People of Colour Isle of Man (POC IOM) are hosting a festival – Culture Festival on Saturday August 21, at The Nunnery to celebrate their one year anniversary. The jam packed day will include entertainment for all age groups and will features stalls from local businesses plus live music in the evening.

But we can’t ignore the elephant in the room, so we thought it best to address it. We are sure a number of you have Covid worries about large gatherings at the moment, so we decided to take this time to try and put your mind at ease. Let’s tell you what Covid precautions Culture Fest will be taking… 

A lot of our activities (weather permitting) will be taking place outside on The Nunnery grounds. With all the wide open space, and the fresh manx air, we hope this will reduce the possibility of Covid spreading. Doors to the Garden Room, where all the stalls will be based, will be open to allow for fresh air to circulate throughout the marquee. 

We will have hand sanitising stations dotted around The Nunnery grounds for all to use, and each stall will have their own bottle of hand sanitiser for customers to use. 

The toilets will be cleaned every 15 minutes by The Nunnery’s dedicated cleaning team at Smart Clean. Surfaces will be sprayed and wiped, to ensure not only that the toilets and surfaces are kept in a presentable manner, but also to protect all of our festival goers. We have also arranged for all tables where people can eat to be sprayed and wiped on a regular basis. 

POC IOM will also be providing a limited number of disposable masks for those who would like to use them. We ask for people to please respect those who decide to wear masks and/or social distance. 

POC IOM appreciates that people may be wary of the ongoing situation, but please be rest assured that we are running our event as safely as possible. If you have any other Covid questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at pocisleofman@gmail.com or via any of our social channels. 

The festival, which takes place on August 21 at The Nunnery, Douglas, will see music, art, sports and more on offer with tickets priced at £11.37, or free for under-18s. Click here for tickets

Gef the Mongoose – Media Partner

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