Friday, 31 October 2014

St Ives - What's On This Weekend

Scully Racing - St Ives Cornwall
Scully Racing - St Ives Harbour

This weekend and the week ahead in St Ives.

Tonight (Friday 31st October 2014) - Rollers Roller Disco at St Ives Guildhall. Four sessions today - all with a Halloween theme:
  • Family Skate - 3.00 pm.
  • Under 11s and Families - 5.00 pm.
  • Teen Skate - 6.30 pm.
  • Over 18s Skate Party - 8.30 pm.
Info and tickets on:

On Saturday (1st Nov 2014) - Scully Racing returns to St Ives Harbour. St Ives Jumbo association have re-introduced this old tradition to St Ives as a competitive sport. Teams from around Cornwall will be competing against the locals.

Racing starts at 12.30 pm - from the slipway opposite The Sloop Inn. Beginners are welcome to take part - free training sessions will be available from 11.00 am.

If you'd like to know more about Scully Racing take a look at:
Film - Scully Racing - St Ives Harbour

Lots more to look forward to during the coming week - including various exhibitions, St Ives Jazz Club and Bonfire Night fireworks on Porthminster Beach. Full listings on:

Looking further ahead - the legendary Dr Feelgood are coming to St Ives Guildhall on Wednesday 12th November - info and tickets here:
Dr Feelgood - St Ives Guildhall

Thursday, 23 October 2014

St Ives Guildhall - Big Weekend

St Ives Guildhall - What's On
St Ives Guildhall - What's On

A big weekend coming up at St Ives Guildhall - with something to enjoy every day.

Tomorrow night (Friday 24th October 2014) - Rollers Roller Disco will be rolling as they do every Friday. Three sessions for all ages from 5.00 pm. They are also planning two special events. Next Friday (31st Oct) - Halloween Fancy Dress - four sessions from 3.00 pm. Friday 14th November - Children In Need Fundraiser - four sessions from 4.00 pm. More info and tickets on:
Rollers Roller Disco Website

On Saturday night (25th Oct) -  Oye Santana return to St Ives. They received a tremendous reception and rave reviews last time they performed here - so well worth going down to see. Tickets available on the door or you can book online here:
CRBO  - Tickets - Oye Santana

On Sunday afternoon (26th Oct) - to kick off the half term holidays for kids and families - Squashbox Theatre - Stones and Bones. The show starts at 2.30 pm - tickets on the door or online here:
CRBO - Tickets - Squashbox Theatre

Squashbox return to The Guildhall on Tuesday 23rd December with The Christmassy Christmas Show of Christmassy Christmasness! A perfect family day out as the day starts with St Ives Farmers Christmas Market. Free entry to the market - tickets for the show already on sale here:
CRBO - Tickets - Squashbox Theatre Christmas Show

Looking ahead to November - more live music at The Guildhall - Dr Feelgood - Dire Streets. Details and tickets here:
St Ives Guildhall - What's On - November

Looking further ahead to December - lots on at The Guildhall and all around town - including Show Of Hands - various Christmas Markets including Fair Mo - Christmas Panto - lots more - listings on:
St Ives In December - What;s On

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

St Ives Jazz Club - Autumn Programme

St Ives Jazz Club
St Ives Jazz Club

St Ives Jazz Club kick off their Autumn season tonight with Trish Clowes’ Quartet.

They will then be staging top class modern jazz every Tuesday night through to 16th December - when they hold their Christmas Party Dance Extravaganza with Pedalmania.

Other performers include:
  • Moonlight Saving Time
  • Peter King
  • The Meier Group
  • Stekpanna
Full listings are on:
St Ives Jazz Club - Website

For more details of events around town visit:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Monday, 6 October 2014

Please Support SurfHouse St Ives

Tassy Swallow - SurfHouse St Ives
Tassy Swallow - SurfHouse St Ives

Tassy Swallow - a 20 year old pro surfer from St Ives - is aiming to raise £10,000 in just 4 weeks - to transform a disused iconic building on The Island into a home - SurfHouse - for her surf education project - Tassy's Surf Ratz.

This is much more than a conservation project.

Tassy's Surf Ratz is 'a surf education project I set up for local girls aged 6-16 in 2012. Surf Ratz aims to help young girls develop their self-confidence, a positive body image, and a strong sense of their individual identity during this important stage of their lives through surfing.'

This is a theme close to my heart - as a parent of two St Ives girls (now both in London) myself.

SurfHouse will also be available for use by other youth and community groups

So - please support Tassy and her wonderful project!

You can get involved via her Crowd-funding site. You can contribute anything from £1 to £10,000 - and every contribution comes with a reward. These include signed books by St Ives author Liz Kessler, surfing lessons and coaching, Cornish art, meals out, holidays and much more.

For much more information about the project - and to add your contribution - please visit:
SurfHouse St Ives - Crowd-Funding Page

You can also join the project on
SurfHouse St Ives - Facebook

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

St Ives September Festival 2015

St Ives September Festival
St Ives September Festival

Dates for St Ives September Festival 2015 have been confirmed as:
Saturday 12th to Saturday 26th,

Planning for next year has already started and events will be announced in due course.

I'll be posting the latest news - plus photos and films of the 2014 festival - on the festival social media channels:

If you have any nice photos or films of the festival please do post them on the festival Facebook page so that we can share them.

Alban and Morag - St Ives Community TV - have been out around the festival this year and have produced some wonderful films. You can view them on:
St Ives TV - St Ives September Festival

Monday, 29 September 2014

St Ives Guildhall - October 2014

St Ives Guildhall - October 2014

I've just updated the St Ives Guildhall website - with the programme for Autumn 2014.

October features live music and theatre:
  • Curved Air - Saturday 18th October.
  • Oye Santana - Saturday 25th October.
  • Squashbox Theatre - Sunday 26th October.
There is also another Free For All on Saturday 11th October. Bring along your unwanted household items (excluding electrical goods) - take away any items that you need.

Rollers Roller Disco continues to roll every Friday.

Also the regular markets - Fair Wednesday and St Ives Farmers Market.

Looking ahead - there is more scheduled for November and December - including - Dr Feelgood - Dire Streets - Show Of Hands - The Rat Pack.

Tickets are available from St Ives Visitor Information Centre and online from CRBO.

Details and links to tickets are on:

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Boats In The Bay - St Ives Harbour

Boats In The Bay - St Ives Cornwall
Boats In The Bay - St Ives Cornwall

This Saturday (6th September 2014) - Boats In The Bay - a host of events in and around St Ives Harbour.

Organised by St Ives Jumbo Association - to celebrate the maritime heritage of our town.

The day will see the launch of a new Sailing Punt designed and built by local boat-builder Jonny Nance.  In keeping with all the boats launched by the Jumbo Association, pastor Matthew Care will bless the new arrival during a brief ceremony due to begin on the Old Slipway at around 12.30pm.

From 2.00 pm classic old sailing boats will assemble in St Ives Harbour and St Ives Bay. Locally-based boats will be joined by original and much larger luggers such as Barnabas SS634, built in St.Ives in 1881 by Henry Trevorrow and the Happy Return which was built by Kittos of Porthleven in 1905.

The annual St Ives Swimming Gala gets underway from the Old Slipway at 3.00 pm.

This will be followed by Scully Racing in the harbour - featuring replica St Ives Punts. Prizes will be presented by St Ives Mayor Linda Taylor at 7.00 pm on the plat outside the Shore Shelter.

The evening continues at the Castle Inn on Fore St. - where you can meet the crews and join in with The Cadgwith Singers.