Yes, THE Jackie Weaver came to Guernsey!
Jackie Weaver, star of the viral online Handforth Parish Council meeting, stepped out of her computer screen and into Guernsey last week at the invitation of Women in Public Life.
As Chief Officer of Cheshire Association of Local Councils, Jackie Weaver is passionate about local democracy. She’s determined to use her accidental fame to encourage more people – particularly women and young people – to get involved in parish and town councils.
While in Guernsey she toured the island, gave inspirational talks in schools and took to the stage at the Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts on 15 September 2021 for “You Do Have The Authority. An evening with Jackie Weaver”.
You can find videos of the big event, capturing all of Jackie’s wisdom and wit, plus all the fun and photos from the rest of her trip on this page. Enjoy!
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First half: Jackie Weaver speaks to Shelaine Green from Women in Public Life about THAT meeting, her new found fame, her tips for dealing with bullies and her passion for local democracy.
This is the full video. To just watch highlights of the interview, click here.
Second half: Jackie Weaver explores the roles of three women currently in public office in Guernsey: Jurat Felicity Quevatre-Malcic, Leonie Le Tissier – St Sampson’s Douzenier and Deputy Tina Bury.
On her first morning in Guernsey, Jackie Weaver went on a tour of the sights of the island with Paul Chambers from Jackson Chambers Photography. The photos were so amazing that one of them was used to illustrate an interview with Jackie Weaver in The Observer/Guardian.
Guernsey had the honour of hosting Jackie Weaver’s first ever book signing at the end of “An Evening with Jackie Weaver”.
On the night, the team from The Lexicon completely sold out of copies of Jackie Weaver’s book “You Do Have the Authority Here. #What would Jackie Weaver do?”.
The queue of people wanting Jackie to sign their copy stretched across the foyer of the Centre for the Performing Arts, from the bar to the front door.
To order your copy, contact the Lexicon on 01481 721120.