Join us for a special programme of virtual celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of our Liberation at the end of WWII.
With Heritage75 currently on hold – a major programme of 75 heritage-themed events and activities that was planned to take place across the islands between April and October – we are bringing the celebrations into your homes instead through a line-up of virtual events over Liberation Day.
Liberation Day is our annual celebration of freedom, which takes place on 9th May, but our festivities will start the week before in preparation for the day, and will then be available to watch afterwards.
From interviews and readings to live music and activities to do at home, there will be events for everyone to get involved with and to learn more about our fascinating history.
All the events will be hosted from this web page. Sign up to the Sofa Singalong here.
Local chef Mike Pesrin from Guernsey restaurant, Octopus, showcasing a classic Occupation recipe but with a tasty contemporary twist for viewers to make at home as part of the commemorations.
Celebrating 75 years of freedom under Coronavirus lockdown.
The traditional laying of the wreath at the memorial at the top of Smith Street in St. Peter Port to remember those that fought for our freedom. By Bailiff Sir Richard Collas
Interviews with children who lived through the Occupation.
A message from Dean Leddlie, grandson of Liberation veteran and Veteran Interview with World War 2 veteran Stuart Snow.
Due to Visit Guernsey to commemorate the 75th Anniversary. This includes hearing from Jack Quinn , John Dennett, Richard Llewellyn
An Interview by TV historian Dan Snow with Major Marco Ciotti looking at life in Government House during the Occupation and the challenges that faced the Bailiwick after liberation
Read by His Excellency the Lieutenant- Governor, Vice Admiral Sir Ian Corder KBE, CB
Performed by students and staff from the Guernsey Music Centre.
A Wartime singalong with The Sofa Singers, who will be hosting a special wartime Guernsey-themed singalong