Monday, 8 October 2018

Allan Apple Day in St Ives

Allan Apple Day - St Ives Cornwall
Allan Apple Day - St Ives Cornwall

Allan Apple day celebrates the ancient tradition of Alantide – from the Cornish – “Kalan Gwav” meaning “first day of winter.” A Cornish festival traditionally celebrated at the end of October, beginning of November.

This pre-Christian festival; similar to many celebrations around this time of year. is probably connected to the little known Cornish Saint. Allen or Arlan.

One of the most important parts of this festival was the giving of “Allan Apples” – ideally a large, glossy, well-polished red apple; given to family and friends as a symbol of good luck. Games such as “ducking apples” would be played – now of course connected with Halloween.

In some parts of West Cornwall children would take home their apple to hide in their beds! In St. Ives young ladies would take their apples to place under their pillows and; hopefully dream of their sweetheart to be!!!!!

On Saturday 27th October 2018 Allan Apples will be distributed in the area outside Mountain Warehouse, on Fore Street between 12.00 and 2.00 pm.

Bob Devereux, Ray Lloyd ,Toni Carver, Nicole Tesseyman, Phil Saward and others will be on hand to add to the festivities.

The apples - and entertainment will be free – but donations are invited for “The Friends of Edward Hain Hospital.”



More events in St Ives can be found on -
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Thursday, 27 September 2018

St Ives Shanty Shout 2018

St Ives Shanty Shout 2018
St Ives Shanty Shout 2018


St Ives Shanty Shout offers an unforgettable weekend of sea shanty singing, from some of the best groups in the land, over the weekend of 23/24 November 2018.

Now in its third year, the event, hosted by Bamaluz Bootleggers, with sponsorship from local businesses, the 2018 shout will feature more than 20 groups (including the legendary Kimbers Men travelling down from Yorkshire) singing at multiple venues in the town.

These include the Castle Inn, Golden Lion, Surf Shack and Pilchard Press, all within easy walking distance of each other.

Hoping to make a return this year are: ACapella Moonshine, Aggie Boys Choir, Bamaluz Bootleggers, Bencoolan Wreckers, Bone Idol (Scilly Boys), Bryher's Boys, Cadgwith Singers, Cape Cornwall Singers, Du Hag Owr, Falmouth Shout, Kimber's Men, Nauti Buoys, Oggymen, Pirates Of St Piran, Rum And Shrub, Stamp And Go, Stuns'ls, The Two Anchors, Thraw'd Together plus other new groups.

Entry to all the venues is free, so show your support by drinking their beer while you listen to shanty groups with a diverse range of sizes and styles. Whether you like your singers in civvies, dressed as sailors or even pirates there will be something special for you.

This year the event's nominated charity is Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal.

For more information, visit www.stivesshantyshout.co.uk or check out the event’s Facebook page.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

St Ives September Festival - Parish Church Music

St Ives Parish Church - September Festival 2018
St Ives Parish Church - September Festival 2018


St Ives Parish Church have a programme of  concerts running through
St Ives September Festival.

Sunday 9th September 5.30 pm - Free (Offertory)
Inaugural Choral Solemn Evensong

Monday 10th September 8.00 pm - £7.50
A Grand Tour of Europe in Music

Tuesday 11th September 8.00 pm - £7.50
Saxy Maids

Thursday 13th September 8.00 pm - £7.50
Corineus Quartet

Friday 14th September 8.00 pm - £7.50
Gilli Posnansky and Mark Tanner: Flute and Piano

Saturday 15th September 8.00 pm - £7.50
Cornish Roots Big Band

Sunday 16th September 3.00 pm - Free (retiring collection)
Celtic Fiddlers

Sunday 16th September 8.00 pm - £7.50
Bechstein Ensemble

Monday 17th September 8.00 pm - £7.50
Spyralz: Jazz Fusion Quartet

Tuesday 18th September 8.00 pm - £7.50
Phoenix Singers and Gwel Trencrom Singers

Thursday 20th September 8.00 pm - £7.50
Culdrose Military Wives’ Choir

Friday 21st September 8.00 pm - £7.50
Nighthawks - Big Band

Saturday 22nd September 8.00 pm - £7.50
City of Truro Male Choir

One and all welcome - so go along to enjoy music in the historic setting of our Mediaeval Church.

Tickets are available over the counter from St Ives Visitor Information Centre at The Guildhall.

You can book tickets online from CRBO here:
St Ives September Festival - St Ives Parish Church - Tickets



Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Creative Crafts Workshops In St Ives

Creative Crafts Workshops In St Ives
Creative Crafts Workshops In St Ives


Glass Art Workshops in St Ives - with glass artist Terri Bunn.
Taster workshops - 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm - cost £30.00.
Half day workshops - 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm - cost £60.00.
Full day workshops - 10.00 am to 5.00 pm - cost £120.00.
To book - call Terri on 01736 601968 - or message on Facebook.
St Ives Glass Art - Facebook

Candle Votives
Thursday 21st June - 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
Thursday 5th July - 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
You will learn to cut glass, design and create one candle votive and one tea light dish, using paint, crushed glass, frit, stringers, glass confetti and powder.

Glass Jewellery
Saturday 23rd June - 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Monday 9th July - 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
You will create three fused glass jewellery items of your choice, i.e. pendant, cuff-links, earrings, brooch. You will learn how to cut glass and design and create your items using glass paint, powder, frit, stringers, glass confetti, crushed glass and inclusions i.e. wire and copper sheet.

Glass Recycling
Monday 25th June - 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
Saturday 14th July  - 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
Monday 16th July - 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Make items from recycled glass to fuse and re-purpose into something beautiful. You will learn how to smash glass :) , and use this crushed glass, along with other cut glass to make a variety of items for use as pictures, dishes, spoon rests, sun catchers, garden ornaments, candle votives, etc. The limit is your imagination.

Glass Art Taster Workshop.
Tuesday 26th June - 10.00 am to 12.00 pm.
Monday 2nd July - 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
You will learn how to cut glass, design and create a coaster or sun catcher.



Creative Crafts Workshops in St Ives - with textile artist Jo McIntosh.
Two hour workshops running from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm.
Each session costs £10.00 inc. materials.
Jo can also run workshops on a topic to suit you - get in touch.
To book - call Jo on 01736 797122 - or message on Facebook.
Jo McIntosh - Facebook

Boho Jewellery - Thursday 28th June.
Come and play with beads and buttons to make fun jewellery ready for the festival season and the summer

Fabric Scrap Brooches - Thursday 5th July.
Make brooches from all those fabric scraps, threads, sweet wrappers etc., you couldn't bear to throw away.

Wild Weaving - Thursday 12th July.
Make a simple loom and use colourful textured yarns to create your own piece of textile art.


Monday, 21 May 2018

St Ives Parish Church - Lunchtime Concerts

St Ives Parish Church - Lunchtime Concerts
St Ives Parish Church - Lunchtime Concerts


St Ives Parish Church have a programme of Lunchtime Concerts running through to August - every Tuesday.

22-May - Kenwyn Quartet - Strings.
29-May - Terry McLavey - Organ.
05-Jun - Gabrielle Lewis - Organ.
12-Jun - Christine Luing and Friends - Singers.
19-Jun - Jez Kemp - Piano.
26-Jun - Michael Hoeg - Organ.
03-Jul - St Ives Male Voice Praise - Choir.
10-Jul - John Shirley - Piano.
17-Jul - Phil Davey - Organ.
24-Jul - Pippa Drummond - Flute.
31-Jul - Amati Trio and Irmtrud Agnoli - Strings and Piano.
07-Aug - Terry McLavey - Organ - from Bach to Ragtime.
14-Aug - Charles Martin - Piano.
21-Aug - Alistair Johnson - Organ.
28-Aug - Farran Roland - Voice.

All start at 12.30 pm - free entry - donations welcome.

One and all welcome - so go along to enjoy a relaxed lunchtime break and the peaceful atmosphere of our Mediaeval Church.



St Ives Parish Church also has an extensive programme of lunchtime and evening concerts during St Ives September Festival.

More details soon - tickets will be on sale in due course.

Monday, 7 May 2018

St Ives Guildhall - May and June 2018


Voodoo Room - St Ives Guildhall - Saturday 12th May
Voodoo Room - St Ives Guildhall - Saturday 12th May


A varied programme of live music and theatre at St Ives Guildhall in May and into June.

Johnny Cowling
An entertainer who likes to get among the people during his performance with a wealth of tales and yarns to spin. This gig a a fundraiser for RNLI.
Thursday 10th May 2018 at 7.30 pm.
Tickets: £10.00.
Book Tickets - Cornish Riviera Box Office

Voodoo Room
The best of Hendrix, Clapton and Cream.
No wigs – no pantomime – just great musicians playing great music!
Saturday 12th May 2018 at 8.00 pm.
Tickets: £14.00.
Book Tickets - Cornish Riviera Box Office

Baroque Theatre - Twist
Tarantino meets British farce in the comedy thriller that will have you guessing until the shocking end!
Thursday 31st May 2018 at 7.30 pm.
Tickets: £12.00.
Book Tickets - Cornish Riviera Box Office

Chris Bannister - The Music of John Denver
This is not a tribute show, but a musical experience. With great integrity and attention to detail, Chris Bannister will entertain you with some of the best songs ever written and performed.
Friday 1st June at 7.30 pm.
Tickets: £12.00.
Book Tickets - Cornish Riviera Box Office

Daytoner - Off The Hook LP Launch
After almost 3 seasons touring UK festivals, Daytoner return home to launch their debut LP in style. With special guest DJs The Allergies and Mongolian Disco
Friday 8th June at 8.00 pm.
Tickets: £12.00.
Book Tickets - Cornish Riviera Box Office

More events in May and June - and through Summer - on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Textile Art Exhibition - Cafe Art - May 2018

 Exhibition - Jo and Ruby's Textile Medley
Exhibition - Jo and Ruby's Textile Medley


A new exhibition for May at Cafe Art.

Jo and Ruby's Textile Medley.

An exhibition of mixed media textile art.

A selection of beautiful and lovingly hand made pieces - many for sale.

The preview is on Tuesday 1st May 2018 from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm.

After that - open daily until Thursday 31st May.