August: What's On

August What's on
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What’s on August

A useful guide of all the events, festivals, workshops, exhibitions and shows on over August! If you've got an arts event on that you think should be included on here, get in touch!

Events & Festivals

1-24/8: Milntown's Mythical & Magical Creature Hunt @ Milntown Gardens

3-12/8: Lorient Interceltic Festival 2018 - Stay up to date with all that our Manx musicians, dancers and pavilion team are doing via their Facebook page

4/8: The Secret Gardens of Maughold @ Maughold 

4/8: Summerland 45th anniversary memorial concert @ Peel Centenary Centre 

5/8: Peel Carnival

6/8: Storytelling in the Enchanted Milntown Woods @ Milntown

13/8: Balley Cashtal Beg Summer Party @ Castletown

29/8: IOM Arts Council Open Day @ The Engine House

31/8 – 2/9: The Great Manx Shindig


3/8: Exhibition launch by Chinese artist Li Jianxun @ The Sayle Gallery

5/8: ‘Light Confection’ An exhibition of new art works by Ellie Baker @ Artreach Studios & The Isle Gallery

Concerts, Gigs, Shows & Live Screenings

Various dates: Summer Music Season @ The Villa Arcade

1, 8, 15, 22, 29/8: Wurlitzer Lunchtime Concerts @ The Villa Arcade

Read more about the IOM Wurlitzer here.

4/8: Illyria Present 'The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle' @ Milntown

10/8: Manx Fairy Tales & Legends preview before the Edinburgh Fringe by Parker & Snell Company @ Ballakermeen Studio Theatre

12/8: Cliff Top Concerts @ Groudle Glen

14/8: Live Opera from Glyndebourne - Vanessa by Samuel Barber @ The Erin Arts Centre

17/8: Cloideryn - Wartime Concert and Dance @ St. Paul's Church Hall, Ramsey

18/8: Mae Challis @ Compton Vaults

24/8: Francesca May EP Launch with Mae Challis @ Peel Centenary Centre

25/8: Mae Challis @ The Basement 

29-30/8: The Snail and The Whale @ The Villa Gaiety


6/8: Mini Masters - Monet's Water Lilies - Art Workshop @ Artreach Studios & The Isle Gallery

6/8: Art & Literature - The Singing Mermaid by Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks @ Artreach Studios & The Isle Gallery

7/8: Teens Summer Art Workshop - Galaxy Art @ Artreach Studios & The Isle Gallery

7/8: Family Art Workshop - Acrylic Painting Mandala on Canvas @ Artreach Studios & The Isle Gallery

11-12/8: Learn Swing Dancing! Hosted by Swing in the Isle @ The Villa Marina

13/8: Mini Masters - Matisse 'The Goldfish' - Classic Art Workshop @ Artreach Studios & The Isle Gallery

20/8: Summer Boot Camp 2 - A whole week of arty fun! @ Artreach Studios & The Isle Gallery

27/8: Galaxy constellation Ceramic Plate Family Art Workshop @ Artreach Studios & The Isle Gallery

2018 Year of Our Island Events (Quality of Life Month)

4/8: Yoga in the Villa Gardens with Shine Om

11/8: Pilates in the Park @ Onchan Pleasure Park 

18/8: Mindfulness in the Glen with Mike Kewley @ Silverdale

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Isle of Man Government
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