This year’s festival will see flower displays, crafts and photographs at a number of churches and Manx National Heritage sites around the Island.
Flower Festival committee member Judy Matthews said: ‘We are very excited about this year’s event.
‘It’s not just churches that are taking part and we hope it will be a celebration for all the community and an opportunity for members of the public to visit some buildings and venues they may not have been to before.’
Judy added: ‘We hope to have banners promoting the festival outside each of the venues and we would like to give local businesses the opportunity to become involved by sponsoring a banner, which will feature their logo or business name.
‘We have thousands of visitors coming to our venues during the Flower Festival, so it represents an excellent opportunity for firms to promote themselves.’
Although the festival, sponsored by Connect2Charity, does not itself take place until July, there is a lot of organisation and preparation that has to take place before then, and the committee hopes to make further announcements nearer to the event.
A flyer and map showing all the venues will be available before Easter, enabling you to plan your route around the various venues. Please note that not all the venues will be open every day of the festival: details will be available on the website shortly and in the brochure, due out at the beginning of June.
Anyone interested in sponsoring banners – or requiring further information – should call Judy on 835073 or Jean Clifton on 823420.
The participating venues are: Kirk Braddan Parish Church; the Nunnery chapel, Douglas; St Thomas’s Church, Douglas; Onchan Elim Pentecostal; Christ Church, Laxey; Waterloo Road Methodist Church, Ramsey; St Paul’s Church, Ramsey; St Olave’s Church, North Ramsey; Grove Museum, Ramsey; Bride Methodist Chapel; St Bridget’s, Bride; St Jude’s Chapel, St Jude’s; St Stephen’s Church, Sulby; St German’s Cathedral, Peel; Holy Trinity, Patrick; Glen Maye Chapel; Kerrowkeill Methodist Chapel; St Mark’s Church, St Mark’s; Kirk Malew (St Lupas), Malew; the Old Grammar School, Castletown; St Columba’s RC Church, Port Erin; St Peter’s Church, Cregneash.
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