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PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

The list of events for Manx Litfest 2018 is below and you can download our full festival programme here:

Manx Litfest 2018 – programme of events

Printed programmes will be available early next week from around the Island – bookshops, libraries, community centres, coffee shops and so on.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Introduction to Bibliotherapy – Conrod’s, Parliament Street, Ramsey – 6.30pm-8pm – FREE event, but please email info@familylibrary.im or call 640650 to reserve seats

Open Mic Poetry Slam - Noa Bakehouse, Douglas – 8pm-10.30pm – TICKETS £4, available from Noa Bakehouse (ticket price includes a tea/filter coffee and slice of cake OR a glass of wine OR a bottle of lager)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Spinning New Tales from Old - writing workshop with author Zoe Gilbert - St Andrew’s Church, Andreas – 11.30am-1pm – TICKETS £15 – spaces are limited, please email bookings@manxlitfest.com (discounted price of £20 if booking both this workshop and the Literary-inspired songwriting)

Literary-inspired songwriting workshop – with The Bookshop Band – St Andrew’s Church, Andreas – 1.30pm-2.30pm – TICKETS £10 – spaces are limited, please email bookings@manxlitfest.com (discounted price of £20 if booking both this workshop and the Spinning New Tales from Old)

FOLK: Zoe Gilbert and The Bookshop Band – 7pm-9.30pm – St Andrew’s Church, Andreas – Zoe will talk about her debut novel, Folk, with music from The Bookshop Band – TICKETS £10, available from the Villa Gaiety Box Office or call 01624 600555

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Book Fanatics’ Quiz NightNoa Bakehouse, Douglas – 8pm-10.30pm – TICKETS £8, available from the Villa Gaiety Box Office or call 01624 600555

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Schools’ Day – series of visits by authors, poets and storytellers to primary schools, secondary schools and colleges around the Island

Boy Meets Hamster – a Q&A with author Birdie Milano - The Alpine Cafe, Regent Street, Douglas – 5.45pm-7.15pm – FREE event, but please email bookings@manxlitfest.com to reserve seats

The Secret Diary of John Drawbridge: Medieval Knight – with children’s author Philip Ardagh – Castle Rushen, Castletown – 5pm-6.30pm – TICKETS £4, available from MNH website

Influential Women, Powerful Words – Villa Marina Arcade, Douglas – 6pm-7.15pm – FREE event, but please email bookings@manxlitfest.com to reserve seats. A panel discussion with authors Elizabeth Brooks and Rona Halsall, looking at the influence of women on literature through the ages

Frankenstein – storyteller Ben Haggarty & musician Sianed Jones - Gaiety Theatre, Douglas – TICKETS £15, concessions £12 – available now from the Villa Gaiety Box Office or call 01624 600555 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Writers’ DayKing William’s College – 9am-4pm – TICKETS £30, please email bookings@manxlitfest.com

Storytelling Workshop, with Ben Haggarty – King’s Court Theatre, King William’s College – 10.30am-2.30pm – TICKETS £25, please email bookings@manxlitfest.com

The World of Norm, with children’s author Jonathan Meres - St John’s School – 11.30am-12.30am – FREE EVENT, but seats are limited, please email bookings@manxlitfest.com to reserve your places

Manx Litfest Family Day - Once Upon a Wild Wood – with author and illustrator Chris Riddell – Garey ny Cloie, St John’s – 1.30pm-4.30pm – FREE EVENT, just turn up on the day!

The Devil, The Tsar and The 3 Dry Biscuits – storyteller Ben Haggarty - King’s Court Theatre, King William’s College – 4.30pm-5.30pm – TICKETS £5 (or £15 for family of four) available from the King’s Court Theatre website. For ages 8+

Poems to Live Your Life By – with author and illustrator Chris Riddell – Noa Bakehouse, Douglas – 8pm-9.30pm – TICKETS £14, available now from the Villa Gaiety Box Office or call 01624 600555

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Goth Girl & The Sinister Symphony, with author and illustrator Chris Riddell – Castletown Civic Centre, Farrant’s Way – 10.30am-11.30am – TICKETS £5, available now from the Villa Gaiety Box Office or call 01624 600555

The Story Behind the Songs, with singer/songwriter Louise Jordan – Castletown Civic Centre – 12.15pm-1.15pm – FREE event – please email bookings@manxlitfest.com to reserve seats. Louise explains the story behind her show, No Petticoats Here, which tells the stories of remarkable women of the First World War through song. Louise will be in the Island performing No Petticoats Here (details when we have them) and is also taking part in our Schools’ Day.

Short Story Slam: The FinalNoa Bakehouse, Douglas – 3.30pm-6pm – FREE EVENT, come along and see who walks off with the top prize

Moonbrella, with performance poet Thommie Gillow - Peel Cathedral – 7.15pm-8.45pm – TICKETS £6, please email bookings@manxlitfest.com. To find out what Moonbrella is all about, have a read here.

 

If you have any questions about the festival or the schedule, or would like us to drop some printed programmes to your place of work, drop us a line – manxlitfest@gmail.com

We hope you all enjoy this year’s festival, and thanks from everyone involved with Manx Litfest for all the support – it’s very much appreciated!

The Litfest Team

 

 

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