A useful guide of all the events, festivals, workshops, exhibitions and shows on over July! If you've got an arts event on that you think should be included on here, let us know!
May - Sept: Wallabies Gone Wild! Art Trail
30/06-06/07: Isle of Man Flower Festival
05/07: Tynwaldfest! 2019 @ St. John's
05/07: Tynwald Day Bagpipes and Fire @ St. John's
Skeddan Jiarg dancers at the House of Manannan.
13/07: MannKind Festival 2019 @ Silly Moos
19-21/07: Dark Horse Festival @ Silly Moos Campsite
1-7/07: Harmony in the Air @ Ronaldsway Airport
13/07: Open Studios @ Grenaby
20/07: Yn Chruinnaght Artisan Fair @ The Corrin Hall, Peel
27-28/07: Open Art Competition @ Southern Agricultural Show - Apply here
Dark Horse Festival takes place again this year at Silly Moos Campsite.
4-6/07: The Service Players presents Communicating Doors @ The Gaiety Theatre
10/07: Brass at Braddan with Manx Concert Brass @ Braddan Church
13/07: Manx Youth Band Gala Concert @ The Villa Marina
16/07: Manx Youth Orchestra @ The Cathedral
19/07: Mimesis - Inflorescences @ The Erin Arts Centre
30/07: Newstead Singers @ The Cathedral
31/07: The Newstead Singers @ The Erin Arts Centre
Find out about more local gigs via Gig Mann
03/07: The Taming of The Shrew - RSC Encore @ King’s Court Theatre
04/07: The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare from the RSC @ Ramsey Grammar School
06/07: Westlife: The Twenty Tour (live screening) @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen
06/07: Westlife: The Twenty Tour (live screening) @ King’s Court Theatre
11/07: Small Island - National Theatre @ King’s Court Theatre
14/07: Northern Ballet on screen - Victoria @ The Erin Arts Centre
15/07: The Merry Wives of Windsor from Shakespeare’s Globe @ King’s Court Theatre
20/07: The Barber of Seville by Rossini @ The Erin Arts Centre
21/07: Salvador Dali - In Search of Immortality - cert 12A @ The Erin Arts Centre
24/07: Film - Mary Poppins Returns - cert U @ The Erin Arts Centre
25/07: The Lehman Trilogy - National Theatre Live @ King’s Court Theatre
25/07: The Lehman Trilogy (live screening) @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen
27/06: Andre Rieu - Shall We Dance? @ King’s Court Theatre
27/06: Andre Rieu - Shall We Dance? @ The Erin Arts Centre
31/07: Measure for Measure (live screening) @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen
Artreach Studios always have so many creative workshops to get involved in for both adults and children.
04/07: Summer Handtied Workshop @ The Flower Studio
06/07: Shibori: Wall Art - the magic of indigo dying @ Artreach Studios
11/07: Life Drawing (with Isle of Man Drawing Club) @ The Basement
13/07: Magical Watercolours @ Artreach Studios
18/06: Summer Wreath Workshop @ The Flower Studio
22/07 -16/08: Animation Summer Camps @ The Dome
24/07: Kids Pottery Boot Camp - 3 days of Ceramic Making Goodness! @ Artreach Studios
Northern Light is a brand new exhibition opening at the Isle Gallery on the 14th July.
From 03/07: Under Manx Skies @ Mother T's
On until 07/07: Kaleidoscope - Exhibition of Expressive Art by Karolina Pawlowska @ The Isle Gallery
14/07: Northern Light - Preview @ The Isle Gallery
15/07: Rolling Back Home - An Exhibition of Artwork @ 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
- 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.
- Aikido Club starter classes @ St Johns Methodist hall.
- Monday nights: Circus Skills @ Youth Arts Centre (Contact Anna on email@example.com)
- Boogie Days - A family daytime disco in a child-friendly environment but with real DJs and real music in a proper venue.
The IOM Drawing Club held a Pride special last month. Keep an eye on the page for their July event.
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 June Team Meeting @ The Sewing Room
- Craftwork Studios @ Qualtrough’s Yard, Castletown
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
- 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' 11th 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.