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Free tours of historic tram stables

POSTED yesterday at 4:26 pm by MR

Douglas horse tram stables will be open to the public every weekend throughout October. Isle of Man Railways is supporting Manx National Heritage's...

Photographers capture the best of the Isle of Man Flower Festival in pictures

POSTED Wed at 4:00 pm

The colour and imagination behind displays in the 2016 Isle of Man Flower Festival was captured by many entries in a photography contest. Festival organisers once more had a tough task to choose the top three photographs submitted by those who took part in the contest that accompanies the event. A total of 19 venues took part this year, on a theme of Supporting Achievement, giving photographers plenty to choose from.In the end, the photographic competition judges opted for Annette Briercliffe’s picture at St Mary’s for the top prize of £60 vouchers for Robinsons. The judges could not split Emer Wiseman’s picture at Bride Methodist Church and Theresa Saxon’s image of a Kirk Braddan display, so they each received £45 vouchers for Beautiful...

Director of Music at Peel Cathedral honoured to play cultural concert in Germany

POSTED Wed at 3:22 pm

Dr Peter Litman Organist and Director of Music at Peel Cathedral was recently invited to take part in a concert of Organ music at Peter and Paul Church in Goenningen, Germany. Dr Litman is an accomplished organist with a growing reputation within the European music community and was honoured to be invited to hold a concert on one of very few remaining early romantic organs that still exist in Germany. Goenningen is a town in the region of Stuttgart in Baden Wurtemberg in South West Germany. The Goenningen organ was made in 1844 and restored in 1970. Dr Litman was invited by the concert organiser, Torsten Wille, organist at the Reutlingen Marienkirke. Peter Litman had outstanding reviews of the concert from both Susanne Eckstein of...

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