What's on Guide: August

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A useful guide of all the events, festivals, workshops, exhibitions and shows on over August! 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.

Archie Knots by Isle be Creative


Until September: The Isle of Man Arts Council: Summer Music Season 2019

01-11/08: Festival Interceltique de Lorient featuring Manx artists The Mollag Band, The Mera Royle Trio and Manx dancers, Skeddan Jiarg.

04/08: Peel Carnival @ Peel Prom

30+31/08: Our Island:Our World (OI:OW) Festival @ Peel Centenary Centre

Peter Young (right) carrying the Manx Flag during the Grand Parade at Interceltique Festival de Lorient


08/08: Traditional Sports Day @ Peel Castle

24/08: The Balley Cashtal Beg Summer party @ Castletown Town Hall

25/08: Little People's Picnic @ Rushen Abbey 

Concerts, Gigs + Shows

05-17/08: Singin' in the Rain with Taylorian @ The Gaiety Theatre

14/08: Brass at Braddan with Manx Concert Brass @ Braddan Church

Find out about more local gigs via Gig Mann

Actual rain pouring down in the Gaiety Theatre for Singin' in the Rain from the 5th August with Taylorian.

Local Cinema + Live Screenings

04/08: The Magic Flute from Glyndebourne live on screen @ The Erin Arts Centre 

10/08: Chatroom by Enda Walsh @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen

11/08: Spartacus, the ballet by Khatchaturian on screen @ The Erin Arts Centre 

Workshops + Creative Skills

01/08: Giant Paper Flower Workshop @ The Flower Studio

05/08: World Art: Pocahontas Themed Art & Workshop @ Artreach Studios 

05/08: Pop Art Portraits: Colourful Mixed Media Fun @ Artreach Studios

06/08: The Whale and the Snail : Art & Literature @ Artreach Studios

06/08: Monstrous Canvas: Magical Animals: Unicorns & Mystical Creatures @ Artreach Studios

08/08: Give LIFE to Words! Dramatic Art for Adults @ Christ Church, Laxey (Contact Louise Beckett)

12/08: Summer Bootcamp 2: More Arty Fun, Fun, Fun! @ Artreach Studios

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

15/08: Give LIFE to Words! Dramatic Art for Adults @ Christ Church, Laxey (Contact Louise Beckett)

Every Monday until 16/08: Animation Summer Camps @ The Dome

19/08: Commotion in the Ocean: Mixed Media Art workshop for children @ Artreach Studios 

20/08: Mini Patchwork House : Upcylced Cardboard Creations @ Artreach Studios 

20/08: Beautiful Oops Mini Canvas - Mini Canvas Art Workshop @ Artreach Studios 

22/08: Give LIFE to Words! Dramatic Art for Adults @ Christ Church, Laxey (Contact Louise Beckett)

25/08: Craft Workshop by Eve Adam's at the Little People's Picnic @ Rushen Abbey 

Exhibitions + Talks

On Now: Conceptual @ The Hodgson-Loom Gallery

On Now: Northern Light @ The Isle Gallery

On Now: Rolling Back Home - An Exhibition of Artwork @ The Engine House

22-24/08: A Thousand Years, A Thousand Welcomes @ Ramsey Town Hall

27-29/08: A Thousand Years, A Thousand Welcomes @ Ramsey Town Hall

You can find out and post information about arts events on the island via our What's On Where Facebook group.

Conceptual is a new exhibition showing throughout August at the Hodgson-Loom Gallery.


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 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.

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 August Team Meeting @ The Sewing Room

Craftwork Studios @ Qualtrough’s Yard, Castletown 

Spartacus, the ballet by Khatchaturian, screens at The Erin Arts Centre on the 11th August.

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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