Peelstock 2011

Where:- Peel Football Club

When:- Saturday 16th (1pm to midnight) and Sunday 17th (1pm to 7pm) July

Peelstock is now in its 6th year and only continues to become ever more popular. This year for the first time the festival will be held over 2 days. Organised by the Tommy Clucas Memorial Fund the festival as a whole is a way of raising funds in the name of Tom, one of the islands most popular sports stars who was tragically killed during racing in the Manx Grand Prix in 2004. It’s a great community event and very much family friendly.

Prices for Peel Stock 2011 are £8 and £4 for adults on the Saturday and Sunday respectively. Juniors (aged between 14 and 17) pay £5 on Saturday and £2 on the Sunday. Children are free if accompanied by an adult. Tickets are only available to buy on the gate.

This years running list (subject to change) looks like:-

13.00 – 13.45 Joshua Dillon
13.45 – 14.30 John Wilkinson
14.30 – 15.30 Nick Barlow
15.30 – 16.40 Grambo
16.40 – 17.50 Native
17.50 – 19.00 White Elephant
19.00 – 20.10 The Heights
20.10 – 21.20 Maldune
21.20 – 10.30 Uber Room
22.30 – 00.00 Caution Runners

13.00 – 14.00 Hoodoo Nation
14.00 – 15.10 Mollag Band
15.10 – 16.20 Fecktones
16.20 – 17.30 Halfway Home
17.50 – 19.00 The Shedmen

For more information check out the Peelstock Website – Peelstock

Charley Boorman At The Gaiety Theatre

Where:- Gaiety Theatre, Douglas Prom

When:- Friday 3rd Of June

Charley Boorman is a massive motorbike fan and his TT booking will surely be a treat for both himself and the crowds of locals and bikers likely to attend. It kicks off at 9pm and tickets cost £15 each.

For more information check out the Villa Gaiety website –

Travis At The Villa Marina

When:- Wednesday 25th May 2011

Where:- Villa Marina, Douglas Prom

Travis were one of my favourite bands and I’ve seen them live a number of times. No doubt they’ll be bringing a string of anthemic favourites to the Villa Marina for fans old and new to sing along to. Tickets are priced at £35 each and the doors open at 7pm.

Isle of Man Creamery Open Day

Where:- Isle of Man Creamery, Cronkbourne

When:- Sunday 22nd May

Taking part from mid day to 4 in the afternoon this is your chance to get a tour of the creamery and check out some new products (We assume the new super milk will be there!) To keep you entertained there will be a car boot sale, BBQ, Rodeo Bull, Bouncy Castle and live music from Heaven Scent + much more.

This is a charity event and all proceeds from the day will be donated to the Isle of Man Childrens Centre.

Easter With A Difference

When:- Saturday 23rd April 2011

Where:- Peel Castle

Starting at 16:30 in Peel Castle it is your chance to enjoy Easter with a difference as a number of churchgoers recreate the Easter story (complete with many animals) inside the walls of this great castle.

As everybody who has ever been to an event in Peel Castle knows these things tend to be hugely popular and create massive parking problems so the advice is to get there early and park responsibly. There will be limited admission.

The Isle of Man On Film – King George And Queen Elizabeth

When:- Saturday 23rd April 2011

Where:- Manx Museum

Take a peep inside the MNH archives with a rare chance to view 90 minutes of footage. This years show will feature footage of the 1945 visit by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth on their first trip since the outbreak of war.

This is a free viewing but places are limited, to reserve tickets in advance please contact the Manx Museum reception.

Guided Walk Around Silverdale Glen

When:- Friday 15th April 2011

Where:- Abbey Restaurant

After meeting at the Abbey Restaurant (tea and coffee included) you’ll have the chance to take a guided tour through some fantastic manx woodland at Silverdale Glen. You’ll be guided by MNH Curator for Natural History Kate Hawkins.

The walk is limited to a maximum of 20 people and tickets cost £8 each.

Stargazing At The Abbey

When:- Thursday 14th April 2011

Where:- The Abbey Restaurant

Meet at the Abbey Restaurant and enjoy a welcome drink, 3 course meal and then coffee. Then enjoy star gazing in the Abbey grounds with renowned local astronomer Howard Parkin.

Meet at the Abbey Restaurant at 7:30 for dinner at 8pm. Price is £50 per person. Tickets can be bought online from or by phoning 01624 648013