Wednesday 07 August 2019
The ever popular Fete d'Etai summer medieval festival returns to Castle Cornet on Sunday 18 August and will feature a packed timetable of plenty of things to see and do.
A special guest for this year is Richard York, musician and a storyteller, who is returning to the festival for the first time since 2015. Richard has an encyclopaedic memory for stories and tells them by heart, which captivates children and adults alike. He will practice this age-old art of storytelling in unusual and atmospheric areas of the Castle. Richard is also an accomplished musician and uses the harp, bagpipes & other instruments to enhance his tales. For more information go to www.taleteller.co.uk.
The live action role play group Tol Galen will once again be providing entertainment in the form of sword fights and displays of weapons and armour. This will be accompanied by the more gentle activity of art & crafts. Visitors can also make their own model of a mangonel (medieval catapult) to take home.
Several Jersey-based participants will be involved again this year too. Medieval reenactors from Duke's Leopards will be setting up medieval food tables and sharing their knowledge of the ingredients and recipes of the time.
Jo Dowding, Access & Learning Manager says:
"We would like to make our visitors aware that we are expecting a very high number of cruise ship passengers in the morning. Activities in the castle continue until 16.00, so some locals might prefer to visit us from late morning onwards."
Fete d'Etai takes place on Sunday 18 August from 10.00-16.00. Normal admission applies: £10.50 for adults, £3 for children and free of charge for under 7s. Due to the expected cruise ship, there will be a 'fast track' for Discovery Pass holders, who also enter for free on the day.