Gabrielle Radiguet exhibition: 23/6/20015 – 18/7/2015, The Crypt Gallery, St. Martin-in-the Fields, Trafalgar Square

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Gabrielle Radiguet

 

In this solo exhibition Jersey born Gabrielle  invites you to share with her the prospect of catching a sudden glimpse of something transitory – a momentary sense of the divine. The show brings together a series of new paintings, cyanotype prints and miniature ink studies which aim to celebrate the awe and wonder of the English landscape.

The paintings are built up in a spirit of quiet introspection, creating a harmonious sense of place where time is stilled and a search for the light is shared with the viewer.

The cyanotype prints are taken from the allotments and edgelands of the city where things are often left alone or forgotten. These simple specimens are literally caught in sunlight where their innate character develops into an object of individual beauty.

The ink studies draw the viewer in to an intimate space of calligraphic mark making proposing through successive interpretations of the landscape, a personal journey.

Details: The Crypt Gallery, St. Martin-in-the Fields, Trafalgar Square opposite the National Portrait Gallery. It opens on Tuesday 23rd June until Saturday 18th July 2015.

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The London BOULES MURATTI between the Jersey Society in London and the Guernsey Society: Saturday 14 June 2014

We lost!! We gathered on a fairly dismal, slightly drizzly, Saturday lunchtime at the pub in Cleaver Square, Kennington – the Jersey Society team choosing to eat outside under the awning and the Guernsey team sheltering indoors.

The clouds gradually began to disperse and we paired off in our respective teams of five; unfortunately Guernsey were three players short so Jersey had to “lend” them some of their own! That left five opposing teams of pairs playing their first matches. Jersey also had several supporters.

The “terrain” in Cleaver Square is incredibly hard (very little gravel) and uneven, so no matter how skilled a player might be the boules can easily be diverted! However, Jersey started off well and had gained a comfortable lead – to begin with. Then it all went wrong in the second round and Guernsey ended up winning by 6 to 4.

Needless to say, it was a good fun and everyone enjoyed the competition, with the Jersey side boasting that it had, of course, helped Guernsey to win!

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13/11/2014 Informal Lunch

Thursday 13 November 2014 Vincent Rooms, Vincent Square, London SWIP 2PD at 12.30pm

This is a new venture for the Society – an informal lunch at the Vincent Rooms which it is hoped will particularly appeal to those members who find it difficult to come into central London in the evenings. At the end of the meal, the cost will be shared equally between those present.

Click here to download the attendance slip.

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14/06/2014 Boules Muratti

Saturday 14 June 2014 Cleaver Square, London SEI I 4EA from 12.00 noon

The Boules Muratti will be held in the idyllic setting of Cleaver Square – one of London’s finest Georgian Squares. An added attraction of the Square is that it has a pub, The Prince of Wales, where traditional pub food is available until 3.00pm.

Boules is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. If you have a set of Boules, please bring it along.

The nearest underground station to Cleaver Square is Kennington (Northern Line). Vauxhall (Victoria Line) and Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo Line) are about 15 mins. walk away. Buses passing near to Cleaver Square are 3, 59, 133, 155, 159, 196, 333, 360 & 415.

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08/05/2014: The Policeman and The Brothel: A Victorian Murder

Have you ever wondered what life in Jersey – and more particularly in St Helier – was like a hundred years ago, let alone in the mid-nineteenth century? According to our distinguished guest speaker, it was a very different place from today. There were thousands of rough-and-ready seamen, many of whom roamed the teeming and chaotic streets drinking, chasing loose women and gambling. It was the honorary police’s job -including the respected and feared Centenier George Le Cronier – to keep order. Within weeks of each other two murders occurred and then Le Cronier himself fell victim. This is the context of the talk.

ANTHONY DANIELS, who generally uses the pen name Theodore Dalrymple, is an accomplished English writer and retired prison doctor and psychiatrist. He worked in a number of Sub-Saharan African countries as well as in the East End of London.

Mr Daniels is a prolific author, essayist and blogger. A keen observer of human nature, he writes perceptively from a wealth of experience, having lived or visited dangerous environments in Africa, North Korea, Albania, Afghanistan and Indonesia. He has travelled extensively, both as a doctor and journalist. When visiting Jersey with time on his hands he decided to research the subject of his talk, and as a result produced the book, “The Policeman and The Brothel: A Victorian Murder”.

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06/02/2014: Low water fishing talk and AGM

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Although he has lived in St Clement for a number of years David Le Maistre is, at heart, a St Ouennais. David was born in 1937 and met Jim Le Couteur at Victoria College. As schoolboys they spent many hours together on the rocks in St Clement’s Bay and later with family members low water fishing in St Ouen’s Bay. Jim has drawn the illustrations to be used in the talk.

After working in a lawyer’s office for a few years, David moved into banking and later into the finance industry. An Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, he retired in 1995 to spend some quality time with his wife, Ann, who has been confined to a wheelchair since 1971.

An active supporter of the Societe Jersiaise, he has at various times served on the Executive committee of the Societe and been chairman of both the History and Bibliography sections. David takes an active interest in the history and culture of his native island.

This is the second time that David has visited the JSL and some members may recall his 2001 presentation Bv Gone Jersey: A selection of old postcards.

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Boules Muratti: Saturday 22 June 2013

JERSEYguernSaturday 22 June 2013, Cleaver Square, London SE11 4EA from 12.00 noon

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The third Boules Muratti will be held this year on a Saturday afternoon in the idyllic setting of Cleaver Square – one of London’s finest Georgian Squares. An added attraction of the Square is that it has a pub, The Prince of Wales, selling Shepherd Neame beers from Faversham, Kent.

Traditional pub food is available at The Prince of Wales until 3.00pm.

Boules is suitable for people of all ages and abilities.

If you have a set of Boules, please bring them along.

The nearest underground station to Cleaver Square is Kennington (Northern Line). Vauxhall (Victoria Line) and Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo Line) are about 15 mins. walk away. Buses passing near to Cleaver Square are 3, 59, 133, 155, 159, 196, 333, 360 & 415.

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Events for 2013

The next meeting of the Society will be on 2nd May at the  Vincent   Rooms , Vincent Square, SW1, when Dr Gillian Carr will speak on ‘Protest, Defiance  and Resistance’. This will reveal completely new material about the Occupation of the  Channel Islands . We will be joined on this occasion by members of the Guernsey Society. The 2013 Boules Muratti will be on a Saturday for the first time on 22 June and the annual Dinner will be on 17 October, in the Vincent Rooms, when  Jersey ’s Chief Minister, Ian Gorst, has been invited as the guest speaker.
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Karen Blampied’s Icons at the “Icons Today” exhibition, Pimlico. 25th – 27th October

Karen Blampied designed 12 icons for each of the Parish Churches based on Saints. 2 of these (St Brelade and St Ouen) are featured in the “Icons Today” exhibition at St Saviours Church, St George’s Square, Pimlico. All are welcome.

For further details including how to find the church please click here.

Opening times

Thursday 25th October 10.30 am to 6.00 pm
Friday 26th October 10.30 am to 6.00 pm
Saturday 27th October 10.30 am to 4.00 pm
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