Isle of Man News last updated 30 August 2016 13:34:09


Isle of Man Post Office Chairman presentation to artist Roger Dean

POSTED Wed last week

Isle of Man Post Office Chairman Ray Harmer presented internationally acclaimed artist and designer Roger Dean, with a framed set of stamps on Friday evening (19th August). The presentation was made at a private viewing of Roger’s landmark exhibition titled "Islands Bridges" at the Manx Museum in Douglas, which has been specially commissioned for the stamp collection which was released on the 19th August. On Saturday (20th), masterpieces by Roger Dean including his painting 'Meeting Place' which was influenced by the Isle of Man and produced exclusively for the Isle of Man Post Office’s stamp collection, went on display in the new exhibition in the Manx Museum, Douglas. - Ends -

Oompa Loompa Party

POSTED Wed last week

An Oompa Loompa Party was held at Harvey Briggs Onchan Library to celebrate The Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge. The Big Friendly Read is a huge event marking 100 years of Roald Dahl produced by The Reading Agency and delivered by libraries throughout the British Isles. Children reading up to 6 books of their own choice receive a collector’s folder and postcards of Dahl’s best loved characters illustrated by Sir Quentin Blake. There’s also dazzling rainbow glasses and other amazing Dahl themed surprises to collect. Children taking part in the challenge can join fun activities and competitions such as making Dream Jars, designing Dahl inspired bookmarks, or fizzwizzing around Onchan on a Story Trail.Librarian Pam Hand said: ‘Thank...

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