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Join Sarah Hendy every Wednesday for a journey through the vibrant arts and creative scene on the island in Spotlight. Focussing on everything creative from music and visual art to stage performance and artistic hobbies, along with much more.

  • A Tropical Tree

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 4:05pm

    On this week’s programme I’ll be speaking to the first Manx Youth Bard and Hip Hop Artist Mikey Gatt gives us the first radio play of his new release

  • Tropical Trees

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 3:00pm

    On this week’s #MRSpotlight, we’ll be visiting the Engine House, Janet Lees is in the studio and we have music from Jamys Woolley. Listen online or on demand and subscribe to the series via iTunes, Google or Spotify.

  • Les Miserables

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 4:49pm

    Sarah Hendy looks ahead to two great productions taking place on the Island next month.

  • Return of The Don

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 3:44pm

    This week, we speak to celebrated Russian pianist, Yulia Chaplina, and the one and only Monty Don!

  • We're going on a bear hunt

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 5:13pm

    This week we’re celebrating our hundredth episode with some rather special guests, namely Television Presenter Anita Rani, Conductor Matthew Freeman and Author Michael Rosen.

  • Spot Time Spot Time

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 4:00pm

    On #MRSpotlight this week, an exciting opportunity for visual artists and a collaborative art project for turbulent times.

  • All Things Bright and Beautiful

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 2:00pm

    On #MRSpotlight this week, we speak to one of the winners at this year’s Sovereign Art Foundation Student Art Prize and we’re joined by Liz Lempen of the Lempen Puppet Theatre Company ahead of their visit to the Island.

  • A Little Light Music

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 6:00pm

    On #MRSpotlight tonight, Conductor, Arranger & Composer Gavin Sutherland in conversation with Maurice Powell

  • Sing Your Socks Off

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 4:00pm

    This week we sing our socks off in the run-up to the Guild entries deadline and Christy De Haven speaks to singer-songwriter Graihagh Quayle!

  • Light

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 6:00pm

    On #MRSpotlight this week, I visit ‘Light’, the themed Art Competition show at the Hodgson-Loom Gallery, and Maurice Powell tells us about his upcoming talk on Manxland’s King of Music, Harry Wood.

  • Spotlight Review of the Year 2018

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 11:29am

    Some favourites and best bits from Spotlight this year.

  • Arran to Yskid

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 4:00pm

    On #MRSpotlight this week, we're joined by former Island resident and well-known performer Jonathan Eio, we’ll also be speaking to illustrator Vicki Webb about her new Manx Alphabet book and Lindsay Quayle treats us to an excerpt from Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’

  • Love You Gone

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 6:00pm

    We visit the ladies of the Keird Collective and Artist Laura Espinosa and local novelist Rona Halsall pops into the studio.

  • Manannan's Winterfest

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 5:00pm

    On #MRSpotlight this week, we have part two of our visit to the Manx Museum’s Cabinet of Curiosities and we take a tour round the Island’s creative events this past weekend!

  • Little Thief

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 4:34pm

    On #MRSpotlight this week: part two of our chat with Textile Conservator Jacqueline Hyman, music from Little Thief and we visit the Cabinet of Curiosities at the Manx Museum

  • Scallops & Bussels

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 4:00pm

    On #MRSpotlight tonight we find out about the first art exhibition at the Engine House, and we’ll be speaking to textile conservator Jacqueline Hyman ahead of her upcoming talk at the Manx Museum.

  • The Legend of St. Maughold

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 5:00pm

    On #MRSpotlight this week, we heard from the Swing in the Isle team and Charles Guard & Maurice Powell of the Isle of Man Symphony Orchestra!

  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 4:00pm

    On #MRSpotlight this week - Manx Amateur Drama Federation, a treat for you from the archives, plus music from, Truman Falls.

  • The hills are alive..!

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 5:30pm

    On #MRSpotlight tonight, Pamela Crowe of Rushen Heritage Trust joins us to discuss a new publication and the players of Cloideryn bring The Sound of Music to Ramsey.

  • Moot Madness

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 4:00pm

    On #MRSpotlight this week the Arts Society Isle of Man, the Department for Enterprise Creative Industries Meetup and Ramsey Grammar School with We Will Rock You!

  • The door that goes 'quack'

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 4:15pm

    On #MRSpotlight tonight: the Department for Enterprise Creative Industries Media Meetup, and poetry from this year’s Manx LitFest Poetry Slam!

  • B!Z'art

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 6:00pm

    This week, we welcome guests Leonard Singer, Chairman of the Ramsey Music Society and composer, Dr Martin Ellerby.

  • Supreme Queen

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 4:45pm

    On #MRSpotlight this week, Martyn Thomas, Chairman of the Society of Architects tells us what’s happening at next week’s Isle of Architecture mini festival, and we speak to some of the finalists for the Sovereign Art Foundation’s Student prize!

  • King Lear at the King's Court

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 4:45pm

    On #MRSpotlight this week, David Dawson of the Kings Court Theatre tells us what’s coming up and world-renowned Welsh Triple-Harpist Robin Huw Bowen gives us some of his time at the Lorient Interceltic Festival.

  • FOLK

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Thursday, September 6th, 2018 5:33pm

    On #MRSpotlight this week, Zoe Gilbert, author of Folk and Deborah Harken, author of A Discovery of Witches, talk magic and mystery!

  • Manx LitFest 2018!

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Thursday, September 6th, 2018 5:26pm

    On #MRSpotlight this week, John Quirk tells all about this year's LitFest and Mera Royle speaks to Catherine Nicholl about her exciting year so far!

  • OIOW & IOMFF

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Monday, September 3rd, 2018 1:35pm

    On #MRSpotlight today, we’re looking ahead to the Isle of Man Film Festival and the Our Island, Our World Festival of World Music and Culture, which both take place this weekend!

  • Skipper's Alley

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018 6:00pm

    On #MRSpotlight this week, we hear about the Great Manx Build-up and Throwdown, & we step back to Lorient where I spoke to Uillean Pipe player Fionn ó hAlmhain, plus, music from Irish group Skipper’s Alley!

  • Imagine a place..

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 10:56am

    On #MRSpotlight we have a chat with musician and composer David Kilgallon about some of his recent projects & we’ll be looking back at the Arts in Mann Travelling Gallery as Charles Guard speaks to Norman Sayle & Dave Fletcher!

  • LIVE IN LORIENT!

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 4:45pm

    We are live at the Festival Interceltique in Lorient!