Sunday, 19 September 2010

A Psychedelic Western-Musical

Did you know... there are Welsh-speaking Argentinians? An actual community in Patagonia whose first language is welsh.

Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys is also Welsh. In the brilliantly entertaining documentary Separado! Gruff heads off across South America hunting down his own poncho-wearing welsh-singing uncle. And he does a little singing himself.

AND (this is the big news) Gruff Rhys and the film's director Dylan 'Goch' Jones are both (yeah, both) coming to Jersey to Branchage's screening of Separado! next Saturday.

See this trailer to whet your appetite.

Saturday 25th Sept, 7pm, Jersey Arts Centre
More info and tickets HERE

See you there Amigos.


Saturday, 18 September 2010

Tamara Drewe star is coming to Jersey...

Latest news - we've confirmed that Roger Allam, star of Branchage's Opening Night film 'Tamara Drewe' will be coming to Jersey for the Gala Screening on Thurs 23rd Sept.

Roger plays writer Nicholas Hardiment in Stephen Frears' latest Great British Comedy, also starring Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper and Tamsin Grieg.

Roger will join us on stage at the Jersey Opera House for an interview about the film, how it feels to be the lead actor in a huge sensation like Tamara Drewe, and his illustrious career on stage and screen.

Some tickets still available for this opening night gala screening - check for links.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Extra Extra

The full festival programme is now available for your reading pleasure in the form of a our handy-to-read Branchage Newspapers.

Hot off the press, as they say.  Pick up your free copy today.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Tickets and Cattle

Branchage's 2010 Box Office has opened.

Step into a world of brick-a-brack and dreams as you enter the Branchage Box Office, perched sweetly on the corner of Cattle Street and Burrard Street. For it is a world of forgotten antiques and untold treasures. Namely, the treasures are loads of tickets that are on sale there for all the films, events, music, performance and parties coming up at Branchage.

13 Cattle Street
St Helier
01534 767037 
(call for info, but no telephone sales!)

Come by, get information, read the programme, buy tickets, meet the team, volunteer, hang out. We love you and we can't wait to see you.

And from September 18th you can also pick up your festival pass (if you've bought one already) and passholder tickets.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Bordee d'Branchage 2010

Branchage's Saturday night party, La Bordee d'Branchage, tends to be pretty good. Ok, it's always been really good. In 2008 the party was headlined by Paloma Faith, in 2009 we had Kitty Daisy & Lewis and The Correspondents - wise choices that went down a charm. But with great wisdom comes great responsibility... the responsibility to make each year's Bordee d'Branchage even more cracking than the last. Bashful Branchage isn't one to blow its own trumpet, but oh my have we got a corker coming up this year (on Saturday 25th).

Victorian. Boardwalk. Burlesque.
Come aboard the Victorian Seaside Sideshow... Laugh at the Pierrots, learn to Charleston, play the coconut shy, sing-along with the Vaudeville dame, until... The rabble of gypsy musicians descend with their epic Balkan brass refrains.

Have a peek at headliners the Ziveli Orkestar, who'll be coming over from Paris, here:

Then there's 1920's flappers the Bee's Knees, Plaster of Paris and aerial artist Geneva Foster-Gluck (picture above) as well as over 20 other walkabout performers working their magic.


Dress Code: Victorian Burlesque Dames, Gypsy Kings and merry Sailors

More info: