Rural – Jersey Country Life Magazine


Jersey Heritage’s springtime festival La Fête du R’nouvé returns to La Hougue Bie this weekend for the first time in three years. 

Celebrating the ‘season of renewal’, the festival invites Islanders to get ‘inspired by the surrounding nature’ with its programme of acoustic music, storytelling and crafts. 

‘Bring a picnic rug, meet friends and hang out with us for the day under a beautiful canopy of trees,’ Jersey Heritage says. 

The event takes place this Sunday 15 May from 10am to 5pm. 

Activities inspired by nature 

Throughout the day, Islanders can take part in forest therapy with Amanda Bond, get creative with crafts activities by RampArts artists Kelly Eastwood and Theo Jenner, or enjoy tales from local storyteller Paul Journeaux. 

Meet beekeepers from the Jersey Beekeepers’ Association or take part in the Jersey Biodiversity Centre’s bug hunt from 11am to 12.30pm. 

The festival also offers a chance to ‘chill out’ to a programme of acoustic music: 

10am-11amFlautist Naomi-Refault West
10am-11amViolinist Alex
11am-11.30amJersey Lilies Morris dancers
11.30am-12pmEddie Laffoley
12pm-12.30pmUkulele Band
12.30pm-1pmMark Sims
1pm-1.30pmRicardo Santos and Ronan Benson
1.30pm-2.30pmJasmine Derrien
3pm-3.30pmRich Allo
3.30pm-4pmRory Hughes
4pm-5pmKyra Greif

Green travel initiative 

There will be no parking at the festival as Jersey Heritage trials a new green initiative, encouraging Islanders to instead hop on the bus, walk, cycle or get dropped off. 

‘We are trialling no parking at this event in keeping with the peaceful nature of the site,’ Jersey Heritage says. 

There will be a free 16-seater shuttle bus running between town and La Hougue Bie, departing from stand N at Liberation Station on the hour from 10am to 5pm. 

Bus Route 

Alternatively, Route 13 will depart from the bus station at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Alight at the ‘La Hougue Bie’ stop and it is a 2 minute walk to the site. 

Route 3 goes every hour from Liberation Station but get off at Midland Stores. It is a 7 minute walk from there to La Hougue Bie. 

Disabled parking is available on site. 



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