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TT Races, a summer school and the Jungle Book

Wed, 16 Jul 2014


It’s been a while since I last penned a piece so here’s a quick update of what I’ve been doing recently on the language front for Culture Vannin. 

We continue to run a number of adult classes some of which are workplace Manx sessions. Please let me know if you’d like to find out more about work based classes.

We managed to catch up with a number of the riders at the start of the TT Races this year and were pleasantly surprised by how good their Manx was. Check out John McGuinness, Dan Kneen, Josh Brookes and others here 

Those interviews were part of our video a day series for 2014 for the Island of Culture celebrations. We have now reached day 191. This challenge seemed a good idea at the time but you can be the judge yourself by following this link: Video-a-day Series 

We are also running the 1000 Manx words challenge which is available at: 1000 Manxwords 

and a new podcast for beginners at: Manx Gaelic Podcast 

Our annual Ned Maddrell Lecture was a real success this year and featured the well know author and speaker Finbarr Bradley who delivered a challenging and thought provoking discussion on why authenticity and place matter. The lecture can be viewed again at: Ned Maddrell Lecture 

Whilst there is a short interview with Finbarr here

Culture Vannin recently released our second read-along Manx book, an edited version of the Jungle Book on the ITunes platform.

We were also busy on Tynwald Day and are presently releasing a number of videos recorded that day on our Vimeo channel 

Don’t forget that this week is the Crunniaght and again there is a packed programme which you can view on their website: Yn Chruinnaght.  

Finally,  Culture Vannin is holding a special Summer School for youngsters aged 10-18, to celebrate Island of Culture. During the five days, students will have a go at Manx music, dance, drama, art, media, speak Manx, and learn about their local history! The summer school will be held at the Youth Arts Centre on Kensington Road, Douglas from 10am-4pm from Mon 18 – Fri 22 August. Click here to find out more