The annual Mananan International Festivals, established in 1975, rank among the finest festivals in the British Isles. These performing arts festivals are held every year at the Erin Arts Centre, in the lovely seaside resort of Port Erin, Isle of Man; and are among the islands most prestigious cultural events.
Mananan Festival of Music and Arts: 16th June - 30th June 2018
Performances are mainly classical music but also include folk, jazz, cabaret, drama, puppets, indian music, lectures, talks, films, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts, art exhibition, youth competitions, audiences with... and floral demonstrations. Full details and booking forms are now available from the Erin Arts Centre or from the website www.erinartscentre.com
Mananan Opera Festival: 14th - 15th September 2018
Don Pasquale (Donizetti)
This years opera is directed by Stefan Janski. Pianist Caroline Dowdle.
For more information please contact the Erin Arts Centre, full details and booking forms available in May.
Mananan Festival Patrons:
Sir John Betjeman (1977 - 1984)
The Earl of Harewood (1984 - 1986)
Lady Barbirolli, OBE (1987 - 2008)
Stephen Hough CBE (2009 - present)
Mananan Festival President:
Major General Sir Laurence New CB, CBE
Mananan Festival Founder & Director:
John Bethell MBE, D Mus (Hon) Hon RNCM