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Guernsey French exhibit free this weekend

Guernsey French exhibit free this weekend

Friday 27 November 2020

Guernsey French exhibit free this weekend

Friday 27 November 2020

Entry to the Guernsey Museum will be free this Saturday to promote the Guernesiais exhibition currently on display.

‘Voice-Vouaïe’, which opened on 2 October, features 105 portraits of people who grew up speaking the Bailiwick’s local patois, some of whom still speak it daily, and other who are rediscovering it.

The exhibition was created by photographer Aaron Yeandle and language consultant Yan Marquis. In additions to the portraits, there will also be photographs of objects that are important to the subjects, and a listening station where visitors can hear snippets of Guernesiais.

This weekend’s free entry is sponsored by Island Language LBG, a non-profit group formed to promote the teaching of Guernesiais. They will be hosting a table where visitors can find out how and where to learn the language, as well as take part in workshops and other activities.

The Voice-Vouaïe exhibition has been supported by Specsavers, the Guernsey Arts Commission, and Art for Guernsey. For those who are unable to attend for free this Saturday, it will remain on display at the Guernsey Museum until 31 December.


Pictured: In August, the previous States' Assembly approved legislation to have Guernesiais and French recognised as national languages, as well as to support the creation of a Guernsey Language Commission.

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