Thursday, 15 December 2016

Countdown To Christmas In St Ives

Christmas - St Ives Cornwall
Christmas - St Ives Cornwall


More Christmassy events around St Ives this weekend
(16th - 18th December 2016).

Here is a selection.

Countdown To Christmas
Around St Ives.
Saturday 17th December - 11.00 am to 3.00 pm.
Santa in his grotto at Cohort Hostel.
History Walk - The Malakoff - 12.00 pm.
Christmas Shop Windows.
Town Treasure Hunt.
More Info ........

Christmas Tree Festival
Fore Street Methodist Church.
Saturday 17th December - 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Open Mon to Sat until 31st December.

St Ives Christmas Lantern Parade
Barnoon Workshop to The Harbour.
Saturday 17th December - 6.00 pm.

Cornish Carols.
Fore Street Methodist Church
Saturday 17th December - 7.00 pm.

Live Music
The Castle Inn - Fore Street.
Friday 16th December - 9.00 pm.
Saturday 17th December - 9.00 pm.
Sunday 18th December - 3.00 pm.

Full listings of events around town -
through December and into the New Year -
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Christmas Events - Royal Square St Ives

Christmas In St Ives Cornwall
Christmas In St Ives Cornwall


This weekend (8th - 11th December 2016) - in and around Royal Square and around St Ives - a whole host of Christmassy events and entertainments.

Thursday 8th December - 7.00 pm.
Christmas Wine Tasting - Burdett Wines.
St Ives Guildhall.

Friday 9th December - 10.00 am.
St Ives Craft Group - Make A Paper Cone Christmas Wreath.
St Ives Library.

Friday 9th December - 7.00 pm.
Movie and Pizza - Finding Dory.
Surfhouse St Ives - The Island.

Saturday 10th December - 11.00 am.
Sunday 11th December - 11.00 am.
Make Christmas Lanterns.
Barnoon Workshop.

Saturday 10th December - 11.00 am.
Sing-Along-A-Frozen.
Royal Cinema.

Saturday 10th December - 11.00 am.
Swamp Circus.
Royal Square St Ives.

Saturday 10th December - 12.00 pm.
Father Christmas In His Grotto..
Royal Square St Ives.

Sunday 11th December - 3.00 pm.
Messy Christmas - Family Fun and Carols.
St Ives Guildhall.

More info on -

St Ives In December - A Right Royal Knees-Up

What's On - St Ives Cornwall

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Christmassy St Ives - This Weekend

 Christmas - St Ives Cornwall
Christmas - St Ives Cornwall


Lots of Christmassy events in St Ives on Saturday (3rd December 2016) as the festive season gets underway.

From around 10.00 am to around 4.00 pm - Christmassy Town - including music, dancing, street artists and story telling on Fore Street.

Father Christmas will be in his Winter Wonderland Grotto at Cohort Hostel at the bottom of The Stennack from 12.00 – 3.00 pm. There will be free craft activities for children while they wait to tell him what they’d like for Christmas. Entry to Grotto is £5.00 including a gift.

Arts and Crafts for sale at Etsy Made Local - Christmas Fair at St Ives Guildhall.

St Ives Textile Artist Jo McIntosh will be hosting Crafternoon at Cafe Art on Royal Square- from 2.00 to 4.00 pm. A fundraiser for the mental health charity MIND.  Bring along a Christmassy (or other) craft project to work on. Make a donation and get a free cuppa.

Also worth a look -

History & Mystery of St Ives - 
Tony Mason leads a 90-minute stroll from Porthminster to Porthmeor as he tells of the history and mystery of St Ives. Learn about the ancient fishing industry, the railway, our lifeboats, shipwrecks, the harbour and anything else that happens to catch the eye as you go along. Meet at The Malakoff at midday.

Exhibition - Back To Beauty - Barnoon Workshop - 
Abstract artists Bobby Wotnot and Zoe Eaton will be showing recent works. Bobby Wotnot creates drawings with tiny dots and marks that are built up in a process resulting in a shimmering textured surface. Zoe Eaton works with paint, to create organic, abstract scenes that evoke an unknown landscape, or organism. Open from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm- also open on Sunday.

Live Music - The Castle Inn -
Home cooked food and real ales at the best traditional pub in St Ives, music starts at 9.00 pm.
Also on Sunday - a Sunday roast served from 12.00 pm then afternoon music with an acoustic set at 3.00 pm from the legendary Tyrone - Mr T.

Lots more Christmassy events are planned in St Ives through  December - details on -
St Ives In December - Website

Full listings of events in St Ives on -
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Friday, 2 December 2016

Father Christmas Arrives In St Ives

Christmas - St Ives Cornwall
Christmas - St Ives Cornwall


Tonight in St Ives -
Santa arrives at the harbour on the lifeboat at 6.30 pm.

There will then be a parade along the harbour, Fore Street and High Street to Royal Square.

Santa's sleigh will be accompanied by musicians and street entertainers.

Santa will meet his reindeer in Royal Square and switch on the Christmas tree lights.

Also in or near Royal Square -
  • Etsy Made Local - Christmas Fair at St Ives Guildhall.
  • Exhibition Opening - Local Artists at Cafe Art.
  • Christmas Bazaar at St Ives Theatre.
Also worth a look -
  • Live Music - Classic Rock - Sinpusher at The Castle Inn.
Lots more Christmassy events are planned in St Ives all weekend and through  December - details on -

Full listings of events in St Ives on -
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Friday, 25 November 2016

What's On In St Ives This Weekend

Stitch St Ives - Craft Supplies Show
Stitch St Ives - Craft Supplies Show


A varied programme of events in St Ives this weekend.

Stitch St Ives - Craft Supplies Show
The Island Centre.
Saturday 26th November - 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Sunday 27th November - 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Everything for the creative crafter, knitter and stitcher.
Stalls including fabrics, wool, fleece, yarns, dyes, threads, beads, buttons .... and lots more.
Plus a programme of creative workshops.
Food and drink all day by Cafe Art St Ives.
More info ......
Stitch St Ives - Website

Fair Mo - Christmas Fair
St Ives Parish Church.
Saturday 26th November - 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Stalls with Christmas gifts and crafts. Food. Music.

Shanty Shout - The Castle Inn St Ives
Saturday 26th November - sessions at 3.00 pm and 7.00 pm.
A Traditional Shanty Day at The Castle Inn.
With - Falmouth Shout, Bamamaluz Bootleggers, Figurehead, Bone Idle.
Free entry - but donations gratefully received for Children’s Hospice South West.

Working Party - St Ives Community Orchard
Sunday 27th November - 11.00 am to 1.00 pm.
"All skills and general help are much appreciated. We provide the tools, gloves and biscuits /fruit and show you what’s needed doing. It mostly involves cutting back brambles and bracken and clearing around trees."
More info -
St Ives Community Orchard - Website

Lots more on through the rest of November and into December

Comprehensive listings of events through November and December:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Publicise your St Ives events and reach a big audience:
One St Ives - What's On - Advertising

Friday, 18 November 2016

What's On In St Ives

RY-X - Sun 20th November - St Ives Guildhall
RY-X - Sun 20th November - St Ives Guildhall


Some great events in St Ives over the weekend and the final week of November.

Live music at St Ives Guildhall on Sunday (20th November 2016) -
RY-X.
Doors - 7.30 pm. Music from 8.00 pm.
A gorgeous, dolorous haze” – New York Times.
Haunting and haunted...Set to bask in the warm glow of success” – The Guardian.
Support from Josin.
Tickets are £13.00 - available online from:
Cornish Riviera Box Office - RY-X

Live music at The Castle Inn on Friday and Saturday night from 9.00 pm and Sunday afternoon from 3.00 pm. Free entry.

Cheap Seats Community Cinema at St Ives Arts Club on Saturday night. Film - 7.30 pm - doors 7.00 pm.
The Wall -
"A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the countryside. Accompanied by her loyal dog she becomes immersed in a world untouched by civilization and ruled by the laws of nature. This film will make you think about humanity, nature and life - a poetic beautifully shot film."
Tickets - available on the door:
£4.00 / £3.50 (Arts Club members).

During the week a variety of events including Pub Quiz at The Castle Inn (Mon), St Ives Knitting Group at Cafe Art (Tue), Steeple Woodland Working Party (Wed), St Ives Farmers Market (Thu).

Then on Saturday 26th November - the Christmas season kicks off in St Ives with:
Stitch St Ives - Crafts For Crafters Show.
The Island Centre.
More info ......
Stitch St Ives - Website

Fair Mo - Christmas Fair.
St Ives Parish Church.

More events through November and December on ......
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Stitch St Ives - Crafts for Crafters Show

Stitch St Ives - Craft Supplies Show
Stitch St Ives - Craft Supplies Show


Stitch St Ives is a craft show with a difference.

The focus is entirely on craft supplies, rather than finished products.

Everything for the creative crafter - knitting and stitching - textiles - craft supplies.

The Island Centre, St Ives.
Saturday 26th - Sunday 27th November 2016.
10.00 am - 4.00 pm.
Entry: £2.00 (under 18s and students free).

Also - a programme of fun creative workshops.

Food and drink all day by Cafe Art St Ives.

Exhibitors come from around Cornwall and the UK - so that crafters can meet the suppliers and see the goods - rather than buying online.

Items available include:
  • Hand made artisan beads.
  • Hand dyed and painted fabrics.
  • Patchwork fabrics.
  • Knitting wools.
  • Crochet yarns.
  • Hand made button.
  • Spinning wheels.
  • Weaving looms.
  • Hand-dyed fleece for felting.
  • Printing paints and kits.
  • Lots more .....
A full list of stallholders and supplies is on:

Creative crafts workshops and demonstrations include:
  • Silk Paper Making.
  • Printing.
  • Plastic Fusion.
  • Felted Soaps.
  • Big Knitting.
  • Stencil Cutting.
A full list of workshops is on:

The Island Centre venue is easy to get to. A short walk from the harbour and the town centre. Next door to a large public car park. Disabled access.
Stitch St Ives Website - Find Us

So come along to enjoy a creative crafty day out - browse the stalls, enjoy a coffee and cake, get creative at a workshop, browse some more!

You can also enjoy all the rest that St Ives has to offer - galleries, shops, restaurants and wonderful scenery. We look forward to welcoming you!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Live Music - St Ives Guildhall

Natty and The Rebel Ship - St Ives Guildhall
Natty and The Rebel Ship - Guildhall - Fri 18 Nov


Live music at St Ives Guildhall in November.

Friday 18th November - 7.30 pm.
Natty and The Rebel Ship - Postponed
Thus gig has now been postponed to February 2017 -
ticket holders should obtain a refund from their ticket outlet.
The new date will be announced in due course.

Sunday 20th November - 8.00 pm
RY X
Tickets: £13.00 - from:
Cornish Riviera Box Office - RY X

The November gigs are promoted by SW1 Productions -
who will be bringing more live music to The Guildhall next year.
They are also staging gigs at other venues around Cornwall.
Latest News - SW1 Productions - Facebook



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Christmas Wine Tasting
St Ives Guildhall - Thursday 8th December
Tickets and More Info ......

More events around town:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Autumn In St Ives - St Ives Arts Club

Autumn In St Ives - Colours of the Season
Autumn In St Ives - Colours of the Season


A new exhibition at St Ives Arts Club -
opening on Saturday 8th September 2016.

Autumn in St Ives
Colours of the Season in Textiles & Metalwork.

Sharon McSwiney & Alison Dupernex.

Sat 8th – Friday 14th October 2016.
Open daily 10.00 am – 5.00 pm.

After the very successful ‘Colours of Cornwall’ exhibition in February, Sharon McSwiney & Alison Dupernex return to the St Ives Arts Club with ‘Autumn in St Ives’.

This exciting show will combine the rich colours of copper & brass with silks & wools reflecting the change of season.

Metalwork, jewellery, knitwear jackets, scarfs & hats will be on display in the historic setting of the Arts Club.  Pieces inspired by the scenery of West Cornwall and fauna & flora.

Both Sharon & Alison will be attending everyday & creating while on site.  Listen out for the tap of a hammer or the whirr of a knitting machine…

All welcome to come along & discuss the work.
Free entry.

Friday, 9 September 2016

St Ives September Festival 2016

St Ives September Festival 2016
St Ives September Festival 2016


Time rushes by and another September Festival is almost upon us.

Here is a small selection of the many events over the opening weekend.

The Castle Inn
Saturday 10th - 12.30 pm - Acoustic Session
Saturday 10th - 9.00 pm - Janice M - Jazz and Soul
Sunday 11th - 3.00 pm - Los Alamos - Afternoon Chill Out Music
Monday 12th - 8.30 pm - Fun Pub Quiz - Lovely Aunty Liz

Castle Inn - more events ......



St Ives Arts Club
Saturday 10th - 7.30 pm - Imago Theatre - If Not Now, When?
Sunday 11th - 3.00 pm - Cornish Women on the Verge
Sunday 11th - 6.00 pm - GOT 2 ACT - American Idol
Monday 12th - 7.30 pm - Film Season - Modern Times - Charlie Chaplin

St Ives Arts Club - more events ......



Jo McIntosh - Knit One Weave One
Monday 12th - 3.15 pm - Creative Crafts Workshop - Felt Making
Wednesday 14th - 10.00 am - Creative Crafts Workshop - Silk Painting


Knit One Weave One - more events ......



Other Events ......

Fore Street and Around Town
Saturday 10th - 12.30 pm - Street Entertainment


St Ives Guildhall
Monday 12th - 7.00 pm - Tyn Daga - World Ceilidh Night



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Thursday, 25 August 2016

What's On in St Ives - This Weekend

Music Of John Denver - Mon 29th Aug - St Ives Guildhall


A busy August Bank Holiday weekend ahead in St Ives.

Here is a small selection of things that you might enjoy.

Live Music and Real Ales - The Castle Inn.
Friday 26th - Dirty 'Livin' Rhythm Band - 9.00 pm.
Saturday 27th - Crossfire 69 - 9.00 pm.
Sunday 28th - Los Alamos - 3.00 pm.
Sunday Carvery - 12.00 to 3.00 pm.
Beef, pork or lamb, roast 'n' mash potatoes, honey glazed parsnip, carrots, cauliflower cheese, peas, Yorkshire pudding, homemade gravy and stuffing. Only £9.50.
All gigs - free entry - a great selection of real ales on tap.

Cheap Seats Community Cinema - St Ives Arts Club.
Saturday 27th August - 7.30 pm.
Sweet Bean.
A film about tolerance, redemption, friendship & nature...and a good dollop of red bean paste!
An ode to the simple joys in life. Japanese - subtitled.
Tickets - £4.00 / £3.50 (Arts Club members).
Available on the door.

The Music Of John Denver - St Ives Guildhall.
Monday 29th August - 8.00 pm.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Chris Bannister performs his celebration of the music of legendary Country/Folk artist John Denver.
Tickets are just £10.00 - available from:
Cornish Riviera Box Office - The Music Of John Denver

More St Ives events and news:

St Ives Cornwall - What's On

St Ives Cornwall - Facebook

Monday, 22 August 2016

St Ives September Festival 2016 - Theatre

On Air - BoatHouse Theatre St Ives
On Air - BoatHouse Theatre St Ives


Well worth seeing in September - (admission of self interest - my wife Jo is in the cast - but it's still worth seeing!).

On Air - A Celebration Of Vintage Radio Entertainment.

A celebration of radio drama - including the first ever play written for and aired on radio - in 1924 - set in a coal mine -
A Comedy Of Danger - a one act play by Richard Hughes.

Tuesday 20th - Thursday 22nd September 2016 - 7.30 pm.

BoatHouse Theatre, Carnglaze Place, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1PX

A unique little venue, tucked away in an old pilchard cellar, just off St Ives Harbour. It seats no more than 30 people - so best to book tickets in advance.

Tickets: £7.00
Only available from - Boathouse Theatre -  07985 261 181

The play was first staged in May - more info on my previous blog post:

Theatre - St Ives - On Air



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More festival events -
St Ives September Festival - What's On

Get creative -
St Ives September Festival - Arts and Crafts Workshops

Get your venue and events listed -
St Ives Cornwall - What's On Listings

Cool contemporary accommodation a short walk from this venue -
Cohort Hostel


Thursday, 18 August 2016

St Ives September Festival 2016 - Workshops

St Ives September Festival 2016 - Creative Crafts
St Ives September Festival 2016 - Creative Crafts


This September - Get Creative - Learn Something New - Have Fun! -
with St Ives Textile Artist Jo McIntosh.

Jo has four workshops running during the September Festival fortnight.

Places are still available - but limited - so book early if you want a place.

Felt Making
Monday 12th September - 15.15 - 17.15.
St Ives Library.
Learn to make felt from first principles and create a lovely picture to your own design.

Silk Painting
Wednesday 14th September - 10.00 - 12.30.
The Island Centre.
Learn how to use silk paints and Gutta to paint an image onto silk.

Rag Rug
Monday 19th September  - 15.15 - 17.15.
St Ives Library.
Learn this traditional craft and turn unwanted clothes/fabric into beautiful textile art.

Papermaking
Wednesday 21st September - 10.00 - 12.30.
The Island Centre.
Recycle used paper to make sheets that include petals, threads and other materials.

You can book places online here ......
St Ives September Festival - Creative Crafts Workshops

Jo can also run workshops for groups - on a subject of your choice - and offers one to one tuition in a range of creative crafts and textile art techniques.

You can contact Jo on 01736 797 122 - or via her website or Facebook.

More info on ......
Jo McIntosh - Knit One Weave One - Website

Latest news on ......
Jo McIntosh - Knit One Weave One - Facebook


Monday, 8 August 2016

St Ives September Festival 2016 - The Castle Inn

St Ives September Festival 2016 - The Castle Inn
St Ives September Festival 2016 - The Castle Inn


The best real ale pub in St Ives has a full and varied programme of live music in September.

Plus - on Monday nights - the popular - Fun Pub Quiz With -
Lovely Aunty Liz.

The music includes:
  • The Dowling Thing
  • Mr T
  • Blooze
  • Devil's Creek
  • Sinpusher
Plus lots more - full listings are on:
St Ives September Festival 2016 - The Castle Inn

Latest news on:
The Castle Inn St Ives - Facebook

All gigs are free entry - and lovely home cooked pub food is available beforehand - so get in early to get a good seat.

Plus - a range of perfectly kept real ales - including Cornish beers and guest ales from all over.



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More festival events -
St Ives September Festival - What's On

Get creative -
St Ives September Festival - Arts and Crafts Workshops

Get your venue and events listed -
St Ives Cornwall - What's On Listings

Cool contemporary festival accommodation -
Cohort Hostel

Monday, 1 August 2016

St Ives September Festival 2016 - Arts Club

St Ives September Festival 2016 - Arts Club
St Ives September Festival 2016 - Arts Club


St Ives Arts Club has a varied and vibrant programme of events for
St Ives September Festival 2016.

Every night from Saturday 10th to Saturday 24th September.

These include live music, theatre, arts talks, films and comedy.

The club is one of St Ives' most atmospheric venues - in an historic building overlooking the sea - a short walk from the town centre.

Just to give a flavour - a selection of events includes:
  • Imago Theatre - If Not Now, When?
  • Got 2 Act - American Idol – The Story of Helen Keller.
  • Film Programme - Modern Times - Charlie Chaplin.
  • Concert - John Thomson and Jesse Giuliani.
  • Talk - In Search of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham.
  • Singer Songwriter -  Stephanie Kirkham.
  • Comedy - Sweet 'N Sour.
Full listings and ticket details can be found on:
St Ives Arts Club - September Festival 2016

Latest updates on:
St Ives Arts Club - Facebook



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More festival events -
St Ives September Festival - What's On

Get creative -
St Ives September Festival - Arts and Crafts Workshops

Get your venue and events listed -
St Ives Cornwall - What's On Listings

Cool contemporary festival accommodation -
Cohort Hostel

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Family Creative Crafts Workshops - St Ives

Family Creative Crafts Workshops - St Ives
 


Textile artist Jo McIntosh has a programme of Family Creative Crafts Workshops running in St Ives through August 2016.

All are at The Island Centre, Island Road - an easy walk from St Ives town centre and next to the Island Car Park.

All are suitable for adults and families with children.

Cost is £15.00 for adults and £5.00 for children (with paying adult).

Get creative, learn something new, have fun !

There are workshops every Wednesday morning through August - details:

Make a Clay Tile
Wednesday 3rd August - 10.00 - 12.30
Use air drying clay to make a decorative tile which does not need to be fired in a kiln.

Sew a Felt Animal
Wednesday 10th August - 10.00 - 12.30
Use colourful felt and simple hand sewing to make your own felt animal.

Hand Made Books
Wednesday 17th August - 10.00 - 12.30
Learn a simple bookmaking technique to make a concertina book and a hand sewn book to use as a sketchbook, scrapbook or holiday journal.

Make A Windsock
Wednesday 24th August - 10.00 - 12.30
Decorate a cardboard tube with foil and tissue paper to make a sparkly fish to swim in the breeze.

Weaving
Wednesday 31st August - 10.00 - 12.30
Learn to make a small loom out of card and use colourful textured wool to create a woven picture.

For more information or to book contact Jo:
jo.mcintosh@knitweave.co.uk
01736 797 122

Or you can book places online via Cornish Riviera Box Office:
St Ives Creative Crafts Workshops



Jo can also run workshops on a topic to suit you for:
  • Individuals,
  • Families
  • Groups
More info:
Website - Jo McIntosh - Knit One Weave One

Latest News:
Facebook - Jo McIntosh - Knit One Weave One



Jo also has two workshops at St Ives Library during
St Ives September Festival - places still available:

Felt Making
Monday 12th September - 15.00 - 17.00
Learn to make felt from first principles and create a lovely picture to your own design.
Book now ......

Rag Rug
Monday 19th September  - 15.00 - 17.00
Learn this traditional craft and turn unwanted clothes/fabric into beautiful textile art.
Book now ......

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

St Ives Guildhall - What's On

St Ives Guildhall - Trevithick!
 


Coming up at St Ives Guildhall.

Kernow King - Trevithick!
Tuesday 2nd August 2016.
'A biographical comedy that will light a fire in your bellies, bring joy to your heart and set your brain whirring like a four way valve on a steam engine. This is the true story of a man who was as much an artist and magician as he was an engineer.'
Tickets - £9.00 (adults) / £6.00 (under 16s) - available from:
CRBO - Trevithick!

Tickets are also available over the counter at The Guildhall - and on the door if available.

Looking ahead - also coming up at The Guildhall:

Squashbox Theatre - Tales From The Trees.
Tuesday 9th August 2016.
Tickets - £5.00 (adults) / £4.00 (children) - available from:
CRBO - Squashbox Theatre

Chris Bannister - The Music of John Denver.
Monday 29th August 2016.
Tickets - £10.00 - available from:
CRBO - Chris Bannister

Tyn Daga and Friends - World Ceilidh Night.
A fund-raiser for the Nepali childrens’ Circle Home.
Monday 12th September 2016.
Tickets - £8.50 - available from:
CRBO - Tyn Daga



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St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Cool, contemporary accommodation just seconds from The Guildhall:
Cohort Hostel

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Family Creative Crafts Workshops - St Ives

Creative Crafts Workshops - St Ives - Jo McIntosh
Creative Crafts Workshops - St Ives - Jo McIntosh


St Ives textile artist Jo McIntosh has a programme of creative crafts workshops running through July and August 2016.

All are at The Island Centre, Island Road - an easy walk from St Ives town centre and next to the Island Car Park.

All are suitable for adults and families with children.

Cost is £15.00 for adults and £5.00 for children (with paying adult).

Get creative, learn something new, have fun !

For more information or to book contact Jo:
jo.mcintosh@knitweave.co.uk
01736 797 122

Or you can book places online via Cornish Riviera Box Office:
St Ives Creative Crafts Workshops

There are workshops every Wednesday morning through Summer - details:

Paper Mache Bowl
Wednesday 13th July - 10.00 - 12.30
Recycle newspaper/magazines to create a unique bowl.

Water Soluble Bowl
Wednesday 20th July - 10.00 - 12.30
Use up fabric scraps, threads, sweet papers etc., with water soluble fabric to make an unusual “fairy” bowl.

Papermaking
Wednesday 27th July - 10.00 - 12.30
Recycle used paper to make sheets of handmade paper and include petals, threads etc. into the paper.

Make a Clay Tile
Wednesday 3rd August - 10.00 - 12.30
Use air drying clay to make a decorative tile which does not need to be fired in a kiln.

Sew a Felt Animal
Wednesday 10th August - 10.00 - 12.30
Use colourful felt and simple hand sewing to make your own felt animal.

Bookmaking
Wednesday 17th August - 10.00 - 12.30
Learn a simple bookmaking technique to make a concertina book and a hand sewn book to use as a sketchbook, scrapbook or holiday journal.

Make A Windsock
Wednesday 24th August - 10.00 - 12.30
Decorate a cardboard tube with foil and tissue paper to make a sparkly fish to swim in the breeze.

Weaving
Wednesday 31st August - 10.00 - 12.30
Learn to make a small loom out of card and use colourful textured wool to create a woven picture.

Jo can also run workshops for individuals and groups on a topic to suit you.

More info:
Website - Jo McIntosh - Knit One Weave One

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Secret Gardens Of St Ives

Secret Gardens of St Ives
Secret Gardens of St Ives


Secret Gardens Of St Ives - ten private gardens, mostly in tucked away parts of St Ives, will be open for the public to explore and enjoy.

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June 2016 - 12.00 to 5.00 pm.

These are not normally open to the public - so this is a rare opportunity to explore Hidden St Ives !

The gardens range from pocket-sized to more substantial plots.

They may be hidden down narrow lanes or command stunning views over the coast.

Each one reflects the style and horticultural interests of its owners.

Most of the gardens are within walking distance of each other and the town centre.

Tickets are £6.00 - under 16s free.
One ticket is valid for both days.
All proceeds go to local good causes -
St Ives Community Fund and St Ives Library.

These are available from St Ives Visitor Information Centre at The Guildhall and from Colenso (St Ives most interesting shop !) on Gabriel Street (opposite St Ives Library).
Or you can buy tickets online - here ......
Cornish Riviera Box Office - Secret Gardens

You can download a map and list of gardens - here ......
Secret Gardens of St Ives - Programme



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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Cheap Seats Community Cinema - St Ives

Cheap Seats Community Cinema - St Ives
Cheap Seats Community Cinema - St Ives


St Ives Arts Club are launching a new venture -
Cheap Seats Community Cinema.

The club will be hosting screenings from a varied programme of movies.

'A great selection of films, different genres to cover all tastes. From Arthouse and independent to documentary and old favourites. All are welcome for a good communal evening which we hope will inspire and entertain.'

In June - a film from Chile - El Club (2015).
Directed by Pablo Larrain.
Saturday 4th June 2016.
Film - 7.30 pm - Doors 7.00 pm.
Tickets: £4.00 / £3.50 (Arts Club members).
Available from the club and on the door.

The next screening will be on Monday 27th June 2016 - film TBA.

After that the aim is to show one film each month - dates TBA.

More details and latest news can be found on:
St Ives Arts Club - What's On



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St Ives Cornwall - What's On

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Monday, 23 May 2016

St Ives Guildhall - Live Music - June - 2016

The Darkside Of Pink Floyd - St Ives Guildhall
The Darkside Of Pink Floyd - St Ives Guildhall


Two gigs coming up at St Ives Guildhall as Summer approaches.

Falmouth Soul Sensation
An exciting 15-piece local dance band, playing the best of classic 60’s Soul Music from Booker T and Aretha to Sam and Dave, Otis, Dusty and Wilson Pickett.
Friday 24th June 2016 at 8.00 pm.
Tickets: £10.00 - from -
Cornish Riviera Box Office - Falmouth Soul Sensation

The Darkside Of Pink Floyd
More than just an ordinary Pink Floyd tribute - the band endeavour to entertain audiences with a fantastic light show and passionate performances.
Saturday 25th June 2016 at 7.30 pm.
Tickets: £15.50 - from -
Cornish Riviera Box Office - The Darkside Of Pink Floyd



Full listings of events in town on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

You might also enjoy:
St Ives September Festival 2016

Cool contemporary accommodation seconds from The Guildhall:
Cohort Hostel

Friday, 13 May 2016

Theatre - St Ives - On Air

On Air - A Celebration Of Vintage Radio Entertainment
On Air - BoatHouse Theatre St Ives


A new theatre production - performed by a local cast - is coming to St Ives in May.

On Air - A Celebration Of Vintage Radio Entertainment.

Tuesday 17th - Thursday 19th May 2016 - 7.00 pm.

BoatHouse Theatre, Carnglaze Place, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1PX

A celebration of radio drama - including the first ever play written for and aired on radio - in 1924 - set in a coal mine -
A Comedy Of Danger - a one act play by Richard Hughes.

'To my mind, one of the best plays ever broadcast. Here was something that was written for wireless only; the scene was in a coal mine, and was meant to be heard and not seen. If this play had been produced in a legitimate theatre the stage would have been in total darkness; the players and the action would remain unseen. It was, therefore, ideal for broadcasting, and probably not so good for use in a theatre. In fact, I think it gained by being broadcast, as a sense of distance for such a setting was an inducement to the right atmosphere.'
Nigel Playfair - 'Popular Wireless' - 9 March 1929.

Also - The Understudy - a play by Patricia Calder.

Tickets: £7.00
From - Boathouse Theatre -  07985 261 181
Also on the door if available.



More events listed on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Cheap Seats Community Cinema - St Ives

Cheap Seats Community Cinema - St Ives
Cheap Seats Community Cinema - St Ives


St Ives Arts Club are launching a new venture -
Cheap Seats Community Cinema.

The club will be hosting screenings from a varied programme of movies.

'A great selection of films, different genres to cover all tastes. From Arthouse and independent to documentary and old favourites. All are welcome for a good communal evening which we hope will inspire and entertain.'

The first will be a romantic comedy - Enough Said (2013) -
starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini.
Friday 13th May 2016.
Film - 7.30 pm - Doors 7.00 pm.
Tickets: £4.00 / £3.50 (Arts Club members).
Available from the club and on the door.

The next screenings will be on Saturday 4th June 2016 and Monday 27th June 2016 - films TBA.

After that the aim is to show one film each month - dates TBA.

More details and latest news can be found on:
St Ives Arts Club - What's On



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St Ives Cornwall - What's On

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Monday, 9 May 2016

St Ives Blues Festival

The Castle Inn St Ives - Nuclear Blues
The Castle Inn St Ives - Nu-Clear Blues


St Ives Blues Festival - a full week of live music at
The Castle Inn St Ives.
  • Tuesday 10th May - 9.00 pm - Tom Dale
  • Wednesday 11th May - 9.00 pm - Dudlow Crow
  • Thursday 12th May - 9.00 pm - Nu-Clear Blues
  • Friday 13th May - 9.00 pm - The Cuts
  • Saturday 14th May - 9.00 pm - Moodywill Duo
  • Sunday 15th May - 3.00 pm - Blues Mellow Afternoon
Free entry to all gigs.
Great pub food - real ales - a proper traditional pub.

More info and latest news:
The Castle Inn St Ives - Facebook

Also - Saturday 14th May - from 2.00 pm - St Ives Guildhall.
The Last Night Of The Blues
Spikedrivers - Tom Doughty - Dave Peabody - Bill Goodyear.
Tickets: £20.00 (all day) / £15.00 (evening only) - from -
Cornish Riviera Box Office - Last Night Of The Blues



More St Ives events on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Colin Birchall - Final Work - Exhibition

Colin Birchall - Final Work - Exhibition
Colin Birchall - Final Work - Exhibition


Colin Birchall - 1948-2014 - Final Work

This July sees the first large scale exhibition of the work of St Ives artist Colin Birchall since his death in 2014.

The exhibition, has been curated by Colin’s family and includes a large selection of Colin’s work - including pieces from his gallery in St Ives (which closed directly after his death) and previously unseen work from his personal collection.

Like many in St Ives I had the pleasure of knowing Colin - we worked together on his website - and I enjoyed our chats at Harbour Galleries, Cafe Art and St Ives Arts Club.

He is missed - and this may be the last chance to see his work exhibited in St Ives.

Sunday 24th July – Friday 29th July 2016
The Crypt Gallery, Norway Square, St Ives
Open daily - 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

More information:

Colin Birchall - Website

Colin Birchall - Facebook

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

St Ives Neighbourhood Plan - Open Forum

St Ives Cornwall - Neighbourhood Plan
St Ives Cornwall - Neighbourhood Plan


St Ives Neighbourhood Plan  sets out proposals for development in and around St Ives for the next 15 years.



A Neighbourhood Plan sets out the community’s views on the development and use of land. This includes setting policies on where development should go, how development is designed and where to give permission for certain types of development.



There will be a referendum on Thursday 5th May 2016 - where all local residents will be able to vote - simply yes to accept or no to reject.

The plan has generated a lot of comment - in the press, on social media and around town.

St Ives Town Council will be hosting an Open Forum to give residents the chance to hear more, have their say and to help them to make an informed choice when they vote.

Tuesday 3rd May 2016 at 7.00 pm.
St Ives Guildhall.
More info:
St Ives Town Council - Website

I'm planning to go along and would urge others to do so.

Most discussion so far has focussed on just one small part of the document - the section that proposes restrictions on new development for second homes in the area. There is a lot more in there - the plan covers a whole host of local issues including:
  • Culture
  • Heritage
  • Economic Development
  • Housing
  • Open Spaces
  • Leisure
  • Transport
A good first step would be to take a look at the plan
You can read it in full here:
St Ives Cornwall - Neighbourhood Plan - 2015 - 2030

St Ives TV have produced a film that summarises the content of the plan and both sides of the argument - well worth watching:
Film - St Ives Neighbourhood Plan

There is also a website and Facebook page with more information and news:

St Ives Neighbourhood Plan - Website

St Ives Neighbourhood Plan - Facebook

This will all have a big impact on the way St Ives develops over the next few years - so whatever conclusion you come to - I'd urge everybody to read the plan, attend the open forum and to vote on Thursday 5th May.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Creative Crafts Workshops - St Ives Cornwall

Creative Crafts Workshops - St Ives Cornwall
Creative Crafts Workshops - St Ives Cornwall


St Ives textile artist Jo Mcintosh has a new programme of Creative Crafts Workshops - running from June through to September.

Wednesdays - 10.00 am to 12.30 pm - at The Island Centre St Ives.
Cost - £15.00 per person.
Groups of 5 or more - £12.00 per person.
  • Weave A Bag - 1st June 2016
  • Recycle Fabric Scraps with Bondaweb - 8th June 2016
  • Silk Painting - 15th June 2016
  • Silk Paper - 22nd June
  • Knitting with Wire - 29th June
Suitable for all levels of ability - beginners welcome.
Jo is a brilliant tutor and will guide you through every step.

Get creative - learn something new - have fun!

More workshops for July to September to be added soon.

For more information visit -

You can  book places for all of these online at -

Friday, 29 April 2016

Family Show - Squashbox Theatre - Universarama

Family Show - Squashbox Theatre - Universarama
Family Show - Squashbox Theatre - Universarama


The wonderful Squashbox Theatre return to St Ives with a new show for kids and families.

Universarama - Sunday 1st May - 2.00 pm - St Ives Guildhall.

Tickets: £5 Adult, £4 Child, £16 Family.
Available from St Ives Visitor Information Centre at The Guildhall.
Also online from:
Cornish Riviera Box Office

Since the dawn of time, human beings have gazed up at the night sky and wondered… What’s up there? How far does it go? Does it ever end? Well, wonder no longer! All these questions and more will be answered in Universarama! (Possibly).

Let Professor Johnson of the Squashbox Theatre Astounding And Amazing Astronomical Research Society (S.T.A.A.A.A.R.S) take you on a journey to the edges of space and time! Along the way we will explore the solar system, study the stars and constellations, visit distant galaxies, and hear the fascinating story of John Couch Adams, the Cornishman who discovered Neptune.

Using only silly puppets, ridiculous and unnecessary props, simple household objects and assorted fruits and vegetables, Professor Johnson will reveal the secrets of the universe!

Universarama! is a marvellous blend of spectacle, storytelling and cabaret, all contained within an accessible, funny and unique family show.



Full listings of events St Ives can be found on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

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Thursday, 28 April 2016

St Ives Community Orchard

St Ives Community Orchard - Work Party
St Ives Community Orchard - Work Party


Every Thursday - St Ives Community Orchard - Work Party.

All volunteers welcome - help to maintain the fruit trees - enjoy the sunshine - and eventually some fruit.

Meet next to the skate park at 4.00 pm.

The Orchard is next to the park at Penbeagle - turn left at the top of The Stennack by the Fire Station - the entrance to the park is just up the hill on the right.

More info:
St Ives Community Orchard - Facebook



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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

St Ives Arts Club - What's On

St Ives Arts Club - What's On
St Ives Arts Club - What's On


Lots on at St Ives Arts Club over the next few days and through May.

Open today - until Friday 29th April - 10.30 am to 5.30 pm.
Oceans Apart.
A joint exhibition of work by Shelley Thornton and Gerald Hosking.
Free entry.

Opening tonight - Wednesday 27th April 2016 - 8.00 pm.
Also on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th.
Continuing - Thursday 5th - Saturday 7th May.
St Ives Arts Club Upstairs Theatre Company.
Adam's Apple - A Love Story.
Tickets - £7.50 - from Oates Travel St Ives and on the door.

Opening on Saturday 30th April.
Then open daily until Friday 6th May.
Exhibition - A Moment In Time.
Work by Susan Barrowclough, Rita Gamble, Doris Lindemann and Karen Taffinder.
Free entry.

Saturday 30th April - 7.00 pm.
Live Music - Nick Harper.
Tickets: £11.00 / £10.00 (Arts Club members).
From St Ives Visitor Information at The Guildhall and online -
Cornish Riviera Box Office - Nick Harper

Sunday 1st May - 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Book Making Workshop
Hardback sketchbooks - with Nina Fenner.
Make your own personalised sketchbook.
Cost: £30.00 - including all materials.
Advance booking required - contact Nina :
01326 340 242 or 07964 091 429
books@ninafenner.co.uk

More events through May and June 2016 including -
  • Exhibition - Bev Thomas and Teresa Adcock
  • Blabbermouth Theatre - Daisy and Johnny
  • Arts Club Members Exhibition
  • Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection
Full listings - right through to September - on:
St Ives Arts Club - What's On



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St Ives Cornwall - What's On

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St Ives Cornwall - Things To Do

Monday, 25 April 2016

St Ives Cornwall - Photo Gallery - Spring 2016

St Ives Cornwall - Fun Run - April 2016
St Ives Cornwall - Fun Run - April 2016


Just added to my One St Ives Website - a new photo gallery -

St Ives Cornwall - Photo Diary - Spring 2016

I'll be adding more photos as Spring progresses.

You can see more great photographs of St Ives - here ......

St Ives Cornwall - Photo Galleries



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Friday, 22 April 2016

What's On In St Ives This Weekend

Cornwall Art Fair 2016
Cornwall Art Fair 2016


Plenty to enjoy around the vibrant St Ives Art Scene this weekend.

At St Ives Guildhall -
Cornwall Art Fair
A celebration of Cornish Art.
Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th April 2016 - 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.
Free entry.

At St Ives Arts Club -
Exhibition - Oceans Apart
Paintings by Gerald Hosking and Shelley Thornton.
Saturday 23rd - Friday 29th April 2016 - 10.30 am to 5.30 pm.
Free entry.

At The Castle Inn -
Live Music
Friday 22nd - Devil's Creek - 9.00 pm.
Saturday 23rd - Crossfire 69 - 9.00 pm.
Sunday 24th - The Big Sets -  3.00 pm.
Free entry.

Full listings of events through April and on to September - and beyond -
St Ives Cornwall - What's On



You might also like -

Creative Crafts Workshops - St Ives Cornwall

Gerald Hosking - St Ives Artist

Louise Donovan - St Ives Textile Artist

Thursday, 21 April 2016

St Ives Fun Run - Fundraiser

St Ives Cornwall - Fun Run Fundraiser
St Ives Cornwall - Fun Run Fundraiser


Nepali Gift Shop St Ives
will be raising money for Circle Home Children's Centre in Nepal this weekend.

Gift shop team members Sinead and Kim take part in St Ives Fun Run on Sat April 23rd 2016.

The Fun Run leaves Lelant Saltings at 10.00 am heading through Carbis Bay and ending at St Ives Guildhall:
".... where we should be arriving at some point soon after - flushed and breathless! A distance of 3.8 miles... wish us luck!"
Sinead and Kim.

Traditionally, the event brings together a variety of individuals, groups and teams from the St Ives community. The emphasis is on ‘fun’ - runners of all abilities are most welcome to take part.

More information about the run - and entry forms - can be found on:
St Ives Town Council - Website

Donations can be made at the Nepali Gift Shop stall at St Ives Farmers Market on Thurs 21st April or at the St Ives Times & Echo office.

More info on:
Nepali Gift Shop - Facebook



More local events on:
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

St Ives Arts Club - Exhibition - Oceans Apart

St Ives Arts Club - Exhibition - Oceans Apart
St Ives Arts Club - Exhibition - Oceans Apart


A new exhibition opening at St Ives Arts Club this weekend.

Oceans Apart - paintings and limited edition prints by St Ives artists
Shelley Thornton and Gerald Hosking.

Saturday 23rd - Friday 29th April 2016.
Open 10.30 am - 5.30 pm daily.

Shelley paints abstracts inspired by Cornwall and the Cornish landscape.
See more -
Shelley Thornton - Website

Gerald paints a range of subjects including landscapes, seascapes and sailing boats.
See more -
Gerald Hosking - Website

Well worth a visit - open daily - free entry.



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St Ives Cornwall - What's On

St Ives Cornwall - Creative Arts and Crafts Workshops

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Arts and Crafts Workshops - St Ives Cornwall

Arts and Crafts Workshops - St Ives Cornwall
Arts and Crafts Workshops - St Ives Cornwall


St Ives Textile Artist - Jo McIntosh - runs creative arts and crafts workshops - for groups, families and children.

Also - for those looking for a hen party with a difference -
Crafty Hen Parties.

She has a programme of workshops and courses in St Ives and West Cornwall.

Jo can put together and run a workshop just for you - and come to your holiday home if you want:

Family Time - workshops for adults and children to enjoy together.

St Ives Time - workshops for children - so parents can enjoy time out together.

If you run a hotel or self catering property - Jo can put together a creative programme for your guests.

Topics include:
  • Felt Making
  • Jewellery Making
  • Knitting
  • Rag Rug
  • Hand-made Paper
  • Many more ...... get in touch
You can contact Jo by email or phone:

jo.mcintosh@knitweave.co.uk

01736 797 122

More info is on:

St Ives Cornwall - Creative Crafts Workshops

St Ives Cornwall - Crafts Workshops for Adults

St Ives Cornwall - Crafts Workshops for Children

Get Creative in St Ives - Learn Something New - Have Fun !



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St Ives Cornwall - Things To Do

Sharon McSwiney - Metalwork and Jewellery Workshops

Jo McIntosh - Facebook

Monday, 11 April 2016

Cornwall Art Fair - St Ives - 22 to 24 April

Cornwall Art Fair - St Ives
Cornwall Art Fair - A Celebration of Cornish Art


Coming to St Ives in April.

Cornwall Art Fair - A Celebration of Cornish Art.

St Ives Guildhall.
Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th April 2016.
You can register for free tickets here:
Cornwall Art Fair - Tickets

Open from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm daily.
Refreshments available throughout.

'Cornwall Art Fair aims to promote the vast talent of established and emerging Cornwall based artists, across a variety of media. Discover artwork to suit all budgets and tastes. Whether you are a first-time buyer looking to start your collection or a seasoned collector searching for a new direction, the fair presents a vast range of artists working in a range of styles with artworks starting at £50.00'

More info and news on:

Cornwall Art Fair - Website

Cornwall Art Fair - Facebook



Carbis Bay Holidays:
Cornwall Art Fair is sponsored by Carbis Bay Holidays:

Carbis Bay Holidays - Website

Carbis Bay Holidays - Facebook






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