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Events and tie-ins continue as Potato Peel Pie film released

Events and tie-ins continue as Potato Peel Pie film released

Saturday 21 April 2018

Events and tie-ins continue as Potato Peel Pie film released

Saturday 21 April 2018

A number of different events and promotions continue to be held, as the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society film is released at cinemas across the country.

A leading authority on the so-called ‘troublemakers’ of the Occupation will speak at a special vintage afternoon tea at the OGH Hotel this afternoon, while VisitGuernsey has announced a partnership with publisher Bloomsbury and retailer WHSmith to promote a new version of the best-selling book.

The partnership was agreed ahead of the film's general release yesterday, with a new film related jacket version of the story now on sale. That is now available nationwide and in local stores.

The new book sleeve also features a competition to win a trip for two to Guernsey with the VisitGuernsey. Mike Hopkins, Director of Marketing & Tourism, VisitGuernsey said: "We’re delighted to be part of such a high profile promotion. The re-released book is being marketed heavily and will be highly visible in key selected stores in the WHSmith retail network and further supported on the Bloomsbury website and across all social channels. Having a nationwide retail presence and partnering with such renowned quality brands will further highlight Guernsey to new audiences with the aim of driving visitors to the island."

Guernsey film website

Pictured: VisitGuernsey's website focusing on the new film

Cambridge University academic, Dr Gilly Carr, is back in Guernsey for another event linked to the release of the film. As part of the Guernsey Heritage Festival she will be speaking about the Channel Islands resistance movement during the Occupation at a special vintage themed afternoon tea at the Old Government House Hotel.

Speaking before the talk, she said that during, and since the Occupation, resisters have often been characterized as irresponsible trouble makers.

"That happened because of the threat of German retaliatory reprisals on the population. In my talk I will examine whether this view was correct and whether it should still, today, dictate how we view those who carried out acts of protest, defiance and resistance against the occupiers" she said. 

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