Isle of Man Festival 2013 Events

September 19th – 22nd 2013

The Festival Events will open on the afternoon of Thursday 19th September with an introduction to the Manx National Heritage Art Gallery. Curator, Yvonne Cresswell will take visitors on a tour of the Gallery looking at the inspirational works of great Manx artists. including John Nicholson and Archibald Knox. The Museum Theatre will be taken over for an exclusive presentation of “The Deer’s Cry” and followed by an arranged private viewing of the Celtic works of Archibald Knox.

The Festival will be officially opened at the Sayle Gallery on Friday 20th September.

The Dinner and Fashion Show at The Sefton Hotel on Saturday 21st September promises to be a highlight of The Festival. The Mannin Folk Trio will entertain at a Drinks Reception and following Dinner be stunned by the works of Jan billings and Anne Selby and others as they glide over the Atrium floor .

The Weekend events in the beautiful Villa Marina Promenade Arcade will house a host of events, workshops and activities for all the family. You will be invited to paint a parasol; make a bouquet of roses from painted silk and marvel at all the displays. Some events will need to be booked and they are* starred on the Events Booking Form.

Date/TimeEventLocationCost
Thu19/Sep
13.30–14.30Private Guided Tour of The Manx Museum Art Gallery : Curator, Yvonne Cresswell. Looking at the works of Archibald Knox with a view to painting on silk. Manx Museum
15.30–16.30“The Deer’s Cry”: An exclusive presentation by Curator, Yvonne Cresswell A private viewing of the Celtic works of Archibald KnoxLecture Theatre Manx Museum
19:30-21:00 The Celtic Kingdom Underwater World : An audio visual presentation by Manx diver: Maura Mitchell
** Booking required ** E-Mail to book
Garden Room Sefton Hotel£5
Fri20/Sep
10.30–11.30Private Guided Tour of The Manx Museum Art Gallery : Curator, Yvonne Cresswell. Looking at the works of Archibald Knox with a view to painting on silk. Manx Museum
18.00– Official Festival Opening ** Exhibitors & Invitation only ** Sayle Gallery
Sat21/Sep
10.00–17.00SILK ART EXHIBITION Sayle Gallery
10.30–11.30 ARASHI SHIBORI SILK : Create unique and luxurious pleating. An illustrated presentation by Anne Selby, Textile artist, designer and award winning inventor
** Booking Required ** E-Mail to book
Garden Room Sefton Hotel £8
10.30–12.30Isle of Man Silk Vestments on Display : painted and designed by Yvonne Bell : See Archibald Knox design work in Memorial Chapel St Thomas’s Church
10.30–17.00 RAINBOW SILKS : A selection of popular supplies for silk painting and fabric decoration. The Arcade
10.30–17.00FACETS OF AVALON : A display of unique hand painted silk creationsThe Arcade
10.30–17.00 SILKCRAFT Stand - “Paint a Silk Card”The Arcade
10.30–17.00"Paint a Giant Butterfly" with The Creative Therapy Unit from the Hospice Scholl Centre. Marquee-Arcade Gardens
10.30–17.00"Paint a Silk Parasol"Marquee-Arcade Gardens
10.30–17.00"Paint a Kite"Marquee-Arcade Gardens
Recep 18.30 Dinner 19.00

FESTIVAL DINNER & FASHION SHOW: Music by THE MANNIN FOLK TRIO **Booking Required**

Sefton Hotel£28*
Sun22/Sep
10.30–16.30Paint a Silk ParasolMarquee-Arcade Gardens
10.30–16.30Kite painting for ChildrenMarquee-Arcade Gardens
10.30–17.00Make a Silk Bouquet of RosesThe Arcade
10.30–17.00Paint a Silk Scarf – demo and have a goThe Arcade
10.30–17.00 RAINBOW SILKS : A selection of popular supplies for silk painting and fabric decoration. The Arcade
10.30–17.00FACETS OF AVALON : A display of unique hand painted silk creationsThe Arcade
10.30–17.00 SILKCRAFT Stand - “Paint a Silk Card”The Arcade
13.30–16.00SILK ART EXHIBITIONSayle Gallery
14.30–16.00

"SILK ON SUNDAY"A display and talk by designer Yvonne Bell -Creating spiritual silk
** Booking Required ** E-Mail to book

The Arcade£8