Here’s your weekly round up of all things good!

Community Events


 - After being cooped up for a few months, getting out again has been a fresh reminder of just how beautiful our island is. Well, Craig Brinkley has decided he wants to share his bit of our island with everyone, whilst raising some money for the IOM Air Ambulance. Craig is planning on opening up his 3 and a half acre garden to the public on the 25th July between 10am and 5pm. The garden, which includes a WWII pill box, can be found on Church Road in Jurby, next to St Patrick’s Church. Craig is asking people to donate whatever they can to the Air Ambulance to look around and hopes to many people there. A good day out for a good cause, thank you Craig!
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After being cooped up for a few months, getting out again has been a fresh reminder of just how beautiful our island is. Well, Craig Brinkley has decided he wants to share his bit of our island with everyone, whilst raising some money for the IOM Air Ambulance. Craig is planning on opening up his 3 and a half acre garden to the public on the 25th July between 10am and 5pm. The garden, which includes a WWII pill box, can be found on Church Road in Jurby, next to St Patrick’s Church. Craig is asking people to donate whatever they can to the Air Ambulance to look around and hopes to many people there. A good day out for a good cause, thank you Craig!

  • Any sports fans who have been desperate for some live sports will probably have been down at the Port E Chee rugby ground on Friday as Douglas rugby club hosted a charity cricket match. Raising funds for the Young Carers Project, the match saw teams from the North and South of the island battling it out to be crowned Manx champions. With an auction, BBQ and drinks, everyone there had a great time and, thankfully, there was some great weather for the event, we imagine Mannannan himself must have stepped in for that.


 - Coming out of lockdown whilst most of the world is still in crisis, the Isle of Man is in a unique situation to be one of very few places to hold public events. In August, the island will be one of, if not the only, places in Europe to open up our theatre with a performance of Calendar Girls. The play, based on the real story of the Yorkshire women who created a ‘tastefully posed’ charity calendar in 1999. Not only a showcase for our local talent, the play, which has performances from the 25th to 29th August, is also a fundraiser with all profits going to charity. The money will be shared between Hospice IoM, Breast Cancer Now, Breast Cancer Care, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, and the Royal British Legion. We can’t wait to see our amazing Manx talent on display and raise some funds for these amazing charities.
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Coming out of lockdown whilst most of the world is still in crisis, the Isle of Man is in a unique situation to be one of very few places to hold public events. In August, the island will be one of, if not the only, places in Europe to open up our theatre with a performance of Calendar Girls. The play, based on the real story of the Yorkshire women who created a ‘tastefully posed’ charity calendar in 1999. Not only a showcase for our local talent, the play, which has performances from the 25th to 29th August, is also a fundraiser with all profits going to charity. The money will be shared between Hospice IoM, Breast Cancer Now, Breast Cancer Care, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, and the Royal British Legion. We can’t wait to see our amazing Manx talent on display and raise some funds for these amazing charities.

Online Best Bits

  • At Gef we are always looking to celebrate Manx businesses, especially when they are supporting a good cause. Memory Lane Games is a Manx start-up that has created an app designed to help those with memory issues. The app, which was launched this week, has the support of Hospice IOM and combines both general and local knowledge into fun and stress free quizzes that help players with memory skills. Specially designed to be easy to use for elderly players, the app can be downloaded by visiting their website here.

  • Remember when cinemas were open and we were all buzzing for the latest superhero movies, I don’t think palace cinema has ever had a streak of full houses longer than during the last Avengers release. With the film industry essentially shut down for the foreseeable future, superhero fans may have felt slightly starved for content recently. Well, not for the first time during the pandemic, Netflix is here to save the day with their new movie, The Old Guard. The movie, about a group of immortal mercenaries fighting to protect their secret and freedom, stars big names like Charlize Theron (from films like Mad Max: Fury Road and the 8th Fast and Furious) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (from 12 Years A Slave, Doctor Strange and your favourite Christmas tear-fest, Love, Actually. You can catch this action epic now on Netflix.

    No foodie review this week, but if you fancy giving us one… La Mona Lisa Restaurant in Laxey have a ‘2 course meal for 2 people for £36’ offer on to help boost our economy!

    #notspon

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