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 - Jez Kemp - Piano.
19-Jun - Christine Luing and Friends - Singers.
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.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Papercraft Course - St Ives Library - May 2018


Papercraft Course - St Ives Library - May 2018
Papercraft Course - St Ives Library - May 2018


Papercraft - Making Paper Fun - 8 Week Course

Get creative in St Ives this Spring.

With St Ives Textile Artist Jo McIntosh.
At St Ives Library.
In association with WEA Cornwall.

This course is intended to give students the opportunity to learn how to make, decorate and use paper to create beautiful and useful hand-made objects and will include the following:
  • Marbling paper.
  • Using marbled paper to make a book cover.
  • Make and decorate a paper mache bowl.
  • Make paper jewellery
  • Make paper boxes.
  • Learn a decoupage technique.
  • Learn card making techniques.
No skills or experience needed.
This course is suitable for beginners and improvers.

Starts Tuesday 15th May 2018.
Then weekly for 8 weeks - on Tuesday evenings - 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm.
Cost: £62.00 for 8 sessions.
Free places available for those on qualifying benefits.

Advance booking for this course is essential.
You cannot just turn upon the day.
If there are not enough students it will be cancelled.

To book contact Workers Educational Association (WEA):
Online Booking - Papercraft - Making Paper Fun

Or call WEA on:
0300 303 3464

Please quote course reference:
C3529071

Papercraft Course - St Ives Library - May 2018



Thursday, 5 April 2018

FunDay Sundays - Cafe Art St Ives

FunDay Sundays - Cafe Art St Ives
FunDay Sundays - Cafe Art St Ives


FunDay Sundays at Cafe Art - a chance to get creative and have fun.

The cafe is on Royal Square in the centre of town.
All welcome - including kids of all ages.
Lovely fresh food and coffee in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.

Cost is £5.00 per person, all are from 1.00 - 4.00 p.m.
Leave your details in Cafe Art for whichever you want to try -
or just turn up on the day.

Sunday 8th April -
Concertina Books with the talented Nina Fenner.

Sunday 15th April -
Shabby Chic Collage with stitcher extraordinaire Christina Mills.

Sunday 22nd April -
Clay Tiles Stamping with marvellous Mars M-Low.

Also on Sunday 29th April - Stash Swap.
An opportunity for crafters to bring along your unwanted treasure and exchange it for someone else's unwanted treasure.

More Info:
Cafe Art - Facebook

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