The owners of Barbary Coast are applying to enhance their outdoor seating.
Manx Care will begin a phased re-opening of Reayrt-ny-Baie Residential home from Tuesday 31st August. This follows the re-opening of other Manx Care nursing and residential facilities earlier this month, after temporary closures were put in place following a number of Covid cases and increased levels of community transmission. Reayrt-ny-Baie […]
Red-and-black zebra crossings, which somewhat remind us of ‘Dennis the Menace’, are being installed in Kirk Michael in response to residents calling for more formal pedestrian crossings, while adhering to TT safety requirements. The work is included as part of a maintenance project which is currently underway. Two crossings of […]
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 […]
POC IOM’s Culture Fest is a celebration of the diverse people and cultures we have on the Isle of Man and how they come together to define what it exactly means to be Manx. The festival, which takes place on August 21 at The Nunnery, Douglas, will see music, art, […]
In the shadow of three former parliamentary buildings, residents of the island’s ancient capital met on Monday evening as they grilled the candidates for this year’s Castletown Commissioners election. With Castle Rushen providing an imposing background and the Royal George and old House of Keys surrounding them, former Chief Minister […]
So what can you expect as a family turning up to Culture Fest, well, where to begin? We’ve planned our Culture Fest afternoon with families and children at the heart of it all. Most food vendors will be offering children’s portions at lower prices and there will be a dedicated […]
In total, 14 coastal buildings, including six lighthouses, and 13 war memorials have been added to the island’s protected buildings register (PBR).
Image credit: Ron Strathdee
When POC IOM started on the wild journey of turning Culture Fest, a festival that celebrates the vibrant and diverse culture on the island, into a reality, we really underestimated how much planning, organizing and help would be required. We quickly realized how much of a task we had taken […]
POC IOM celebrated its first birthday in June 2021 and, ever since, we have spoken about the idea of hosting some sort of celebratory event, not only to commemorate the work that we have done, but also to shed light on the plethora of cultures we have here on the […]
Thousands flocked to Tynwald today to celebrate not only the island’s National Day, but the visit of HRH Princess Anne The Princess Royal. After 2020’s event was scaled down for reasons unknown, this year saw the return of all the pomp and ceremony usually associated with the day. The ceremony […]
It’s that time of the year again, the sun is shining through the clouds, the kids are almost finished with school and in the distance you can hear the faint sound of MHKs patting themselves on the back for a job, well, done. It’s Tynwald Day again. Whether you’re just […]
A planning application to cut down 25 elm trees from ‘one of Europe’s last elm tree tunnels’ to create a farm access road along Braaid Road in St Marks was debated in the House of Keys this morning amidst multiple protests, a petition and national media attention to opposition to […]
We live in extraordinary times, which is actually ideal as last night some of the island’s community joined together to celebrate some of the Extraordinary Islanders who have done so much to inspire and support others through what has been an extremely challenging 18 months. Organised by Isle of Man […]
It’s been one year since eight acquaintances sat on Zoom to figure out how to raise awareness and educate the island on matters to do with racism – It’s been a year since POC IOM was born and they’ve achieved a LOT in 12 months. Here they tell their story of their journey so far.
It’s that time of year again, where individuals choose to say goodbye to their toenails, a good night’s sleep and pain-free walking. Today, the famous Parish Walk is expected to take place after a year in hiding due to Covid. Some entrants were walkers who missed out last year and […]
For those who are coming to the island from the UK, they will need to provide documentation from their GP or the NHS App. The Manx Gov has told Gef plans are being put into action to ensure Manx residents will also have the required documentation in time for the change to take effect.