Manx Heritage Flower Festival Publicity Launch 15 April 2009
Hon Martyn Quayle MHK, Minister for Tourism and Leisure, will launch the Manx Heritage Flower Festival 2009 this Saturday 18 April at St Johns Methodist Church.
Representatives from the 18 venues participating from around the Island will be present at the publicity launch which starts at 10.30 am.
The Festival has been a popular attraction for many years and the theme for this year is All things bright and beautiful. It provides a great opportunity for families to spend time together and have great fun exploring the Island.
In the programme Mr Quayle says:
The Manx Heritage Flower Festival gives visitors a fantastic opportunity to view the displays whilst taking in some of the glorious countryside, surrounding attractions and historical sites, including Laxey Wheel, Castle Rushen, Cregneash Folk Village, the Grove Museum and Rushen Abbey. There is a superb variety of venues, ranging from small chapels such as The Howe Methodist Chapel to larger churches such as St. Germans Cathedral, Peel and St. Andrews Church in Douglas. St Johns Mill at Tynwald Mills Craft Centre is also well worth a visit.
Whether or not you are visitors to our shores, or residents, I hope you will all take the opportunity to have a great time to relax and unwind and enjoy the magnificent displays and the schedule of activities on offer throughout Manx National Week. I know you will join me in expressing appreciation to all those involved for their dedication and commitment to this great annual event.
The Festival will run from 5th to 11th July and floral displays, photographs and paintings on the theme of All things bright and beautiful will be on view in the participating venues. A wide selection of refreshments will be available, including cream teas, morning coffee and lunches. Free souvenir pamphlets listing all the participating churches and special events during the Festival are available from the Isle of Man Welcome Centre in the Sea Terminal, Douglas and more information can be viewed on www.manxflowerfestival.org
Next year, 2010, the Manx Heritage Flower Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary. The theme will be Rejoice and there will be a number of special displays to mark this significant achievement.
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