Press Release: Chance to own an original Mr Isle of Man

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Time is running out to buy a ticket for the chance to win your very own Mr Isle of Man. Manx Litfest, in conjunction with the Family Library, is raffling off an original print of the special character, created and … Continue reading

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New fiction from Paul Speller

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A new piece of fiction by Paul Speller is set to be published later this year. Bloodbond, a horror periodical belonging to the Alban Lake Publishing stable in the United States, will include Beautiful Dangerous, a new story by Paul, in its … Continue reading

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Why using data on children for political ends is wrong

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Paul Speller has hit out at the use of data and league tables in connection with school children. As well as the limited value of data based on narrow metrics, he condemns attempts by some politicians to seek a school-by-school … Continue reading

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Press release: Buy your Family Library raffle tickets – Toot Sweet!

The Family Library is offering a Truly Scrumptious raffle prize. With support from Microgaming PlayItForward, the library has five pairs of tickets to see this summer’s Gaiety Theatre musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, for the matinee performance on August 11. … Continue reading

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Racket over the Packet came a little late

  Paul Speller has called  out MHKs for being too late to start expressing concern about the future of the Steam Packet. In his Grapevine column in the latest edition of Business365, Paul points out that concerns expressed over the … Continue reading

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The bewildering world of Legislative Council elections

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Paul Speller takes a look at the bewildering world of Legislative Council elections in the latest issue of Business365 magazine. In his Grapevine column for April, Paul muses on how there can be a system where those who have a … Continue reading

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Spring into action at the Family Library this Easter holiday

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An animation course is one of many special events taking place at the Family Library during the school holiday. The Animania animation course will be held across four sessions, on April 3, 6, 10 and 13, running from 1.30pm to … Continue reading

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