What's On Guide: December

December What's On Guide
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What’s On December

A useful guide of all the events, festivals, workshops, exhibitions and shows on over December! We've included a few early January events as well so that you don't miss the opportunity to plan ahead. 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

Artisan Fairs

30/11-2/12: Christmas Art Crawl with Artreach Studios & the Isle Gallery @ various locations in Peel & St. Johns

30/11-2/12: Grenaby Studios Artisan Christmas Market and Festival @ Grenaby Studios

1+2/12: Keird Collective Christmas Pop Up in conjunction with Grenaby Studios @ Arbory Parish Hall, Ballabeg

8-12/12: Christmas Crafts in Balley Cashtal Beg @ Castletown Civic Centre

12/12: Foraging Vintners Festive Fizz! With The Market @ Foraging Vintners, Port Erin

15/12: Christmas at Close Leece Farm

15/12: Christmas Open Studio @ Lower Bishop's Court Farm

Flo the Coffee Van Christmas
Flo the Coffee Van will be making an appearance (along with her delicious cakes) at Grenaby Studios and The Keird Collective Christmas Pop Up on the 1st & 2nd weekend.

Events + Festivals

25/11-02/01: Fabulous Post Card Lottery 2018 @ Artreach Studios & The Isle Gallery

25/11-02/01: Manx Affordable Art Christmas Exhibition & Post Card Lottery @ Artreach Studios & The Isle Gallery

1/12: Wi-Manx Ice Sculpture @ Douglas, Strand Street

7/12: Manannan’s Winterfest – a Magical Manx Christmas! @ The Villa Gaiety

7/12: Gathering at Onchan Park - Market, Fireworks and Torchlit Procession

Every weekend in DecemberDays @ the Dome 

Chronicles Christmas Concert
Russell Gilmore and David Kilgallon will be performing music at St. Paul's in Ramsey on the 28th.

Concerts, Gigs + Shows

1/12: Caarjyn Cooidjagh @ Tynwald Mills

1/12: Christmas Concert with Rushen Silver Band @ The Erin Arts Centre

2/12: Gala Concert - IoM Symphony Orchestra @ Villa Marina

5/12: Wurlitzer Festive Lunchtime Concerts with Peter Norris @ The Villa Arcade

6/12: IoM Wind Orchestra Christmas Concert @ St. Ninian's Church 

7/12: Piano Series - Daniel Hart @ The Erin Arts Centre

8/12: The Grinch, The Panto @ Peel Centenary Centre

8/12: Cathedral Choir @ The Erin Arts Centre

12/12: Wurlitzer Festive Lunchtime Concerts with Margaret Cubbon @ The Villa Arcade

14/12: Lesh Shee as Graih @ St. Ninian's Chirch

15/12: Biskee Brisht @ the Station PSM

15/12: Christmas Concert with Douglas Town Band @ St. Ninian's Church

15/12: Manx Festival Chorus 50th Anniversary Performance  Messiah (Handel) @ St. George's Church

16/12: In Our Time, Arts & Music with Manx Voices Choir @ St. George's Church

16/12: Onchan Silver Band Christmas Concert, with Ashley Hill School @ Onchan Parish Hall

17/12: Tallis Consort Traditional Christmas Concert with music from the renaissance to modern day @ St Mary's Catholic Church, Douglas. 

19/12: Wurlitzer Festive Lunchtime Concerts with Sarah Goldsmith @ The Villa Arcade

28/12: Chronicles at Christmas - Ramsey Music Society @ St. Paul's, Ramsey

6/01: Er yn Oie Nollick with 'Hartes Ease' @ Knockaloe Beg Farm

The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker will be showing at Studio Theatre Ballakermeen & Northern Theatre Experience on the 3rd and King's Court Theatre on the 9th

Local Cinema + Live Screenings

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3/12: The Nutcracker (live screening) @ Ballakermeen Studio Theatre

3/12: The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky from the Royal Ballet @ The Northern Theatre Experience at Ramsey Grammar School

6/12: Antony & Cleopatra (live screening) @ Ballakermeen Studio Theatre

7/12: Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away @ King's Court Theatre

9/12: The Nutcracker - Royal Ballet 2018 @ King's Court Theatre

11/12: The Madness of George III (encore screening) @ Ballakermeen Studio Theatre

11/12: Simon Callow in A Christmas Carol @ The Erin Arts Centre

12/12: Paddington 2 (2017) @ Films in Peel

12/12: A United Kingdom @ The Erin Arts Centre

14/12: The King & I: From The London Palladium @ King's Court Theatre

14/12: The Comedy of Errors on screen from The Globe @ The Erin Arts Centre

18/12: The King & I (encore screening) @ Ballakermeen Studio Theatre

22/12: La Traviata by Verdi @ The Erin Arts Centre

05/01: Andre Rieu's New Year Concert from Sydney, Australia @ The Erin Arts Centre

Artreach Studios Workshops
Artreach Studios & The Isle Gallery have plenty of workshops suitable for kids over the festive season.

Workshops + Creative Skills

5/12: Swing Dance Classes and Social @ The Manx Legion

12/12: Swing Dance Classes and Social @ The Manx Legion

13/12: Neon Christmas: Life Drawing @ Peggy's

15/12: Screenwriting for a TV series with MannIn Shorts @ The Chapel at the Nunnery

22/12: Kids DIY Christmas Gifts - Including lots of Sparkle! (morning session) @ Artreach Studios & The Isle Gallery

22/12: Kids DIY Christmas Gifts - Including lots of Sparkle! (Afternoon Session) @ Artreach Studios & The Isle Gallery

23/12: The Polar Express **Children's Christmas Themed Art Workshop @ Artreach Studios & The Isle Gallery

23/12: Neverland **Children's Art & Literature Christmas Workshop @ Artreach Studios & The Isle Gallery

Exhibitions + Talks

Until 15/12: Art at The Engine House - Chrissie Moss & Sally Black @ The Engine House


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