Isle of Man News last updated 27 September 2016 14:49:52

Teams ready to tackle Adventure Challenge

POSTED Fri 16-09-2016

Young people will test their athleticism, teamwork and leadership skills later this month when they tackle the 2016 Ellan Vannin Fuels Adventure Challenge.Teams from the Isle of Man and United Kingdom will take part in a series of activities including sea kayaking, rock climbing and coasteering over the weekend of the 23rd to 25th September.As well as promoting friendly competition and long-term friendships among the participants, the annual event also helps to showcase the Isle of Man as an outstanding venue for adventure sports.Approximately 120 young people representing youth organisations from across the UK are travelling to the Island to pit their skills against local competitors during a busy weekend of action.The Adventure Challenge...

Manx Litfest welcomes crime Author Alan Bradley as its first ever Patron

POSTED Fri 16-09-2016

Award-winning crime author Alan Bradley has been announced as the first ever patron of Manx Litfest. Originally from Canada, Alan moved to the Island several years ago and lives in Peel. His acclaimed series of 1950s-set novels featuring young sleuth Flavia de Luce are published in 39 countries and 37 languages and regularly appear at the top of the New York Times bestseller list, while the series was optioned for television in 2012 by Sam Mendes, Academy Award® winning director of American Beauty, and the James Bond films Spectre and Skyfall. The fifth Manx Litfest takes place from Tuesday, September 27 until Sunday, October 2 at venues around the Isle of Man and Festival Director John Quirk says the team is thrilled to have Alan agree to...

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