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New Isle of Man TT Promoter Has Ambitious Plans – But How Will Fans Get Here And Where Will They Stay?

The TT has a new private partner with ambitious plans to invest £2.5m in the event and attract tens of thousands of new visitors. But critics of the appointment of Vision Nine are asking how all these extra fans are going to get here and wondering where they will stay. Following an hour-long debate, Tynwald … Read More →

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Smiths, Myths And Viking Age Stones Lecture

The next lecture in the Isle of Man College’s History & Heritage lecture series takes place on Wednesday 4th May, when Professor Howard Williams of the University of Chester will be talking about “Smiths, Myths and Viking Age Stones”. Professor Williams will be examining depictions of smiths from Norse mythology on Viking Age stones in … Read More →

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The Guild Starts On Friday!

Final preparations are being made for the Island’s biggest arts event of the year as the Manx Competitive Music, Speech and Dance Festival gets underway on Friday (22nd April). The Guild, as it’s commonly known, is being sponsored by award-winning property developer Dandara for a second year. It will involve over 4,000 competitors in around … Read More →

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Vintage Hair Day – Mane of Thrones at the House of Manannan – 21st April 2016

html { font-family: “Color Emoji”, “Calibri”, “Segoe UI”, “Meiryo”, “Microsoft YaHei UI”, “Microsoft JhengHei UI”, “Malgun Gothic”, “sans-serif”; }   Have you every fancied styling yourself as a Viking warrior or wondered how to recreate the fantasy hairstyles made popular by American drama series ‘Games of Thrones’?   Manx National Heritage and the University College … Read More →

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Upstairs, Downstairs – The Grove Gossip Tours

Manx National Heritage, the organization responsible for the promotion of the Isle of Man’s heritage and culture will host a new theatrical tour at the Grove Museum on Sunday 1 and Monday 2 May 2016, looking at Island life during the Edwardian period. The guided tour provides a new dimension to a visit to The … Read More →

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Schools Go Head To Head In Rotary Public Speaking Competition

Rotary Public Speaking Competition goes from strength to strength THERE was intense rivalry between schools as they lined up for this yearʼs Public Speaking Competition arranged by Douglas Rotary Club, with the ultimate winners debating whether competition is ʻgood for young peopleʼ and providing a fascinating glimpse of a half term holiday spent – well, … Read More →

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Many Clouds Owner Trevor Hemmings Says Star Horse Will Be Back After Grand National Disappointment

Isle of Man businessman Trevor Hemmings is undaunted after his star horse Many Clouds failed to emulate Red Rum’s back-to-back Grand National victories at Aintree. The popular gelding won the 4 miles 2 furlong race last year but on Saturday was last of the 16 horses to complete the trip. Sid Cunningham, manager of the … Read More →