Monday, 12 February 2018

G4 and Phoenix Singers - St Ives Guildhall

G4 - St Ives Guildhall
G4 - St Ives Guildhall - 15 March


The multi-platinum selling vocal harmony group G4 will be returning to St Ives in March - with their trademark harmonies that wow audiences wherever they go.

Thursday 15th March 2018 at St Ives Guildhall.

They will be re-creating their unique take on songs such as Bohemian Rhapsody, My Way, Nessun Dorma and Creep plus recent tracks from their latest G4 Love Songs album

More info:
G4 - Facebook

Phoenix Singers - St Ives
Phoenix Singers - St Ives
St Ives choir - Phoenix Singers - will also be performing.

Phoenix meet and rehearse every Tuesday evening at St Ives Arts Club.
New members are always welcome - subject to a simple audition.
More info on:
Phoenix Singers St Ives - Facebook

Tickets for the concert are are £25.50.

VIP tickets are also available - £65.00 - which includes seats in the front two rows and a Meet and Greet with G4 at 6.00 pm.

Tickets are available over the counter from St Ives Guildhall
or online from:
Cornish Riviera Box Office - G4


Monday, 5 February 2018

Under The Surface Of St Ives - Tin Mining History

St Ives - View Towards Consols From Rosewall Hill
St Ives - View Towards Consols From Rosewall Hill


St Ives is not as well known for tin mining as Camborne and Pendeen - but it does have a rich mining history. You can see the old engine house chimneys from many viewpoints, particularly from the top end of town.

Local author Rob Donovan has written an interesting article about the history of mining in and around St Ives - with a focus on the mines, now long closed, along The Stennack and at Consols.

Well worth a read - and published in two parts on his blog:

Under The Surface Of St Ives - Part One

Under The Surface Of St Ives - Part Two



You might also enjoy:

A Visit To Geevor Tin Mine - Pendeen Cornwall

Walks Around St Ives - Coast and Countryside

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Community Month - February - Café Art St Ives

Cafe Art - St Ives Cornwall
Café Art - St Ives Cornwall


A month of events at Cafe Art on Royal Square in the centre of St Ives - focussed on the local community.

"For the whole month of February, Café Art in St Ives is hosting ‘Community Month’. Centering around the St Ives Charter, which was launched in 2017, there will be a lively programme of free events, meetings, workshops, crafts and more – bringing people together to celebrate our rich and vibrant community life. The St Ives Charter will be displayed on the walls, along with interactive maps of community organisations and the Charter itself, which individuals and organisations can read, sign and endorse."
Café Art owner - Lucy Davis,

While some contributors will ask for donations and there will be some fundraisers, all events are free of charge. For more information call
01736 799 450, pop in to the Café or visit:
Café Art Facebook Page

February 2018

Sun 4th - 10.00 am – 5.00 pm.
St Ives Skate Park - information and fundraiser.

Mon 12th - 2.00 - 4.00 pm.
Cornish Conversation for beginners “Yeth an Werin”, informal drop-in.

Wed 14th - 6.00 - 8.00 pm.
Cornwall Writers Group - informal group, all welcome.

Fri 16th - 7.00 - 9.00 pm.
St Ives Charter Evening. Community Quiz, cheese and wine.

Sun 18th - 11.00 am  - 3.00 pm.
Lino Cutting and Printing with Mars Martineau-Low.

Mon 19th - 2.00 - 4.00 pm.
Cornish Conversation for beginners “Yeth an Werin”, informal drop-in.

Mon 19th -  5.30 - 7.00 pm.
Talk: History of St Ives, by Janet Axten.

Wed 21st - 7.00 - 9.00 pm.
St Ives Mariner - 50 Years at Sea - a talk by Master Mariner Eric Kemp.

Fri 23rd - 2.00 - 4.00 pm.
Stash Swap - for crafters, sewers and knitters.
Get rid of unwanted stuff, swap it for more useful stuff!

Sun 25th - 10.00 am - 4.00 pm.
Community Orchard.
Learn more about the orchard plus ....
11.00 am - Flower Felting Workshop.
3.00 pm - Talk: Bees and Trees.

Mon 26th - 7.00 pm.
Film “Ghost Town”, housing and community in St Ives.

Wed 28th - 2.00 - 4.00 pm.
St Ives in Stiches - Community Sewing Project.

Every Tuesday - 3.00 - 5.00 pm.
Knitting Group - all welcome.
Help available for beginners.

Every Thursday - 3.00 - 5.00 pm.
Drawing Group - all welcome.
Help available for beginners.

More Info:
Celebrating St Ives Community In February - Facebook



You might also like:

A workshop with Jo Mcintosh - Sunday 11th February 2018:
Get To Know Your Sewing Machine

More events through February - and the rest of 2018 - on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

If you are interested in advertising your events on my St Ives Whats's On - get in touch:
One St Ives - Facebook

Thursday, 25 January 2018

What's On In St Ives Cornwall - February 2018

What's On In St Ives Cornwall - February 2018
What's On In St Ives Cornwall - February 2018


A varied selection of events around town in February.
Lots going on here even in the depths of Winter!

St Ives Feast
Our traditional feast day with traditions going back hundreds of years, celebrating the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434.
Monday 5th February - starting at 9.30 am with a procession to Venton Ia Well at Porthmeor.
Followed at 10.30 am with the Hurling of the Silver Ball from St Ives Parish Church, various other events, then the Return of the Silver Ball to The Guildhall at 12.00 noon.
Video - St Ives Feast

St Ives Arts Club
Exhibition - A Storm Over St Ives.
An abundance of colour in textiles and metalwork.
Sharon McSwiney and Alison Dupernex.
Saturday 10th - Friday 23rd February - daily from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm.
Sharon McSwiney - Facebook

St Ives In Stitches
An opportunity to join this community project which is being run once a month in the Salvation Army Hall. Members of the group are recreating the buildings around the harbour using fabric and stitches.  Everything is provided and everyone is welcome whatever their level of sewing skill.
Wednesday 21st February - from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.
St Ives In Stitches - Facebook

St Ives Parish Church - Fab-u-ary
 A day of music with with Phoenix Singers St Ives, Culdrose Military Wives, visiting musicians, solo singers and more.
Saturday 24th February.
Phoenix Singers - Facebook

The Castle Inn
Continuing their tradition of keeping things going for both locals and visitors through Winter, not just in the main tourist season.
The popular Fun Pub Quiz with Lovely Auntie Liz is on every Monday night at 8.30 pm.
Plus live music every weekend - although dates may vary slightly so check out:
The Castle Inn - Facebook

The Castle Inn - Bamaluz Bootleggers - Fundraiser Quiz Night
A fun pub quiz to raise funds for the Bamaluz Bootleggers.
Entry is £2.00 per person, pasties will be on sale on the night.
Wednesday 21st February at 7.30 pm.
Bamaluz Bootleggers - Facebook

St Ives Library
Community events through the week including Bounce and Rhyme for little ones and parents on Wednesdays, Family History Group on Fridays, monthly Sewing Group on Friday 9th February and Poetry Circle on Friday 2nd and Friday 16th. Plus a new programme of further education courses - for more info go to:
St Ives Library - Facebook

Friends of St Ives Library - My Textile Art Journey
A talk by St Ives textile artist Louise Donovan.
See some of her work - beautiful hand-made quilts.
Hear about the influences of the Amish, Roy Ray and the Bosnian wars - not to mention the March for the Alternative in 2011.
Wednesday 7th February at 7.00 pm.
Friends of St Ives Library - Facebook

St Ives Farmers Market
Fresh local produce, made in Cornwall crafts, music and a wonderful cafe. Every Thursday from 9.30 am to 2.00 pm at St Ives Guildhall - all year round. Recently awarded the title of "Best Farmers Market in the South West" by Taste of the West.
St Ives Farmers Market - Facebook

Jo McIntosh - Knit One Weave One
Get creative with Creative Crafts and Textile Art Workshops.
For adults, families and children.
Contact Jo for more info - call 01736 797 122. or message via:
Knit One Weave One - Facebook

Community Month at Cafe Art St Ives
A programme of events focussed on the local community including:
Tuesday 20th Feb - 2.00 to 4.00 - Knitting Surgery - whether you would like to learn how to knit or have problems with what the abbreviations mean or need to learn more knitting techniques come along to the knitting surgery to get help.
Friday 23rd Feb - 2.00 to 4.00 - Stash Swap - for all you crafty people here is an opportunity to have a clear out of your stash and see what other people have in their stashes which might be more useful to you.
Wednesday 28th Feb - 2.00 to 4.00 - St Ives In Stitches (see details above for Wed 21st Feb).

More events through February - and the rest of 2018 - on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On



Looking ahead to March:

Live music at St Ives Guildhall:
G4 and Phoenix Singers St Ives

Live music at St Ives Arts Club:
Nick Harper

If you are interested in advertising your events on my St Ives Whats's On - get in touch:
One St Ives - Facebook

Thursday, 18 January 2018

St Ives Arts Club - Spring Exhibitions

St Ives Arts Club - Exhibition
St Ives Arts Club - Exhibitions


The first exhibition of the new season opens at St Ives Arts Club on Saturday 10th February 2018.

A Storm Over St Ives.

An abundance of colour in textiles and metalwork.

Sharon McSwiney and Alison Dupernex.

Open daily from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm until Friday 23rd February 2018.

More exhibitions at the club follow through Spring and Summer including:
  • Arts Club Members Easter Exhibition.
  • Christine Penberthy and Barbara Hoy.
  • Alan Holmes.
  • Catherine Vondrak.
  • Lesley Doswell & Darren Clarke.
Also a new production by Imago Theatre Company
and live music with Nick Harper.

More details of the Spring and Summer programme on:
St Ives Arts Club - What's On

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

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

St Ives Buses - Winter Timetable

St Ives Cornwall - Buses - Local Services
St Ives Cornwall - Buses - Local Services


Local bus services from St Ives Bus Company will continue to operate through the Winter.

Route 1 runs from Penbeagle, through Ayr to Royal Square then on to Carbis Bay, Lelant and Hayle.
Then returns to St Ives via the same route.

Details of timetable and route can be found on:
St Ives Buses - Website

More routes will re-start in Spring including regular services to / from the car parks, the town centre and Porthmeor Beach.

In the meantime - park and ride services - for coaches parking by arrangement at St Ives Coach Park at the top of The Stennack - also continue to run as needed. More info on:
St Ives Coach Park - Website

Latest news and info will be posted on:
St Ives Buses - Facebook

Monday, 8 January 2018

St Ives Library - Education Hub - New Courses

St Ives Cornwall - Education Hub
St Ives Cornwall - Education Hub

There is a new programme of courses for 2018 at the Education Hub
at St Ives Library.

Run in association with Workers Educational Association (WEA) Cornwall and Penwith College.

Details of the first four - on a varied and interesting range of subjects - are below.

Free places are available on the WEA courses if you are on qualifying benefits. Use the links for each to check details - or call in at the library for more help.

Also - advance booking is essential - you can't just turn up on the day.

If there are not enough students booked in advance the courses will be cancelled. Which would be a shame ... after all the hard work that the library team and others have put in to get this programme up and running ... and after so many people have said that they want to see further education courses return to St Ives.

So please book!
Or call in at the library for more info and help if you need it.

Digital Photography For Beginners.
Starts: Monday 15th January.
10 weeks - evenings - 6.00 to 8.00 pm.
This course covers basic camera techniques coupled with Adobe Photoshop.
Info and booking:
Penwith College - Course Details ......

Exploring Print and Paper - with St Ives Textile Artist Jo McIntosh.
Starts: Tuesday 30th January.
8 weeks - evenings - 7.00 to 9.00 pm.
This course will cover a range of techniques including collage, eco printing, making fabric paper, how to hand dye paper, simple screenprinting, how to make envelopes, make a concertina book and how to make an altered book from an old book.
Info and booking:
WEA Cornwall - Course Details ......

Cornish Folklore and Traditions.
Starts: Monday 5th February.
6 weeks - evenings - 7.00 to 9.00 pm.
Cornwall is well known for its folk customs e.g. the Padstow Obby Oss, Helston Furry Day, St Columb Major hurling etc. with some living customs going back to the medieval catholic 'broad church' days of St George and Robin Hood. Recent revivals include Golowan. This course will explore possible origins and purpose of folklore and folk customs using the following themes - celebrating the seasons, rites of passage, protection against evil, social control and sense of place.
Info and booking:
WEA Cornwall - Course Details ......

Creative Writing For Performance.
Starts: Wednesday 7th February.
6 weeks - afternoons - 1.00 to 3.00 pm.
A course for aspiring writers to produce material they will be able read or perform at local arts and literature festivals.
Info and booking:
WEA Cornwall - Course Details ......

More courses and events are planned for the rest of 2018.

For more information call in at St Ives Library - on Gabriel Street in the town centre. Or - visit:

St Ives Library - Facebook

St Ives Education Hub - Facebook