Saturday 28 April 2012

St Ives - What's On This Week

St Ives Farmers Market - now at St Ives Guildhall

Lots going on in St Ives - as ever. Here is a small selection for the week ahead.

Tomorrow (Sunday 29th April) - 11.00 am. Super Sunday at Tate St Ives. Hands-on creative activities for families. More info ...

Monday (30th) - 6.00 pm. Opening of the new exhibition at Cafe Art on Royal Square - Jenny Shaw-Browne. More info ...

Tuesday (1st May) - 7.30 pm. Theatre - It Runs In The Family - a Ray Cooney farce - Redruth Amateur Operatic Society. Runs nightly at St Ives Guildhall until Saturday 5th May. More info ...

Wednesday (2nd) - 11.00 am. Guided Tour - The Story Of St Ives - a walk around the fascinating history of our town. More info ...

Thursday (3rd) - 9.30 am. St Ives Farmers Market - fresh local produce and (new) a cafe serving drinks and snacks.
Important note: from now on the market will be at St Ives Guildhall every Thursday - NOT The Backpackers. More info ...

Friday (4th) - 8.30 pm. Pub Quiz at The Halsetown Inn - great fun, cash prizes. More info ...

Lots more events (more than 50 listed next week alone) - from now right through the Summer on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Wednesday 25 April 2012

Guided Tours Of St Ives

Guided Tours Of St Ives

Guided Tours Of St Ives - which have been running for the last couple of years - have a new schedule for their three weekly tours. These now run every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - from March to November.

Also led by a new local guide - Dawn - who has updated the content and format.

As before they all start at 11.00 am and depart from outside St Ives Guildhall. Cost is £5.00 per person - no need to book just turn up ten minutes before the start and pay when you arrive.

Monday - Welcome to St Ives.
If you are a first time visitor, or have visited before but would like to expand your knowledge of our beautiful town - then this is the perfect tour for you. A leisurely walk around the town, stopping at points of historical interest to share some quirky facts, learn some insights into the lives of the townspeople, and hear about the legends that give St Ives its unique character and history:
More Info .... Welcome To St Ives

Wednesday - The Story Of St Ives.
St Ives has a fascinating history – from its roots as a remote fishing and  mining village, to its position in the mid twentieth century as a world-renowned centre of modernist art, and now as a well-loved holiday destination. This tour will guide you through all these facets of the town’s history, providing insights into the lives of people in the town throughout the centuries.
More Info ... The Story Of St Ives

Thursday - Art In St Ives.
St Ives has long been famous for the quality of its light and its stunning scenery. Artists have been drawn here since the early 19th century and are still in the town living, visiting and working. We are lucky to have many high quality galleries including the world famous Tate St Ives, Hepworth Museum and Leach Pottery. During this tour you will gain an insight into the lives of the artists who came to this small remote fishing village during the twentieth century, and established its reputation as one of the world’s foremost centres for modernist art.
More Info ... Art In St Ives

Dawn can also provide private tours - for groups, couples or individuals - tailored to your requirements.

You''l find more on:
Guided Tours Of St Ives - Website

Tuesday 24 April 2012

St Ives Community Play - Make and Create

St Ives Community Play - Make and Create for Children

This year’s St Ives Community Play is The Merry Wives of Windsor. Rough Coast Community Arts is producing the play and they are looking for fairies and little devils for the closing scene.

In preparation, they’ll be hosting a ‘Make and Create’ afternoon and inviting children aged 5 to 11 to participate on  Sunday 6th May, from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm.

The afternoon will be run by artists from the local area. Children will leave with an item of costume that they create in the workshop – a scary little devil mask or a pair of fairy wings.

Local children’s author Liz Kessler will also be at the workshop to present a child friendly version of the story she has written, leaving out Shakespeare’s bawdy bits!

Attending the workshop doesn’t mean that children have to be in the play, but the Rough Coast team hope they will want to get involved and make good use of their costumes!

The Merry Wives of Windsor is an outdoor production that will play on The Island St Ives in August and September 2012.  Director Sarah Lincoln said: “Children won’t need to commit to all of the eight shows, but we hope they’ll have so much fun they’ll want to take part in a few!

So if parents have any little devils or fairies in their household who’d like to join in please contact Rough Coast on 07861 718 652.

Or just turn up to the Make and Create session at the Island Centre. Rough Coast is asking for a £2.00 donation per child just to cover the cost of materials.

More information is on their website at:

Tuesday 10 April 2012

St Ives Jazz Club - Spring Programme

St Ives Jazz Club - Truro College Jazz Orchestra

St Ives Jazz Club - who celebrate their fourteenth year of "keeping it live" in June - have published their programme of gigs for Spring 2012.

Live music every Tuesday night at The Western Hotel. Doors open at 8.00 pm with music from 9.00 pm.

Gigs this Spring include:
  • Chris Biscoe - Tonight - 10th April.
  • Gabrielle Ducomble - 24th April.
  • Truro College Jazz Orchestra - 8th May.
  • Abram Wilson - 22nd May.
  • Edgar Macias - 19th June.
Full details of all gigs are on:

Details of live music and other events in St Ives can be found on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Wednesday 4 April 2012

St Ives Community Play - Help Needed

St Ives Community Play - In Rehearsal At The Guildhall

St Ives Community Play are currently in rehearsal for their production of The Merry Wives Of Windsor.

Their production team are also working on costume and set design - and the theme is Elizabethan Punk!

For costumes they need clothing, fabrics and costume jewellery. They are asking the people of St Ives for help. If you can let them have any of the following please get in touch with the team. Call  07861 718 625 or email  and they will organise either picking it up, or where you can drop it off.:

Leather jackets and coats.
Large white men's shirts.
Wedding dresses.
Ball gowns - particularly pink, purples, orangey browns.

Velvets, brocades, taffeta, silky fabric, lace, cotton.
These can be old curtains, sheets, upholstery fabric, anything in tones of pinks, purples, blues, oranges, reds, browns, gold & greys.

Costume Jewellery:
Necklaces, chains, beads, large ear-rings etc.

Performances will be outdoors on The Island in August and September. More info about performances and how you can get involved on:
Rough Coast Community Arts - Website

Tuesday 3 April 2012

Easter Holidays - Kids Activities in St Ives

Kids Activities - Easter Holidays - SIves

There is lots going on for kids and young people over the next couple of weeks.

Rollers Roller Disco at St Ives Guldhall:
Today - Family Skate - 3.00 pm.
Today - Under 18s - 5.30 pm.
Thursday 12th - Family Skate - 2.30 pm.
Friday 13th - Under 18s - 5.30 pm.

ClayDays For Children at Leach Pottery:
Today - 2.00 pm.
Wednesday 4th - 10.30 am and 2.00 pm.
Tuesday 10th - 10.30 am and 2.00 pm.
Wednesday 11th - 10.30 am and 2.00 pm.

Squashbox Theatre - Stones and Bones - at St Ives Guildhall:
Wednesday 4th - 2.00 pm.

Juggling Club - at The Island Centre.
Wednesday 4th - 7.00 pm.
Wednesday 11th - 7.00 pm.

Kidz R Us - Seussical The Musical - at St Ives Theatre.
Wednesday 4th - 7.30 pm.
Thursday 5th - 7.30 pm.
Friday 6th - 7.30 pm.
Wednesday 11th - 7.30 pm.
Thursday 12th - 7.30 pm.
Friday 13th - 7.30 pm.

Kids Activities - at St Ives Library.
Bounce and Rhyme for Toddlers - Thursday 5th - 10.30 am.
Story Time and Crafts - Monday 9th - 3,30 pm.
Workshop - Magic Key Rings - Tuesday 10th - 11.00 am.
Bounce and Rhyme for Toddlers - Thursday 12th - 10.30 am.

There's lots more going on - for all ages - during Easter and over the coming weeks -  check out:
St Ives Cornwall - Whats On