Big Weekend for Manx Football

The Estadio del Bernabowl has a busy weekend ahead of it beginning on Good Friday with the Manx FA Cup Final which pits third bottom Laxey v league leaders Ayre United at 2pm. Later that evening the U18 Women’s Isle of Man Representative Team host Ballyclare U18, kick off at 8pm.

Easter Saturday sees the two sides’ women’s senior teams face off at 12pm at Peel.

Then in the evening, FC Isle of Man hosting New Mills in the play-off final as the Ravens seek to secure promotion.

Easter Monday sees the GH Corlett Woods Cup Final as Malew take on St John’s United.

Concert

The Isle of Man Arts Council said it is proud to announce the return of Manchester’s world famous Hallé, who will perform at the Villa Marina on Saturday July 23.

After the successful sell-out performance in 2017, the Hallé return with Music Director and Conductor Sir Mark Elder and guest soloist Benjamin Grosvenor. With a programme including Musgrave and Sibelius, the evening also includes Benjamin Grosvenor performing Beethoven’s monumental Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major.

The Saturday evening concert forms part of a weekend of entertainment and education by the Isle of Man Arts Council. Sunday afternoon opens the Royal Hall to the Hallé Come and Play scheme, allowing school children of all ages to take part in a concert with the famous orchestra.

Chair of the Isle of Man Arts Council Marlene Maska MLC has said ‘We are delighted to welcome The Hallé and Benjamin Grosvenor to the Isle of Man for a weekend of outstanding musical performance. The Hallé had hoped to travel to the island in 2020 but Covid prevented this concert and we are extremely fortunate to reschedule this visit.’

Tickets for the Saturday concert will go on sale at 2pm on Thursday 14 April and will be available from http://www.villagaiety.com/halle. More information about Come and Play will be released via the Isle of Man Arts Council website and social media in due course.