A useful guide of all the events, festivals, workshops, exhibitions and shows on over April! If you've got an arts event on that you think should be included on here, let us know!
20-26/04: MADF Easter Festival of Full Length Plays 2019 @ Gaiety Theatre
06-13/04: Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival & Competition @ The Erin Arts Centre
06/04: Si Cranstoun @ Peel Centenary Centre
06/04: Lon Dhoo and St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choirs Together In Song @ St. George's Church
12/04: Totally Rockabilly at the Creek in Peel @ The Creek
12/04: Battle of the Bands Final @ Quids Inn
The Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival & Competition will be held at the Erin Arts Centre between the 6th-13th April.
12/04: Kate Smurthwaite Supper and Show @ Douglas Yacht Club
18/04: The Beatles Musical Tribute @ South Douglas Old Friends Association
19/04: 9 Across Comedy @ Conrod's
20/04: Manxical Mystery Tour Ramsey @ Ramsey Golf Club
20/04: Brass at Braddan with Manx Concert Brass @ Braddan Church
27/04: Without Wing's Big Band-a-Fundraising-Thing! @ Quid’s Inn
27/04: T-Rex Tribute @ South Douglas Old Friends Association
27/04: Mez and The Fezzes @ Peel Centenary Centre
Find out about local gigs via Gig Mann
02/04: La Forza Del Destino (live screening) @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen
02/04: La Forza Del Destino - Royal Opera House @ King’s Court Theatre
10/04: McQueen (2018) @ Peel Centenary Centre
11/04: All About Eve (live screening) @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen
17/04: Bohemian Rhapsody @ The Erin Arts Centre
All About Eve - National Theatre Encore is screening at King’s Court Theatre and Studio Theatre Ballakermeen
17/04: As You Like It – RSC @ King’s Court Theatre
17/04: As You Like It (live screening) @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen
24/04: Finding Your Feet (2017) @ Peel Centenary Centre
28/04: All About Eve - National Theatre Encore @ King’s Court Theatre
28/04: Exhibition on Screen – Rembrandt @ The Erin Arts Centre
30/04: Faust (live screening) @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen
Bohemian Rhapsody will be screening at the Erin Arts Centre on 17th April.
03/04: Mosaic Workshop with Isle Be Creative @ The Hub, Port Erin
04/04: Contemporary Spring Arrangement Workshop @ The Flower Studio
07/04: Sunday Night Swing Club @ The Railway Inn, Douglas
07/04: Secret Stitch Society Absolute Beginners Course @ Jurby and Northern Community Initiatives
Swing in the Isle will be holding a weekend of workshops taught by UK teachers 27th + 28th April.
13/04: Spring Wreath Workshop @ The Flower Studio
14/04: Sunday Sewing Bee @ Jurby and Northern Community Initiatives
14/04: Poetry PopIn Meeting @ the Archibald Knox Pub Meeting (Contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
15/04: Hogwarts Castle: Harry Potter Inspired Art Workshop for Children @ Artreach Studios
17+18/04: Easter Musical Theatre Workshop with Joe Hillard @ Ballerkermeen Studio Theatre (Contact Joe-Hillard@hotmail.com)
Artreach Studios always have so many creative workshops to get involved in for both adults and children.
25/04: Ceramics - Absolute Beginners & Improvers - 8 Weeks of Weekly Adult Classes (Night Time) @ The Isle Gallery
26/04: Ceramics - Absolute Beginners & Improvers - 8 Weeks of Weekly Adult Classes (Day Time) @ The Isle Gallery
29/04: Absolute Beginners Acrylics & Mixed Media (Daytime Time) @ The Isle Gallery
29/04: Absolute Beginners Acrylics & Mixed Media (Night Time) @ The Isle Gallery
30/04: Sunday Art School @ The Isle Gallery
The Secret Stitch Society are holding lots of creative textile classes in Jurby throughout April.
Sundays 2.30-3pm: Dramatic Art for All (Text Study & Sight Reading this month) @ Christ Church, Laxey Tram Station (Contact Louise Beckett)
IOM Drawing Club: keep an eye on the page for their April event
Manx Litfest: keep an eye on the page for their Writers' 8th Meeting @ The Yejji, Broadway
Swing Dancing (Multiple Dates): Fri 5th - Ramsey Social, Sun 7th April - Douglas Social, 27th/28th April - Swing In Spring Workshop with UK Teachers.
Ukulele classes: from age 6 to adult - contact Mannin Music for more details.
Creative workshops: The Hub in Port Erin (Contact Janet Bridle for the timetable or visit Creativity at the Hub on Facebook)
Graham Rider's Exhibition Hinterland is currently at the Isle Gallery.
From 23/03: Africa @ The Hodgson Loom Gallery
From 24/03: 'Hinterland' by Graham Rider @ The Isle Gallery
From 29/03: Fine Art Exhibition by Graham Joughin @ Mother T's
12/04: Isle of Man Art Society Spring Arts & Crafts Exhibition (usually Easter Exhibition) @ St. Ninian’s Lower School
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.
Throughout April: Secret Stitch Society Sewing Classes and Events @ Jurby and Northern Community Initiative
Aikido Club starter classes @ St Johns Methodist hall. For details contact David Halsal
April Isle Of Man DFG Team Meeting @ The Sewing Room
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.