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Isle of Man Arts and Entertainment

The Archibald Knox Society

Promotes the legacy of Archibald Knox, one of the foremost artists/designers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Includes the Knox Trail, galleries of his work, publications, and auction news.

Bay Festival

An annual festival of music, comedy and other entertainment; includes artist lineup, details of tickets and packages, FAQ for visitors, news, and contacts.

The Big Wheel Blues Festival

Held annually in and around the village of Laxey; includes a programme, artist profiles, and ticket and venue details, with an archive from previous years.

Energy FM

Includes schedules, news updates, gig guide, gallery, related links, and contact information.

Erin Arts Centre

A community based arts centre for the island located in Port Erin; as well as providing a participative arts programme, it also hosts the annual Mananan International Festival and international music competitions.

Isle of Man Art Society

Supports and encourages drawing and painting in all its forms; includes details of membership and their weekly meetings, and of their two exhibitions held annually.

Isle of Man Choral Society

Community choral society provides news, events, video gallery, historical performances, and biographies.

The Isle of Man Decorative and Fine Arts Society

Arranges an annual programme of lectures covering decorative arts, artists, art movements, music, architecture, and history; includes their events diary and membership details, with information about their heritage volunteering and church recorder schemes.

Isle of Man Photographic Society

Provides a history and profile, details of competitions and meetings, membership, and a substantial gallery of members' photos.

Isle of Man Symphony Orchestra

Showcases the past and forthcoming concerts and performances by this symphony orchestra.


A music promoter bringing music to the island and assisting local bands in getting exposure outside the Isle of Man. Includes details of current events and venues around the island, news, and contacts.

The Manx Folk Dance Society

Preserves, guards and teaches Manx Dancing through the means of an annual festival, events, practice sessions, videos, and costume information.

Manx Music Festival

An annual competitive festival of local music and dance; includes information about their syllabus and entry, with an archive of winners, contacts, and a history.

Manx Youth Band and Manx Concert Brass

Includes a history of the bands, with details of their concerts, recordings, and competition performance; also includes news, rehearsal times and venues, and contacts.

The Manx Heritage Foundation brings together information about Manx music including traditional, church and concert music, and Manx dance. Includes downloads of sound files and sheet music.

Palace Cinema

Details of films now showing and coming soon, online booking, film trailers, and facilities.

Peel Centenary Centre

Arts and community centre run by volunteers. Includes what's on and facility hire.

The Sharon Rye School of Dance

Offers a range of classes including ballet, tap, zumba fitness, street and Irish. RSDIOM

Sheean Prash

Brass quintet who play recitals, for weddings and corporate events, and in concerts. History, players, repertoire, gallery, and diary.

The Shenanigans Banned

A folk band with a wide repertoire covering traditional Irish, Manx, ballads, and country music; includes a profile, gig list, and audio samples.

Shennaghys Jiu

An annual festival of traditional music and fiddling; includes a programme and venue details, with an archive and history.

The Western (Isle of Man) Photographic Society

Society with about 40 members who pursue a variety of photography related activities. Programme, awards, events, for sale and wanted.

Yn Chruinnaght

Festival celebrating Manx culture with dance, music, language, arts and crafts, and lectures. Programme, tickets, guest artists, and gallery.

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