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.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

St Ives September Festival - Latest News

St Ives September Festival 2014
St Ives September Festival 2014

Only a few days to go to the start of St Ives September Festival (sponsored by Cornish Gems).

The festival  opens on Saturday 13th and runs to to Saturday 27th September - with a host of events all around town.

Tickets are now on sale - available over the counter at St Ives Visitor Information Centre and at tourist information centres across Cornwall. You can also book online here -
St Ives September Festival - Tickets

Two gigs - Steve Knightley and Fisherman's Friends - have already sold out - so it might be a good idea to secure tickets for your favourite events now.

Festival programmes are available from St Ives VIC and
The Coffee Lounge on Tregenna Hill. You can also download a copy  from the festival website:
St Ives September Festival 2014 - Programme

The programme this year is bigger than ever - with 300+ events at venues all around town. Full listings - by date and by venue - are on:
St Ives September Festival - Website

For the latest festival news visit:
St Ives September Festival - Facebook
St Ives September Festival - Twitter

Friday, 22 August 2014

Live Music - St Ives Guildhall

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

A big week of live music coming up at St Ives Guildhall - with four gigs to enjoy.
  • Saturday 23rd August - Atomic Blondie
  • Sunday 24th August - The Music Of John Denver
  • Thursday 28th August - Almost The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
  • Saturday 30th August - The Martin Barre Band
More details and tickets can be found on:

Full listings of events in St Ives over the coming week can be found on:

Thursday, 7 August 2014

St Ives Lifeboat Day

St Ives Cornwall - Lifeboat Day
St Ives Cornwall - Lifeboat Day

Today in St Ives - events and activities all around the harbour for Lifeboat Day.

Fun things to enjoy for all - and a fundraiser for our lifeboat station.

Stalls - food, home-made cakes, arts, crafts.

Lifeboat launch at 2.30 pm - rescue helicopter flies in at 2.45 pm.
(times may change according to conditions).

Its looking like another hot sunny day in St Ives - so well worth getting down to the harbour.

Latest news and info on:
St Ives RNLI - Lifeboat Day - Facebook

Monday, 4 August 2014

St Ives - Creative Activities - Families - Children

Kids Creative Workshop - Collage Coasters
Kids Creative Workshop - Collage Coasters

With the holiday season in full swing - there are quite a few things on in St Ives this week for families and kids.

Fore Street Methodist Church are running a Holiday Club for primary school age children. At the Old Sunday School just off Fore Street - 10.00 am to 12.00 pm daily until Friday.

Barnoon Workshop are running drop-in Family Arts and Crafts Workshops - just turn up at any time from 10.30 am and allow 1 to 2 hours.

Tate St Ives are running a number of family activities - including Beach Art Explorers on Porthmeor Beach on Tuesday 5th August.

Jo McIntosh is running a creative workshop for kids - at St Ives Library. Collage Coasters - Friday 8th August - 10.30 to 12.30. Call in at the library to book.

Full listings of things to do can be found on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On