StudioCanal has partnered up with VisitGuernsey to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Islands of Guernsey’s liberation from WWII German occupying forces with the pinnacle of the celebrations being a special charity screening of ‘The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society’.
A series of virtual, online and ‘at-home’ events will take place in the run-up to, and around the Liberation Day on 9 May 2020.
A donation of £4.99 will be requested with all proceeds going to NHS Charities Together which supports frontline heroes – the fund supported by the inspirational Colonel Tom Moore who has captured the nation’s heart in recent weeks.
The film which is set in 1946, follows a free-spirited journalist, Juliet Ashton, played by Lily James, who travels to Guernsey to find out more about the curiously named book club that was formed during the German Occupation. The book uncovers the fascinating history of Guernsey under German rule, its subsequent Liberation and the resilience of the islanders over that time whilst following the protagonists’ own love story.
It will be available for 24 hours from 6pm on Saturday 9 May at the Visit Guernsey site here https://www.visitguernsey.com/
The full programme begins on the 8th of May and will run until the 10th, to find out more on the full programme of events of the virtual Heritage75 festival, simply head over to the website here.