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Nominations for annual MNH cultural award open

Sat, 02 Nov 2019

Manx National Heritage are encouraging locals to nominate individuals or groups for the ‘Reih Bleeaney Vanannan’ Manx cultural award.


The annual award is made to an individual or group who has made the greatest contribution to the Island’s culture.


A small group of judges from various Manx cultural organisations gather together in December to make the decision, with the winner usually announced in January.


Last year, Manx musician, singer and broadcaster, John Kaneen, was awarded the title.


Previous winners include Phil Kelly (Manx language), the Michael Players (dialect theatre), William Cain (wildlife and environment), Clare Kilgallon (music, song and dance), the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh (language and culture), Allan Skillan (field-walking and prehistory), and Maureen Costain Richards (Manx artistic heritage, particularly Manx crosses).


MNH award the accolade to nominees which embraces diverse aspects of Manx culture.


The winner of the award receives a donation of £500 and is invited to name a Manx cultural cause, which will receive an additional donation of £500 from Culture Vannin.


Full details of the award, downloadable nomination forms and rules are available on Culture Vannin’s website – follow links for RBV Cultural Award on the homepage: www.culturevannin.im or email enquiries@culturevannin.im or phone 676169.


Closing date and time is 12pm Friday 29th November.



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