Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Peninsul'Art - Exhibition and Events

Peninsul'Art - St Ives Cornwall
Peninsul'Art - St Ives Cornwall

A day of arts events in St Ives this weekend - on Sunday 8th June - Peninsul'Art.

A unique twinning collaboration of exhibitions featuring t-shirts customised by artists in St Ives Cornwall and Camaret-sur-Mer Brittany, with music and dance throughout the town.

Events start at 11.00 am with an exhibition of the t-shirts at St Ives Arts Club, Penwith Gallery, St Ives Society Of Artists, St Ives School Of Painting and around town.

At 2.00 there will be a reception at St Ives Guildhall with a greeting by The Mayor and music from Bagas Porthia.

Throughout the afternoon there will be music and dancing around town - at locations including Tate St Ives Loggia, Mariners Gallery and Penwith Gallery.

Events conclude in the evening with Nos Lowen – Cornish Happy Night - with music and dancing at St Ives Arts Club from 8.00 pm. Admission is £2.00 on the door (BYO wine).

Saturday, 24 May 2014

St Ives Guildhall - This Weekend

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

Two great events at St Ives Guildhall this weekend.

Today (Saturday 24th May 2014) - Rollers Roller Disco. Two afternoon sessions of fun skating, music and games:
  • Families and under 12's - 1.00 to 2.30.
  • Families and over 12's - 2.30 to 4.00
This is a fundraiser for St Uny School - so well worth supporting. Tickets are £5.00 - on the door or online from:
Rollers Roller Disco

If you don't have your own skates you can hire them.

Roller Discos then continue - every Friday at The Guildhall - 3 sessions from 5.00 pm to 11.00 pm.

Tomorrow night (Sunday 25th) - live music - Speaking In Tongues - Talking Heads Tribute. The band was formed by two rabid Talking Heads fans and they have enlisted the finest funk players to refresh The Heads classics with their tasty licks. 

'This show is a passionate and energetic tribute to the acclaimed New Yorkers. The band are top class!' The Observer.

You can find out more about the band on:
Speaking In Tongues - Facebook

Tickets are £9.00 (adv) / £10.00 (door) - available on the door, over the counter at St Ives Visitor Information Centre or online from:
Cornish Riviera Box Office

Also worth noting - The Mex Restaurant St Ives - just a short step from The Guildhall and is open from 5.30 pm. - so perfect for a post-Roller Disco or pre-Talking Heads meal - plus a few Mexican beers if you want them. Family friendly - kids are absolutely welcome. Menu includes a good range of vegetarian and vegan options. To book call - 01736 797 658 - more info is on:
The Mex St Ives - Website
The Mex St Ives - Facebook

More about events and entertainment in St Ives Cornwall during half-term week can be found on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Thursday, 15 May 2014

St Ives Guildhall - What's On

What's On - St Ives Guildhall
What's On - May 2014 - St Ives Guildhall

Three events coming up at St Ives Guildhall.
  • Martin Turner - The Music Of Wishbone Ash - Sat 17 May.
  • Rollers Roller Disco - St Uny School Fundraiser - Sat 24 May.
  • Speaking In Tongues - Talking Heads Tribute - Sun 25 May
Tickets for Martin Turner and Speaking In Tongues available now from:
Cornish Riviera Box Office

Tickets for Rollers available now from:
Rollers Roller Disco Website

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

St Ives Lights - Meeting Tonight

St Ives Cornwall - Decorative Lights
St Ives Cornwall - Decorative Lights

You may have read in the local press that the decorative lights - strung around the streets of St Ives and loved by many - are under threat.

Cornwall Council were proposing to remove them - permanently - to save money.

Fortunately St Ives Town Council have now stepped in - taking responsibility for the lights - at least on an interim basis.

What is needed now is a fund raising effort - current estimates are that it will take around £35k to repair and modernise the lights. This includes sorting out the electrics and replacing the bulbs with modern low energy LEDs.

Town councillor Ron Tulley has organised a meeting the get this rolling.

Tonight - 6.00 pm - Cafe Art - Royal Square. All welcome.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

St Ives Blues Festival

St Ives Blues Festival
St Ives Blues Festival

Café Art St Ives are staging a five day Blues Festival - starting on Saturday 10th May.

The line-up so far includes these legends from the St Ives Delta:
  • Saturday 10th May - 5.00 pm - Hokum Boys
  • Monday 12th May - 4.00 pm - Bernie Davis
  • Tuesday 13th May - 4.00 pm - Buffalo Bill Smith
  • Wednesday 14th May - 4.00 pm - Adrian Vranch
Plus of course - the best coffee in town and wonderful home made cakes.

More info can be found on:
Café Art - Facebook

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

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.