Tuesday 29 November 2011

St Ives and Me - Anna Chen - BBC Radio 4

Anna Chen - St Ives and Me

This Thursday - 1st December - writer and performer Anna Chen presents an intimate portrait of St Ives.

St Ives and Me draws on her experience of visiting the town from her childhood to the present. Anna is a regular performer at St Ives September Festival and St Ives Literature Festival.

It features interviews with and anecdotes from various people involved in the arts, culture and community here.

To be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 11.30 am.

Available on BBC iPlayer until 8th December:
St Ives and Me - BBC iPlayer

Monday 28 November 2011

Theatre - Oogly Es Sin - St Ives Guildhall

Oogly Es Sin - St Ives Guildhall

This Wednesday (30th November) BishBashBosh Theatre make a welcome return to St Ives.

They will be at St Ives Guildhall with their latest play - Oogly Es Sin - The Lamentable Ballad Of Anthony Payne Cornish Giant.

Last year I saw their previous production in St Ives - Surfing Tommies - and loved it. So this should be well worth seeing.

Local band Bagas Porthia are performing in support - providing music and dance.

In this hilarious and touching new one-man play, BishBashBosh Productions and Dean Nolan are back as Antony Payne, the famous Cornish Giant. By the time, Antony Payne reached his twenty-first birthday he already stood seven foot two inches, and kept on growing! Having both the brains and the brawn, he soon became the bodyguard of the legendary Sir Beville Grenville, yet for all his size and bulk, he was always a gentle giant, nimble and dextrous to the letter. Every day, this Falstaff of the West has to question how it feels to be huge, in a world too set on being small.

Doors open at 6.45 pm and the show starts at 7.00 pm.

Tickets are £7.00 (general), £5.00 (concessions) and £20.00 (family - 2 adults / 2 kids).

Available from St Ives Visitor Information Centre at The Guildhall and on the door.

You can also buy tickets online from:
Cornish Riviera Box Office

Friday 25 November 2011

St Ives - What's On This Weekend

Food Tasting - Digey Food Room - Saturday

As the run-up to Christmas begins there are a few seasonal events coming up - plus lots more.

Friday - November 25th:
Saturday - November 26th:
Sunday - November 27th:
More events for the weekend, next week and through December on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Thursday 24 November 2011

St Ives Cornwall - Christmas Lights

St Ives Cornwall - Christmas Lights

The St Ives Christmas Lights are going up around town.

I've spent the last three nights working with a team organised by St Ives Chamber of Commerce and St Ives Town Council - to get Christmas trees and lights installed.

Trees are now up and lit along Fore Street, Market Place and High Street. We ran out of trees part way along Tregenna Place - but more are on their way on Monday. We will then put more up along Tregenna Place and Tregenna Hill.

Lots of hard work was put in by a team of volunteers from the Chamber, various local businesses and St Ives Bay Rotary Club.

Expert help in ladder work and electrics provided by Second To None Roofing and Coast Electrical Services. Transport provided by Mike of The Garrack Hotel.

Paid for by  donations from a huge number of local businesses - listed on:
St Ives Christmas Lights - Donors

Elsewhere lots of lights are going up along St Ives Harbour and various local shops / pubs / restaurants thanks to St Ives fishermen Stuart and Tony. If you want more lights for your business give them a call - 07979 573 365.

The Big Switch On for the main town Christmas Tree will be on Friday 2nd December - St Ives Guildhall at 6.00 pm. Christmas carols and music from various local choirs.

Monday 21 November 2011

St Ives September Festival - Gigs Announced

St Ives September Festival - Fisherman's Friends

The first Guildhall gigs for St Ives September Festival 2012 have been announced:
  • Kate Rusby - Saturday 8th September.
  • Cara Dillon - Saturday 15th September.
  • Fisheman's Friends - Wednesday 18th September.
  • Albert Lee and Hogan's Heroes - Thursday 20th September.
  • The Counterfeit Stones - Saturday 22nd September.
Tickets will be on sale from March 2012.

I'll be posting more details of events on:

Latest news will also be found on:
St Ives September Festival - Official Website

Friday 18 November 2011

Queen II at St Ives Guildhall

Queen II - St Ives Guildhall - Saturday 19th November

Tomorrow night (19th November) at St Ives Guildhall -

Queen II - The Ultimate Queen Tribute Band.

Doors open at 7.30 pm.

Tickets: £12.50
From: St Ives Times & Echo or Oates Travel.
Tickets also available on the door.

A fundraiser for St Ives AFC.

Friday 11 November 2011

St Ives Cornwall - What's On This Weekend

St Ives Cornwall - Rollers Roller Disco

Lots going on in St Ives this weekend - here are a few highlights.

Rollers Roller Disco is back at St Ives Guildhall with three skating sessions:
Tonight (11th November) - Under 18s - 5.30 pm. Over 18s - 8.00 pm.
Tomorrow (12th) - Family Disco - 2.00 pm.
More details are on:
Rollers Roller Disco - Website

Also tonight - there's a Pub Quiz at The Halsetown Inn. Cash prizes plus great real ales and pies. Starts at 8.30 pm, food served from 6.00 pm.
More details on:
Halsetown Inn - Website

On Saturday night (12th) The Unplugged Chameleon is at St Ives Arts Club - original music and poetry. Doors open  at 8.00 pm and entry on the door is £4.00.
More details on:
St Ives Arts Club - Website

On Sunday (13th) you can enjoy Sunday Lunch and Jazz at Tregenna Castle. A traditional Sunday roast plus cool live jazz. Food is served from 12.30 pm with music until 3.00 pm.
More details on:
Tregenna Castle - Website

Many more events for the weekend and the month ahead on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Thursday 10 November 2011

Fair Mo - St Ives - Christmas Fair

Fair Mo - St Ives Cornwall

Fair Mo - St Ives' traditional Christmas Fair -is on Saturday 26th November from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

It has a history going back to 1490 - when it started as a Pig Fair granted by Royal Charter.

This year the organisers are planning a bigger and better event than ever - to be held at St Ives Parish Church (rather than The Guildhall as in previous years).

Stalls will include:
  • Fresh local produce.
  • Paintings.
  • Other works of art.
  • Crafts.
  • Antiques.
  • Christmas gifts.
In keeping with the age old tradition as a pig fair, it will also include a scrumptious pig roast, pigs and other animals on the church green. All will be complemented by stalls selling tasty refreshments.

Chefs from Tregenna Castle will be doing a cooking demonstration and food tasting.

Inside the church will be Santa's grotto, singing and Advent carols.