On the 23rd of April an artist collective known as the Futurefarmers will sail into Jersey on board the RS10 Christiania, as they travel from Oslo to Istanbul with the Seed Journey. On board are 5 artists, two captains, a navigator and a cook.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the Futurefarmers at the marina, before moving on to Samares Manor for fresh bread and an informal chance to get to know one another. The Jersey Ukelele Club and Montford Tadier will be on hand to provide entertainment. Trailer-transfers will be provided to and from Samares Manor, where the ovens will be fired up for baking. It promises to be an enjoyable start to the week and a chance for everybody to get to know one another. At Samares Manor we have limited spaces at the table available, so please let us know if you would like to join us. At the harbour the more the merrier!

If you are unable to join us, the Futurefarmers will be taking part in the Jersey Boat Show on the 29th of April and a guided tour of St Peters Valley with the National Trust on the 27th of April, before returning to Jersey later in the year to develop a project based on the research they conduct during their first visit.

Please note, in the event of very strong headwinds or severe weather, it might be the case that the Futurefarmers are unable to reach Jersey by the 23rd of April. We will inform everybody on the 22nd of April should this be the case.

The welcoming event is also the official launch event of The morning boat, a new programme of public art projects, exploring and reflecting on agricultural and fishing practices in Jersey and the impact these have on people’s lives, with an emphasis on live community events. The morning boat is produced by the Jersey Arts Trust and funded by the One Foundation and Classic Herd, while the Seed Journey is supported by a range of local partners, including Jersey Heritage, the National Trust, Ports of Jersey, the Liberation Brewery, the Jersey Boat Show, Jackson Yacht Services and Samares Manor.

Photo credit: Alexander Willeke

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Welcoming event

The Futurefarmers sail into Jersey.

A bread and butter welcome at the St Helier Marina and Samares Manor, with baking, music and good company.

Date Sunday 23rd April
Time from 2pm
Meeting place St Helier Marina (berth to be confirmed)
Please note Limited spaces available. Trailer transfers from the harbour to Samares Manor.