A useful guide of all the events, festivals, workshops, exhibitions and shows on over October! If you've got an arts event on that you think should be included on here, let us know!
04/10: Purga Tree and Identity: Theatrefest ’19 @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen
05/10: M is for Manx Cat - The Musical! @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen
05/10: ‘The Mechanic’ @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen
14/10: Manx Bard at the London Manx Society Mhelliah
17/10: Manx Bard entertainment at Castle View Nursing Home
25/10: Manx Bard performance of a poem to accompany the opening of the new bridge at Peel
06/10: 200 Norwegian Singers (Norges Kirkesangforbund) @ The Cathedral
09/10: Brass at Braddan with Manx Concert Brass @ Braddan Church
11/10: Biskee Brisht @ Compton Vaults
Biskee Brisht will be playing at Compton Vaults on the 11th October
11/10: Annual Concert with QEII Wind Band @ Queen Elizabeth II High School
11/10: Glenfaba Chorale 60th Anniversary Gala Concert @ St. Mary's Church
19/10: Castletown Brass Band @ The Cathedral
19-20/10: Festival of Choirs @ Villa Marina
28/10: The Ramsey Music Society presents: International Guitarist Nemanja Bogunovic @ St. Paul's Church, Ramsey
Find out about more local gigs via Gig Mann
02/10: Placido Domingo 50th Anniversary Concert live on screen @ The Erin Arts Centre
03/10: Wise Children @ King's Court Theatre
03/10: All About Eve @ Northern Theatre Experience, Ramsey
04/10: Piano Series - Daniel Hart @ The Erin Arts Centre
08/10: Don Giovanni - Royal Opera House @ King's Court Theatre
08/10: Don Giovanni (live screening) @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen
08/10: Don Giovanni @ Northern Theatre Experience, Ramsey
09/10: A Star is Born (2018) @ Peel Centenary Centre
Daniel Hart will be performing at The Erin Arts Centre on the 4th October
15/10: Gauguin from the National Gallery London @ King's Court Theatre
15/10: Gauguin from the National Gallery London @ Northern Theatre Experience, Ramsey
17/10: A Midsummer Night's Dream- National Theatre @ King's Court Theatre
17/10: A Midsummer Night's Dream (live screening) @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen
18/10: Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages @ Northern Theatre Experience, Ramsey
19/10: 70th Anniversary Concert with Richard Evans @ King's Court Theatre
21/10: Billy Connolly: The Sex Life of Bandages @ King's Court Theatre
30/10: Half Term Film - Dumbo @ The Erin Arts Centre
23/10: Stan & Ollie (2018) @ Peel Centenary Centre
24/10: Don Pasquale- Royal Opera House @ King's Court Theatre
27/10: Don Pasquale (encore screening) @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen
The Dome @ the Nunnery provides a state of the art immersive digital media technology.
05/10: Get Started With Swing - Workshop @ Union Mills Methodist Church
11-13/10: SwingtoberFest @ Trinity Methodist Church, Douglas
19/10: Harry Potter Spell Book - Adult Art Workshop @ Artreach Studios
Artreach Studios always have so many creative workshops to get involved in for both adults and children.
26-27/10: Big Bree Workshop Weekend @ The Youth Arts Centre
28/10-01/11: *Frightfest* a week of Spooky inspired Art Tank activities and Drama workshops @ The Youth Arts Centre
There are lots of new classes starting at The Arts Hub.
04/10: The Mighty Wurlitzer at the Villa Marina Arcade
04/10: The Gaiety Theatre – Guided Tour
04/10: Villa Marina – Talk & Tour
04/10: Youth Arts Centre – Guided Tour of Former Douglas School of Art
05/10: The Gaiety Theatre – Guided Tour
05/10: Manx National Heritage – Remarkable Photographers
05/10: The Mighty Wurlitzer at the Villa Marina Arcade
05/10: St Thomas’ Church, Douglas – The Murals & The Pipe Organ
05/10: Youth Arts Centre – Guided Tour of Former Douglas School of Art
06/10: Isle of Man Culture Tours – Guided Tour of Old Douglas
11/10: The Mighty Wurlitzer at the Villa Marina Arcade
11/10: Youth Arts Centre – Guided Tour of Former Douglas School of Art
12/10: The Mighty Wurlitzer at the Villa Marina Arcade
12/10: Youth Arts Centre – Guided Tour of Former Douglas School of Art
Eileen Schaer has a new exhibition at Studio 42 from the 20th October
On Now: William Hoggatt : Capturing Light and Shadow @ The Manx Museum
On Now: Wildlife - An Artist's Way by Dr Jeremy Paul @ Isle Contemporary
From 03/10: Sea and Skies of Mann @ The Engine House
From 05/10: This Is Winter @ The Manx Museum
From 05/10: Graham Rider: Island Magic @ The Hodgson-Loom Gallery
20/10: A New Exhibition by Eileen Schaer @ Studio 42
You can find out and post information about arts events on the island via our What's On Where Facebook group.
Gaugin on Screen from the National Gallery in London is showing at King's Court Theatre on 15th October
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Boogie Days - A family daytime disco in a child-friendly environment but with real DJs and real music in a proper venue.
Sea and Skies is a new exhibition showing at the Engine House from the 3rd October
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
- Isle of Man Drawing Club: keep an eye on the page for their next 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 montly Team Meeting @ The Sewing Room
- Craftwork Studios @ Qualtrough’s Yard, Castletown
Acting + 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.