Friday 22 March 2013

St Ives - What's On This Weekend

What's On In St Ives Cornwall - Saturday 23rd March 2013
What's On In St Ives Cornwall

Here are some highlights for the weekend:

Tonight (22nd March 2013) - Rollers Roller Disco - St Ives Guildhall.
Three sessions for all ages.
Under 11s and Family Skate - 5.00 pm.
Teen Skate - 6.30 pm.
Over 18s Disco Party - 8.30 pm.
Tickets - £5.00 including skate hire
More info and tickets:
Rollers Roller Disco Website

Saturday (23rd) - World Classics Series - Music Of Sweden - St Ives Arts Club.
Peter Hedlund - Nyckelharpa.
Doors 7.00 pm - performance 7.30 pm.
Tickets - £13.00.
From - Will Sleath - 01736 794 477 - also on the door if available.
More info:
St Ives Arts Club - Website

Saturday (23rd) - Parlor Dance - Close Distance - St Ives Guildhall.
An explosive, helter-skelter ride of modern dance.
Doors 7.00 pm - performance 7.30 pm.
Tickets - £9.00.
From - St Ives Visitor Information Centre - also on the door.
More info:
Parlor Dance - Website

More St Ives events - for the weekend and through the coming weeks:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Check out my new website for St Ives Guildhall for more events through the year:
St Ives Guildhall - What's On

Thursday 14 March 2013

St Ives September Festival - Latest News

St Ives September Festival 2013 - John Otway
St Ives September Festival 2013 - John Otway

There have been a couple of new additions to the St Ives September Festival line-up at St Ives Guildhall.

On Wednesday 25th September comedian Arthur Smith will be performing - supported by a festival favourite - the legendary John Otway.

On  Thursday 26th lovers of modern jazz can enjoy The James Taylor Quartet.

One other change - Patrons Evening with Steve Knightley and Phil Beer - will now be at St Ives Theatre rather than St Ives Guildhall. I'm told that they want to hold this special event at a slightly more intimate venue.The date remains unchanged - Friday 20th September. They will also be performing - as previously scheduled - the following night at The Guildhall - with Miranda Sykes.

You can see the full programme - as booked so far - on:
St Ives September Festival - Website

I've included a few more events - that I know are already scheduled - but not yet on the official website - on:
OneStIves - September Festival Page

Tickets for all events will be on sale soon.

Wednesday 13 March 2013

Exhibition - Leach Pottery

Leach Pottery St Ives - Shigeyoshi Ichino
Leach Pottery St Ives - Shigeyoshi Ichino

The Leach Pottery St Ives has a new exhibition - Shigeyoshi Ichino.

'To mark the 5th anniversary of its reopening, the Leach Pottery is planning a memorial exhibition for former Leach potter, Shigeyoshi Ichino who died in June 2011. The exhibition will consist of pots sent from Japan by his widow Shigeko Ichino, and friends Jeff Oestriech and John Bedding who worked with him during his time the Leach Pottery from 1969 to 1973.'

Open Monday - Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm,.
Sundays 11.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Runs until Saturday 6th April 2013.

Entry to the pottery costs £5.50 / £4.50 (over 60s).
Free entry for under 18s.

More information on:
Leach Pottery - Website

More exhibitions this week in St Ives on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Monday 11 March 2013

St Ives Guildhall - Under New Management

St Ives Guildhall - Website
St Ives Guildhall - New Website

From April 2013 St Ives Guildhall will be managed by St Ives Town Council.

Their intention is that the hall becomes a vibrant and busy venue - used by both the St Ives community and national event promoters.

They hope to raise enough revenue not just to maintain the building and cover running costs - but also to invest in improved facilities.

I've just built a brand new website - full of information for both visitors and potential bookers:
St Ives Guildhall - Website

Any feedback on the site would be most welcome.

It includes full event listings month by month for the next year. More will be added over the coming weeks.

The site also includes information about booking the hall - and the prices are now very reasonable. As well as live music, theatre and comedy - you can book the space for your wedding reception, party, meeting, craft market or just about anything else.

Events coming up include:
  • Mind Body and Spirit Fayre.
  • Modern Dance - Close Distance.
  • Professional Wrestling.
  • Comedy - Kevin Tomlinson.
  • Amateur Boxing.
  • Comedy - Phill Jupitus.
  • Vintage Market.
  • Live Music - The Orb.
  • St Ives Beer Festival
  • Lots more .......
Plus the regular weekly St Ives Farmers Market and Rollers Roller Disco.

Tickets for all events are available from St Ives Visitor Information Centre - many are also available online via Cornish Riviera Box Office.

Check out the listings for more information:
St Ives Guildhall - What's On

If you want to help with the maintenance of the hall - and steward some events - you can join:
Friends Of St Ives Guildhall

I'm seeking local advertisers on the site - especially restaurants and pubs that can benefit from pre-show diners and drinkers.
For more info go to
St Ives Guildhall - Advertising

As a lover of live music, theatre, comedy and sport I'm really pleased that St Ives Guildhall is going to be hosting so many events over the coming months. Looking forward to a few good nights out.

Thursday 7 March 2013

St Ives Jumbo - Scully Day - Grand Party

St Ives Jumbo Association - 5th Anniversary
St Ives Jumbo Association - 5th Anniversary

St Ives Jumbo Association is five years old
- and they are celebrating !

This Saturday (9th March 2013) they are launching a new punt - at 11.30 am from the old slipway.

This is followed - from 1.30 pm - by Scully Day - your chance to learn to pilot a boat around St Ives Harbour using one oar.

Tea, coffee, good company and historic photographs will be available in the warmth of the Shore Shelter and Rose Lodges.

The celebrations continue into the evening at St Ives Guildhall with a Grand Jumbo Party.

Live music from The Ambling Band, curry by Ruby June, beers from St Ives Brewery.

Doors open at 8.00 pm with music from 9.00 pm.

Tickets are £10.00 and available fro Fish Pye Pottery on Back Road St Ives.

If you're not in town but planning to go along to the party - you can order tickets online - plus see more details of events on:
St Ives Jumbo Association - Website

Friday 1 March 2013

St Ives - What's On This Weekend

Marcus Brigstocke - St Ives Guildhall
Marcus Brigstocke - St Ives Guildhall - Sunday

As ever - lots on in St Ives over the weekend and through the week.

Tonight (Friday 1st March 2013) - as every Friday - Rollers Roller Disco are at St Ives Guildhall - three sessions for all ages. Under 11s and families starting at 5.00 pm , over 12s and families at 6.30 pm, over 18s skate party at 8.30 pm.

Tomorrow (2nd) - St Piran's Day Parade - leaving from St Ives Guildhall at 2.00 pm.

On Sunday (3rd) - also at The Guildhall - Marcus Brigstocke - The Brig Society - at 8.00 pm. Tickets are £15.00 - available from St Ives Visitor Information Centre and online from:
CRBO - Marcus Brigstocke

Lots more events for the weekend and next week on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Also - some good news - from 1st April St Ives Town Council gain control over The Guildhall from Cornwall Council. Lots more exciting events coming up - easy booking at reasonable rates - plus a brand new website. Watch this space.