What's On Guide: December 2019

A useful guide of all the events, festivals, workshops, exhibitions and shows on over December! 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, Fairs + Events

01/12: Laxey Village Christmas Market @ Laxey

05/12: Christmas in the Arcade: Artisan Market @ Villa Arcade

07/12: The Snow Queen’s Winter Palace @ Castle Rushen, Manx National Heritage

7+8/12: Christmas at Close Leece Farm Shop @ Close Leece Farm

12/12: Christmas in the Arcade: Artisan Market @ VillaGaiety Arcade

19/12: Christmas in the Arcade: Artisan Market @ VillaGaiety Arcade

Concerts, Gigs + Shows

01/12: Isle Of Man Symphony Orchestra - Gala Concert @ Villa Marina

02/12: Rushen Silver Band: Ballabeg Carol Concert @ Arbory Parish Hall

05/12: Rushen Silver Band: Ballafesson Chapel Christmas Concert @ Ballfesson Chapel

05/12: Roc Vannin Choir @ St. Peter's Church, Onchan

05/12: Manannan's Winterfest @ The Gaiety Theatre

06/12: ME Christmas Concert featuring Caarjyn Cooidjagh @ Kirk Christ Church, Port Erin

07/12: Manx Youth Orchestra Christmas Concert @ Villa Marina

07/12: Shenanigans Banned Christmas gig @ The Institute Laxey

08/12: Rushen Silver Band: Tynwald Mills Carol Playing @ Tynwald Mills

08/12: Manx Voices Choral Christmas @ St. George's Church

09/12: Rushen Silver Band: Carol Playing @ Port Erin

09/12: The Ramsey Music Society presents: ‘It’s Christmas!’ with Kristene Sutcliffe, soprano and Olga Eggert, piano @ St. Paul's Church, Ramsey

12/12: Rushen Silver Band: Carol Playing @ Port St. Mary Golf Pavilion

12/12: Christmas in the Arcade: Roc Vannin @ Villa Arcade

13/12: Lesh Shee As Graih @ St. Ninian's Church

13/12: Glenfaba Chorale Christmas Concert @ St Johns Methodist Chapel

13/12: Piano Series - Imy Luc @ The Erin Arts Centre

13/12: Shoh Slaynt @ The Sailor's Shelter, Peel

13/12: The Atholl Room Concerts: Paul and Annie with special guests Mike Wade and Ian Allen @ Peel Centneary Cen

14/12: Neil Angilley Trio @ Peel Centenary Centre

19/12: Christmas in the Arcade: Manx Voices @ Villa Arcade

21/12: Rushen Silver Band:Port Erin Traders Carol Playing

22/12: Rushen Silver Band: Port St Mary RNLI Carol Service

23/12: Rushen Silver Band: Carol Playing @ Ballakilley

28/12: Looney and the Vikings @ Jaks pub

28/12: Saxofun! Christmas Concert with the Saxophone Quartet @ St. Paul's Church, Ramsey

05/01: Manx Old Christmas with Hartes Ease @ Holy Trinity Church, Patrick

Find out about more local gigs via Gig Mann

Local Cinema + Live Screenings

03/12: Present Laughter (encore screening) @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen

08/12: Classic Composers - In Search of Beethoven @ The Erin Arts Centre

10/12: Coppélia (live screening) @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen

10/12: Coppélia (live screening) @ Northern Theatre Experience, Ramsey

11/12: Film - Stan & Ollie (Matinee) @ The Erin Arts Centre

11/12: Film - Stan & Ollie (Evening) @ The Erin Arts Centre

11/12: The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) @ Peel Centenary Centre

15/12: Coppelia - Royal Ballet @ King's Court Theatre

17/12: The Nutcracker - Royal Opera 2016 Encore @ King's Court Theatre

17/12: The Nutcracker - Royal Opera 2016 Encore @ Studio Theatre Ballakermeen

17/12:  A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Northern Theatre Experience, Ramsey

18/12: Film - It's a Wonderful Life @ The Erin Arts Centre

The Dome @ the Nunnery provides a state of the art immersive digital media technology.

Workshops + Creative Skills

03/12: Ramsey Swing Dance Class @ St. Paul's, Ramsey

05/12: Traditional Christmas Wreath Workshop - all abilities @ The Flower Studio

07/12: Traditional Christmas Wreath Workshop - all abilities @ The Flower Studio

10/12: Ramsey Swing Dance Class @ St. Paul's, Ramsey


Take part in a Swing Dancing workshop with Swing in the Isle. 

12/12: Christmas Wreath Workshop - advanced @ The Flower Studio

14/12: Christmas Wreath Workshop - advanced @ The Flower Studio

17/12: Ramsey Swing Dance Class @ St. Paul's, Ramsey

18/12: Social evening Folio 2, 'mock judging' by members @ IOM Manx Photographic Society


Artreach Studios always have so many creative workshops to get involved in for both adults and children.

19/12: Festive Table Centrepiece Workshop @ The Flower Studio

21/12:  DIY Christmas Gifts (for children) - Arctic Animals @ Artreach Studios

23/12: Frozen: The Snow Queen: Framed Mixed Media Art workshop @ Artreach Studios

23/12: Monstrous Canvas Arctic Winter @ Artreach Studios

28/12: Christmas Clay Pot throwing Studio Session @ Artreach Studios


Why not have a go at making a Festive Table Centrepiece with The Flower Studio?

Exhibitions + Talks

On Now: William Hoggatt: Capturing Light and Shadow @ The Manx Museum

On Now: This Is Winter @ The Manx Museum

Until 20/12: Travels through two paintboxes - an exhibition of artwork @ The Engine House

From 24/11: Gallery Christmas Exhibition & Post Card Lottery @ Artreach Studios

From 30/11: Winter Wanderlust Exhibition @ Mother T's

From 09/10: Affordable Art Exhibition @ The Hodgson Loom Gallery

11/12: Presentation by Andrew Haddock, SOCO, 'Fighting Crime with Photography' @ IOM Photographic Society

15/12: This Is Winter! Curator’s Talk @ The Manx Museum

22/12: ‘Living with the Sea’ with Rushen Heritage Trust @ The Manx Museum


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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