Month: April 2015

Visit the WOSAT Arts Festival for an Exciting Creative Experience!

The highly successful WOSAT Arts Festival will be returning to the west of the Island this year during the early May Bank Holiday weekend, with an exciting platform with which to promote both artists and the visual arts on the

History in Heels – Follow in the footsteps of the women who made Mann

History in Heels is now in full swing at seven Manx National Heritage locations. The yearlong women’s history project takes a fresh and surprising approach to some of the remarkable Isle of Man women and their personal histories through pop-up

Peel Commissioners to Commemorate the Centenary of the Sinking of the Lusitania

Crew members of the Wanderer receiving their medals on Tynwald Day Peel Town Commissioners have organised a day of events to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania, which will reflect not only upon the  loss of life,

Two Man Art Exhibition in Peel Hailed a Success

A recent two man art exhibition held in the historical Sailors’ Shelter on East Quay in Peel, was hailed as a resounding success. Given a new lease of life since its recent renovation, the Sailors’ shelter now provides facilities for

A Wallaby Walk in the Curragh

The expanding group of wild red-necked wallabies in the northern Curragh have long been a source of fascination, since their celebrated escape from the nearby Wildlife Park during the 1970s. But with the help of the Manx Wildlife Trust visitors

R.I.P. Past-President Don Quayle

Don passed away on April 17th. He was 84. He was a former President of NAMA and (I think) oversaw the Convention in Williamsburg. Maybe someone who was around at the time could help us with a recollection of his

Manx titles in top positions on Kindle Select

Finlo and the Fairy Kings – A Manx Fairytale –  is currently No 1 on the Kindle Select chart below and still free via kindle select or for $1.99 . Another Manx book “Manx Shearwater” by Ruth Hurt hit No

Ramsey – A Collection of Images Through the Years

Nostalgia is a popular subject for many Manx book collectors, but if you’re linked in any way to the northern town of Ramsey there’s an extra reason to dip into this new publication which focuses on some fascinating aspects of

Barrule Launch Their Latest CD at the Centenary Centre in Peel

Adam Rhodes Fans of Manx trad power trio Barrule were out in force at the Centenary Centre in Peel to celebrate the Island launch of their latest CD Manannan’s Cloak, a sequel to their award-winning eponymous debut album released in

Manx Competitors Head for the Legenderry Pan Celtic Festival

The 44th Pan Celtic Festival will be staged in the city of Derry in Northern Ireland for a second successive year this month, which will include a return visit by the Manx quartet Shenn Scoill to contest their unprecedented win