What's On Guide: October 2019

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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!

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

Festivals + Events

Theatrefest '19

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

Concerts, Gigs + Shows

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

Local Cinema + Live Screenings

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.

Workshops + Creative Skills

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.

Exhibitions + Talks

Heritage Open Days

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 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.

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

- 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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