Victor Hugo in Guernsey Weekend 2020

CANCELLED/ TO BE RESCHEDULED: ANNULÉ – REPORTÉ À UNE DATE ULTÉRIEURE The Victor Hugo in Guernsey Society Weekend 2020 – Victor Hugo and Childhood/thème: Victor Hugo et l’enfance. Visites guidées, concert, congrès bilingue, dîner de fête, performance théâtrale (en anglais), ambiance amicale/Guided tours, concert, seminar with simultaneous translation, celebration supper, theatre performance (in English), all in an atmosphere of friendship. Cliquez dessus pour plus d’infos/For further details click below

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To ilustrate the Epic Story of the Lion

Pierre Grammont in the Epic Story of the Lion

Victor Hugo & Childhood

Full Weekend Programme Friday 26 to Sunday 28 June 2020

All the events described in this programme are included in this special Weekend package.

The events have been timed around the arrivals of the boats from St Malo and Dielette, and with many flights from the south of England.

The package costs only £85 to non-members (£65 to members of the Society – join now for £10!)


Friday 26 June:

5.15 – 6.45 pm/17.15 – 18.45h:  Vin d’honneur and welcome. By invitation and weekend delegates only. Inner Street, St Peter Port Market.

In the historic setting of Guernsey’s Market Square, well known to Victor Hugo, the Vin d’honneur is a sociable start to the Weekend. Meet with other delegates, members of the Society and our visiting Hugo experts. There will be an opportunity to visit the Victor Hugo & Childhood Exhibition in the adjoining Gallery and see a display of local children’s creative work, inspired by Victor Hugo’s poetry. Pick up your tricolour rosette from the Registration Desk – it is your pass to all our events.

6.45 – 7.45 pm/18.45 – 19.45 h. Celebration supper. Dix Neuf, Commercial Arcade, St Peter Port. Advance booking essential.

You are invited to join us for a two-course supper, a few short steps away from the Market in the buzzing Commercial Arcade. Please inform sec@victorhugoinguensey if you are vegetarian or have any other special dietary requirements. This is an excellent and fun opportunity to chat with our visiting experts and Guernsey residents who share your interest in Victor Hugo. The meal will finish promptly at 7.45 pm/17.45h, ideal for those attending The Songs of Adèle Hugo concert at the Town Church, where prime seats will be reserved for delegates.

8 – 9.30 pm/20-21.30 h: Concert: Songs of Adèle Hugo. Town Church, St Peter Port.


Saturday 27 June, 9 am/9h: Seminar ‘Victor Hugo and childhood’

Saturday 27 June, 8 pm/20h: Victor Hugo’s Epic Tale of the Lion, stage performance at Beau Sejour Theatre

Sunday 28 June, 12 noon/12h: Unveiling of Victor Hugo ‘Man on a bench’, Town Church. Free

Also available as supplements:

Friday 26 June: Island tours accompanied by an accredited Victor Hugo guide (£25)

Friday 26 June: St Peter Port walking tours accompanied by an accredited Victor Hugo guide (£10)

Sunday 28 June: Hauteville House tours (£10) 9.00 am/9 h and 2.40 pm/14.40 h in French; 9.40 am/9.40 h and 3.00 pm/15 h in English. Entry is by guided tour only and lasts for one hour. Places can be reserved through the Society; however payment must be made on arrival at Hauteville House.

Hugo & Child

Victor Hugo amuses a child at the dinner table