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!
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
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.
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
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)
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
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.
- 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.
- Boogie Days - A family daytime disco in a child-friendly environment but with real DJs and real music in a proper venue.
- Artreach Studios always have so many creative workshops to get involved in for both adults and children.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.