September: What's On Guide

What's On Guide: September
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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!

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Events | Concerts + Shows | Local Cinema + Live Screenings | Workshops + Creative Skills | Exhibitions + Talks

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.

Festivals + Events

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

Concerts, Gigs + Shows

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

Local Cinema + Live Screenings

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

Workshops + Creative Skills

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.

Exhibitions + Talks

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.

- Swing Dancing with Swing in the Isle hold regular classes and socials in Ramsey and Douglas. Join the group.

- Monday nights: Circus Skills @ Youth Arts Centre (Contact Anna on

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

- Creative Writing with Janet Lees @ Jurby Community Centre + The Hub, Port Erin

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.

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