Month: February 2014

Manks Concert is a Sell-Out!

Ny Fennee A recent Manks concert organised by the Isle of Man branch of the Celtic Congress at the Centenary Centre in Peel proved a sell-out, as people from across the Island joined together to enjoy a cross-generational evening of

IOM Stamps – Trench Art of World War I

Isle of Man Stamps and Coins have joined with the Royal British Legion to commemorate the centenary of World War I with a miniature sheet featuring what has become known as Trench Art; which will form part of a four-year

Manx Gaelic Version of The Gruffalo's Child

Although at one time there was little in the way of written material in Manx Gaelic, this has changed dramatically in recent years as the language continues to flourish and demand for material in assorted genre increases. Neen y Ghruffalo

Total government spending in the Isle of Man equates to £10,892 per year for every man, woman and child in the island.

This figure includes: £3,226 per head on benefits including the state pension, Income Support and Child Benefit. £609 per head on social care, comprising £232 on children’s services and £377 on adult services. £2,120 per head on health services, including

IOM Stamps – Red Arrows Celebrate 50th Display Season

The Red Arrows are well known across the world as the public face of the Royal Air Force and are very popular on the Isle of Man, thrilling thousands of spectators with their speed, agility and precision. In celebration of

Launch of Culture Vannin Takes Place at the Villa Marina

The Manx Heritage Foundation has been a pioneering force behind a number of cultural projects on the Isle of Man since its inception by Act of Tynwald in 1982, but as we celebrate Island of Culture during 2014 the organisation

Help Barrule Win Spiral Earth Award

Local power trad trio Barrule are asking for your help in their quest to win an award in the Best Debut Album category on the UK’s Spiral Earth roots music website. “This is where we need your help”, said Bouzouki

Guernsey Language Commissioner Learns More About Manx Language Success Story

The revival of interest in the Manx language has been an undoubted success, and during recent years a growing international awareness has led to an increasing number of individuals and delegations visiting the Isle of Man to discover the key

Caarjyn as Fenee (Friends and Heroes) DVD

The thought provoking Friends and Heroes series, originally produced in 2007, has become a worldwide hit in recent years, introducing a whole host of memorable characters. It’s an award-winning animated adventure story set in AD69 which focuses on Macky and

Second Manx Language App Now Available

After the success of the first Manx Language App, Learn Manx, produced by Culture Vannin (formerly the Manx Heritage Foundation) with financial support from the local mobile phone business Sure (Isle of Man), a second App, Manx Songs and Rhymes,