Members of the society will be sad to learn that Chris died on the morning of 15th October after a long battle with a progressive illness which he initially made light of and which he fought until the end when it could no longer be ignored.
He was an indefatigable, meticulous and long-serving Events Secretary whose devotion to Jersey was reflected in his determination to continue in his role with the help of his family.
We have individually and collectively lost a loyal friend.
A funeral service for Chris will be held at Trinity Parish Church at 12 noon on the 28th October.
Chris’ family welcome friends to join them at the church service, however this will be followed by a private family burial.
In lieu of flowers donations to Parkinson’s UK, c/o Sarah Earles, would be welcomed.
Nicholas Romeril’s exhibition Breaking Ice celebrates his recent expedition to Antarctica aboard HMS Protector, which he undertook as Artist in Residence for the Friends of the Scott Polar Institute.
A Jersey native, Nicholas Romeril captures the essence of what is central to many islander’s lives. His striking motifs of boulders, sand dunes and foaming seas create beautiful and dramatic visions of pristine coastlines.
The exhibition Breaking Ice will feature over 70 works. It is open from the 2nd April until 4th May at Chris Beetles Gallery, 8&10 Ryder Street London SW1Y 6QB.
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!
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.
|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|