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£805raised of £1,500 target by 27 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,500 to open a purpose-built rehearsal venue for performing arts and community groups on the Isle of Man

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Isle of Man
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Mannin Music (a group of music teachers on the Isle of Man) are currently fundraising to open a purpose-built rehearsal venue for performing arts and community groups on the Isle of Man. This venue would voluntarily administrated by the Mannin Music team, and would be a not for profit venture, with any money generated being invested back into the venue.

Through our experience of renting numerous different venues around the Island, and from feedback from other arts professionals, we believe that this is a space that the Island desperately needs. Our goal is to provide rehearsal spaces that are fit for purpose, fully equipped and fairly priced.

A project like this needs to be purpose-built, but to build from scratch would obviously cost millions.... Our plan is to use a warehouse as an empty space, and then construct the internals to our specifications. The proposal is to have 1 large rehearsal room (the size of the gaiety stage), 2 medium size rooms (perfect for group lessons, band rehearsals etc.) and around 4 individual teaching rooms (as well as a foyer, toilets, storage etc.).

We will be approaching various funding bodies and looking for corporate sponsorship, but many of our teachers and students are going to be beginning fundraising from September - every little counts!

To help fundraise for this cause further, many of our teachers have just embarked upon a 'grade-one-athon' challenge. This will see them starting to learn a musical instrument that they have never played before and take their ABRSM grade 1 practical exam in less than 6 weeks. The pressure is on!

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  • Mannin Music

    Mannin Music

    12 days ago

    Mannin Music

    Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us lately – we really value your support! Some of us will be taking our grade one exams tomorrow and this week, and some of us have them next week... we'll let you know how we get on, and be sure to check out the Mannin Music Facebook page for a few video updates!

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    Mannin Music

    a month ago

    Mannin Music

    Thank you so much John for your donation, as gura mie mooar ayd, Vax!

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    Mannin Music

    2 months ago

    Mannin Music

    Thank you to everyone who has donated to us so far; we really appreciate your generosity! Thank you to Vladimir – we are sure you would be able to make great use of it as well, and thank you for your best wishes! – our anonymous supported (thank you!), Susan – a massive thank you for your generous gift all the way from Long Island!! And Caroline: many thanks and we will do a concert, promise! :)

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  • Julie Forrest

    Julie Forrest

    Nov 29, 2016

    £10.00

  • afton wood

    afton wood

    Nov 29, 2016

    GOOD luck with your Grade 1 exams and I hope you raise all the money you need for this fabulous project!

    £10.00

  • Mark Rogers

    Mark Rogers

    Nov 25, 2016

    Good luck Dave! Expect to see you leading the horn section for VM gigs next year...

    £20.00

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Mannin Music

Mannin Music

Isle of Man

Mannin Music is a collaboration of music teachers on the Isle of Man. Our goal is to make it easier for you to find reputable and enthusiastic music teachers. We also run the IoM branch of the Rock Project, Kódaly preschool lessons and are passionate about community music making.

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