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Culture & Arts - On Your Doorstep

Fri, 14 Feb 2020

There is a wonderful opportunity to come together to show off and find out about what is going on in the culture and arts in the Isle of Man, at the On Your Doorstep weekend, 14th and 15th March 2020.

Arts and culture will be the major themes at this year’s On Your Doorstep weekend, where the public can discover new activities in their locality and meet practitioners and providers who specialise in the arts and in Manx culture.

The Isle of Man Arts Council and Culture Vannin are joining forces to provide 4 ‘hubs’ over the weekend in the north, south, east and west, where the public can drop in during the day and find out about joining a local arts or cultural society, meet like-minded people, discover a festival or entertainment venue, learn Manx or get involved with an artistic hobby they’d never thought of before! For societies and event organisers, it will be an opportunity to recruit new members of all ages and to reach a wider audience. The hubs will be in Ramsey, Peel and Castletown from 11am-4pm on Saturday 14th March and in Douglas on Sunday 15th March.

We would be delighted if your society could participate at one of our hubs. You can do so in the following ways:

  • Apply to have a stall at one of four Arts and Cultural ‘Hubs’ around the Island, where you can distribute information and sign up new members. (Please note this is an opportunity for marketing, promotion, demonstrating and member sign ups and is not an opportunity to sell a commercial product)
  • Offer a ‘taster’ session at one of our hubs by reducing the normal allocated time (max. time 45 mins)
  • Offer a number of free or subsidised tickets for sessions at your venue across the day or weekend
  • Offer a taster lesson or open your venue to the public over the weekend
  • Offer a discount or special offer on weekend tickets
  • Supply us with information flyers or programmes which can be picked up by the public in one or more of our hubs

MORE INFO St Paul's Hall in RAMSEY & Corrin Hall & the Centenary Centre in PEEL (14th March): contact chloe@culturevannin.im Tel. 694758
Civic Centre in CASTLETOWN (14th March) & Villa Marina Arcade in DOUGLAS (15th March) contact grainney.sheard@gov.im Tel. 697420.

Alternatively, you can add your own event to the Visit Isle of Man ‘On Your Doorstep portal’ if it takes place on the same weekend.

For more information about On Your Doorstep visit: https://bit.ly/2G83XOG

For more information about the Arts and Cultural Hubs: https://bit.ly/2uil0L4

Or, organise your own event and submit details to the Visit Isle of Man ‘On Your Doorstep portal’. Some events may be eligible for funding to offer a limited number of subsidised tickets.