2018 Events and Activities Archive
|2 – 28 July 2018||Textile Artwork Exhibition||Henry Bloom Noble Library, Douglas||The Isle of Man Remembers ... World War One
A Community Created Commemorative Textile Artwork and Exhibition
World War One ended on 11 November 1918. Official records show that 8,261 local people enlisted in the armed forces, which was 82.3% of the Isle of Man's male population of military age. Of these, 1,165 gave their lives and 987 were wounded.
Across the World, red poppies signify Remembrance, particularly for the Great War, during which the "In Flanders Fields" poem was written, and the symbolism was born.
We sought the public contribution of 2,152 poppies, one for each person fallen or injured from the Island. We have received over 5,000... each one handcrafted by willing people of all ages and abilities.
A huge textile panel depicting the Manx Flag, in commemoration of the sacrifices made by our local people during World War One, is now under construction!
With thanks for the support by the Isle of Man Arts Council, the panels filled with poppies will be displayed in the windows of the Henry Bloom Noble Library during July 2018.
Gill on +44 1624 830332
|24 – 28 April||Play 'For The Fallen' focusing on life in the Isle of Man during World War One||Ballakermeen Studio Theatre||The play has been rated as 16+ and will be performed in a style that will give audiences an opportunity to see a production in a more intimate setting. Tickets priced £10.|
|Saturday 17 April 2018||RAF100 Ball||Empress Hotel, Douglas||RAF Association (IOM Branch) are holding a Ball to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the RAF
7pm - Tickets £50 All welcome