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Lectures Programme

The Arts Society Isle of Man arrange an annual programme of lectures. Speakers from the Isle of Man, the UK and further afield present lectures covering a wide range of subjects including decorative arts, individual artists, art movements, music, architecture and history.

Owing to Coronavirus restrictions on travel, lectures by UK based lecturers will be delivered by Zoom until the Isle of Man Government permits unrestricted travel to and from the UK. The option to attend Zoom lectures at the Manx Museum lecture hall will be kept under review.

Members who wish to bring a guest at £10 per lecture, (students free) please .

Lectures Details



15th February 2022

11.30 a.m.

Speaker: Ian Gledhill

Composer of the stirring ‘The Liberty Bell’ and ‘Stars and Stripes Forever’, John Phillip Sousa (1854-1932) is known as ‘The March King’.

However, while renowned for his marches, he wrote much more than that - dance music, waltzes, musical tone poems, even operettas. Ian Gledhill’s affectionate portrait looks at the life and music of Sousa.

Arts Society Lecturer Ian Gledhill’s varied career includes a designer of underground railways and a pantomime performer. His main interests are architecture, history, transport and classical music. He has been lecturing since 1997.

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