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Saturday 30th July: The Wizard of Oz

The cast from The Wizard of Oz will be at The Strand on Saturday 30th performing extracts from their show.  


Come down and meet Dorothy in those gorgeously, glamourous glitzy red shoes and help the Tin man find a heart.


This promises to be another spectaculor show from Taylorian productions and is on at The Gaiety Theatre from Monday 8th to Saturday 20th August, 2011.

Tickets available on 694555.


Saturday 23rd July: Isle of Man Army Cadet Force

 The Isle of Man Cadet Force currently have an establishment of over 100 cadets and 25+ adult staff, split between 6 detachments - Douglas, Onchan, Ramsey, Peel, Castletown & Port Erin. There are 2 off-island camps each year, one at Easter and one during summer, both of which coincide with school holidays. In addition to this there are monthly training weekends, normally held at Lewaigue Farm buildings (part of Maughold Venture Centre's facilities). This enables cadets to further their own training requirements to attain the requisite skills in order to advance their star levels. Activities are very varied and include: Shooting, expedition training, first aid, fieldcraft, obstacle courses, cycling, canoeing, etc., all carried out under qualified supervision.

The team of volunteers will be having a recruitment day at The Strand on Saturday 23rd July so come down and speak to their friendly team to find out more.

Saturday 23rd July: Mini Mannifest at The Strand

Mannifest is back... and everyone's invited. In August 2010, people came together in a green field in the Isle of Man for three days of live music.  

This year we are having a Mini Mannifest at The Strand on Saturday 23rd June where you will get chance to hear some of the great bands, meet the organisers to find out more about this great event and buy your tickets.

Get behind everything local and support this 'home grown' event by coming down The Strand on Saturday 23rd June.

The popular Mannifest festival will take place on 6, 7 and 8 August at Glen Lough Camp site and tickets can be purchased from HMV in The Strand.



Sun 24th July : The Samaritans

 Putting the pieces together, 24:7

The Samaritans will be in The Strand all day on Sunday where everyone is welcom to come and them and talk to them about the work they do.

8th to 15th July Christmas comes early to The Strand


 The Christmas Decorators specialise in the design and installation of interior and exterior festive lighting and decor for businesses and residential properties. We also specialise in creating perfect winter weddings and fabulous themed parties.

We are the only company of its kind in the UK and have offices spread around the country offering our services to most towns and cities. Our installation teams are thoroughly professional and dedicated to ensuring that our service exceeds all client expectations.

Saturday 9th July: Challenge Zoe Gillings !!

 Challenge Zoe Gillings  the British  No1 Olympic Snowboard Athelete to The HMV Strand Shopping Centre – Tony Hawke PS3 Game Snowboard Challenge  Saturday 9th from 10am until 4pm.


Zoe Gillings, the British No 1 Olympic snowboard athlete from the Isle of Man will be spending the day at the Strand shopping centre on Saturday 9th July ready to race anyone who challenges her on the playstation 3 game !  How nice would it be to say you have beaten an Olympian? There will be gaming consoles set up to challenge Zoe with the days winner for the fastest time taking home a HMV sponsored snowboarding prize.  The challenge is free to enter for anyone over 3 years old!!! There will also be face painting to get you looking good for the slopes.

Zoe will also be in the centre from 9am until 5pm to showcase her new business venture www.Isleofdeals.com and how its helping fund her Olympic snowboard program.

Manx Radio will also be holding their popular live “Manx Radio Café “ programme in The Strand and Zoe will be challenging Alex Brindley to the first race.

Sunday 19th June: Crossroads Mini Parish Walk

 In advance of the big day on June 25th the sporty team from Crossroads and other entrants will be aiming to walk the 32.5 miles to Peel on a treadmill stationed in The Strand Shopping Centre on Sunday 19th June from 11.30am to 5.00pm.


Come down and encourage walkers in their attempt to complete the 32.5 miles in record time.

Sat 18th & Sun 19th June: Designer Clothing Sale

This Saturday and Sunday sees a stunning collection of ladieswear into The Strand Shopping Centre.  Taking over the unit next to HMV you will find beautiful pieces from high end labels such as OSKA, Adini, Masai Clothing Company and many more.  With scarves and belts to compliment the outfits, you'll find everything you want and at vastly reduced prices too with items reduced by up to 65% off the RRP!!!

For further information regarding the clothing sale, contact Donna on 451543.



Saturday 18th June: The foot health clinic

 The foot health clinic offers a wide range of both medical and therapeutic foot care of the highest standard in relaxing surroundings.  As well as offering medical services, the clinic's warm and luxurious beauty room offers the ultimate in hand and foot care.


Come along this Saturday and meet the friendly team who will be on hand to give advice as well as a free massage for a lucky few. 


For more information please call The foot clinic on 620712.






Wed 15th June: Jump Rope UK Skipping Demonstration

 Jump rope is simply the dynamic sports counterpart of skipping.  Dedicated jump rope athletes need to train rigorously ‘365’ and possess a multitude of complementary skills in order to perform any of their stunning routines – here’s just a few – endurance and strength, agility and rhythm, balance, coordination, focus and patience.Come down and see the World champions at 12.30!!


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