Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Cheap Seats Community Cinema - St Ives

Cheap Seats Community Cinema - St Ives
Cheap Seats Community Cinema - St Ives


St Ives Arts Club are launching a new venture -
Cheap Seats Community Cinema.

The club will be hosting screenings from a varied programme of movies.

'A great selection of films, different genres to cover all tastes. From Arthouse and independent to documentary and old favourites. All are welcome for a good communal evening which we hope will inspire and entertain.'

In June - a film from Chile - El Club (2015).
Directed by Pablo Larrain.
Saturday 4th June 2016.
Film - 7.30 pm - Doors 7.00 pm.
Tickets: £4.00 / £3.50 (Arts Club members).
Available from the club and on the door.

The next screening will be on Monday 27th June 2016 - film TBA.

After that the aim is to show one film each month - dates TBA.

More details and latest news can be found on:
St Ives Arts Club - What's On



More events listed on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

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St Ives Cornwall - Things To Do

Monday, 23 May 2016

St Ives Guildhall - Live Music - May - June - 2016

St Ives Guildhall - Live Music
St Ives Guildhall - Live Music


Three varied gigs coming up at St Ives Guildhall as Summer approaches.

Catering for a variety of musical tastes.

On Tour With Elvis
From Viva Las Vegas to Memphis Tennessee - The Songs, The Sounds, The Costumes ... The Complete Elvis Show.
Sunday 29th May 2016 at 7.30 pm.
Tickets: £20.00 - from -
Cornish Riviera Box Office - On Tour With Elvis

Falmouth Soul Sensation
An exciting 15-piece local dance band, playing the best of classic 60’s Soul Music from Booker T and Aretha to Sam and Dave, Otis, Dusty and Wilson Pickett.
Friday 24th June 2016 at 8.00 pm.
Tickets: £10.00 - from -
Cornish Riviera Box Office - Falmouth Soul Sensation

The Darkside Of Pink Floyd
More than just an ordinary Pink Floyd tribute - the band endeavour to entertain audiences with a fantastic light show and passionate performances.
Saturday 25th June 2016 at 7.30 pm.
Tickets: £15.50 - from -
Cornish Riviera Box Office - The Darkside Of Pink Floyd



Full listings of events in town on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

You might also enjoy:
St Ives September Festival 2016

Cool contemporary accommodation seconds from The Guildhall:
Cohort Hostel

Friday, 13 May 2016

Theatre - St Ives - On Air

On Air - A Celebration Of Vintage Radio Entertainment
On Air - BoatHouse Theatre St Ives


A new theatre production - performed by a local cast - is coming to St Ives in May.

On Air - A Celebration Of Vintage Radio Entertainment.

Tuesday 17th - Thursday 19th May 2016 - 7.00 pm.

BoatHouse Theatre, Carnglaze Place, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1PX

A celebration of radio drama - including the first ever play written for and aired on radio - in 1924 - set in a coal mine -
A Comedy Of Danger - a one act play by Richard Hughes.

'To my mind, one of the best plays ever broadcast. Here was something that was written for wireless only; the scene was in a coal mine, and was meant to be heard and not seen. If this play had been produced in a legitimate theatre the stage would have been in total darkness; the players and the action would remain unseen. It was, therefore, ideal for broadcasting, and probably not so good for use in a theatre. In fact, I think it gained by being broadcast, as a sense of distance for such a setting was an inducement to the right atmosphere.'
Nigel Playfair - 'Popular Wireless' - 9 March 1929.

Also - The Understudy - a play by Patricia Calder.

Tickets: £7.00
From - Boathouse Theatre -  07985 261 181
Also on the door if available.



More events listed on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

You might also enjoy:
St Ives Cornwall - Things To Do

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Cheap Seats Community Cinema - St Ives

Cheap Seats Community Cinema - St Ives
Cheap Seats Community Cinema - St Ives


St Ives Arts Club are launching a new venture -
Cheap Seats Community Cinema.

The club will be hosting screenings from a varied programme of movies.

'A great selection of films, different genres to cover all tastes. From Arthouse and independent to documentary and old favourites. All are welcome for a good communal evening which we hope will inspire and entertain.'

The first will be a romantic comedy - Enough Said (2013) -
starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini.
Friday 13th May 2016.
Film - 7.30 pm - Doors 7.00 pm.
Tickets: £4.00 / £3.50 (Arts Club members).
Available from the club and on the door.

The next screenings will be on Saturday 4th June 2016 and Monday 27th June 2016 - films TBA.

After that the aim is to show one film each month - dates TBA.

More details and latest news can be found on:
St Ives Arts Club - What's On



More events listed on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

You might also enjoy:
St Ives Cornwall - Things To Do

Monday, 9 May 2016

St Ives Blues Festival

The Castle Inn St Ives - Nuclear Blues
The Castle Inn St Ives - Nu-Clear Blues


St Ives Blues Festival - a full week of live music at
The Castle Inn St Ives.
  • Tuesday 10th May - 9.00 pm - Tom Dale
  • Wednesday 11th May - 9.00 pm - Dudlow Crow
  • Thursday 12th May - 9.00 pm - Nu-Clear Blues
  • Friday 13th May - 9.00 pm - The Cuts
  • Saturday 14th May - 9.00 pm - Moodywill Duo
  • Sunday 15th May - 3.00 pm - Blues Mellow Afternoon
Free entry to all gigs.
Great pub food - real ales - a proper traditional pub.

More info and latest news:
The Castle Inn St Ives - Facebook

Also - Saturday 14th May - from 2.00 pm - St Ives Guildhall.
The Last Night Of The Blues
Spikedrivers - Tom Doughty - Dave Peabody - Bill Goodyear.
Tickets: £20.00 (all day) / £15.00 (evening only) - from -
Cornish Riviera Box Office - Last Night Of The Blues



More St Ives events on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

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St Ives Cornwall - Photo Galleries

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Colin Birchall - Final Work - Exhibition

Colin Birchall - Final Work - Exhibition
Colin Birchall - Final Work - Exhibition


Colin Birchall - 1948-2014 - Final Work

This July sees the first large scale exhibition of the work of St Ives artist Colin Birchall since his death in 2014.

The exhibition, has been curated by Colin’s family and includes a large selection of Colin’s work - including pieces from his gallery in St Ives (which closed directly after his death) and previously unseen work from his personal collection.

Like many in St Ives I had the pleasure of knowing Colin - we worked together on his website - and I enjoyed our chats at Harbour Galleries, Cafe Art and St Ives Arts Club.

He is missed - and this may be the last chance to see his work exhibited in St Ives.

Sunday 24th July – Friday 29th July 2016
The Crypt Gallery, Norway Square, St Ives
Open daily - 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

More information:

Colin Birchall - Website

Colin Birchall - Facebook

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

St Ives Neighbourhood Plan - Open Forum

St Ives Cornwall - Neighbourhood Plan
St Ives Cornwall - Neighbourhood Plan


St Ives Neighbourhood Plan  sets out proposals for development in and around St Ives for the next 15 years.



A Neighbourhood Plan sets out the community’s views on the development and use of land. This includes setting policies on where development should go, how development is designed and where to give permission for certain types of development.



There will be a referendum on Thursday 5th May 2016 - where all local residents will be able to vote - simply yes to accept or no to reject.

The plan has generated a lot of comment - in the press, on social media and around town.

St Ives Town Council will be hosting an Open Forum to give residents the chance to hear more, have their say and to help them to make an informed choice when they vote.

Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at 7.00 pm.
St Ives Guildhall.
More info:
St Ives Town Council - Website

I'm planning to go along and would urge others to do so.

Most discussion so far has focussed on just one small part of the document - the section that proposes restrictions on new development for second homes in the area. There is a lot more in there - the plan covers a whole host of local issues including:
  • Culture
  • Heritage
  • Economic Development
  • Housing
  • Open Spaces
  • Leisure
  • Transport
A good first step would be to take a look at the plan
You can read it in full here:
St Ives Cornwall - Neighbourhood Plan - 2015 - 2030

St Ives TV have produced a film that summarises the content of the plan and both sides of the argument - well worth watching:
Film - St Ives Neighbourhood Plan

There is also a website and Facebook page with more information and news:

St Ives Neighbourhood Plan - Website

St Ives Neighbourhood Plan - Facebook

This will all have a big impact on the way St Ives develops over the next few years - so whatever conclusion you come to - I'd urge everybody to read the plan, attend the open forum and to vote on Thursday 5th May.