Month: April 2009

Letter from Vienna

Jim Kneale of GWAMS received this letter from a gentleman in Vienna: Your members may be interested in the Chiollagh Books www site which contains a range of printed material relating to the Island available for free download. Please spread

Hearthrob goes insane in Isle of Man

From an interview with movie director Gus Van Sant: GUS VAN SANT: I wanted to ask you about this Richard Linklater film. Is it Orson and Me? ZAC EFRON: Me and Orson Welles. VAN SANT: Where did you shoot that?

First trans-Atlantic business jet to be based in the Island

Wow! How cool is this? It’s a new Cessna Citation and it can fly across the Atlantic. It’s $17 million worth of uber-smart traveling and someone on the IoM owns it. We don’t officially know who yet but being the

'Lost' Hoggatt picture bought for £14.99

A HOUSEWIFE stands to make a small fortune with the sale of a lost Manx treasure. Linda Culpin, of Edenbridge, Kent, paid just £14.99 ($22.35) for a painting by the famous artist William Hoggatt whose home was in the Island.

‘Lost’ Hoggatt picture bought for £14.99

A HOUSEWIFE stands to make a small fortune with the sale of a lost Manx treasure. Linda Culpin, of Edenbridge, Kent, paid just £14.99 ($22.35) for a painting by the famous artist William Hoggatt whose home was in the Island.

Easter art exhibition

President of the Isle of Man Art Society Margaret Oates and Norma Corlett with a painting by Iris Burton of Meayll Circle, Rushen. Isle of Man Art Society’s Easter Exhibition at the Villa Marina, Douglas. The event is the biggest

GOOD WEATHER BRINGS RECORD NUMBERS TO THE GREAT UNION CAMERA OBSCURA

Over 350 people from as far afield as Australia visited the Great Union Camera Obscura over the Easter weekend. With eleven lenses and mirrors, visitors enter the darkness of the building and see panoramic views from all around Douglas bay.

New critters at the Wild Life Park

Everyone say Ahhhhh! There’s a scutch of new creatures at Ballaugh.Check them out here or download a video here.

Isle of Man Sportsman of the Year – again

Mark Cavendish was awarded with the IoM’s top prize. A packed house in the Royal Hall saw Cavendish, still only 23, receive the Isle of Man Bank-sponsored award to huge applause. World Cup snowboardcrosser Zoë Gillings, tipped as Britain’s best

Jeheiney Caisht

That’s Good Friday in Manx. The day we have Hot Cross Buns. Here’s a recipe (although we have different crosses, a more traditional recipe is Delia Smith’s here.) with US measurements from All Recipes.com INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup warm water (110

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