April What's On Guide

April What's On
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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!

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Events | Concerts + Shows | Local Cinema + Live Screenings | Workshops + Creative Skills | Exhibitions + Talks

Events

20-26/04: MADF Easter Festival of Full Length Plays 2019 @ Gaiety Theatre

Concerts + Shows

06-13/04: Lionel Tertis International Viola Festival & Competition @ The Erin Arts Centre

06/04: Si Cranstoun @ Peel Centenary Centre

06/04Lon 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 

19/049 Across Comedy @ Conrod's

20/04: Manxical Mystery Tour Ramsey @ Ramsey Golf Club 

20/04Brass at Braddan with Manx Concert Brass @ Braddan Church

27/04Without 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

Local Cinema + Live Screenings

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 

28/04Exhibition on Screen – Rembrandt @ The Erin Arts Centre 

30/04: Faust (live screening) @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen 

Easter at the Dome @ The Nunnery (Multiple Events)


Bohemian Rhapsody will be screening at the Erin Arts Centre on 17th April.

Workshops + Creative Skills

03/04: Mosaic Workshop with Isle Be Creative @ The Hub, Port Erin

04/04Contemporary Spring Arrangement Workshop @ The Flower Studio

07/04: Sunday Night Swing Club @ The Railway Inn, Douglas

07/04Secret Stitch Society Absolute Beginners Course @ Jurby and Northern Community Initiatives 

08/04: Royal Figurines: King, Queen, Prince or Princess: Children's Clay Sculpt Workshop

08/04: Textile Magic - Fluffy, bright, Whimsical wall hangings: Children's Workshop

09/04: Animal Den: Papier-mâché Animal Portraits: Children's Art Workshop

09/04: Monstrous Canvas: Galaxy + Forest Animals + Sparkle: Children's Art Workshop


Swing in the Isle will be holding a weekend of workshops taught by UK teachers 27th + 28th April.

13/04Spring 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 poetry@manxcat.org.uk)

15/04Hogwarts Castle - Harry Potter Inspired Art Workshop for Children

15/04Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Themed Easter Art!

15/04: Hogwarts Castle: Harry Potter Inspired Art Workshop for Children @ Artreach Studios 

16/04Ceramic Art Workshop - Clay Bling & Animal Dish (jewellery or sweets)

16/04Eggciting DIY Family Easter Art& Craft: Mum & Me

17/04: Mosaic Workshop with Isle Be Creative @ The Hub, Port Erin

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.

22/04Art & Literature Sugarlump & the Unicorn: Children's Art Workshop

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.

Monday nights: Circus Skills @ Youth Arts Centre (Contact Anna on alfargher@hotmail.com)

Every Mon at 10am and WedBorn to Sing - Mummy Choir @ Mannin Music Studio

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.

Exhibitions + Talks

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 

Participate

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.


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