Wednesday 12 December 2012

Christmas Food Market - St Ives Guildhall

Christmas Food Market - St Ives Guildhall
Christmas Food Market - St Ives Guildhall

St Ives Farmers Market will be running a special Christmas Food Market - at St Ives Guildhall - this Saturday - 15th December. Open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Lots of lovely local food - all produced in Cornwall - for your Christmas table. Also a chance to get some special presents. More than 30 stalls - so lots to choose from. The cafe will be open serving refreshments.

Cornish Pork Pantry will be doing a Hog Roast ......

Tuesday 11 December 2012

St Ives Jazz Club

The Cloudmakers Trio - St Ives Jazz Club
The Cloudmakers Trio - St Ives Jazz Club

Tonight (Tuesday 11th December 2012)  - St Ives Jazz Club -
The Cloudmakers Trio.

At The Western Hotel on Royal Square.

'Vibraphonist Jim Hart has established himself as one of the premier creative jazz musicians of his generation in the UK. His new group plays original music by Jim that lies somewhere between New York's 'downtown' sound and the modern European tradition.'

Doors open at 8.00 pm - music starts at 9.00 pm ......

Sunday 9 December 2012

St Ives Christmas Lights 2012

Christmas Tree - Royal Square St Ives

St Ives Christmas Lights were switched on this Friday in Royal Square.

There are Christmas trees and lights all through town - from Tregenna Hill through High Street and along Fore Street ......

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Christmas In St Ives Cornwall

Cafe Art - Royal Square St Ives

Lots of Christmas things going on in St Ives over the next few days. Plus the regular events that keep us entertained through the year.

Today (Wednesday 5th December 2012):
Guided Tour Of St Ives - The Guildhall - 11.00 am ......

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Get Your Car Fixed In St Ives

St Ives MoT Test Centre

A new business has recently opened in St Ives Cornwall -
St Ives MoT Test Centre.

Conveniently located at the top end of town on Penbeagle Industrial Estate. Drive up The Stennack, turn left at St Ives Fire Station, keep going up the hill, opposite the car wash.. Easy to get to - plenty of parking.

They are the only authorised MoT Test Station in town - you no longer need to drive out to St Erth or Penzance to get your car sorted ......

Monday 3 December 2012

Cornwall Food Awards - Double Win - Seagrass

Seagrass - Best Restaurant - Best Chef

A double triumph for St Ives in the Cornwall Life Food and Drink Awards last week !

Seagrass St Ives was named as Best Restaurant Of The Year ...... 

Sunday 2 December 2012

Christmas Gifts - Shop Local and Buy Local

Hand-made Christmas Card - Jo McIntosh - Knit One Weave One
St Ives Crafts -Shop Local - Buy Local

If you're looking for Christmas gifts in St Ives you have lots of choices and a great range of local shops.

But - its worth bearing in mind that something labelled as A Gift From St Ives or Cornwall may not be all that it seems.

Many of these gifts may be from further afield - often much further !

It's great to support local businesses - where possible - by shopping in town. But you can increase the benefits even further by buying goods that are also made locally. Or - as a good alternative - Fairtrade items that will benefit craft makers elsewhere.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with cheap foreign made tat manufactured gifts from around the world. They generally offer good value and quality. But if you want some of the lovely work made by local Cornish craftspeople - or genuine Fairtrade goods - you need to take a little care. If in doubt - always ask in the shop or check the label carefully.

Shop Local AND Buy Local.

Here are some "local hero" shops - on the ground in St Ives and online - where you can be sure to get genuine Cornish or Fairtrade gifts.

High quality craftwork from around Cornwall - Market Place:
Crowan Crafts

Artisan chocolate hand-made in St Ives - Fore Street:
I Should Coco

Beautiful felt and quilting - hand-made by owners Heidi and Norma - Fore Street:
Kuiama Crafts

Lovingly hand-made felt bags, silk scarves and more - Krowji and Online:
Knit One Weave One

Stunning textile art, cards and prints from St Ives - Online:
Carolyn Saxby

Fantastic range of books about Cornwall and by local authors - Tregenna Place:
Harbour Bookshop

Highly original paintings and jewellery - Bullans Terace:
Sally MacCabe Studio Gallery

Unique individually hand-made crafts inspired by St Ives - Back Road West:
St Ives Arts and Crafts

More soon for Christmas - St Ives and Cornish food and drink.