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Spotlight

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.

  • Jally Kebba Susso

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 2:00pm

    Tonight, we talk IOM Arts Council student bursaries and look ahead to the Our Island Our World Festival.

  • Agbeko

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 4:39pm

    Percussionist Peter Mitchell of Ethio-jazz band Agbeko and author Martin Edwards are our guests today.

  • Spotlight Live in Lorient 2019

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 5:08pm

    Sarah Hendy speaks to Manx EuroCeltic Art Exhibition Representative, Julia Ashby Smyth, Dancers Mathilda, Tamsin and Frank of Skeddan Jiarg and A Galician Musician.

  • The Funny Thing About Depression

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 5:14pm

    'The Funny Thing About Depression' opens this evening; the show's creators John Young and Lorcan O'Mahony are in the studio.

  • Inflorescences

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 4:00pm

    David Aldred of Mimesis joins us in the studio and we're at Ramsey Courthouse finding out what's in store for this historic building.

  • Island to Island

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 3:04pm

    This afternoon we’ll be speaking to two tapestry artists who have travelled all the way from Orkney to exhibit their work at the Hodgson Loom Gallery in Laxey.

  • The Other Island

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 3:45pm

    Hear Spotlight as a podcast before it hits the airwaves! This week, we hear about QEII’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Service Players go sci-fi, plus a new project aiming to highlight issues faced by Islanders, through the arts.

  • Dark Avenue

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 3:03pm

    The team behind Dark Avenue Film are in the studio and we speak to Dominic Wilcox about creativity

  • ABC

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 5:15pm

    Artist Karolina Pawlowska and creator of Isle of Man ABC, Gemma Hjerth are in the studio from 5:30pm

  • Bass Trombone

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 4:19pm

    Picasso visits the Isle of Man in an exciting exhibition and Rushen Silver Band take young musicians to Scotland to play with the pros.

  • Narropera

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 11:48am

    Today we’re discussing the fascinating art form that is Narropera with its creator, Haydn Rawstron.

  • Wallaby

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 2:12pm

    Today we’re chasing down wallabies gone wild and we hear from UCM students ahead of their end-of-year art exhibition.

  • Boaldyn

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 4:06pm

    Tonight we’ll be looking at the new Arts Council Student Bursaries, we have a few more highlights from the Isle of Man Art Festival and music from Lime Rain.

  • The Birthday Party

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 2:28pm

    Life drawing, the Isle of Man Art festival and Rushen Players are in the house tonight!

  • Truly Lifted

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 5:05pm

    Elliot McMahon, a creativity test, the new single from Francesca May and Caarjyn Cooidjagh's new alcum all feature on today's Spotlight!

  • Isle of Man Art Festival 2019

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 4:00pm

    We look ahead to this weekend's IOM Art Fest and we have an opportunity for you to celebrate our Island through poetry and photography

  • Big Band-a-Thing

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 4:00pm

    We'll be looking ahead to the Guild which starts this weekend, and the epic Big Band-a-Thing brought to us by Without Wings

  • Secret Stitches

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 4:00pm

    Spotlight goes behind the scenes at the Manx Wearable Art Show

  • Small or far away?

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 2:01pm

    On #MRSpotlight this week, we visit artist Graham Joughin's new exhibition of painting at Mother T's where we also meet the space's founder, Valerie Miller

  • Gounod & Co

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 2:41pm

    We hear about the health benefits of dance and we look ahead to the Isle of Man Choral Society's annual concert this weekend.

  • Back to the 1880's

    Posted by Sarah Hendy at Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 4:00pm

    Geoff Collier has a few exciting dates for our diaries, and we’ll be speaking to artist Graham Rider at his new exhibition at the Isle Gallery!

  • 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!