Arts

Post Millish Project

What is it? Born out of the success of the ‘Manx Sewing for Safety’ project and seeing first-hand how much of an impact the Manx people can have when the Island comes together, the Post Millish Project was designed as a way of giving back to the Manx community and […]

Manx Music – Tunes of Tynwald

Tunewald Day, no? Sorry – Tunes of Tynwald. Here’s some choons from Manxies who have glittered our lives with song. Bee Gees – Night Fever Suppose we should’ve really added their version of Ellen Vannin, but Night Fever’s the one. If there’s one thing us Manxies are good at it’s […]

Tynwald Day Party Pack

If you’re celebrating today, tomorrow or both, we’ve got you sorted with this islandofsocial party pack. Created by the talented Laura Bowles (the creative behind the ‘Gef heads’). Simply download, print, cut and enjoy! Yes, there is a President of Tynwald head. Be sure to tag us in any pics! […]

#MANXGEM PHOTO COMPETITION

While summer holidays abroad continue to look uncertain, Visit Isle of Man is encouraging Islanders to look for adventure and discovery much closer to home, with its #ManxGem photography campaign offering a Staycation up to the value of £750 to the competition’s winner at any property listed here on our extraordinary Island.

Gef’s Colouring In

The lovely Laura Bowles, founder of islandofsocial and creative genius behind lots of our artwork here at Gef, has kindly created downloadable and printable colouring in sheets. Download your FREE copies by clicking the button below. TT COLOURING IN SHEET GAIETY THEATRE COLOURING IN SHEET TOWER OF REFUGE COLOURING IN […]

Homegrown Talent: Foxtrap

Ever wondered what happens when you mix a musical Manxie with a couple of talented Latvians? Some pretty incredible experimental music is what. Local girl Helen Morrisson of Foxtrap is doing the island proud on the adjacent Isle and her band regularly give the Isle of Man a taste of […]

Gef Presents: The Tides

After a jam-packed 2018, Ramsey’s hottest boy band ‘The Tides’ have had a cracking start to 2019 with their latest single ‘Mates’ reaching 45 in the iTunes Singer / Songwriter charts; currently sandwiched between pop-royalty James Bay and Dappy from N-Dubz. Last year, the lads played a blinding set at […]

When Gef Met… Switch

The nineties were a simpler time, weren’t they?There was no judgement if your DJ played Abba’s Dancing Queen at your wedding party, with a marriage of coloured lights to flash in time to the beat.Maybe there was a smoke machine. It was a party must. But in this digital age […]

When Gef Met… Mae Challis

At just 20 years old Mae Challis’s voice is deceptively strong, having become more raw and sultry on her latest single release, Is It Strange? than her win at The Next Big Thing competition in 2014.There’s an obvious decision to evolve the acoustic-driven sound of her early performances, and behind […]

When Gef met… Symbollix

For many on the Island, and indeed us here at Gef HQ, TT isn’t just about the racing.It’s that two-week party spirit that engulfs the Island, the forgetting (then remembering) why tequila shots are never the answer, and Karen from finance spewing her guts up on the side of the […]

When Gef met… Buncha Skankers

To say that Buncha Skankers put on an energetic show is an understatement.These two-tone anarchistic mad-heads fuse everything from surf rock guitar to throbbing saxophone riffs covering all things ska and in between, and their audiences lap it up like there’s no tomorrow.For someone who does very little exercise, just […]