Tuesday, 25 March 2014

St Ives Guildhall - What's On - April

St Ives Guildhall - Events - April - May 2014
St Ives Guildhall - Events - April 2014

Lots of events coming up at St Ives Guildhall over through April and the Easter holidays.

The month kicks of with two great - and contrasting gigs.

Stackridge - "the missing jewel in the crown that is British pop music" - Sunday 6th April.

The Thee Belles - Sing Sing Sing - a nostalgic trip back to the 1940s Home Front - Saturday 12th April.

After that a varied programme of comedy, theatre and sport:
  • Johnny Cowling - Wednesday 23rd April.
  • Open Road Theatre - Thursday 24th April.
  • St Ives Amateur Boxing - Saturday 26th April.
As every month - Rollers Roller Disco will be open every Friday - three sessions:
  • Under 11s and Families - 5.00 pm.
  • Over 11s Teen Skate - 6.30 pm.
  • Over 18s Disco Party - 8.30 pm.
Finally - four markets:
  • Collectables Market - every Monday.
  • Craft Market - Tuesday 15th April.
  • Craft and General Market - every Wednesday (from 9th April).
  • St Ives Farmers Market - every Thursday.
Full details - and links to buy tickets - are on:
St Ives Guildhall Website - What's On

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Wilko Johnson - St Ives Blues Festival

Wilko Johnson - St Ives Blues Festival
Wilko Johnson - St Ives Blues Festival

Wilko Johnson is to headline the inaugural St Ives Blues Festival.

Sunday 11th May 2014 - St Ives Guildhall.

An all day event - music from 2.00 pm.

More acts to be announced.

Tickets - £24.00 (plus booking fee):
Book tickets online here

Venue details:
St Ives Guildhall Website

More St Ives gigs and events:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

St Piran's Day Parade - St Ives

St Piran's Day Parade - St Ives
St Piran's Day Parade - St Ives

The St Ives Procession to mark St Piran’s Day - the feast of the patron saint of Cornwall - will be held on Saturday 1st March 2014.

Starting at 2.00 pm and leaving from St Ives Guildhall - processing on a route along the harbour and through the town.

St Piran’s Day itself falls on Wednesday 5th March - but it has been noted by the town council that a parade on that day would clash with other events. It would also limit the number of people that could take part - being on a school / work day.

Anyone taking part is invited to wear black and white if they wish to do so. Also to bring along a black and white St Piran’s Flag.

One and all are welcome.

'The Mayor and fellow town councillors welcome this opportunity for everyone to demonstrate how proud they are to live in Cornwall, and especially pride in living / working in St Ives, and so they look forward to welcoming you.'

If you are representing a group or organisation - please contact St Ives Town Council in advance if possible. This will help with planning and give some idea of numbers. But otherwise do feel free to turn up on the day and take part.

Also - volunteer marshalls would be very welcome.

Contact Jeremy Ward - Assistant Town Clerk:
01736 797 840

Should be a wonderful afternoon - look forward to seeing you there.

Friday, 14 February 2014

What's On - St Ives Cornwall - February 2014

Lots to enjoy in St Ives over half term week and through February.

Some highlights in the film above including:
  • Kids and teenagers activities,
  • Exhibitions.
  • Arts workshops.
  • Live music.
  • Theatre.
Comprehensive listings can be found on:

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Valentines Gifts From St Ives

Valentines Gifts - St Ives Cornwall
Valentines Gifts - St Ives Cornwall

If you are looking for some original hand made Valentines Day gifts from St Ives - here are couple of ideas.

Sharon McSwiney - who has a shop in The Drill Hall St Ives - makes beautiful jewellery and other metal decorative items. She made the Lovebirds pictured above.

Jo McIntosh makes lovely textiles including bags, hats and scarves. She made the fabric heart pictured above.

Textile Art Workshops - St Ives Cornwall
Textile Art Workshops - St Ives Cornwall

If you're not sure what to buy - another great idea is a
Textile Art Gift Voucher.

Jo offers these in a range of values - they can be used for a textile art workshop - Jo has a programme of these running through the year in St Ives. So your loved one can choose a date to suit them - great fun and a chance to get creative !

The next workshop in St Ives is on Sunday 9th February - Crazy Patchwork Hearts - contact Jo for info or to book a place: -
01736 797 122

Friday, 31 January 2014

St Ives BID - Final Proposal Published

St Ives BID - Final Proposal
St Ives BID - Final Proposal

St Ives BID is a proposal to raise money from a 2% compulsory business rates levy - to be paid by all businesses and organisations with a rateable value of £5000 or more.

They have now published their full proposal online.

The money raised will be spent on a programme of projects - scheduled over 5 years - that aim to improve the business environment in town. This is estimated at £150,000 per year.

All businesses affected will be able to vote on the proposal in April 2014. If a majority approve - everybody will have to pay the levy - even if they voted against.

Also - an important note for charities and voluntary groups in St Ives - quoting from the BID Proposal -

"12) Premises occupied by charities or non-profit making organisations, will be liable for the full BID levy. The exception to this is voluntary groups and charities with no commercial activities, schools, surgeries and hospitals; these organisations will not be liable for the levy."

If you are involved in a local non-profit organisation don't assume that you won't be affected. The definition of "no commercial activities" is open to interpretation. It would be in your interests to get involved and find out. You may also need to consult your members about which way to vote.

You can read the proposal in full here:
St Ives BID - Final Proposal

The BID Steering Group are hosting an "Information Event" on 27th February 2014 at St Ives Theatre 6.00 pm for 6.30 pm (prompt). A chance to learn more and have your say. Details and RSVP here:
St Ives BID - News

Some local businesses have set up a Facebook page to encourage debate and present all sides of the argument - you can get involved and join the debate here::
The BID Debate - St Ives

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Minack Theatre - 2014 Programme

The Minack Theatre - Porthcurno
The Minack Theatre - Porthcurno

One of my favourite trips out of St Ives is to The Minack Theatre at Porthcurno.

A completely unique venue - a theatre cut into the rock and overlooking the sea.

They have just published their programme for Spring and Summer 2014.

The season opens on 14th April with a production of the musical Grease by St Ives company Kidz R Us Youth Theatre.

It then continues through to September with a range of entertainment including theatre and live music.

Full details can be found on:
Minack Theatre - Programme

One of the best ways to get to the Minack from is by coach - with reserved seats included in the price - departures from St Ives every week through the season with:
Oates Travel - St Ives Cornwall - Coach and Tour Operator