Festival News



As part of the 2017 Festival, and as a way of celebrating the 125th Anniversary, the Festival worked in conjunction with the IOM Family History Society and Culture Vannin to prepare an exhibition of Guild memorabilia, anecdotes and family history. We hoped to improve our records of previous Festivals and ensure that, going forward, a formal archive is built up. The exhibition ran from April 21st to May 17th, 2017 in the Circle Gallery at the Villa Marina.

It included

  •  A moment in the life of the Guild
  •  My family and the Guild (perhaps recent family involvement)
  •  Cleveland medal/trophy anecdotes
  •  Baume scholarship recipients/memories
  •  More substantial pieces on families

The idea is to continue to add to the archive. 

The organisers would welcome the opportunity to take the exhibition out to other parts of the Island, particularly in the anniversary year.

If you can help, please contact us on manxguild@gmail.com.



Countdown to Festival

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20th April - 28th April 2018

Congratulations to the winners of trophies for 2017. Please ensure that you return your trophy clean, engraved and in good condition to Peter Norris Music, Bucks Road, Douglas by Saturday, 31st March 2018. Thank you.


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