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Martin Ellerby

Wind orchestra performs world premiere of piece inspired by Island's biosphere

The Isle of Man Wind Orchestra (IoMWO) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in style on the 3rd of July with a gala concert at St Ninian's Church in Douglas. The concert will feature the world premiere of a new composition which is inspired by the Isle of Man.

St John's School and Beach Buddies

School wades in with Beach Buddies clean-up efforts

Children of Years 5 & 6 from St Johns School joined forces with Bill Dale from Beach Buddies on a community litter pick around St John's village and a beach clean at Balleira Beach, Kirk Michael. The children know all about the dangers of plastics in the environment so were keen to take part.

Celebrating our Seas and Shores

As Year of Our Island prepares to celebrate Seas and Shores month, Dr Peter Duncan, Senior Marine Conservation Officer at DEFA, writes:

30 Days Wild

30 Days Wild with The Wildlife Trusts

The Manx Wildlife Trust's Marketing and Membership Manager, Graham Makepeace-Warne, writes about the 30 Days Wild initiative for June.

Ayres beach (Catharine Devine)

May newsletter update from Bill Dale BEM

Bill Dale BEM, founder of Beach Buddies, a Partner of UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man, writes for the May newsletter.

Dr Andrew Foxon

Dr Andrew Foxon's #MyBiosphere

In a new series of article in Manx Life magazine, produced by Mannin Media, authors from different walks of Manx life write about what makes the Isle of Man special to them. The May 2018 article is penned by Dr Andrew Foxon.

Mike Radcliffe Photography

Seal of approval for Isle of Man

A photo of a ‘hungover seal’ has proved a big hit on social media and earned valuable publicity for UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man in the UK media.

Victoria Road School

Chief Minister praises schools’ work with UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man

Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK is praising young people’s significant contribution to the Island’s future.

Manor Park Primary School

School lights the way for Earth Hour

An Isle of Man school is marking Earth Hour (24th March) in a unique way – by turning used plastic milk cartons into lanterns.

Ashley Hill Primary

Primary pupils' plastics pledge

An Isle of Man primary school has plastics in its sights as it strives do its bit for the planet.