Friday 18 February 2011

West Somerset Steam Railway - St Ives Trip

West Somerset Steam Railway

A while ago St Ives allowed one of its historic GWR railway station lamps to be removed. It is now fully restored and installed at Stogumber Station, near Taunton on the popular West Somerset Railway Line.

To mark the unveiling of this historic piece of St Ives railway history, a coach has been reserved to travel from St Ives up to Taunton. From there a railway carriage  has been reserved - exclusively for St Ives folk at no charge - to travel to Stogumber. A buffet reception has been laid on to welcome the St Ives party.

After the unveiling - and brief speeches by the Mayor of St Ives and WSR Station Master - everyone is invited to join the train to Minehead and to enjoy a full round trip on the railway by steam.

The trip is on Sunday 10th April. The coach will depart St Ives (Royal Square) at 8.00 am, will pick up en-route if needed, and will return around 10.00 pm.

Cost is £13.00 for adults and £10.00 for children under 14.

This trip is expected to be extremely popular so those wishing to travel should reserve a place as sonn as possible.

Details from Colin Sanger:
01736 797 699

Wednesday 16 February 2011

OneStIves - FaceBook Page

St Ives Cornwall - Daybreak - Wednesday 16th February 2011

I've set up a new St Ives FaceBook page - featuring latest news and information.

Also photo galleries including photos like the one above.

Take a look and join to get the latest in your own FaceBook News Feed:

OneStIves - St Ives Cornwall - FaceBook

Tuesday 15 February 2011

St Ives September Festival

Focus - St Ives Guildhall - Thursday 22nd September

More gigs have been announced for St Ives September Festival via Twitter, FaceBook and their website.

The line up of main acts for The Guildhall is pretty much complete:

Saturday 10th September
The Big Chris Barber Band

Sunday 11th September
Barbara Dickson

Monday 12th September
Jacqui Dankworth & the Brodsky Quartet

Tuesday 13th September
Martin Simpson Band

Thursday 15th September
Carthy / Swarbrick
Support: Fernhill

Friday 16th September
Show of Hands

Saturday 17th September
Seth Lakeman
Support: Isambarde

Sunday 18th September
Brij Narayan, Piu Sarkhel

Monday 19th September
John Williams & John Etheridge

Tuesday 20th September
Mark Thomas

Wednesday 21st September
Johnny Cowling

Thursday 22nd September
Special Guests: The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown

Friday 23rd September
Adrian Edmondson & the Bad Shepherds
Special Guest: John Otway

Saturday 24rd September
Joey the Lips
Support: Shade of Red

Tickets will be on sale from Saturday 26th March.

More news and details of ticket outlets will be posted here
and on the official:
September Festival Website

You can also follow Festival news on the Festival:
FaceBook Page
Twitter Feed

I'll be posting any news that I come across on my other blog:
St Ives September Festival Blog
Let me know if there is anything that you want to see featured.

Sunday 13 February 2011

What's On This Week

Business Breakfast - Tregenna Castle - Wednesday 16th

More events for the week ahead in St Ives Cornwall.

On Monday (14th) there is  a Pub Quiz at The Castle Inn on Fore Street. Starts at 8.30 pm, entry is £1.00 per person, teams of up to five people, cash prizes.

On Tuesday (15th) Phronesis are at St Ives Jazz Club at The Western Hotel. Doors open at 8.00 pm with music from 9.00 pm. Entry on the door is £10.00 or £6.00 for members.

On Wednesday (16th) there is a Business Breakfast at Tregenna Castle. Starts at 07.45 am, breakfast is served at  08.15 am and cost is £8.00.

On Thursday (17th) St Ives Farmers Market is open from 9.30 am to 2.00 pm at The Backpackers on The Stennack.

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

Wednesday 9 February 2011

Citizen Of The Year - St Ives Cornwall

St Ives Cornwall

St Ives Town Council has launched an annual:
Citizen Of The Year Award.

The aim is to recognise valuable work done for the community.

Nomination forms are available from the council offices at St Ives Guildhall  and can also be downloaded from the council website. The closing date is Monday 14th February.

The award is open to anybody who lives in St Ives, Carbis Bay, Lelant or Halsetown. If you need more information contact Louise - Town Clerk:
01736 797 840

Anybody can make a nomination - post any ideas that you have in the comments below.

Tuesday 8 February 2011

St Ives Feast Day

St Ives Feast Day - Hurling Of The Silver Ball

Yesterday was our annual Feast Day - and like many here I really enjoyed it.

I've put a gallery of photos on my:
St Ives Cornwall - FaceBook Page

Click on "Photos" towards the bottom of the navigation menu on the left of the page.

I've added several other galleries there as well if you want to take a look - with more to come.

St Ives TV were also out and about recording the day's events. They'll be posting a film on their website soon.

Monday 7 February 2011

Love Is In The Air In St Ives

Love Is In The Air - Drill Hall St Ives

Cupid will be getting a helping hand this week when the Drill Hall sets up its ‘Love Table’.

You can create a beautiful handmade card for your loved one, or ones?!

The table will be set up in the arcade between the Monday 7th and the Saturday 12th February.

All the materials you need to make your card will be supplied

The Drill Hall is well worth a visit - while you're there you can also get a bite to eat at Café Art, visit the Coolest Hair Salon in St Ives and browse the shops:

Poppy Treffry
Brooks Smith Gallery
Favela Kids Clothing
Serendipity Smile
Birds Of A Feather

Also - this evening (February 7th) - you can also enjoy being creative at - Craft Evening - Simple Jewellery.  Learn something new and have fun with Jo McIntosh.

Sunday 6 February 2011

Parking Charges Protest - St Ives

St Ives Cornwall - Parking Charges Protest

More than 300 people rallied and then marched through St Ives yesterday to protest about Cornwall Council's huge increases in charges for residents parking.

This shows the strength of feeling in the town and more meetings and protests will follow.

You can join the protest on:
St Ives Resident Parking - FaceBook Page

Saturday 5 February 2011

What's On This Week

Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan - Music Of South India

Another small selection of events from the week ahead in St Ives.

Tonight (5th February) there is live music at The Lifeboat Inn - The Hothouse Playboys. Starts at 9.30 pm, free entry.

Tomorrow (6th) is Super Sunday at Tate St Ives - creative activities for adults and children. Runs from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm, free.

On Monday (7th) there is a Craft Evening - Simple Jewellery Making with Jo McIntosh at Café Art. It runs from 7.00 to 9.00 pm and costs £10.00 per person including all materials.

On Tuesday (8th)  St Ives Jazz Club are staging Jazz Tutors In Concert at The Western. Doors open at 8.00 pm with music from 9.00 pm, entry on the door is £10.00 or £6.00 (members).

On Wednesday (9th)  Love Is In The Air at The Drill Hall on Royal Square. Turn up anytime between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm to make your own valentines card - or even make one for somebody else !

On Thursday (10th)  Café Frug is back at St Ives Arts Club. Doors open at 8.00 pm, entry on the door is £4.00 / £2.00 (members).

On Friday (11th) - also at the Arts Club - is the latest concert in the World Classics Series - Music Of South India II. Doors open at 7.00 pm with music from 7.30 pm. Tickets are limited and advance booking is advised - from Will Sleath - - 01736 794 477.

Lots more on in St Ives this week and throughout February. More Events:
St Ives What's On

Thursday 3 February 2011

St Ives Feast

St Ives Feast Day - St Ives TV

This Monday - 7th February - is St Ives Feast Day.

A number of old traditions are observed - here is a schedule of events:

09.30 am - Mayoral Procession - Venton Ia Well.
10.30 am - Hurling of the Silver Ball - St Ives Parish Church.
10.30 am - Coffee Morning - St Ives Guildhall Community Room.
11.00 am - Western Hunt Meet  - Royal Square.
12.00 pm - Return of the Silver Ball - St Ives Guildhall.
12.15 pm - Distribution of Pennies - St Ives Guildhall.
19.30 pm - Feast Monday Rugby Match - St Ives RFC.

I always look forward to Feast Day. For me it marks another milestone in the St Ives year, some traditions unique to our town and the coming end of Winter.