friends of the Mananan Festivals

Friends of the Mananan Festivals

Established in 1975, the annual Mananan International Festivals are among the Isle of Man's most prestigious cultural events, one of the finest series of festivals in the British Isles. The Friends of the Mananan Festivals support the Festivals by organising financial support, sponsoring a concert; they also distribute publicity material and provide services during the Festival, e.g. transport for artists, programme selling and front of house duties.

How you benefit

All Life Members and Friends of the Mananan International Festivals enjoy many privileges:

  • Priority Booking for all Festival events for yourself and a friend
  • Early information and newsletters about the Festival programmes
  • Acknowledgement of support in the Souvenir Programme.
  • An opportunity to attend Opera rehearsals.

You can become more involved

The Friends of the Festivals aim to support the Festivals in many ways:

  • Organising financial support.
  • Sponsorship of a concert.
  • Distribution of publicity material.
  • Providing services during the Festivals
    - transport for artists
    - programme selling
    - front of house duties

Membership Categories

Life Member

£300 single donation.
A gift that keeps on giving. This money is held in a special deposit account and only the interest is used by the Festivals.

Ten Year Member

£150 single payment.


Annual subscription £15.


Many members make donations to the Festivals - thereby helping to raise funds for the Festivals. Life Members are welcome to become Benefactors too!


Each year there will be one Festival Event sponsored by the Benefactors, all of whom will receive special mention in the Festival Programmes. To become a Benefactor for next year please send a donation of £25 (two people £50).

Join the Friends today...

Information and Membership forms are available from:

The Secretary,
Friends of the Festivals
Erin Arts Centre
Victoria Square,
Port Erin
Isle of Man, IM9 6LD,
British Isles

or download the Membership form here in PDF format and send it to us.

Download this fileMembership Form (PDF)


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