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Fete d'Etai

Fete d'Etai

Sunday 19 August

Medieval fun for all the family.

Entry is free for Discovery Pass holders and visitors in medieval costume.  (Otherwise, normal entry applies: adults £10.50, children £3, under 7s free of charge).

The Fete d'Etai activities take place from 10.00-16.00.  

*Fete d'Etai is pronounced 'fight debt eye' and means 'summer festival' in Guernsey's native language, Guernésiais.

The timetable here is subject to change:

 

Time

Event

Venue

10.00

Fete d'Etai activities begin.

 

10.00 onwards

Medieval camp: learn about life & food in the middle ages and take part in some medieval pastimes & games, including brass rubbings.  Hosted by Dukes Leopards from Jersey.

Middle Ward

10.00 onwards

Weapons & armour on display: get up close and ask questions of the experts.  Hosted by Guernsey Medieval Re-enactment Group, in conjunction with Tol Galen.

Shop lawn

10.00 onwards

Medieval themed games for children.

Top lawn

10.00 onwards

Art & design room: make a medieval memento.

Amherst Rm

10am onwards

Meet the resident wise woman. 

Lambert's Garden

10am onwards

Facepainting by Chloe.

Amherst Rm

10.15-11.45

Harp music by Autumn.

Near the shop

10.30-11.30 & 13.15-14.30

Meet King John: take this opportunity to meet one of England's most infamous monarchs.

Wandering

11am onwards

'Have-a-go' archery with the Bowmen of Guernsey.

(Not for children under 5 years).

South Battery

12 noon

Noon day gun - cover your ears, it is loud!

Curtain Battery

12.10-12.30

'Neglect or Treason' living history performance.

Hatton Gallery

13.00-13.30

Weapons display.

Top lawn

14.00 onwards

Meet the Apothecary. Discover some medieval ailments and medicinal cures in this 16th century health clinic.

Bottom of Gunner's Tower

14.00-14.30

Live music by Ad-Hoc Recorders.  A musical journey through the middle ages, performed on recorders of different shapes & sizes.

Lambert's Garden

14.15

Costume competition: with prizes for adults & children.

Middle Ward

15.00-15.30

Medieval dance class: come and join in - everyone welcome.

Middle Ward

16.00

Fete d'Etai finishes.

 

17.00

Castle closes.

 

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