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Corn Riots Festival

​The Corn Riots Festival, La Folle d’Avoût, is taking place from Friday 30 September 2022 to Sunday 2 October 2022, with educational and culinary events taking place during the build-up.

Pre-festival events

Event and locationDate and timeDescription

Norman Market

Royal Square

Wednesday 28 September and Thursday 29 September 2022, 9am to 7pm

See further dates below

Norman market traders will offer cheese, sausages, fruits, vegetables, saucissons, soaps and bags.


Friday 30 September 2022 events

Event and locationTimeDescription

Norman Market

Royal Square

9am to 7pmNorman market traders will offer cheese, sausages, fruits, vegetables, saucissons, soaps and bags.

Creative drama workshop in French

Alliance Française Jersey

2pm to 5pm

For those who like writing and acting and would like to reinforce their confidence in speaking French.

The workshop takes place on 30 September 2022, you should submit your text by 26 September 2022.

Booking is essential

Register for the creative workshop in French on Eventbrite

Conversation au pub: Corn Riots multilingual edition

Blue Note Bar

5.30pm to 7pm

Celebrate the Corn Riots and the diversity of languages, with Jèrriais, Portuguese, Polish and Romanian. 

All levels welcome. Drop in and practise any of these languages!

Poetry competition

Royal Square

5.30pm to 7pmThe winners of the Island Views Poetry Competition, run as part of Democracy Week, will be announced.

Film Screening of 'Ready Player One'

Royal Square

7.30pm to 10pm

A 2018 American science fiction action film based on Ernest Cline's novel of the same name.

Rated PG13

Ready Player One trailer on YouTube

Saturday 1 October events

Event and locationTimeDescription

Jèrriais film and art exhibition

Town Church

9am to 5pm

Short Jèrriais films, including primary school children saying everyday phrases in Jèrriais, and an exhbition of their work, made especially for the Corn Riots.

Free entry and no booking needed

Norman Market

Parade Gardens

9am to 7pmNorman market traders will offer cheese, sausages, fruits, vegetables, saucissons, soaps, bags, chimney cakes and, for the first time, Viking beers.

Normandy Tourism & Friends

Parade Gardens

9am to 7pm

With concerts from:

12pm to 1pm: L is M

2pm to 3pm: Brian White Quintet

5pm to 6pm: For the Hackers

Normandy Tourism is presenting a selection of Norman delicacies for free. For entertainment, the Norman band For the Hackers will perform on the rooftop stage of the musical bus Carpanorama.

Revolution and Rebellion at Le Moulin de Quetivel

Le Moulin de Quetivel, St Peter

10am to 4pm

Free 30 minutes guided walks at 10am, 11.30am and 1.30pm

Join the miller and the miller's wife at Jersey's only remaining working watermill to commemorate and celebrate the Corn Riots by Jersey country folk, which led to a change in the course of the Island's history.

Entry Fees:

Adults: £4
Children: £2
Free for children aged 6 and under and Trust members

Book your ticket and find more details on Revolution and Rebellion at Le Moulin de Quetivel on National Trust Jersey.

Corn Riot Tales with The Story Beast

Capital House, ArtHouse Jersey

10.30am to 11.30am

2pm to 3pm

The Story Beast is the hairy, scary alter-ego comedian, poet and Jerseyman who will take you on a journey of Jersey's Corn Riots and its Map of Wonders.

To book, email Karen at karen@arts.je

Norman Games

Royal Square

11am to 12.30pm

Come and play amazing Norman games, run by the Jèrriais Teaching Service.

Free

Main Stage

Royal Square

12 to 12.45pm: Well Swung Orchestra

1pm to 1.45pm: Ferret & Olly

2pm to 2.45pm: The Reasons

2.45pm to 3.30pm: Les Chaboleurs Dancers and The Jèrriais School Choir, incorporating the entrance of parade and speech

3:30 to 4:30pm: L'Etoile Cirée Brass Band

4:30pm to 5:15pm: Lauren Ivy and the Engine

5:30pm to 6:15pm: Jessica Lloyd Band

6:30pm - 7:15pm: Inside Job

7.30pm to 8:30pm: Badlabecques

8:30pm to 10pm: DJ Stefunk

At the heart of the Corn Riots Festival, the main stage will bring the event and the Royal Square to life.

Corn Riots March

From Trinity church to the Royal Square, St Helier

1pm: Walk starts from Trinity church

2.30pm: Walk arrives at the Royal Square, St Helier

The march will be a riot of fun with a parade of vintage tractors! The L'Etoile Cirée Brass Band will perform during the parade. It's a chance to dance to this fun and colourful Normandy band.

Holmchase Choir

Town Church

2.30pm to 3.30pm

A performance by one of Jersey’s adult ladies choir.
Free entry and no booking needed.


Sunday 2 October 2022 events

Event and locationTimeDescription

Norman Market

Parade Gardens

9am to 6pmNorman market traders will offer cheese, sausages, fruits, vegetables, saucissons, soaps, bags, chimney cakes and, for the first time, Viking beers.

Normandy Tourism & Friends

Parade Garden

9am to 6pmNormandy Tourism is presenting a selection of Norman delicacies for free. For entertainment, the Brass Band l'Etoile Cirée will pop by during the day.

Literature walk led by Philippe Guinet (Alliance Française)

North Coast

10.45am to 1.15pm, with 30 minutes picnic break

A walk for all ages on the north coast (weather permitting). There will be stops for people to read some literature extracts in French or any language on the topic of peace. You can bring your extract and share it with everyone.

The walk can be intense, make sure you're geared up for hills and the weather. Bring your picnic.

For further details and to book email Anna at director@afjersey.com

Main Stage

Royal Square

12pm to 12.45pm: Bare Bones

1pm to 1.45pm: The Genuine Jerseys

2pm to 2.45pm: Nic Dinnie and friends

3pm to 3.45pm: Juke

4pm to 4:45pm: Juniper

5pm to 5:45pm: Benny the Moth

6pm to 6.45pm: Parish 13

7pm to 7.30pm: Jersey Pop Group

7.45pm to 8.15pm: The Pheobe Over Band

At the heart of the Corn Riots Festival, the main stage will bring the event and the Royal Square to life.

Jèrriais film and art exhibition

Town Church

1pm to 5pm

Short Jèrriais films, including primary school children saying everyday phrases in Jèrriais, and an exhbition of their work, made especially for the Corn Riots.

Free entry and no booking needed


Educational activities

Throughout September, schools have been taking part in sessions to increase understanding of Jersey’s unique heritage and our distinct and vibrant contemporary culture.

Learn more about the importance of harvest in Jersey and around the world, and how bad harvests were a direct cause of the Corn Riots:

Corn Riots timeline by Jersey Heritage

Harvest around the world from Twinkl

UN Sustainable Development Goal 2 - End Hunger on Youtube

Food Waste Challenge on STEM Learning

How to make a corn dolly craft for a harvest celebration on NutureStore

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