An illustrated talk by Allison Fox, Curator of Archaeology at Manx National Heritage, exploring the past of the south of the Isle of Man. A specially curated discussion of the familiar, and not so familiar, artefacts that have been discovered and the stories that they tell. This is the second of six in Rushen Heritage's season of talks for 2020/21.
Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along. Age rated U
This magnificent Royal Ballet production of Swan Lake is an unforgettable experience. Anthony Dowell's interpretation of Petipa and Ivanov's 1895 St Petersburg version set a standard and style that made it a ‘yardstick for others’. This version stars the wonderful Natalia Osipova and Matthew Golding.
In one of the most extraordinary movie experiences of the year, this Cornish-set drama unfolds in scratchy monochrome and jumpy, jarring shots, mostly featuring weather-beaten fishermen, and lobster pots, and nets and boats. A must watch for any film lover! Martin is a fisherman without a boat, his brother Steven having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the [read more…]
David Hockney takes director Randall Wright on an exclusive tour of his archives and into his studio, where he still paints seven days a week. The film looks back at Hockney's years in the British Pop Art scene and his experience of being a gay man as the Aids crisis took hold, as well as his time in California. Age Rated 15
Set in Ancient Egypt, Aida is a timeless story of love and betrayal against the backdrop of war. Aida is an Ethiopian princess held captive in Egypt, in love with a General, Radames, and he with her. This version was filmed in Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona. Stars of the opera world Daniela Dessì, Elisabetta Fiorillo and Fabio Armiliato lead the cast.
We're really excited to present two of the Island's outstanding bands on the same bill. Biskee Brisht is an indie-folk-pop Manx band taking influences from the island around them and creating something new and exciting, with infectious melodies and heartfelt love songs. Their debut album, 'Stand in the Sea' (2020) is available now on all streaming services and CD. Clash Vooar is Manx Gaelic for ‘Big Groove’. Their big groove has Manx language and culture [read more…]
An entertaining evening of delicious secrets and poetic theatrics to celebrate the launch of Jackie Morrey-Grace’s poetry pamphlet, 'On Ravensdale Hill'.To feature some of the Island’s most poetic characters and storytellers including… Jackie Morrey-Grace – Twice Manx Litfest Poetry Slam ChampManx Bards - Stacey Mumbastill and Annie Kissack - Multi prize-winning short story performer Kim Kneen Bohemian folk singer - Simon SmartPerformer spectacular - Teresa McNulty aka Tiger Boom - Owen Atkinson aka the fabulous, [read more…]
EAC Jazz Club Presents: Red Hot Whiskey Swing and Blue Vannin live Red Hot Whisky Swing are: Marc Tyley (Guitar, Vocal) Dickie Best (Harmonica, Vocal) and Katie Lawrence (Violin). They will be playing a mixture of vintage jazz and 1930's Hot Club classics'. Jazz club house band, Blue Vannin, formed in 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of John Coltrane. They offer an eclectic mix of mainstream jazz, funk and cross over. [read more…]
'The Long Weekend,' is a 4-day celebration of the vibrant Manx arts scene, featuring artists from all over the IOM. All events take place at the Erin Arts Centre and include:-Bushy's bar by 'The Bay,' Port Erin (subject to licencing)-Early bird, pre-show menu @ Versa restaurant (discount for anyone with a valid ticket on the day)-Discount drink @ Foraging Vintners, Cosy Nook Bar to anyone with a valid ticket on the day. Pippa Lovell, Chef and [read more…]
The group will be playing a selection of chamber pieces for combinations of piano, wind and strings featuring the world premiere of 'A Medley of Manx Melodies,' by Charles Guard MBE and works by well-known classical and more recent composers. The Mill Ensemble was founded in 2000 as the Island’s only permanent chamber ensemble, initially devoted to performing music for woodwind octet by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and their contemporaries. It quickly developed into a flexible [read more…]