The Shindig is an idea by husband and wife team Stuart and Annabel Gentry who are well known by many through their business Flo The Coffee Van. Flo is a Citroen HY Van which they take to many of the islands public events promoting Manx produce and fellow small artisans as well as offering a small festival stage when the need arises.
They both saw a gap in the islands public events and festival circuit for a festival or event celebrating and rewarding the islands musicians and artist with the performers obtaining a fee for their performance or workshop. As part of the many festivals on the island being expected to work for free and provide stage and bands services for free they thought it was about time they gave back to the islands art & music scene the time, effort and a wage the islands bands deserve.
Annabel and Stuart are doing this event, again, for a non profit making event hosted and organised by themselves. Instead they are doing it mainly for their passion for festivals and the Manx musicians and artists who have become friends over the years.
The Great Manx Shindig takes place 21 – 23 June 2019 at Rosehill Farm, Richmond Hill. See the event here.
Encompassing quality of life for the Island through nature, dance, performance, relaxation and learning.
Creating stronger partnerships within our community, clubs, charity and many things native to the Isle of Man and our biosphere. Empowering families and future generations with transferrable skills. While celebrating some of island artists and performers through performance, workshops and friendships.
Using recycled materials to create toadstool pincushions and brooches.
Flower plumes and flower head wear.
Monsters & Villains drawing workshop
Boost Balls edible fun afternoon munchy workshop
Lava will be performing on Saturday night.