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Rushen Heritage Trust to hold talk on well known artist

Mon, 11 Dec 2023

The ancient village of Cregneash - William Hoggatt (courtesy of Manx National Heritage).jpg
The ancient village of Cregneash - William Hoggatt (courtesy of Manx National Heritage).jpg

Rushen Heritage Trust will be hosting Yvonne Cresswell, former Curator of Social History for Manx National Heritage, as she delivers a talk on William Hoggatt and his passion for the Manx landscape. 

Hoggatt (1879-1961) was born and raised in Lancaster but lived in the Isle of Man for 55 years, describing himself as ‘almost a Manxman’.

He is well-known as a painter of Manx landscapes, but he was also an outspoken campaigner and champion for the protection and preservation of the Manx countryside in the late 1930s.

Yvonne’s talk will reveal how there was much more to this elderly artist than his familiar mac and fedora hat.

The talk takes place at 7.30pm at Erin Arts Centre in Port Erin on January 8.

Following on from Yvonne’s talk, this season’s remaining dates are:

  • February 5 – Mike Lean: Secrets of the Gaiety Theatre
  • March 4 – Peter Geddes: Deep Within Bradda Mines
  • April 22 – Howard Parkin: The Isle of Man for Dark Skies

Tickets for each talk are £6 – or £5 for Friends of Rushen Heritage Trust – and available online here or from Erin Arts Centre, Bridge Bookshop and Rushen Heritage Centre in Port Erin.


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