Category: Culture

Cool Mann! A Manx coloring book

Cool Mann, the new coloring book from award-winning illustrator and Bloomsbury author Jo Davies, is now published. With its quirky images that include Vikings, boats,  animals and more, made from recycled paper and featuring a jolly cover, Cool Mannis the perfect gift

Manx Entertainers Help Celebrate Cornish Festival’s 40th Anniversary

Our own, local Celtic festival, Yn Chruinnaght, may have celebrated its fortieth anniversary earlier this year, but hot on its heels is the Cornish festival favourite Lowender Peran, which celebrates its own fortieth birthday at the beginning of November. Recognised

Culture Vannin Introduces Island-Wide Turnip Carving Competition

Hop tu Naa is a well established Manx tradition which celebrates the Celtic New Year on the 31st October. It is seen as a time to beware of evil, when divination may be practiced (particularly if you’re looking for a

New Exhibition Highlights the Work of Archibald Knox

If you’re planning a visit to the Isle of Man during the winter season, this would be a great opportunity to visit the forthcoming exhibition about Archibald Knox at the Manx Museum in Douglas. Beginning mid-October, this will be a

On Wednesday 19 September 2018, Manx National Heritage will host a public lecture at the Manx Museum by Deborah Beck, author of, Rayner Hoff – The Life of a Sculptor. Born on the Isle of Man, Rayner Hoff was the

The Tides of Manaunaun played by Elif Onal

From Brent Warner of the Greater Washington D.C. Area Manx Society comes this gem. Hi, There’s a piano piece by the American composer Henry Cowell, “The Tides of Manaunaun”, using the Irish spelling of Mananan’s name, but it’s the same

Archibald Knox Headstone in UK Commemorates Centenary

Few of the distinctive headstones designed by Manx designer Archibald Knox will be found outside of the Isle of Man, the best known being that created for Arthur Lasenby Liberty for whom the gifted Manx designer worked for several years.

Centenary Centre in Peel to Host Two-Day World Music Festival

The Centenary Centre has earned a well deserved reputation for providing countless shows of top-class entertainment since it first re-opened the doors of the old church hall built in 1877, but this year the venue will play host to a

Manx Musicians Bring Local Colour to Breton Festival

If you’re looking for a vibrant, colourful festival which brings together our friends and neighbours from the Celtic nations, there’s nothing better than the long-running Lorient Inter-Celtic Festival in Brittany, now in its forty eighth year and going from strength

Peel – a Hot Spot for Family fun this Summer!

With summer in full swing, one of the hot spots for family fun and entertainment is going to be Peel, including the town’s annual carnival, a new exhibition commemorating internment and the perennial traditional boat weekend. The exotic Viva Brasil

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