Thursday 29 November 2012

Christmas Is Coming To St Ives Cornwall

Jumbo Frug - St Ives Arts Club
St Ives In December - Jumbo Frug

The Christmas season is kicking off in St Ives - a big weekend with a host of events - here is just a selection of what's going on in town.

Rollers Roller Disco - St Ives Guildhall
Tomorrow - Friday 30th November:
5..00 pm - Rollers Roller Disco - Under 18s and Families - St Ives Guildhall.
6.00 pm - Late At The Tate - Free Entry To Galleries - Tate St Ives.
6.30 pm - Chilli Cook Off - Charity Fundraiser - The Lifeboat Inn.
7.00 pm - Film Night - St Ives In The 1950s - The Island Centre.
8..00 pm - Rollers Roller Disco - Over 18s SK8 Party - St Ives Guildhall.

Fair Mo - St Ives Parish Church
Saturday 1st December:
10.00 am - Fair Mo - Christmas Food and Drink - St Ives Parish Church.
11.00 am - Christmas Tree Festival - Fore Street Methodist Church.

6.00 pm - Exhibition Opening Party - Lobe:Claire Baker - Cafe Art.
7.00 pm - Christmas Tree Festival - Opening Concert - Fore Street Methodist Church.
7.30 pm - Jumbo Frug - Cabaret and Music - St Ives Arts Club.

Music and Performance Evening - St Ives Arts Club
Sunday 2nd December:
10..00 am - Christmas Card Making - St Ives School Of Painting.
10.30 am - Designs Direct - Cornish Craftwork - St Ives Harbour Hotel.

11.00 am - The Sunday Hangout - Cafe Art.
12.30 pm - Sunday Lunch and Jazz - Tregenna Castle.
7.30 pm - Music and Performance Evening - St Ives Arts Club.

That's just this weekend !
Much more coming up over the next three weeks.
Get down to St Ives - there is lots going in all through December !

Last minute accommodation:
Last Minute St Ives Cornwall

Full December events listings:
St Ives In December - What's On

Christmas Open Studios - Krowji Redruth
Finally - not in St Ives - but well worth the trip to Redruth - Krowji Christmas Open Studios - at Cornwall's largest creative hub. Studios open from 6.00 pm Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday.

Fantastic art and craftwork all made in Cornwall. Christmas carols, mulled wine, Santa's Grotto plus great food from The Melting Pot Cafe.

Saturday 17 November 2012

St Ives Cornwall - What's On - What's New

The Sunday Hangout - Café Art St Ives
The Sunday Hangout - Café Art St Ives

This week I thought that I'd highlight a few new events as well as some of the regulars in St Ives Cornwall.

New - tomorrow (Sunday 18th November 2012) and following Sundays - 11.00 am - 4.00 pm - The Sunday Hangout at Café Art. Lots of Sunday papers to read, board games, food, cakes and puddings. Plus special Sunday offer - free refill on all hot drinks.
More Info - Café Art

New - Monday (19th) - Argentine Tango Classes at St John's In The Fields. Advanced Class at 7.30pm - Total Beginners Class at 8.30pm. Cost £7.00 per person. Mondays through December.
More Info - Cameron Bennett Tango

Regular - but something new every week - Tuesday (20th) - St Ives Jazz Club - Chico Chica.. Exciting new vocal Latin-Jazz band.  Doors 8.00 pm - music 9.00 pm - admission £12.00 / £8.00 (members).
More Info - St Ives Jazz Club

New - Tuesday (20th) - Creative Workshop at Beaten Green starting at 7.00 pm. Upcycling Cushion Covers using a mixture of fabric remnants, hot washed woolen jumpers, buttons and bits, Cost £15.00 per person. Mondays and some Fridays through December.
More Info - Beaten Green

Regular - but now running weekly through the Winter - Wednesday (21st). Guided Tour - The Story of St Ives. Meet at St Ives Guildhall at 11.00 am  - £5.00 per person.
More Info - Guided Tours Of St Ives

Regular - but now with new stallholders, buskers to entertain you and a  café - Thursday (22nd). St Ives Farmers Market - at The Guildhall - fresh Cornish produce. Open from 9.30 am to 2.00 pm.
More Info - St Ives Farmers Market

Lots more events on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Also - looking ahead to Christmas - I've compiled a separate events page for the festive season:
St Ives In December

Saturday 10 November 2012

Remembrance Day In St Ives

War Memorial - St Ives Cornwall

Tomorrow - Sunday 11th November 2012 - is Remembrance Day - and St Ives will be honouring the fallen as will every village, town and city across Cornwall and the country.

11.00 am - Remembrance Ceremony and Wreath Laying
- at the War Memorial on Market Place.

7.30 pm - Festival Of Remembrance - St Anta Church Carbis Bay.
Mousehole Male Voice choir and others.

Also - on Sunday 18th November - An Evening Of Remembrance
 - St Ives Theatre. Songs by The Andrews Sisters, Vera Lynn, Glenn Miller and many more. A fundraiser for Help For Heroes.

Monday 5 November 2012

Creative Art Workshops - St Ives

Creative Art Workshops - St Ives

If you'd like to try something artistic and creative in the run-up to Christmas - and maybe make some personal and original Christmas gifts - there are various classes and workshops to choose from in and around St Ives.

Beatengreen - the vintage shop on St Andrews Street - have a series of Creative Workshops running on Tuesday evenings and some Fridays. These have a theme of recycling / upcycling and include some original topics such as Artwork From Used Postage Stamps, Gift Tagging And Wrapping With A Difference and Christmas Wreaths From Unwanted Books. Details and dates on their website:
Beatengreen St Ives - Creative Workshops

Glass Artist - Terri Bunn - is running classes where you can learn to make beautiful Christmas Decorations and other items from fused glass. Details and dates on:
Confessions Of A Glass Artist

Textile Artist Jo McIntosh - Knit One Weave One - has  Christmas Stocking Workshops on Monday 12th November at Krowji Creative Studios in Redruth.  Make and decorate your own stockings from felt and other textiles. Cost is £15.00 and you they run in the morning 10.00am to 12.30pm and afternoon 1.30pm to 4.00pm. Jo offers a range of other Textile Art Workshops and one to one tuition. Details on:
Knit One Weave One - Textile Art Workshops Cornwall

Finally - it you're looking for an original Christmas gift - you can buy Jo's Textile Art Gift Vouchers from here website. They can be redeemed for any of her workshops or 1:1 tuition:
Knit One Weave One - Textile Art Gift Vouchers

Friday 2 November 2012

Bonfire Night Fireworks In St Ives

St Ives - Bonfire Night Fireworks

St Ives will be celebrating Bonfire Night - Monday 5th November - with a firework display on Porthminster Beach.

Starts at 7.00 pm (weather permitting).

As well as the fireworks - food and drink will be available - there will be a BBQ and Porthminster Beach Cafe will be open.