Friday 27 August 2010

What's On This Week

Jure Pukl - St Ives Jazz Club - Tuesday 31st August

As the August Bank Holiday approaches more going on than ever. Here is a varied selection of events.

Friday 27th August - Late at The Tate. Exhibition - Lily van der Stokker, food, bar, special events. Tate St Ives, 7.00pm, free entry.
Tate St Ives

Saturday 28th - Hard Times and Hard Travellin'. Talk, performance, music and film - blending Woody Guthrie's music and radical politics. St Ives Society Of Artists, 7.30pm, tickets: £6.50.
St Ives Society Of Artists

Sunday 29th -  Birmingham City Supporters Club. Bolton v Blues - watch on the big screen with Cornwall Bluenoses. Sheaf Of Wheat, 1.30 pm.
Blues Cornwall

Monday 30th - Family Music and Trivia Quiz. Western Hotel, 8.00 pm, entry £10.00 per team.
Western Hotel

Tuesday 31st - St Ives Jazz Club - Jure Pukl's Slavic Soul Trio. Western Hotel, 8.00 pm, entry £10.00 / £6.00 (members) on the door.
St Ives Jazz Club

Wednesday 1st September - Ghosts of May - music and theatre. Part of Esedhvos Kernow - Eisteddfod of Cornwall. St Ives Arts Club, 8.00 pm, tickets £5.00 on the door.
Esedhvos Kernow

Thursday 2nd - Cafe Frug - music, poetry, prose, comedy and film. St Ives Arts Club, 8.00 pm, tickets £4.00 on the door.
St Ives Arts Club

Friday 3rd - Concert - Stephen Cleobury. Part of Esedhvos Kernow - Eisteddfod of Cornwall. St Ives Parish Church, 7.30 pm, tickets £8.00 on the door.
St Ives Parish Church Music

Lots more entertainment and events on:
St Ives What's On

Also - only two weeks to go before:
St Ives September Festival

Thursday 26 August 2010

St Ives Cornwall - Websites

The Mex - Gabriel Street - St Ives Cornwall

I've been working on several websites for St Ives and Penzance businesses recently so I thought I'd feature a few of them. A varied collection.

The Mex - restaurant on Gabriel Street - a small site with a few pages to get them started online - more to be added over the autumn. For now it features info about the restaurant and the food:
The Mex - St Ives Restaurant

Angela Diggle - artist with a studio in Hicks Court off The Digey and member of of St Ives Silk Painters in The Sloop Craft Market. Features a gallery with a selection of her art in various media:
Angela Diggle - St Ives Artist

The Floral Shop - fresh flowers on Tregenna Hill. The site includes a selection of the flower arrangements that they can supply, plus services for weddings and other special occasions:
The Floral Shop - St Ives Florist

Colin Birchall Gallery - some new images for his Landscapes Prints Gallery. More new images of his abstracts coming soon:
Colin Birchall - Prints Gallery

The Goddess In You - a new range of natural beauty products and beauty therapies  from Jodieanne English:
The Goddess In You

The Lookout - self catering property which sleeps eight with views over St Ives Bay. New dates and prices for the 2011 season:
The Lookout - Self Catering St Ives

Books Plus - independent bookshop in Market Jew Street with a huge range of books. A new selection of "must reads", books for teenagers and the Booker Prize shortlist:
Books Plus - Bookshop Penzance

If you want a new website, updates to your current site or help with online marketing - let me know:
St Ives Cornwall - Website Design and Marketing

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Much Ado About Nothing - The Island

The St Ives Community Play - Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing - opens on The Island tonight.

Set in 1945 in St Ives, it features spitfires, spam and street parties. A tribute to all of the residents of the town and others who lived through or fought in the war.

'Set just after the second world war, this is a flag waving, heart stopping production that wll have you singing, dancing and eating spam with glee.'

Join the celebration - bring blankets, flags and a picnic.

Wednesday 18th - Saturday 21st August 2010.
Wednesday 15th - Saturday 18th September 2010.
Gates open at 7.00 pm, starts at 7.30 pm.

Tickets £6.00 advance or £8.00 on the gate.
From: St Ives Tourist Information - 01736 796 297

Visit the website for more information and pictures:
St Ives Community Play

Monday 16 August 2010

St Ives Cornwall - Lifeboat Day and Red Arrows

The Red Arrows - Flypast-  St Ives Cornwall

Lots going on around St Ives Harbour this Thursday (19th August) - for our annual Lifeboat Day.

Stalls, childrens ride, tombola, grand raffle.
Live music outside The Sloop.

Search and rescue helicopter flypast - if not busy with rescues !

Finally - just announced - a flypast by The Red Arrows at 17.50 - subject to weather.

The fun starts at midday and continues to the evening.

A fundraiser for RNLI - so please give generously as they do an amazing job.

Friday 13 August 2010

Cafe Art - Royal Square - St Ives Cornwall

Cafe Art - Royal Square - St Ives Cornwall

I've become a regular visitor to the new cafe in The Drill Hall on Royal Square - Cafe Art.

Nice tea, coffee and cake. Run by nice people. An outdoor seating area which is great for people watching - and I can smoke !

Well worth checking out.

They are planning to run art evenings, workshops and monthly exhibitions. Any artists interested should get in touch. I'll post details of any events here and on my OneStIves Website.

The current exhibition is Colourful Language - work by Cafe Art co-owner Zoe Eaton.

'Improvised paintings that hint at otherworldly landscapes and strange imagined flora.'

You can see more of her work on:
Cafe Art FaceBook Page

Wednesday 11 August 2010

Esedhvos Kernow - Eisteddfod of Cornwall

Gorsedh Kernow - Ceremony Of The Sword

A host of events have just been announced for Esedhvos Kernow - Eisteddfod of Cornwall in St Ives next month.

These include theatre, music, dance, films, talks, walks and markets. Running from Wednesday 1st to Sunday 5th September all around town.

The Eisteddfod will take place alongside Gorsedh Kernow - the annual assembly of Cornish Bards which will take place on The Island in St Ives on Saturday 4th September. A formal procession of Bards from The Guildhall will be followed by a ceremony including the initiation of new Bards.

Full details of events are on:
Esedhvos Kernow Website

I've also listed Eisteddfod events, plus others in St Ives on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Thursday 5 August 2010

St Ives Bay - Cornwall Wave Hub

The Nordica - Cable Laying Ship - Cornwall Wave Hub

The Nordica - carrying 15 miles of cable for the Cornwall Wave Hub, arrived in St Ives Bay this week. Photographed here from Westcotts Quay.

The cable will be floated onto Hayle Towans, winched up the beach and connected to a nearby electricity sub-station. The Nordica will then deploy the cable 10 miles offshore to the site of the wave hub, with underwater trenching machines burying it in the sea bed. The hub itself will then be lowered to the sea bed and connected.