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Bumble Big Ears

Check out the new children's book Bumble Big Ears - on now next to Millets

Dress Sense - Fridays and Saturdays during October

MIQUANDO - Saturday 29th September

Come along to Miquando's launch party this Saturday all day at the Strand. There will be fun and entertainment for all ages with stilt walkers, balloon modellers, face painting and the unveiling or their unique interactive mystery art attraction. Manx Radio Cafe will also be hosting their show live from the Centre in the morning.


Manx Litfest Promotion on Saturday 15th September

The inaugural Manx Litfest will take place in September 2012, bringing together readers, bestselling authors and renowned poets from around the British Isles.

It’s going to be a colourful celebration of the written word – four days of readings, Q&A panels, talks, library events, schools’ involvement, workshops and performance pieces. 

Manx Litfest is registered as a charity with the Isle of Man General Registry (charity number 1100) and we are hugely indebted to our sponsors and supporters, including Manx Heritage Foundation, Manx Lottery Trust, Isle of Man Arts  Council, Appleby Isle of Man, Isle of Man Advertising & PR, Isle of Man Arts Council and Words & Spaces.

To find out more about this exciting event come down to The Strand Shopping Centre this Saturday 15th September where volunteers will be on hand to update you.  You could even win tickets!!!!

You can get in touch with us at manxlitfest@gmail.com

EVITA - Saturday 28th July 2012

It promises to be the theatrical event of the year on both sides of the Atlantic! and the talented cast will be at The Strand on Saturday 28th July.

Evita – Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s brilliant achievement – is coming to the Gaiety Theatre next month, courtesy of Taylorian Productions.

The music spectacular recently opened in New York on Broadway for the first time in over a quarter of a century.

And it’s proving a classic which is still packing them in.

Evita runs at the Gaiety from Aug 6-18.

Tickets available on the ticket hotline – 600555 – from the Welcome Centre and Villa Marina or from villagaiety.com with concessions available.

Childres's Hospice Week

Be a Superhero and support the Isle of Man's Children Hospice week 2012.  Contact Hospice to find out more about the events that are happening this week around the island.

Saturday 12th May - The Children's Centre - Fostering Awareness Day

 The Team from 'Fostering First' at The Childrens Centre will be at The Strand on Saturday 12th May to promote the need for more Foster carers.  Come down and find out more or give them a call on 631947

Saturday - 19th May

 The revolutionary new Wicked E-Cigarettes have arrived in The Isle of Man.  Come down to The Strand on Saturday 19th May where their team of staff will be on hand to answer any 'Wicked' questions.

Britannia Fun Day 12th May


Come and join Britannia International at a Fun Day to be held at the Strand Centre, Douglas, on Saturday 12 May 2012.  There will be face painting, live music, a colouring competition for youngsters, a quiz for the grown-ups, and some cute prizes to give away.  We will also be joined by the Manx Radio outside broadcast team, so come and join in the fun from 10am.... we look forward to meeting you! 
For those of you who would like to know more about Britannia International, part of The Co-operative Bank, you can visit www.britanniainternational.com.

Star Wars Fun Afternoon - Saturday 5th May



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