New event for this year’s Mananan Festival

We’ve added a final event to this year’s Mananan Festival to wind down on Sunday afternoon. FREE EVENT The award-winning war novelist Shirley Mann, will be talking about and signing copies of her new book, ‘Bridget’s War,’ as the final event of this year’s festival. The book features a policewoman in the Rushen Internment Camp on the Island and is the fourth in a series of books inspired by real women who served in World [read more…]

Mananan Festival 2023

We have a fantastic lineup for this year’s Mananan Festival and tickets are now on sale to Friends of EAC members using the priority booking code. If you are a member and have not received the code, please get in touch with us at [email protected] or on 01624 835858. Tickets will be on general sale from Wednesday May 10th. We have tried to contact everyone who has responded to the new membership scheme, but there [read more…]

Upcoming Authors’ Talk: “Ravens’ Nests & Spring Tides”

“Ravens’ Nests & Spring Tides” – writing about place and nature in Iceland and the Isle of Man  Author talk by Dr Sarah Thomas and Dr Fiona Gell  Wednesday 19 April 7.30pm  Book tickets online: Authors Sarah Thomas and Fiona Gell have written about two very different places – Iceland’s Westfjords and the underwater world around the Isle of Man – but their writing has captured the landscapes, nature and heritage that have shaped [read more…]

Rushen Players – rescheduled One Act Plays

This show was originally planned for 9th, 10th and 11th March but was postponed due to bad weather. Anyone who booked for the original dates via Ticketsource or by card in the office has been automatically refunded. If you paid by cash, please drop into the EAC box office for a refund. New date: 7.30pm Friday 24th March (one night only) Adults £10 / Under 18s £2  September In The Rain by John GodberNewly-wed Yorkshire [read more…]

Snow day!

Due to the snow and predicted icy conditions, the EAC office will be closed today. We are awaiting a decision on the Rushen Players shows scheduled for tonight and tomorrow and you’ll know as soon as we do. Take care and enjoy the snow!

Update from Rushen Heritage Trust

The lecture series from Rushen Heritage Trust has been incredibly popular, especially when the content takes on a local spin. What would have been the final event in the series, a presentation about artist William Hoggatt, was initially cancelled but we’re happy to say this has now been replaced with a fascinating evening by local historian Peter Kelly. “Kelly’s Eye In Pictures” includes the pictures Peter put together for the Isle of Man Examiner Millennium [read more…]

George Todica lights up the Piano Series

We’d like say a huge EAC thank you to George Todica and everyone who came down and made Saturday’s Piano Series such a special event. The morning masterclass was informative and accessible, unlocking some of the themes and secrets of the evening programme and discussing life as a professional musician. The evening recital was a whirlwind, virtuoso journey through Schumann’s Forest Scenes and Rachmaninoff’s Corelli Variations, via an ethereal Enescu suite and Chopin’s anthemic Andante [read more…]

Young Singer of Mann 2023 – results

Massive Congratulations and thanks to everyone who made this weekend’s Young Singer of Mann such a fantastic event! There was a great atmosphere here at EAC and some truly memorable performances – singers, parents and teachers should all be very proud. Young Singer of Mann 2023 : Eve Puzzar (winner), Kendra Metcalfe (runner up), Jessie Quigley (third place), Alice Gregory & Scarlet Brophy (bonus prizes) Young Singer photos, clockwise from top left: winner Eve Puzzar [read more…]