The Magicians of Mann in conjunction with the Friends of Peel Centenary Centre present an evening of Magic!
Come and join them for a wonderful evening of family entertainment. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children.
Tickets available online or from Celtic Gold in Peel, Peter Norris Music in Douglas, Shakti Man in Ramsey and Thompson Travel in Port Erin.
Think Etta James, James Brown, Dinah Washington, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Chuck Berry, Johnny Otis and Otis Redding: all the classic music of the ’50s and ’60s delivered hard-and-fast with energy, grit and a 21st century attitude!
Authentic soul and rhythm ‘n’ blues outfit Sugar T & The Swells are the slickest, sexiest, funkiest rock ’n’ roll band in town. Formed 20 years ago by charismatic frontman and natural showman Ralph Lamb, The Swells have played thousands of shows across the globe, honing their craft and building an impressive reputation. Featuring some of the hottest R n B vocalists on the scene, the Swells truly deliver Maximum Vintage R n B with style!
Please note that the capacity of the Theatre will be reduced to allow for a dance floor.
Some Kinda Wonderful – A celebration of Stevie Wonder
Acclaimed naturalist and Guardian writer, Mark Cocker, will discuss his views on the future of Britain’s wildlife and invite comments from the audience. Mark will also sign copies of his new book Our place.
Environmental thought and politics have become parts of mainstream cultural life in Britain. The wish to protect wildlife is now a central goal for our society, but where did these ‘green’ ideas come from? And who created the cherished institutions, such as the National Trust or the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, that are now so embedded in public life with millions of members?
From the flatlands of Norfolk to the tundra-like expanse of the Flow Country in northern Scotland, acclaimed writer on nature Mark Cocker sets out on a personal quest through the British countryside to find the answers to these questions.
He explores in intimate detail six special places that embody the history of conservation or whose fortunes allow us to understand why our landscape looks as it does today. We meet key characters who shaped the story of the British countryside – Victorian visionaries like Octavia Hill, founder of the National Trust, as well as brilliant naturalists such as Max Nicholson or Derek Ratcliffe, who helped build the very framework for all environmental effort.
This is a book that looks to the future as well as exploring the past. It asks searching questions like who owns the land and why? And who benefits from green policies? Above all it attempts to solve a puzzle: why do the British seem to love their countryside more than almost any other nation, yet they have come to live amid one of the most denatured landscapes on Earth? Radical, provocative and original, Our Place tackles some of the central issues of our time. Yet most important of all, it tries to map out how this overcrowded island of ours could be a place fit not just for human occupants but also for its billions of wild citizens.
Thursday 28 June at the Centenary Centre, 22 Atholl Street, Peel, IM5 1BD at 7:30 PM Bar & refreshments.
Cost – £10 plus booking fee
Follow the link to book : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-mark-cocker-tickets-44872131754?aff=efbevent
COUNTRY BLUES LEGEND MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT TO BE REMEMBERED AT CENTENARY CENTRE SHOW
A CONCERT in the Atholl Room at the Centenary Centre in Peel on Sunday, October 7 will remember the life and times of country blues legend Mississippi John Hurt.
The show, featuring Mississippi John Hurt biographer and musician Dr Phil and country blues musician Blue John (John Gregory), will celebrate the 90thanniversary of Hurt’s legendary 1928 recordings in Memphis for the Okeh label.
Dr Phil (Phil Ratcliffe) – who wrote the critically acclaimed biography Mississippi John Hurt, His Life, His Times, His Blues, will be performing Mississippi John Hurt songs as well as telling stories about the guitar legend’s rise to prominence as an icon of the country blues.
The biography is now available in paperback.
There will also be a set by Blue John, a country blues guitarist who is a huge Mississippi John Hurt fan and has opened shows for a number of leading blues and roots music performers both in the Isle of Man and the UK. John lives in the Isle of Man and is also part of the blues duo Blue John and Papa Cass and a concert promoter and guitar teacher.
Dr Phil and Blue John will also team up for some duo performances as part of the show. They are no strangers to performing together as they were the special guests during world-renowned country blues guitarist Ari Eisinger’s 2017 British Isles tour.
Tickets, priced £10, are available online at www.etickets.im/bjm and also by ringing John on 204320 or by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org