What's On Guide: June

June What's On Guide
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A useful guide of all the events, festivals, workshops, exhibitions and shows on over June! 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

May - Sept: Wallabies Gone Wild! Art Trail

See if you can spot our wallabies whilst you’re out and about by local artists, Eve Adams, Anna Clucas and Debra Tracey Carney.


The Isle of Man Arts Council: Summer Music Season 2019

16-29/06: The Manannan Festival @ The Erin Arts Centre (see under Concerts below for specific events)

21-23/06: The Great Manx Shindig

29/06: Mindful Mann 2019

30/06: Isle of Man Flower Festival

Post War Stories at The Great Manx Shindig in 2018


4,6+8/06: 'On-Board & in 360°' TT @ The Dome

20/06: Open Mic Poetry @ Bath + Bottle

21/06: Make Music Day 2019

Make music in the Sunken Gardens!
Make Music Day IOM - Henry Bloom Noble Library
Make Music Day with the IOMWO

Keep up to date via their Facebook page.

Douglas Town Centre Management invite all acoustic musicians and singers to come down and make music in the Sunken Gardens on Loch Promenade for #Makemusicday
Have a jam with others, try out your new songs, pop out at lunchtime and have a listen!

15/06: Henna Pop Up with Joyful Henna @ Claire Christian Courture 

Concerts, Gigs + Shows

TT @ Compton Vaults

01/06: Birds n Beards @ Compton Vaults

02/06: Mae Challis Afternoon Sunset Jet Eve @ Compton Vaults

03/06: Moonshine Project @ Compton Vaults

04/06: Slow Decay @ Compton Vaults

05/06: Foxtrap @ Compton Vaults

06/06: Fugue State @ Compton Vaults

07/06: Post War Stories @ Compton Vaults

08/06: Birds and Beards (Steam Packet Races) @ Compton Vaults

Mae Challis will be doing a series of TT gigs over the fortnight including one at Compton Vaults in Castletown on the 2nd June. Photo by Vannin Photos.

12/06: Primary Schools Singing concert - The Sound of Stories @ The Villa Marina. Sold out

12/06: Brass at Braddan with Manx Concert Brass @ Braddan Church 

15/06: Narropera in PEEL, Mozart's Marriage of Figaro as narrated opera @ Peel Centenary Centre 

16/06: Mananan Festival - Worbey & Farrell @ The Erin Arts Centre 

17/06: Mananan Festival - Red Priest @ The Erin Arts Centre 

19/06: Mananan Festival - Anna Prohaska (soprano) @ The Erin Arts Centre 

20/06: Mananan Festival - Katona Twins @ The Erin Arts Centre 

20/06: Performances, Poems & pints with MADF @ the British

21/06: Mananan Festival - Zoe Rahman's Jazz Quartet @ The Erin Arts Centre 

22/06: Mananan Festival - Opera Night @ The Erin Arts Centre 

Kabantu will be performing as part of the Manannan Festival, 29th June at the Erin Arts Centre

22/06: Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys @ Peel Centenary Centre

23/06: Mananan Festival - Adam Westcott @ The Erin Arts Centre 

24/06: Mananan Festival - Tasmin Little @ The Erin Arts Centre 

25/06: Mananan Festival - Peter Donohoe @ The Erin Arts Centre 

26/06: Mananan Festival "Boats, Jets and Sharks" @ The Erin Arts Centre 

27/06: Mananan Festival - Brodsky Quartet @ The Erin Arts Centre 

28/06: Mananan Festival - Scott Brothers Duo @ The Erin Arts Centre 

29/06: Mananan Festival -"The Composer and the Mouse" @ The Erin Arts Centre 

29/06: Mananan Festival – Kabantu @ The Erin Arts Centre 

29/06: Manx Saxophone Ensemble @ The Cathedral

30/06: Caarjyn Cooidjagh @ The Cathedral

Find out about more local gigs via Gig Mann

Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh & Japan will be screening at The Erin Arts Centre on the 9th June.

Local Cinema + Live Screenings

08/06: TAKE THAT: Greatest Hits Live @ King’s Court Theatre 

08/06: TAKE THAT: Greatest Hits Live @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen 

09/06: Exhibition on Screen - Van Gogh & Japan @ The Erin Arts Centre 

11/06: Romeo & Juliet (live screening) @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen 

11/06: Romeo and Juliet from the Royal Ballet, Northern Theatre Experience @ Ramsey Grammar School

12/06: I Got Life (2017) @ Peel Centenary Centre 

14/06: Take That Greatest Hits Tour Encore, Northern Theatre Experience @ Ramsey Grammar School

20/06: All My Sons – National Theatre Encore, Northern Theatre Experience @ Ramsey Grammar School

26/06: Taming of the Shrew (encore screening) @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen 

26/06: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2017) @ Peel Centenary Centre 

27/06: Small Island – National Theatre Live, Northern Theatre Experience @ Ramsey Grammar School

27/06: Small Island (live screening) @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen 

28/06: All My Sons - National Theatre @ King’s Court Theatre 

30/06: Live Opera screened from Glyndebourne @ The Erin Arts Centre 

Events at The Dome @ The Nunnery

Artreach Studios always have so many creative workshops to get involved in for both adults and children.

Workshops + Creative Skills

09/06: Lino Block Printmaking: One Day Adult Art Workshop @ Artreach Studios 

13/06: Paper Ranunculus Workshop @ The Flower Studio 

22/06: So you've written your best-seller. What next? A 2 hour workshop with author, Graham Hamer @ The Engine House 

23/06: Frida Kahlo Shadow Box: Adult Art Workshop @ Artreach Studios 

30/06: Printmaking: Colour, Pattern Play, Fun Printmaking Using a Gel Printing Plate @ Artreach Studios 

The latest contemporary showcase by Artist Karolina Powlowska is currently exhibiting at The Isle Gallery. Her first solo exhibition, colour enthusiasts will be dazzled by these incredibly striking, lively works of art.

Exhibitions + Talks

On now: Kaleidoscope - Exhibition of Expressive Art by Karolina Pawlowska @ The Isle Gallery

On now: Racing Lines 2 @ The Manx Museum 

14/06: Art, Design and Media Exhibition 2019 @ UCM IOM

15/06: Island to Island Exhibition Open Day @ Hodgson Loom Gallery

18/06: Mananan Festival - Floral Art Demonstration @ The Erin Arts Centre 

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 alfargher@hotmail.com)

- Boogie Days - A family daytime disco in a child-friendly environment but with real DJs and real music in a proper venue.

An IOM Drawing Club event at The British last month. Keep an eye on the page for their June 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: keep an eye on the page for their Writers' 10th 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.

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