Thursday 15 September 2011

St Ives September Festival - Latest

St Ives September Festival 2011

St Ives September Festival has got off a great start. I've been out enjoying various events and exhibitions - including Music and Poetry in the Square, St Ives Arts Club Members Exhibition, Bobby Wotnot at Cafe Art and St Ives School Of Painting Exhibition. Plus a few pints at The Sloop and simply walking around the harbour and the beaches.

I've been taking some photos and compiling a gallery - which I'll keep adding to throughout the festival. Please take a look - comments welcome:
St Ives September Festival Gallery

I've also been posting news and pictures daily on:
St Ives September Festival Blog

Lots more happening over the next couple of days.

Cafe Art are hosting Free Speech today, tomorrow and Saturday - 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm. Today featuring readings from Colin T Johnson, tomorrow Anna Chen and Charles Shaar Murray.

Tonight at St Ives Arts Club - Cafe Frug at 8.00 pm.

The Unplugged Chameleon @ Seagrass Restaurant features Polly Money - tomorrow at 8.00 pm.

On Saturday night the brilliant Ben Waters has a gig at The Western Hotel at 8.00 pm.

Lots more happening - full listings on:
St Ives September Festival - What's On

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Steeple Woodland - Open Day

Steeple Woodland St Ives - Open Day

Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve are holding an Open Day this week - on Sunday 18th September.

A chance to learn more about the project and to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
  • Guided nature walks.
  • Green woodworking.
  • Live music
  • Refreshments.
The event is free and all are welcome.

Thursday 8 September 2011

St Ives September Festival 2011

St Ives September Festival - Poetry and Music in the Square

St Ives September Festival opens on Saturday - I'm really looking forward to it.

On Saturday morning I'll head down to the harbour to see Boats In The Bay.

Then on to Norway Square for Poetry and Music in the Square - and hopefully a chance to meet up with some old friends.

A couple of pints at The Sloop during the late afternoon.

Then in the evening two exhibition opening parties. RoyWalker:Ten at Cafe Art and Members Exhibition at St Ives Arts Club.

Should be a good day. I hope to get some good pictures - and maybe some video - to post here and on FaceBook.

More information about the festival is on:

St Ives September Festival - Official Website

St Ives September Festival - What's On

St Ives September Festival - Blog

St Ives September Festival - FaceBook

Monday 5 September 2011

Exhibition - Roy Walker:Ten

Roy Walker: Ten - Café Art St Ives

Today sees the opening of a new exhibition in St Ives - at Café Art on Royal Square.

Roy Walker:Ten

A retrospective featuring work from various stages of Roy's career - the first since his death ten years ago.

Roy Walker made an outstanding contribution to the arts in Cornwall and particularly in St Ives where he achieved an impressive reputation as an artist, painter and printmaker. Roy also helped produce prints for many of Cornwall’s leading artists, including Bryan Pearce and John Wells.

Open daily from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm until 30th September 2011. Free entry. There is an opening party on Saturday 10th September at 7.00 pm - all welcome.

More information on:
Roy Walker Art - Website

Saturday 3 September 2011

St Ives Arts Club - Fundraiser

St Ives Arts Club - Exhibition - Piano

St Ives Arts Club are hosting a special exhibition this week - to raise funds to buy a new piano for the club's theatre.

Members have been asked to donate works on a "Piano" theme.

These will be on display at the club all week - and visitors can place sealed bids as part of a silent auction. The reserve price for each is just £15.00 - so there may be some bargains to be had.

The opening and viewing is tomorrow night (Sunday 4th September) from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

After that the exhibition will be open daily from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm - until Friday 9th September.

Winning bids will be announced at the opening party for the Arts Club Members Exhibition - on Saturday 10th September at 8.00 pm.

A chance to support a good local cause and possibly get yourself  a great piece of original St Ives art.

More details of this and other events on:
St Ives Arts Club - Website

Friday 2 September 2011

What's On This Weekend

St Ives Cornwall - Another Weekend Dawns

The last weekend of the main holiday season is upon us - next week St Ives should get a bit quieter - at least for a few days.

Exhibitions - this weekend is the final chance to see Joie De Vivre - with work by Deryl Petrucci and Archa Robinson - at St Ives Arts Club. Also the last day of Summer Mixed Exhibition at Cafe Art.

Tonight (Friday 2nd September) - St Ives Parish Church are hosting a classical concert. Philharmonic of Cologne Germany - with a programme including Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Mozart. Starts at 7.30 pm.

Also tonight (2nd) the weekly pub quiz at The Halsetown Inn. Test your grey matter plus "Open the Box" with the chance to win a large cash prize. Also great pies and pints - starts at 8.30 pm.

On Saturday night (3rd)  The Halsetown Inn are celebrating their first birthday (since re-opening) with live music from The Sea Kings. Overnight camping is available for just £2.00 plus a Special Offer - 50% discount on food that runs all week. Music starts at 8.30 pm - food served from 6.00 pm.

On Sunday (4th)  Tregenna Castle have Sunday Lunch and Jazz- traditional roast plus live jazz. Food served from 12.30 pm music until 3.00 pm.

A new exhibition opens on Sunday evening - St Ives Arts Club - Piano - work by members on this theme. Its a fundraiser to raise money for a new piano - a silent auction where visitors can submit sealed bids. The viewing is from  6.00 pm to 9.00 pm - all welcome. Open daily until Friday (9th) from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm.

On Sunday night St Ives Kruners present a choral concert at St Ives Parish Church. Starts at 8.00 pm and admission is £5.00.

Full listings of events in St Ives - for this weekend, the week ahead and right through the year are on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Looking ahead - the opening of St Ives September Festival is only a week away. I've set up a new FaceBook page with a selection of photos and events:
St Ives September Festival 

Latest festival news will also be posted on:
St Ives September Festival Blog