Manx / Burundian Bee Partnership Exhibition
Cathedral Isle of Man is delighted to be hosting the 'Manx/Burundian Bee Exhibition which was informally opened on Monday 18 February 2019. The Island's Chief Minister, Mr Howard Quayle was in attendance and was presented with a board that was filled with prayers that were written in the Burundian language when Louise Whitelegg (Christian Aid Co-ordinator) visited Burundi. The prayers have been translated into English by a lady from Burundi who lives on the Island.
Isle of Man Beekeepers have sent equipment to Burundi and Harry Owens (who is 84) heads there on Wednesday 20 February 2019 for two months and when there will train 300 women from different parts of the country in the art of Beekeeping. The women will be making protective suits using old mosquito nets.
Included in the exhibition are paintings by the U3A Art Group who meet at Glen Maye and these are copied from photographs that Louise took when she visited Burundi.
The Cathedral is open daily 9am to 6pm