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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St Ives Cornwall - Days Out

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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St Ives Cornwall - Walks - Carnstabba Hill

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



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

You might also enjoy:
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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St Ives Cornwall - Beaches

St Ives Cornwall - Films - Videos

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.



You might also enjoy:

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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St Ives Cornwall - What's On

St Ives Arts Club - What's On

Friday, 8 April 2016

Live Music - The Castle Inn St Ives

The Castle Inn - Fore Street - St Ives Cornwall
The Castle Inn - Fore Street - St Ives Cornwall


Live music - every weekend - all year round - at The Castle Inn St Ives.

A proper traditional pub in the heart of town - on Fore Street - serving home cooked food and Cornish Real Ales.

They stage regular gigs - on Friday and Saturday nights at 9.00.

On Sundays - carvery from 12.00 - then music - usually acoustic - from 3.00.
More info:

The Castle Inn - Facebook

The Castle Inn - One St Ives - Venue Page



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St Ives Cornwall - What's On

St Ives Cornwall - Things To Do


Wednesday, 6 April 2016

St Ives Farmers Market Wins Gold Award

St Ives Farmers Market - Taste Of The West - Gold Award
St Ives Farmers Market - Taste Of The West - Gold Award


St Ives Farmers Market has won GOLD in the Taste Of The West Awards 2016.

Well deserved and well done to all involved.

The market is open every Thursday - all year round - at St Ives Guildhall.

Fresh local produce including vegetables, bread, cakes, Cornish cheeses, meat, fish, honey and preserves.

More info can be found on:

St Ives Farmers Market - Website

St Ives Farmers Market - Facebook



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St Ives - Cornwall - Days Out

Monday, 4 April 2016

St Ives Cornwall - Neighbourhood Plan

St Ives Cornwall - Neighbourhood Plan - 2015 - 2030
St Ives Cornwall - Neighbourhood Plan - 2015 - 2030


St Ives Neighbourhood Plan - 2015 to 2030 -
has been published by St Ives Town Council.



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 or, to give permission for certain types of development.



For now its is just a proposal - there will be a referendum on Thursday 5th May 2016 - where all local residents will be able to vote - yes to accept or no to reject.

The plan runs to no fewer than 108 pages - and you can read it in full here:
St Ives Cornwall - Neighbourhood Plan - 2015 - 2030

You can also view various supporting documents here:
St Ives Cornwall - Neighbourhood Plan - Website

The plan covers a whole host of local  issues including:
  • Culture
  • Heritage
  • Economic Development
  • Housing
  • Open Spaces
  • Leisure
  • Transport
I've not yet had time to read all of it - but will be doing so - so I'm not in a position to comment - yet.

I suspect that the section on Housing - which starts on page 23 - is the part that will generate the most comment - and possibly controversy.



H2 Principal Residence Requirement
Due to the impact upon the local housing market of the continued uncontrolled growth of dwellings used for holiday accommodation (as second or holiday homes) new open market housing, excluding replacement dwellings, will only be supported where there is a restriction to ensure its occupancy as a Principal Residence. Sufficient guarantee must be provided of such occupancy restriction through the imposition of a planning condition or legal agreement. New unrestricted second homes will not be supported at any time ...........



What I would say is - please do read it - as it will affect the future of our town for the next fifteen years.

Also - whatever your views - please vote on 5th May.

Please post any comments / views that you have here.

Friday, 1 April 2016

St Ives Cornwall - Photo Galleries

Harbour Beach St Ives - February 2016
Harbour Beach St Ives - February 2016


I've built up a large collection of great photos of St Ives and Cornwall over the years - covering various subjects.

Some have been posted on his blog - but I'm also now compiling them into a series of themed galleries - for you to enjoy on my website.

The latest covers the first three months of the year:
St Ives Cornwall - Photo Gallery - Winter 2016

There are more - including St Ives Through The Seasons, Christmas Lights, St Ives September Festival, Eden Project and more on:
St Ives Cornwall - Photo Galleries

Also worth a look - a website that I've recently completed - with some wonderful photographs of St Ives and around West Cornwall:
Steve Lynton - Photography