A useful guide of all the events, festivals, workshops, exhibitions and shows on over September! If you've got an arts event on that you think should be included on here, let us know!
Until September: Wallabies Gone Wild! See if you can spot our wallabies whilst you’re out and about by local artists, Eve Adams, Anna Clucas and Debra Tracey Carney.
Until 26/09: The Isle of Man Arts Council: Summer Music Season 2019
12/09: Open Mic Poetry Night @ Bath & Bottle
Manx Litfest returns for another year full of a variety of literary inspired events to delight and inspire!
24/09: Bibliotherapy - Southern Style! @ St Mary's Church Hall
24/09: Manx Litfest Poetry Slam 2019 @ Town Hall, Port St. Mary
25/09: Slacker in Law - Poet Mark Grist @ Vagabonds Rugby Club
26/09: The Book Fanatics' Quiz Night 2019! @ Cronkbourne Cricket Club
27/09: Juno Dawson - Queen of Teen! @ Youth Arts Centre
Manx Litfest's Poetry Slam returns on Tuesday 24th September
27/09: The Forgotten Tales @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen
27/09: Worlds of Sci-fi & Fantasy - with Emma Newman & Gareth L Powell @ Youth Arts Centre
27/09: Isle of Man Traditional Music Weekend, Session @ Pinewood Community Club, Pulrose (Email Mary Molloy for further information)
28/09: Isle of Man Traditional Music Weekend, Session @ Brendan O Donnell's Bar & Sir Norman's Bar (Email Mary Molloy for further information)
29/09: Isle of Man Traditional Music Weekend, Session @ Prospect Bar (Email Mary Molloy for further information)
30/09: Isle of Man Traditional Music Weekend, Session @ The Thirsty Pigeon (Email Mary Molloy for further information)
28/09: Must you become evil to be a great artist? - author Tom Rachman @ St. Ninian's Church
28/09: An Evening with Frank Cottrell-Boyce @ St. Ninian's Church
29/09: Manx Litfest 2019 - Short Story Slam @ Youth Arts Centre
29/09: The Once and Future King @ Erin Arts Centre
Tony Walker is performing two gigs on the island during September
01/09: Choral Concert @ St. Matthews Church
07/09: Mandy Griffin (mezzo-soprano) and Madeline Kelly (piano) @ St. German's Cathedral
11/09: Brass at Braddan with Manx Concert Brass @ Braddan Church
13/09: Shoh Slaynt Gig @ The Athol Room and Bar
13/09: NOT AGAIN Single Launch @ Foraging Vintners
14/09: Toby Walker live @ The Institute, Laxey
15/09: Toby Walker live @ the Erin Arts Centre
23/09: Meraki Choir - Isle of Man @ Bar George
28/09: Manx Last Night of the Proms @ Gaiety Theatre
Find out about more local gigs via Gig Mann
05/09: Measure For Measure- RSC Encore Screening @ King's Court Theatre
10/09: Margaret Atwood - Live in Cinemas @ King's Court Theatre
12/09: Fleabag (live screening) @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen
12/09: Fleabag (live screening) @ King's Court Theatre
12/09: Fleabag (live screening) @ The Northern Theatre Experience at Ramsey Grammar School
13/09: Miss Saigon - Special Encore Screening @ King's Court Theatre
13+14/09: La Bohème @ The Erin Arts Centre
18/09: A Star is Born (Matinee screening) @ The Erin Arts Centre
18/09: A Star is Born (Evening screening) @ The Erin Arts Centre
21/09: Last Night of the Proms @ The Erin Arts Centre
26/09: One Man, Two Guvnors (live screening) @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen
26/09: One Man, Two Guvnors (live screening) @ King's Court Theatre
The Dome @ the Nunnery provides a state of the art immersive digital media technology.
Swing in the Isle are a local Swing Dance community who regularly put on classes in Ramsey and Douglas
02/09: Free Tribal Drumming Workshop with John Bowker @ Peel Centenary Centre
03/09: Ramsey Swing Dance Class @ St. Paul's
04/09: Douglas Swing Dance Class @ Trinity Church
05?09: Open Rehearsal with the Isle of Man Wind Orchestra @ Marown Primary School
11/09: Douglas Swing Dance Class @ The Manx Legion Club
12/09: Printmaking Beginners and Improvers - Adult Art Workshop @ Artreach Studios
13/09: Printmaking Beginners and Improvers - Adult Art Workshop @ Artreach Studios
Artreach Studios always have so many creative workshops to get involved in for both adults and children.
16-18/09: Capturing Nature in our Sacred Space *****3 day Art Retreat @ Artreach Studios
23/09: Encaustic Collage Painting Workshop @ Artreach Studios
23/09: Drawing Technique: Absolute Beginners & Improvers (6 week course) @ Artreach Studios
There are lots of new classes starting at The Arts Hub.
On Now: Conceptual @ The Hodgson-Loom Gallery
From 04/09: ART Exhibition! @ Mother T's
From 06/09: Abstraction and Other Ideas - Art Exhibition @ The Engine House
From 07/09: It's all in the detail by Tony Hewson Open day launch @ The Hodgson-Loom Gallery
From 14/09: William Hoggatt : Capturing Light and Shadow @ The Manx Museum
From 29/09: Wildlife - An Artist's Way by Dr Jeremy Paul @ Isle Contemporary
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
- Mini Musicians with Mannin Music
- Ukulele classes: from age 6 to adult - contact Mannin Music for more details.
- Monday nights: Circus Skills @ Youth Arts Centre (Contact Anna on firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Boogie Days - 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.
- Secret Stitch Society Sewing classes @ Jurby and Northern Community Initiatives
- IOM Drawing Club: keep an eye on the page for their June event
- Art Tank @ Youth Arts Centre: An art space for young people run and instructed by professional artist Anna Clucas.
- Creative workshops: The Hub in Port Erin (Contact Janet Bridle for the timetable or visit Creativity at the Hub on Facebook)
- Isle Of Man Days For Girls September Team Meeting @ The Sewing Room
- Craftwork Studios @ Qualtrough’s Yard, Castletown
Acting + Film
- Speak Out Coaching @ Christ Church, Laxey Tram Station (Contact Louise Beckett)
- MannIn Shorts organise regular shoot days where you can join in and learn hands on experience about film.
Literature + Spoken Word
- Manx Litfest Writing Group: keep an eye on the page for their Writers' Meeting @ The Yejji, Broadway
- Manx Writers Go South: peer-led writing group
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.