Author: Valerie Caine

The Isle of Man has an extensive and proud historical link with the North West of England through the busy port of Liverpool, serving a need for migration, employment, transport of goods and latterly an important connection for onward travel. …

Plans for New Sea Terminal Exhibited in Liverpool Read More »

With an estimated forty percent of languages around the world said to be in danger of extinction, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages, in order to raise awareness of …

Manx Language Poetry Selected for New Endangered Language Anthology Read More »

There’s a further treat in store for those dedicated readers who have been following Maria Darnoult’s series about the Waverley family, with the third volume, entitled Discord, now in print. Based on a dramatised version of real events, there’s a …

The Life of the Waverley Family Continues in Maria Darnoult’s New Book – Discord Read More »

If you’re looking for a gift with a local flavour which also helps the on-going work of an Island charity, then here’s the opportunity to pop into any branch of Crossroads Care to pick up your copy of next year’s …

Crossroads Care New Calendar Now on Sale Read More »

With the festive season on the horizon and the uplifting sound of music and song to warm our winter evenings, there’s an opportunity to enjoy a magical, Manx Christmas at the Gaiety Theatre in Douglas. Manannan’s Winterfest, which made a …

Get Your Festive Celebrations Underway with Manannan’s Winterfest! Read More »

It is said that the Cornish have a long history of expressing their distinctive identity, with a steadily increasing identification and promotion of a Celtic dimension since the late nineteenth century, and there’s no better way to experience this than …

Manx Performers Strengthen Ties with Cornish Festival Read More »

With new and exciting ideas in the pipeline for the redevelopment of the basement displays in the Manx Museum, it will bring to a close the much-loved Folklife Gallery, which has been on permanent display since the 1950s and remains …

New TT Display to Replace Folklife Gallery in the Manx Museum Read More »

The Island’s largest free festival of heritage and cultural events, known as the Isle of Man Heritage Open Days, has blossomed since its inaugural year which included just three events and this year celebrates its tenth anniversary, with a burgeoning …

Isle of Man Heritage Open Days Celebrate Tenth Anniversary Read More »

Held at the Great Meadow estate by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Riggall, this year’s Southern Agricultural Show was once again plagued by demanding weather conditions, but organisers carried on regardless – with a few re-adjustments to the programme. …

The Southern District Agricultural Show Ploughs on Regardless of the Weather Read More »

Hot on the heels of last year’s successful debut of one of the Island’s newest festivals, Our Island Our World returns to Peel on the 30th and 31st August with a host of new bands at the Centenary Centre. Organised …

Our Island Our World Festival is Back at the Centenary Centre in Peel Read More »