The ska at night:  Our House skank 2013 on North Quay

There’s method in the ‘madness’ of Douglas Development Partnership, supporters of a skank dance on Friday May 31st on the North Quay fronted by performances from the cast of the forthcoming production of Our House, the Madness musical at the Gaiety Theatre.


Running from 6 to 7pm the event will centre on the area around the Velvet Lobster and, says town centre manager Michelle O’Malley, ‘promises to bring a touch of Casey Street to North Quay.’

She continued: ‘Since its regeneration the North Quay has become one of the prime leisure and entertainment destinations in Douglas. The area has proved time and time again how well suited it is as a setting for all kinds of community events that bring a sense of theatre and vibrancy to the quayside.



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Landmark event helps raise funds for RNLI

An estimated 2,800 people took part in the second escorted Tower Insurance Tower of Refuge walk.



The event on April 26th, organised by Douglas Development Partnership and sponsored by Tower Insurance, also raised around £2,500 for the RNLI.


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DDP takes steps to regain world record

Douglas Development Partnership is taking, quite literally, steps to strengthening community ties by co-partnering with Barclays on May 6th when the Isle of Man attempts to regain its rightful position as world record holder for the largest three-legged race.



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New town centre manager for Douglas

Douglas Development Partnership has appointed a new town centre manager, Michelle O’Malley.



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Sponsor confirmed for Tower of Refuge walk

The 2013 Tower of Refuge walk is to be sponsored by Tower Insurance for the second year in succession, event organiser Douglas Development Partnership has confirmed.



The event, which last year saw more than 2000 people join the escorted walk out to Conister Rock, will take place on Friday April 26th and is set to be ‘bigger and better’, said development manager Chris Pycroft.

‘Last year’s walk was a runaway success and afterwards we were inundated with enquiries about when it would be held again. We are delighted therefore that Tower Insurance has generously agreed to be sponsor once again for what looks set to become one of the major events in the town’s social calendar. Tower’s support has not only helped make the walk a major community event but it also means that the charity which has such close connections with the Tower of Refuge, the RNLI, will benefit.’


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