all young people aged 16 – 19 who are looking for work. The Advance to Work team have already spoken to many school leavers who left school at the end of summer term and will also attend each of the Island’s secondary schools on exam results days to speak to anyone who would like more information about how the scheme can help them. Mentors from the employment scheme are also on hand at a drop-in desk at the Social Security Department in La Motte Street to give information and advice

to young jobseekers. The desk is open every morning from Monday to Thursday until 12.30pm and on Monday and Thursday afternoons. Young people can also find Advance to Work on Facebook and Twitter and details of the scheme and how to apply are available at www.gov.je/advancetowork. Advance to Work is one of a number of government employment schemes and initiatives administered by Back to Work at Social Security which aim to reduce unemployment in Jersey.


UBS and Standard Chartered Private Bank join Jersey International Business School’s work support programme

UBS and Standard Chartered Private Bank have joined Jersey International Business School’s work support programme which supports the BSc (Hons) International Financial Services degree. The work support programme allows a number of candidates to take that first important step towards a career in finance. Students will be able to study for this top-ranked degree whilst being in paid employment with one of the world’s leading banking institutions. Emma Boustouler, Degree Programme Director said, “We are really excited about our new partnerships with UBS and Standard Chartered Private Bank as part of the work support programme. HSBC and RBS International have been part of the successful programme since 2012 and our students who have been working with these institutions feel it has been really beneficial and have gained valuable work experience. It’s great that we can offer this year’s intake of BSc (Hons) International Financial Services degree students the opportunity to work with two other leading banking institutions”. Carol Graham from UBS said: “UBS is delighted to partner with Jersey International Business

School on the BSc International Financial Services Degree. At UBS, we foster a culture of continuous individual development. Our goal is to give our employees and leaders what they need to excel in their roles, progress in their careers, and ultimately create value for our shareholders. This partnership is an excellent opportunity for UBS to encourage local degree students to develop and grow into potential future leaders for the Island.” Richard Ingle, CEO of Standard Chartered Jersey said, “We are delighted to be able provide the opportunity for students to gain relevant and practical international banking experience whilst studying for their degree. Standard Chartered’s focus on serving clients linked to Asia, Africa and the Middle East will expose students to some of the fastest growing and dynamic markets in the world and provide invaluable experience to complement their studies.” Jersey International Business School are still accepting applications for the BSc (Hons) International Financial Services degree so to apply or find out more please contact Gemma Renfrey on 816338

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Carey Olsen has announced 11 senior promotions in its Guernsey and Jersey offices including the appointment of Andreas Kistler and David Crosland to partners of the offshore law firm. The total number of partners across Carey Olsen’s offices in the British Virgin Islands, Cape Town, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and London now stands at 40. Advocate Kistler, who qualified as a Jersey advocate earlier this year, joined Carey Olsen in 2005 from the commercial liti-

gation department of a major New Zealand law firm. He spent several years practising in Carey O l s e n ’ s London office before moving to the Jersey office in 2011. Andreas represents clients on a broad cross-section of contentious work as well as in non-contentious court proceedings. Advocate Crosland trained with Clifford Chance in London qualifying into their Private Funds Group in 2004. He joined Carey Olsen’s corporate group in 2007 and qualified as a Guernsey advocate in 2011. David advises fund managers and financial services firms on the launch, administration, restructuring and listing of closed and open-

ended investment funds and on fund listings on offshore and international exchanges. Within Carey Olsen’s corporate group, associates Ruth Abernethy and Emma Penney in Guernsey and Matthew Ecobichon in Jersey have been promoted to senior associate. Three promotions have been made in the firm’s trust and fiduciary group in Jersey. Alexa Saunders has been made senior associate and Katie Rio has become an associate, while Victoria Grogan has been promoted to probate manager. Jersey advocate Ian Jones has been promoted to senior associate in the litigation group having joined Carey Olsen in 2009. Within the Jersey property group Will Whitehead and Christa Gilbert have both been promoted to senior associate. John Kelleher, Carey Olsen chairman, said: “This year’s promotions are a clear indication of the talent of each individual and the firm’s focus on fostering outstanding specialist skills across all areas of legal expertise.”

Executive Chairman of Greenlight

Business transformation specialist, Greenlight has today announced the appointment of Nigel Le Quesne as its new NonExecutive Chairman. Currently Group CEO and Chairman of JTC Group, Mr Le Quesne will draw on his considerable experience as he embarks on his position working with Greenlight’s board of directors, providing strategic leadership and management as the company continues to expand its service offerings across both existing and new territories. Eliot Lincoln, CEO of Greenlight, comments, “We’re delighted to welcome Nigel to Greenlight as Non-Executive Chairman. Greenlight is a fast-growing business and Nigel’s experience of guiding the JTC Group to grow so successfully over 25 years is what makes him such a great fit for our company.” Of his new appointment, Mr Le Quesne says, “Greenlight is a young, dynamic company that is growing rapidly using a highly innovative and unique approach. It’s very stimulating for me to apply my experience to a business that is not only leading its market, but doing so in such exciting ways. I very much look forward to working with them.”


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Groove De Lecq

The brain injury charity, Headway will be transforming Le Moulin de Lecq historical pub into an unmissable all day event celebrating the best of Jersey’s music and arts scene. Two stages will showcase a line-up of local bands and there will be plenty to see and do with artistic installations and games providing entertainment for all the family. Within the beer tent there will be an acoustic stage with intimate performances. Throughout the day, over 20 different musicians, groups and DJs will ensure everyone gets to enjoy their favourite Jersey musicians as well as discover new artists. Food will be provided by Le Moulin de Lecq and partygoers will be able to enjoy a hog roast, BBQ favourites, bean crock and will even have the option to dine inside for a more glamorous festival experience. The ethos behind the event is simple: to create a community festival with a cooperative of artists and volunteers to help Headway raise funds to support those in Jersey who need help following a brain injury. The support of local businesses including IQ, means that the cost of every ticket will go directly to Headway. Tickets are £20 for adults, £5 for children under 13 and free for children under 5. When: Saturday 03/08/2013 - 12:00-23:00 Where: Moulin de Lecq Pub, La Mont de la Greve de Lecq

Airtel –Vodafone Jersey Seaside Festival

Setting a Carnival atmosphere immediately before the Jersey Battle of Flowers, Jersey Seaside Festival provides a whole day of fun celebrating our affiliation with the sea and traditional seaside activities set around the Island’s Victorian bathing pool; one of the few remaining natural sea water swimming pools left in Europe. Experience beach activities, live entertainment, music and local arts & crafts. A wonderful food fair augments the delightful restaurants and pubs in the area. The Jersey Seaside Festival has something for the whole family. Admission is free. When: Sunday 04/08/2013 - 10:00-20:00 Where: Havre des Pas, St. Helier

Gorey Fête

Set in the picturesque harbour of Gorey, there is fun for all the family from beach events to crown and anchor. Stage events include the famous yard of ale and spaghetti eating competitions. The evening fireworks are a spectacular display. When: Thur 15/08 - 10:00-23:00 Where: Gorey Pier, St. Martin

Rock in the Park

Pop along to the park and enjoy the air guitar competition and much more as local bands and artists perform live on stage to raise money for the Jersey charities. Refreshments available from the park café or just bring a picnic. Price: Free of Charge When: Sun 18/08 - 12:00-20:00 Where: Howard Davis Park

Jersey Live Music Festival

The atmosphere at Jersey Live Festival is second to none, with a vibrant and responsive crowd, welcoming in recent years, a huge roster of artists. In 2012, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Chase & Status, The Stranglers, Professor Green and many more performed to capacity crowds. Often a sell out, Jersey Live Festival with JT remains the Channel Islands’ biggest live music event with 20,000 attending over the festival weekend and 2013 is the festival’s 10th anniversary. (This event will go ahead subject to the organisers gaining the Bailiffs permission). Price: From £56.00 - £92.00 When: 31/08/2013 - 01/09/2013 - 11:00-23:00 Where: RJA & HS Royal Jersey Showground, La Route de Trinite

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Battle of Flowers Grand Day Parade

Undoubtedly one of the most spectacular carnivals in Europe. Enjoy the spectacle of flower festooned floats, musicians, dancers and entertainers providing a tremendous atmosphere for one of the highlights in the summer events calender. Price: From £7.00 - £32.00 When: Thur 08/08/2013 - 14:30-17:00 Where: Victoria Avenue, St. Helier

Battle of Flowers Moonlight Parade

The Moonlight Parade is an amazing evening parade of the flower covered floats that are festooned with thousands of illuminated lights to give a truly magical appearance and a fitting finale to the Battle of Flowers floral extravaganza. Price: From £6.00 - £27.50 When:Fri 09/08/2013 - 21:00 - 23:00 Where: Victoria Avenue, St. Helier

The Jersey Film Festival

Enjoy some great films alfresco in the park. Free of charge with a retiring collection. Bring a picnic and a blanket and maybe some cushions! All films shown nightly at 20:30. Free admission with a collection for a local charity. When:10/08 - 16/08 - 20:30-23:00 Where: Howard Davis Park.

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