Thursday 22 August 2013

Big Bank Holiday Weekend - St Ives Guildhall

August Bank Holiday - St Ives Guildhall
August Bank Holiday - St Ives Guildhall

A full programme of entertainment at St Ives Guildhall over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

On Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd - Rollers Roller Disco. Thursday - 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm - Family Skate. Friday - 5.00 pm Family Skate - 6.30 pm Teen Skate - 8.30 pm Roller Disco Party
More Info and Tickets ......

On Saturday 24th - The Music Of John Denver - a tribute by Chris Bannister - 8.00 pm.
More Info and Tickets ......

On Sunday 25th - Kernow King - stand up comedy - 7.00 pm.
More Info and Tickets ......

On Monday 26th - The Secret Policeman's Ball - fundraiser for Amnesty International - 8.00 pm.
More Info and Tickets ......

The Guildhall programme then continues into September with The West End Experience - live music with Chantel McGregor - music, theatre and comedy at St Ives September Festival.
More Info and Tickets ......

Listings for other events in town - over the weekend and through September - can be found on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Wednesday 14 August 2013

St Ives Lifeboat Day

Lifeboat Day - St Ives Cornwall
Lifeboat Day - St Ives Cornwall

Tomorrow (Thursday 15th August 2013) is Lifeboat Day in St Ives.

Great fun - and an important fundraiser for a good cause.

There will be stalls, food and the chance to view the lifeboats.

Plus entertainment including music from Bagas Porthia.

The fun starts from 10.00 am at The Lifeboat House on St Ives Harbour.

Monday 12 August 2013

St Ives Allotment Blog

Allotment With A Sea View - St Ives Cornwall
Allotment With A Sea View - St Ives Cornwall

A few months ago I started a new blog:

Allotment With A Sea View - St Ives Cornwall

A diary of my growing efforts on my plot - out below the Penwith Hills to the west of St Ives. A beautiful location - and my blog has some lovely photos to enjoy. Plus what I hope are some interesting posts about growing through the seasons in Cornwall.

Take a look - any feedback is welcome.

You can also follow on Facebook:
Allotment With A Sea View - Facebook

Friday 9 August 2013

St Ives - What's On This Weekend

What's On In St Ives This Weekend

I can't believe how quickly time and Summer are passing - its nearly mid-August already. September and relative calm approach - but a busy Summer season is in progress in St Ives and as ever - Lots On!

Tonight (Friday 9th August):
Rollers Roller Disco - St Ives Guildhall - three sessions for all ages - 5.00 pm Family Skate - 6.30 pm Teen Skate - 8.30 pm Over 18s Roller Disco Party. St Ives Raft Race - on the harbour - starts at 7.00 pm.

Saturday (10th) - various art exhibitions including Tate St Ives, St Ives Arts Club and St Ives Society Of Artists. Barefoot Boogie at Lelant Village Hall.

Sunday (11th) - Puppet Show at Boathouse Theatre, Music and Performance evening at St Ives Arts Club.

Some highlights for the week ahead - Markets at St Ives Guildhall, Guided Tours, Clay Days for children at Leach Pottery, Beach Workshops with Tate St Ives and a Pop-Up University on Porthmeor Beach.

More events - more info - dates - times on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

See my earlier St Ives Blog post for:
Summer In St Ives -  Activities For Children

Wednesday 7 August 2013

St Ives Arts Club - August Events

St Ives Arts Club - August
St Ives Arts Club - August

Lots on at St Ives Arts Club this summer.

A new comedy night opens today - The Dhynamo Show - starring local performer Dhyano with his bizarre, witty and surreal comedy. Special guests are also promised. Doors open at 8.00 pm and tickets are £6.00 - or £5.00 for club members. Available from St Ives VIC and Cafe Art. The show returns on Wednesdays 21st and 28th August.
More Info ......

Next Wednesday - 14th August - a new theatre production -
Imago Theatre - On The Terrace.
'In the setting of a top girls' boarding school we observe the lives of five sophisticated and elegant upper-school pupils who, being prefects, enjoy special privileges, such as the use of the terrace as their own private space. From here they exert authority over the rest of the school and punish those who transgress.'
Sounds interesting. Doors open at 7.00 pm and tickets are £6.00 - or £5.00 for club members.
More Info .....

On the visual arts front - an exhibition of work by Kathryn Loveluck is open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm daily until Saturday 17th August. Karen Taffinder and Archa Robinson are also exhibiting alongside Kathryn.

This is followed by The Affordable Art Show - work in various media by Arts Club members at bargain prices. Open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm from Sunday 18th - Saturday 31st August.

Looking further ahead - St Ives September Festival opens on Saturday 14th September - with events at the club every day. These include a members exhibition, lunchtime arts talks, live music, poetry, comedy, and a season of horror films. You can book tickets online via the Arts Club website.
More Info ......

Details of other events across town - through August and through the year - can be found on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Tuesday 6 August 2013

St Ives September Festival - Latest News

St Ives September Festival 2013
St Ives September Festival 2013

Tickets are almost sold out for Show Of Hands with Miranda Sykes - St Ives Guildhall - Saturday 21st September. If you want to catch this gig - best to move fast:
Tickets - Show Of Hands

A new addition to the line-up at St Ives Guildhall that has already generated a lot of interest - and nostalgia.
Mr Peggotty's Disco Revival - Friday 20th September. Featuring some of the original DJs from this iconic St Ives club. Tickets are just £5.00 - on sale now from Oates Travel - or call 01736 795 857.
More Info ......

Another recent addition - Camborne Town Band - Festival Proms Night. Thursday 26th September - £10.00:
Tickets - Camborne Town Band

The Arts & Literature Programme continues to grow - with more events than ever this year. For the first time you can buy tickets for most events online. You cans also download your own copy of the programme:
Tickets - Arts & Literature
Programme - Arts & Literature

You can also buy tickets online for the main Music & Performance Programme with gigs at St Ives Guildhall - The Western Hotel - St Ives Theatre:
Tickets - Music & Performance

I'm managing Social Media for the festival - so you can catch the latest festival news as it happens here:
St Ives September Festival - Facebook
St Ives September Festival - Twitter

Monday 5 August 2013

St Ives Guildhall - August Events

St Ives Guildhall - August Events
St Ives Guildhall - August Events

St Ives Guildhall has a full programme of events through August including theatre, stand up comedy, concerts, roller discos and three weekly markets.

Squashbox Theatre have three shows for children:

Tuesday 6th August - 3.00 pm - The Sea Show.
Buy Tickets - Cornish Riviera Box Office

Tuesday 13th August - 3.00 pm - Skillywidden.
Buy Tickets - Cornish Riviera Box Office

Tuesday 20th August - 3.00 pm - Curious Creatures.
Buy Tickets - Cornish Riviera Box Office

Every Thursday and Friday throughout August -
Rollers Roller Disco.
Family Skate - Thursdays - 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm.
Family Skate - Fridays - 5.00 pm.
Over 11s Teen Skate - Fridays - 6.30 pm.
Over 18s Roller Disco Party - Fridays - 8.30 pm.
Buy Tickets - Rollers Roller Disco

The month ends with three events over the bank holiday weekend:

Saturday 24th August - The Music of John Denver.
Sunday 25th August - Stand Up Comedy - Kernow King.
Monday 26th August - The Secret Policeman's Ball.
More details and tickets on:
St Ives Guildhall - What's On - August

Plus - three markets to visit weekly:
  • Mondays - Collectables Market
  • Wednesdays - Fair Wednesday - Craft and General Market
  • Thursdays - St Ives Farmers Market
More events are scheduled right through to December - details on:

St Ives September Festival will be staging some major gigs - including Fairport Convention, Show Of Hands and John Otway. Full details and tickets on:

If you'd like to advertise our local business - attracting Guildhall visitors to your gallery / restaurant for a pre-show or post-show visit check out:
St Ives Guildhall Advertising

Finally - the venue is now run by St Ives Town Council and so booking for your event is easy and relatively cheap. As well as entertainment and markets the hall can host weddings, business meetings and other events. Get in touch for more info:
St Ives Guildhall - Contact Us

Friday 2 August 2013

Scully Day - St Ives Harbour

Scully Day - St Ives Harbour

St Ives Jumbo Association are holding another Scully Day on St Ives Harbour on Sunday 4th August - starting at 2.00 pm on the Old Slipway.

These are free events for the family which were introduced two years ago to  encourage as many people as possible to 'scully' - the traditional method of propelling a small boat using a single oar over the stern.

An opportunity of acquiring a new skill which, only recently, was a 'rite of passage' for any St.Ives boy yet is now at risk of being forgotten. In St Ives, at least, the art of scullying is being revived.

Also on the harbour will be St Ives Pilot Gig Club - newcomers to gig racing will be offered a chance to try their hand at rowing the gig 'Defiance'.

Scully Races will then begin at 4.30 pm.  It has been proposed that St Ives Boatmen should take on the Rest of the World!  Contestants are eagerly sought to help bring scully racing back to St.Ives.