Wednesday 31 August 2011

The Floral Shop - St Ives Cornwall

The Floral Shop - Florist - St Ives Cornwall

The Floral Shop - formerly on Tregenna Hiil - has moved (not closed as some passing the old shop seem to think!).

They are now just around the corner at 5 Gabriel Street - in a bright modern newly refurbished shop.

Still offering a range of flowers, floral gifts and flower arrangements for all occasions. Also fresh fruit and vegetables.

The new shop was officially opened yesterday by Deputy Mayor of St Ives Colin Nicholls.

More details of what they have to offer are on their website. We're working on a new design to reflect the new shop:
Floral Shop - Florist St Ives

Tuesday 30 August 2011

Godrevy and The Lodge at Balnoon

St Ives Cornwall - View From Godrevy

We had a wonderful day out yesterday - August Bank Holiday is never the best day to be in St Ives - so we headed out across the bay to Godrevy.

Lovely views over the bay - and we got to see St Ives "from the other side".

We took a walk along the coast path - with views of the famous lighthouse. Then headed down to the sands to do some beach-combing.

Godrevy Lighthouse
On the way back we stopped off at the newly refurbished Lodge at Balnoon. The place looks great - really modern and tasteful - but welcoming at the same time. Had a bite to eat and a drink - good food at reasonable prices and friendly people. We'll be back for Sunday lunch or dinner next month.

The Lodge at Balnoon
I'm now really looking forward to September - the crowds will diminish and there's lots to see at St Ives September Festival. One of my favourite months - can't believe its come around again so quickly - is it just me or is time speeding up !

Saturday 27 August 2011

Job Vacancies - St Ives Cornwall

St Ives Cornwall - Jobs

I've just started a new Jobs - Situations Vacant page on my St Ives Website.

If you're looking for a job in St Ives add it to your bookmarks.

If you want to advertise a job get in touch.

My first advertiser is one of our finest restaurants - Seagrass. They're looking for a talented Sous Chef to work alongside Head Chef Lee Groves to create modern innovative dishes.

Check it out here:
St Ives Cornwall - Jobs - Situations Vacant

If you're thinking of moving to St Ives there is more information on:
St Ives Cornwall - Moving Here

Thursday 25 August 2011

St Ives Sunrise

St Ives Cornwall - Sunrise - 25th August 2011

I was up early this morning and got a lovely photo of the sunrise over St Ives Bay.

I've compiled an album of St Ives Sunrise pictures over the last few months - and will be adding more - if I can get up early enough !

You can see them on:
St Ives Cornwall - OneStIves - FaceBook

Monday 22 August 2011

Miracle Theatre - Tregenna Castle

The Death Of Sherlock Holmes

Tomorrow night at Tregenna Castle - Miracle Theatre return to St Ives with their latest production - The Death Of Sherlock Holmes.

An outdoor performance in the beautiful grounds - bring your own seating if you want. The show starts at 7.30 pm - food and drink available at the hotel beforehand.

Tickets are £12.00 (adults) / £6.00 (children). Available on the gate or in advance from Tregenna:
01736 795 254

I absolutely loved Miracle's last show in St Ives - Beauty And The Beast From Mars - so I'm really looking forward to this one. See you there.

Sunday 21 August 2011

Chysauster and a Cornish Cream Tea

Chysauster Ancient Village

Have just enjoyed a nice day out at Chysauster Ancient Village - out in the Penwith countryside between St Ives and Penzance.

The remains of an Iron Age village - inhabited over 2000 years ago - with the remains of stone-walled homesteads.

Also a beautiful setting with views over the countryside towards Mounts Bay and St Michael's Mount.

Chysauster Ancient Village - Homestead

On the way back we stopped at Green Pig Farm - a recently opened Tea Room and Gardens on the B3311 road between St Ives and Penzance. Really pleased that we did.

Green Pig Farm - Tea Room and Gardens
A beautifully served traditional cream tea  with lots of Strawberry Jam and Roddas Cornish Clotted Cream. Will definitely be going back.

Green Pig Farm - Cornish Cream Tea

Friday 19 August 2011

What's On This Weekend - St Ives Cornwall

Halsetown Inn - Pub Quiz - Every Friday

Tonight (Friday 19th August) its Quiz Night at Cornwall's first and only Pie Pub - The Halsetown Inn. Starts at 8.30 pm - real ales , amazing pies and other great food and drink. Runs every Friday throughout the year. The pub also has live music on Saturday night from 8.30 pm - singer / guitarist Paul Anthony with popular songs from the 60's on.

Tonight and Saturday The Canterbury Tales is at St Ives Guildhall - hilarious mediaeval mayhem and goings on - a Rough Coast production. Doors open at 7.00 pm, performance starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets - £5.00 (advance) or £8.00 (door) - available from St Ives Visitor Information Centre or online from CRBO.

On Sunday (21st) Tregenna Castle are serving up Sunday Lunch and Jazz - a traditional roast plus laid back cool jazz in a lovely setting. Food served from 12.30 pm - music until 3.00 pm. Three courses £16.95 or one course £9.95 per person. Booking is required - call 01736 795 254.

More St Ives Events - for the weekend and through the week - including live music, theatre, exhibitions and much more on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Thursday 11 August 2011

St Ives Lifeboat Day

St Ives Cornwall - Lifeboat Day

I've just been down to St Ives Harbour for Lifeboat Day.

Lots going on - stalls, food and activities for kids - and the sun has come out !

Great fun and an important fundraiser for a great cause - so get down there - the fun continues all day.

More photos on:
St Ives Lifeboat Day - Gallery

More info on:
St Ives Lifeboat Day - FaceBook

Tuesday 9 August 2011

Canterbury Tales - St Ives Guildhall

The Canterbury Tales - St Ives Guildhall

After a hugely successful run in June at The Minack Theatre - The Canterbury Tales is coming to St Ives Guildhall next week.

Eleven short stories of mediaeval mayhem and goings on. A fruity feast of fun and frolics.

Suitable for adults and children with broad-minded parents.

A cast of local actors and produced by Rough Coast Community Arts.

Performances are from Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th August - the show starts at 7.30 pm.

Tickets are just £5.00 in advance or £8.00 on the door.
Available from St Ives Visitor Information Centre at The Guildhall.
Or buy online from:
Cornish Riviera Box Office

Friday 5 August 2011

Rollers Roller Disco

Rollers Roller Disco - St Ives Guildhall

Tonight at St Ives Guildhall - Rollers Roller Disco - playing all the tunes that will take you back in time and return you to the noughties.

Including seventies hits, funky house music and loads of classic 80's to get you in the Rollers Roller Disco atmosphere.

There are two sessions:
  • Families and Under 18s. - 5.30 - 7.30 pm.
  • Over 18s. - 8.00 -10.30 pm .
Skates are available for hire - also wristguards, pads & helmets for those who want to use them.

Soft drinks and snacks will be available as well.

Roller Disco is a fantastic way to meet new people and keep you fit. Bring back some nostalgic skate memories or create some new ones! All whilst you enjoy a fantastic retro party atmosphere.

Rollers are also at The Guildhall later this month - on Fridays August 12th and 26th.

More info is on:
Rollers Roller Disco - FaceBook Page

Wednesday 3 August 2011

Craft Evenings In St Ives

Rag Rug - Textile Art - Jo McIntosh

Textile artist Jo McIntosh is running a series of Craft Evenings in St Ives during the Summer and Autumn.

A chance to learn something new and practical.
Also to have fun at the same time.

All sessions are from 7.30 – 9.30 p.m.
Cost is just £10.00 including materials.

Whether you live here or are visiting over the next few weeks - get in touch with Jo to book a place or for more information. Jo can also offer one to one tuition or classes for families and groups.
01736 797 122

Tuesday 9th August – Rag Rug.
Learn how to recycle unwanted clothes/fabric into textile art.

Wednesday 24th August – Jewellery.
Make a beautiful beaded bracelet and matching ear-rings.

Tuesday 6th September – Papier-mâché.
Transform old newspapers into a bowl which can then be painted and decorated.

Tuesday 20th September – Dyeing Buttons.
Can't find the right colour button for a project? Come and learn how to use transfer dyes to produce bright colourful buttons.

Tuesday 4th October – Batik.
Create a simple picture using this wax resist method.

Tuesday 18th October – Knitted Flowers.
Learn how to knit flowers which can then be made into jewellery or used to decorate garments.

More information on:
Jo McIntosh - Knitweave Website

Monday 1 August 2011

Miracle Theatre Return To St Ives

The Death Of Sherlock Holmes - Miracle Theatre

Important Update - Sunday 7th August.
This performance has been CANCELLED.
Miracle Theatre have announced this today with regret - its due to illness of a cast member.
Full refunds will be given - contact Hall For Cornwall Box Office.
Miracle hope to re-schedule - more details in due course.

Update 2 -- Sunday 7th August.- Direct from Miracle.
"Good News! we now have a new date at Tregenna Castle - Tuesday 23rd August - so all tickets for tonights show are fully transferable - we look forward to see you there, if not before!"

The wonderful Miracle Theatre Company are back in St Ives later this week.

On Sunday (7th August) they're bringing their latest production - The Death Of Sherlock Holmes - to Tregenna Castle for an outdoor performance in the grounds.

It’s a dangerous time for Sherlock Holmes: preparing for his final battle with the criminal mastermind Moriarty, he stumbles on a most ingenious crime. Investigating a trail of rare botanical specimens and paranormal activities, Holmes is led from Baker St, via a suburban séance to the Swiss Alps, where his powers of deduction are stretched to the limit. Discovering his own life is in danger, he is forced to enlist the help of Dr Watson and call on voices from beyond the grave to crack his ultimate case.

The performance starts at 7.30 pm - food and drink will be available from the Tregenna Bar and Brasserie - before, during and after the show.

You can get tickets from the hotel - call 01736 795 254.
Or you can book online at:
Hall For Cornwall Box Office