A useful guide of all the events, festivals, workshops, exhibitions and shows on over May! If you've got an arts event on that you think should be included on here, let us know!
3-6/05: Isle of Man Arts Festival 2019
3-6/05: Isle of Man Art Festival: Open Studio @ The Isle Contemporary
05/05: Oie Voaldyn 2019 May Manx Fire Festival
The fire festival takes place in Peel. Read more about Oie Voaldyn here.
3-11/05: Spamalot! @ The Gaiety Theatre
08/05: Brass at Braddan with Manx Concert Brass @ Braddan Church
08/05: Shoh Slaynt every Wednesday from 8th May @ Sailor's Shelter, Peel
11/05: Caarjyn Cooidjagh New CD Launch @ Peel Centenary Centre
12/05: Harts Ease and Tallis Consort joint concert @ St. Ninian's Church
18/05: Creation with Manx Festival Chorus @ St. George's Church
24/05: Final Cut at Compton Vaults @ Castletown
Find out about local gigs via Gig Mann
Locally and internationally renowned poet and photographer, Janet Lees will be launching her new book on the 15th May at Waterstones in Douglas.
17/05: Creative Writing with Janet Lees @ Jurby Community Centre
24/05: Creative Writing with Janet Lees @ Jurby Community Centre
From 04/05: IOM Arts Festival Exhibition @ The Hodgson Loom Gallery
02/05: IOM Art Festival Preview @ The Engine House
You can find out and post information about arts events on the island via our What's On Where Facebook group.
There are loads of arts clubs, societies and organisations that you can take part in. We've put a selection below but you can see the full list here.
Music, Dance + Movement
- Every Mon at 10am and Wed: Born to Sing - Mummy Choir @ Mannin Music Studio
- Ukulele classes: from age 6 to adult - contact Mannin Music for more details.
- Swing Dancing with Swing in the Isle
- Aikido Club starter classes @ St Johns Methodist hall.
- Boogie Days - Official Launch 11th May: A family daytime disco in a child-friendly environment but with real DJs and real music in a proper venue.
Creativity + Visual Art
- Artreach Studios always have so many creative workshops to get involved in for both adults and children.
- IOM Drawing Club: keep an eye on the page for their May event
- May Isle Of Man Days For Girls Team Meeting @ The Sewing Room
Acting + Film
- Sundays 2.30-3pm: Dramatic Art for All (Text Study & Sight Reading this month) @ Christ Church, Laxey Tram Station (Contact Louise Beckett via her Facebook page Speak Out Coaching)
- MannIn Shorts organise regular shoot days where you can join in and learn hands on experience about film.
Literature + Spoken Word
- Manx Litfest: keep an eye on the page for their Writers' 9th Meeting @ The Yejji, Broadway
If you've got an event you'd like to share or you'd like to find out what the creative community are up to then join our community Facebook group IOM Arts Council - What's On Where.