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Welcome to the Erin Arts Centre.

We are an internationally recognised arts centre in the lovely seaside resort of Port Erin in the Isle of Man. The little island nestles in the middle of the Irish Sea in the centre of the British Isles. As a registered charity, the Erin Arts Centre is a non-profit arts centre dedicated to presenting performing, vocal and visual art for the benefit of the Island community. Known for its groundbreaking music and opera programmes and its international competitions, the EAC is acknowledged to be one of the leading arts centres in the British Isles.

We are now looking forward to our annual opera which this year will be 'The Italian Girl in Algiers', a comic opera by Rossini, sung in English. The director is Stefan Janski, former Head of Opera Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Musical Director is Kevin Thraves, currently Deputy Head of Opera at the Royal Northern College of Music.   The Erin Arts Centre is the only venue on the Isle of Man to perform complete live operas. 

The 2017 Mananan Festival was a great success with audience numbers much increased from last year. The Festival got under way with Lady Gozney unveiling a plaque to open the new extension to the Arts Centre. The new extension gives us an extra dressing room as well as extra storage space for scenery and a "garage" for our 2 pianos. She and her husband, the Island's Lieutenant-Governor Sir Richard Gozney, then attended a superb sold out concert given by international guitarist Craig Ogden. After being booked to appear in the Festival and knowing he would be on the Island, the Hallé Orchestra asked him to join him in their concert.
The Festival ended with a house full notice for a concert given by Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the 2016 winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year, accompanied by his sister Isata. The 2 young musicians were given a standing ovation.


Lady Gozney unveiling the plaque and opening our new extension



Outside the Erin Arts Centre
Sir James Mellon Gallery
Isle of Man Bank Auditorium


 

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President: Raymond Leppard CBE

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