La Langue Jèrriaise

Kihnu Evening

Kihnu is a small island with a strong spirit. Originating from seal hunters and fishermen, Kihnu traditional culture is listed by UNESCO and widely loved among visitors from all over the world looking to explore Kihnu’s colourful village life.

With its own unique traditional language, and the struggle to maintain this in an ever-changing world, the Island cross-references with the challenges we face here in Jersey with our own language, Jèrriais.

On Thursday 14th of September 2017 at 7pm, the Société Jersiaise, in association with the States of Jersey Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture Department, is hosting an evening of Culture with a visiting group from the Island of Kihnu.

The evening will include a talk by Mrs Mare Matas, the Director of Kihnu Cultural Space entitled ‘Kihnu Cultural Space – 15 years in UNESCO intangible cultural Heritage List’, then a showing of a Documentary about the Island and the problems it faces today, looking at possible solutions to that and Island Governance.

Throughout the evening children from the Island will provide musical entertainment and dances with the opportunity for a Q&A session with Mrs Mare Matas during the second half.

The evening is free to attend, however your place must be booked and spaces are limited to 120 people. For more information, or to book your space, please contact Telephone 758314 or call in to the Société Jersiaise, 7 Pier Road, St Helier. 



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