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Our aim was to help our Other Islanders share a little of what it’s like negotiating everyday life on the Isle of Man.

Between mid-July and late September 2019 we ran weekly workshops. These were hosted by our lovely team of creatives – Veronique, Marianne, Janet and Jack, with project lead Cat helping out wherever needed. The first session was mostly about getting to know each other and the project, and trying out some creative exercises. After that we began exploring aspects of our stories, and ways of telling them. The participants had the chance to experiment with photos, the written and spoken word, creative writing, and video. There were many different creative exercises, prompts and themes to work to, and sometimes ‘homework’ between sessions, with lots of space to try out ideas and then decide whether to discard or keep the work that resulted.

“The creative adult is the child who survived.” — Ursula Le Guin


Location & other information

The workshops ran every Wednesday from 11am to 3pm in the beautiful upstairs room at Trinity Methodist Church, Bucks Road, Douglas.

Do you have a story to tell?

You’ll be finding ways to tell your story – in words, in photographs, in film and more.

Apply to be part of The Other Island, a new project which aims to show what life is like on the Isle of Man for people whose voices aren’t usually heard. We want to help you share your experience. You will learn the skills to tell your story in the way that’s best for you. The stories will be shared in a variety of ways, including in print and on a dedicated website, helping people to understand what it’s like to be in your shoes…


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