Month: July 2013

Isle of Man’s gay organisation meets Chief Minister

Newly-formed gay charity organisation, the Manx Rainbow Foundation, has met with Chief Minister Allan Bell to discuss the organisation’s aims for the future. Lee Vorster, from the organisation, said : ‘The gay community and its organisations had become very scattered

Tynwald Day 2013: Madame President and Sometimes Y

Wearing the Speaker’s robes, Clare Christian, President of Tynwald processes from St. John’s church to Tynwald Hill Sometimes Y, the American dance group from Massachusetts raised enough money to get to Tynwald this year.  (C) Valerie Caine

Music Group Barrule Tour Island Schools & Present Cheque to IOM Agricultural Benevolent Trust

Manx traditional music group Barrule has been spreading the word about Manx music across the Isle of Man through a series of concerts and workshops, aimed at pupils in the Island’s secondary schools. The mini tour, organised and funded by

IOM Stamps – Tour de France

With the Island’s profile now more prominent than ever in the world of cycling, it’s appropriate that the Isle of Man Post Office should celebrate the 100th edition of the celebrated Tour de France. This particular stamp issue sets out

Island’s first Forest to be Launched

I’m not entirely sure why the Island needs a forest but someone does.  The Manx Wildlife Trust’s has chosen its 40thanniversary year to undertake its largest project to date by founding the Island’s first Forest. ‘Ramsey Forest’ will be a