Thursday 8th December

Christmas Celebrations - From the Chiollagh to the Chapel 

Preparations for Christmas seem to start earlier every year, but what would Christmas have been like (and looked like) in the past on the Island?

Discover how people would have celebrated Christmas at home, at church, at chapel and even out and about on the streets of Douglas and beyond. Find out how much fun could be had during yn Kegeesh Ommidjagh (the Manx 'Foolish Fortnight) by both young and old.

As this talk will be so close to Christmas, we thought it would be nice to serve seasonal refreshments after the talk.  Also, the Manx Museum shop will have lots of new stock in, including Christmas themed jewellery from Element Isle and some lovely driftwood Robins from Marrey.  Philippa, Niamh and Alison have offered to gift wrap anything that is bought from the shop and FMNH members will of course receive their 10% discount off any non-commission items.

Time: 11am                 Venue: Manx Museum Lecture Theatre   Max 150           Free