Monday 27 August 2012

St Ives September Festival - Live Music

St Ives September Festival - Live Music

I've put together a web page featuring all of the live music at the 2012 St Ives September Festival.

As well as the main gigs at The Guildhall and The Western Hotel - already featured on the official festival website - I've included gigs at other venues including:
  • The Castle Inn
  • The Lifeboat Inn
  • St Ives Arts Club
  • St Ives Parish Church
  • St Ives Theatre
  • Seagrass Restaurant
  • The Mex Restaurant
  • Café Art
So - all of the music in one place to help you to plan your own festival itinerary - more than 60 gigs to choose from:
St Ives September Festival - Live Music

If you're looking for accommodation - I've also set up a page featuring late availability:
Last Minute St Ives Cornwall

Wednesday 15 August 2012

St Ives Lifeboat Day

St Ives Lifeboat Day

Its St Ives Lifeboat Day on the harbour on Thursday (16th August 2012) - from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm.

Followed by live music with Melodious Funk and a fundraising  auction outside The Sloop Inn from 8.00 pm.

Lots for all ages to enjoy including:
  • Stalls.
  • BBQ.
  • Tombola.
  • Raffle.
  • Lifeboat and Helicopter Display.
  • Meet the Crew.
Great fun and all in a good cause.

To get a flavour of it - if you've not been before - take a look at my gallery:
St Ives Lifeboat Day 2011

More info is on:
RNLI St Ives - Lifeboat Day

Tuesday 14 August 2012

South West Estates - Supporting Helston Railway

South West Estates Team on Helston Railway

South West Estates - St Ives specialist residential lettings agency - have announced an initiative to support Helston Railway.

The Helston Railway Preservation Society have a mission - to restore the former Helston Branch Line - Britain's most southerly railway. They have more than a thousand members and are run and supported entirely by volunteers.

Seven years ago they started clearing vegetation and laying track. The railway now has a station at Trevarno, a cafe, sidings and almost a mile of track. They run trips on a small passenger train through the Trevarno Estate. You can book a trip by visiting:
Helston Railway - Website

The South West Estates team recently visited Helston Railway where they took a trip on the outside verandah of the brake van from Trevarno Station. Proprietor Stephen Bullen so enjoyed the trip that he is now fully supporting the project. He is offering a free ticket to ride on the railway with each new letting.

South West Estates are very proud of their specialist letting and management service. With an experienced and helpful team they are one of the largest lettings agents in the area.

So if you own a property and are looking for a professional service from the area's biggest agency visit:
South West Estates - Property Lettings and Management

Friday 10 August 2012

St Ives - Exhibition Openings - This Weekend

St Ives Rooftops - Seb West

Three new exhibitions featuring St Ives artists open this weekend.

Coastlines - new work by Seb West and Glyn Macey.
Seb's massive linocut: 'St. Ives Rooftops' will be on display here for the first time. The piece has been over four years in the making, and contains well over a thousand hours of work.
Opening on Saturday (11th August 2012) from 7.00 pm at The Crypt Gallery on Norway Square. Runs until  Friday 24th August.
More info:
Seb West - Website

Affordable Art Show - work by St Ives Arts Club members at sensible and sometimes incredible prices.
Opening on Sunday (12th) from 6.00 pm at the club on Westcott's Quay. Runs until Thursday 30th August.
More info:
St Ives Arts Club - Website

Wood Vibrations - fine art by Lauren Sebastian.
Opening Sunday (12th) from 6.30 pm at Cafe Art on Royal Square. Runs until Friday 31st August.
More info:
Cafe Art - FaceBook Page

While you're in town over the weekend - two other galleries well worth visiting (they also have wonderful websites):

Hansel Gallery - Tregenna Hill (just a short step from Cafe Art and St Ives Arts Club).
Highly original work by Steve Petrucci Fox and Deryl Petrucci.
More info:
Steve Petrucci Fox - Website

Caroline Atkinson - Harbour Galleries Wharf Road (just a short step from The Crypt Gallery).
Beautiful Cornish landscapes and seascapes.
More info:
Caroline Atkinson - Website

Details of more exhibitions an other events in St Ives over the weekend and the coming weeks (including St Ives September Festival) on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Friday 3 August 2012

What's On In St Ives This Weekend

Life Drawing and Painting - St Ives School Of Painting

Lots going on this weekend in St Ives as the holiday season gets into full swing and the sun (hopefully) returns!

Boathouse Theatre are staging Puppet Shows for kids - today, Saturday and Sunday at 2.00 pm, 3.30 pm and 5.15 pm.

Rollers Roller Disco have three Roller Skating Sessions - for all ages - at St Ives Guildhall this evening. Entry is £6.00 (with skate hire) or £5.00 (bring your own skates) :
  • Under 11s and Families: 5.00 - 6.30 pm.
  • Over 12s and Families: 7.00 - 8.30 pm.
  • Over 18s Party Night (with licensed bar): 9.00 - 11.00 pm.
St Ives School of Painting have two Life Drawing and Painting Classes - on Saturday at 10.00 am and 1.30 pm. Cost is £15.00 - just turn up, no need to book.

St Ives Guildhall is hosting a Summer Barn Dance - on Saturday night at 7.30 pm. Tickets on the door are £5.00.

Tregenna Castle have Sunday Lunch and Jazz - on Sunday from 12.30 pm. Booking essential - call 01736 795 254.

St Ives Parish Church have a Concert - Sunday@8 - on Sunday at 8.00pm. Admission on the door is £5.00.

Lots more going on including many exhibitions at the galleries around town. Details on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Have a great weekend in St Ives !