Gef’s Daily Roundup

Get Your Brass On

‘Prash Laxaa’ the Great Laxey Brass Band Festival returns to Laxey Village during the next May Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday May 1 from 1pm.

Six of the Island’s premier Brass Bands, Castletown Metropolitan Silver Band, Douglas Town Band, Manx Concert Brass & Youth Band, Ramsey Town Band, Rushen Silver Band, and Onchan Silver Band, will be converging on Laxey to play in rotation rotating in three outdor locations, The Mines Tavern, the Glen Gardens Pavilion, and at the Miner’s Statue on Mines Road.

The ‘Jazz Aces’ will also be providing entertainment in the Village Square from 1pm until 4pm when all five bands arrive on the Square for a final ‘Massed-Band event’.

Meet the Consultant

One of Manx Care’s Consultants is the guest speaker at the next Cancer Services User Forum’s ‘Meet the Consultant’ event, taking place next week.

Baher Hussein, a Consultant Urologist, will be talking about cancers affecting the lower half of the body, with a particular focus on Prostate cancer, at the event on Thursday April 28, at the Palace Hotel in Doulas.

The charity holds frequent ‘Meet the Consultant’ events, where members of the public can go along to meet with clinicians and other practitioners delivering cancer services across the Island in a friendly, informal and relaxing environment. There will also be the opportunity for an informal Q&A session during the evening. The event begins at 7.30pm. Further info about the event can be found on the Mannin Cancers Support Group’s Facebook page.

Godfrey in Nature

Staff from Cherry Godfrey Isle of Man will be at one with nature this summer as the company has become a business partner member of the Manx Wildlife Trust (MWT).

The association will see staff at the family-run business carry out voluntary work at locations around the Manx countryside. Managing Director of Cherry Godfrey Isle of Man, John Hunter, who is also a Trustee of the Wildlife Trust, believes the work the organisation carries out is invaluable.

He said: ‘There is no doubt that the Isle of Man’s land and waters are rich in wildlife, where nature matters to all. The Trust is committed to bring people closer to nature, protecting the incredible species that call the Isle of Man home by understanding what they need and creating spaces where they can flourish.’