Monday, 21 August 2017

St Ives Harbour Raft Race 2017

St Ives Harbour Raft Race 2017
St Ives Harbour Raft Race 2017


St Ives Harbour Raft Race is a fun event - with teams representing various local businesses and community groups.

Also - great fun to watch - from the The Wharf, Smeaton's Pier  or Harbour Beach.

This year (2017) it takes place on Friday 25th August -
starting at 7.00 pm.

For teams wanting to enter - forms are available from Cafe Art on Royal Square. Cost is £20.00 per team - all proceeds go to St Ives Pilot Gig Club.

More info ......
St Ives Harbour Raft Race - Facebook

You can see a film of the 2015 race on my website -
Film - St Ives Harbour Raft Race 2015



More events in St Ives:

St Ives Cornwall - What's On

St Ives Cornwall - Facebook

Friday, 18 August 2017

What's On In St Ives - August 2017

What's On In St Ives - August 2017
What's On In St Ives - August 2017


As ever - lots on in St Ives over the coming week, the rest of August 2017 and the Bank Holiday weekend.

Workshops - St Ives Fused Glass Art.
Glass Art Taster Classes.
Monday 21st August and Friday 25th August at 2.00 pm.
Glass Art Kids Workshop - for children aged 8+.
Thursday 24th August at 2.00 pm.
Cost: £15.00 per person.
Booking - call Terri Bunn on 01736 601 968.
More Info - St Ives Fused Glass Workshops

Fun Pub Quiz - The Castle Inn.
Mondays at 8.30 pm.
Arrive early to get a seat - food served until 8.00 pm.
Quiz Entry - £1.00 per person.
More Info - Liz's St Ives Quizzes

Lunchtime Concerts - St Ives Parish Church.
Tuesdays at 12.30 pm - free entry - donations invited.
22nd August - Daniel Shermon - Organ.
29th August - Philip Davey - Organ.
5th September - Bechstein Trio - Piano and Strings.
Concerts continue during St Ives September Festival.
More Info - St Ives Parish Church Music ......

Murder Mystery Farce - Boathouse Theatre.
Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30 pm.
Tickets: £7.50.
Booking - call 07985 261 181.
More Info - Boathouse Theatre Facebook

St Ives Farmers Market - Guildhall.
Thursdays - 9.30 am to 2.00 pm.
Fresh local produce - crafts made in Cornwall.
Free entry.
More Info - Farmers Market Facebook

Live Music - The Castle Inn.
Fridays and Saturdays at 9.00 pm.
Sundays at 3.00 pm.
Free entry.
More Info - Castle Inn Facebook

Full listings of events through August and September - and beyond ....
St Ives Cornwall - What's On



Coming Up - St Ives September Festival 2017 ......

Textiles Exhibition - Kernow Inspirations.
Saturday 9th to Saturday 16th September
Work by St Ives Textiles Group.
More ......

Music - Theatre - Comedy - St Ives Arts Club.
Saturday 9th - Saturday 23rd September.
More ......

Concerts - St Ives Parish Church.
Sunday 10th to Saturday 23rd September.
Every lunchtime and evening.
More ......

Creative Crafts Workshops - St Ives Library.
Needle Felting - Wednesday 13th September
Learn how to create wonderful pictures and three dimensional objects using wool and simple needle felting techniques.
Fabric Flower Brooches - Friday 22nd September
Create flower brooches using fabric and simple hand stitching.
More ......



More events in St Ives:

St Ives Cornwall - What's On

St Ives Cornwall - Facebook

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

St Ives Cornwall - Lifeboat Day 2017

St Ives Cornwall - Lifeboat Day 2017
St Ives Cornwall - Lifeboat Day 2017


St Ives Lifeboat Day 2017
Thursday 17th August - 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
At the Lifeboat House on St Ives Harbour.

Fun for all the family - and a fundraiser for a good cause.
All proceeds go to St Ives RNLI.
  • Stalls.
  • Food and Drink.
  • BBQ.
  • Children's Ride.
  • Face Painting.
  • Grand Raffle.
  • Win a Mountain Bike.
  • Tombola.
  •  Meet the Crew.
Then ....... another RNLI fundraiser on Friday 18th August -

Bands in the Boathouse
From 7.00 to 11.00 pm.
Live music from Blooze and Sandy Acre 7.
Beers and Burgers.
Entry by donation.



More events in town over the weekend -

St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Monday, 14 August 2017

Papercraft and Printing Course - St Ives Library

Papercraft and Printing Course - St Ives Library
Papercraft and Printing Course - St Ives Library



Starting at St Ives Library on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 - from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm - a new 8 week course. Running every Tuesday evening until 28th November.

Papercraft and Printing.
With St Ives Textile Artist Jo McIntosh.
In association with Workers Educational Association (WEA) Cornwall

Learn how to make your own textured paper. Make paper from silk fibres. Create your own book. Make and use a simple printing block. Use found objects to print with. Design, make and use a stencil.

Get creative, learn something new, have fun!

Cost is £62.00 for the full 8 week course.
Free places are available for those on low incomes.

If you want to attend - you MUST book a place in advance  - if there are not enough people interested it will not run. You cannot just turn up on the first evening.
Booking is open now.

To book a place online - use the link below ......
WEA Cornwall - Papercraft and Printing Course

To book by 'phone and for more information -
about the course or free places - call WEA Cornwall -
01872 320 036

Here are some student comments from previous courses:
'Jo's excellent company and creativity helped us to create lovely paper.'
'I enjoyed playing like I used to as a child!'
"I was encouraged to do anything I wanted.'
'The whole experience was fantastic!'



Papercraft and Printing Course - St Ives Library



Jo is also running two workshops at St Ives Library during
St Ives September Festival.
Booking is open now - and places are limited so it would be a good idea to book now.
You can see more and book online using the links below:

Needle Felting - Wednesday 13th September

Fabric Flower Brooches - Friday 22nd September

For full details of Jo's creative workshops visit:
Knit One Weave One - Website

For the latest news visit:
Knit One Weave One - Facebook


Friday, 11 August 2017

St Ives September Festival - St Ives Arts Club

St Ives September Festival 2017 - St Ives Arts Club
St Ives September Festival 2017 - St Ives Arts Club


St Ives Arts Club are hosting a full and varied programme of events for
St Ives September Festival 2017 - and there is some good stuff.

This includes live music, theatre, comedy, films and talks.

Highlights include ......

Imago Theatre Company - a new production - Molly’s Terms.
"Molly’s terms for living cause her to become increasingly estranged from her studies, herself and the human condition ...... "
Saturday 9th September.

Cornish Women on the Verge - Jack and Jenny - the Musical!.
"When Cornish mining went "scat" the miners ventured to the ends of the earth taking their tools, their skills, their pasties and sometimes their wives and children too! ...... "
Sunday 10th September.

Morgan and Rees - comedy sketch show.
"The dysfunctional duo occupy the uneasy hinterland of our lives, spanning the spectrum between the psuedo-intellectual and the idiot savant ......"
Friday 15th September.

Sweet 'N Sour - comedy improvisation group.
"We incorporate audience suggestions into an array of scenes ranging from high-end humorous wordplay to the blatantly absurd ...... "
Saturday 16th September.

Tyn Daga - Eloise Tregeagle - a musical story.
"An uplifting tale of love, loss and redemption ....."
Friday 22nd September.

There is also a Film Season running over five nights -
with a theme of "Art and Artists".

Full details of all September events at the club are on:
St Ives Arts Club - Website

Tickets are on sale now and advance booking is recommended -
Cornish Riviera Box Office - St Ives Arts Club

Tickets are also available over the counter at St Ives Visitor Information Centre at The Guildhall.



The arts programme at other venues includes:

St Ives Library are hosting two Creative Crafts Workshops with textile artist Jo McIntosh.
Needle Felting - Wednesday 13th September.
Fabric Flowers - Friday 22nd September.
More info ......

St Ives Parish Church are hosting live music every night.
More info ......

St Ives Textiles Group have an exhibition - Kernow Inspirations - at Porthmeor Studios.
More info ......

For the latest news follow:
St Ives Cornwall - Facebook

For more September events in St Ives visit:
St Ives September Festival 2017



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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

September Festival - St Ives Parish Church

September Festival Concerts - St Ives Parish Church
September Festival Concerts - St Ives Parish Church


St Ives Parish Church is hosting an extensive and varied programme of concerts in September.

Music every lunchtime and evening in the atmospheric setting of our Mediaeval Church.

Performances include:
  • Saxy Maids
  • Phoenix Choir
  • The Bechstein Ensemble 
  • Corineus by Candlelight 
  • Heinichen Ensemble
Lunchtime concerts start at 12.30 pm - free entry - donations invited.

Evening concerts - start time varies (see programme) - tickets are £6.00 - available on the door or in advance from:
Cornish Riviera Box Office - St Ives Parish Church



St Ives Parish Church - September Festival 2017 - Full Programme

Download Programme ......









Friday, 4 August 2017

St Ives September Festival - Textiles Exhibition

St Ives September Festival 2017 - Textiles Exhibition
St Ives September Festival 2017 - Textiles Exhibition


St Ives Textiles is a group of 8 textile artists who meet regularly at Porthmeor Studios.

They experiment with themes, media, materials and techniques to produce original textile art.

During St Ives September Festival 2017 they will be exhibiting their work.

Kernow Inspirations
An exhibition of textile art with a Cornish theme.

Saturday 9th to Saturday 16th September 2017.
10.00 am to 5.00 pm daily.

Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, St Ives.
Free entry - one and all welcome.

Come along to meet the artists and to view some beautiful original textile art inspired by the Cornish landscape.

More about the exhibition and the artists -

Kernow Inspirations - Facebook

St Ives Textiles - Website

St Ives Textiles - Facebook



You might also like:

St Ives September - Creative Crafts Workshops

St Ives September Festival - What's On

Advertise your events on One St Ives ...... 

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

St Ives Library - Education Hub - Autumn 2017

St Ives Cornwall - Education Hub
St Ives Cornwall - Education Hub


Plans are moving forward to establish an "Education Hub"
at St Ives Library.

An initial  programme of courses will be running from Autumn 2017.

Into Work — CVs, interviews and job applications.
Thursdays 9.30 am — 2.30 pm - 4 weeks starting on 28th September.

History of Art - with Jack Friskney-Adams.
Mondays 7.00 — 9.00 pm - 10 weeks starting on 2nd October.

Papercraft and Printing — make and decorate your own book.
With St Ives textile artist Jo McIntosh.
Tuesdays 7.00 —9.00 pm - 8 weeks starting on 3rd October.
Book This Course Online ......

These are in association with:
Workers Educational Association (WEA) Cornwall.

Course fees are reasonable -
help and free places are available for those who qualify.

For more info and to book contact them or visit their website:
01872 320 036

WEA Cornwall - Website

Further courses are scheduled - in association with Penwith College.
Also a series of free taster sessions for 2018 courses.
More details of these will be posted here soon.



You might also like:

St Ives September Festival 2017 - Creative Crafts Workshops

Thursday, 27 July 2017

September Festival - Creative Crafts Workshops

St Ives September Festival - Creative Crafts Workshops
St Ives September Festival - Creative Crafts Workshops


St Ives September festival at St Ives Library includes two Creative Crafts Workshops with St Ives Textile Artist Jo McIntosh.

Needle Felting - Wednesday 13th September
Learn how to create wonderful pictures and three dimensional objects using wool and simple needle felting techniques.

Fabric Flower Brooches - Friday 22nd September
Create flower brooches using fabric and simple hand stitching.

The cost for each is £16.00 including all materials.

Booking is open now -
and places are limited so it would be a good idea to book now.

Tickets are available over the counter from St Ives Visitor Information Centre at The Guildhall.

You can book online now via CRBO using the links below:

Needle Felting - Wednesday 13th September

Fabric Flower Brooches - Friday 22nd September



For full details of Jo's creative workshops visit:
Knit One Weave One - Website

For the latest news visit:
Knit One Weave One - Facebook


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

St Ives Parish Church - Summer Concerts

St Ives Parish Church - Lunchtime Concerts
St Ives Parish Church - Lunchtime Concerts


St Ives Parish Church have a programme of Summer Lunchtime Concerts running through to September - every Tuesday.

25th July - Pippa Drummond and Michael Hoeg - Flute & Piano.
1st August - Terry Mc.Lavey ‘From Bach to Ragtime’ - Guitar and Piano.
8th August - Gabrielle Lewis - Organ.
15th August - Derek Downes - Piano.
22nd August - Daniel Shermon - Organ.
29th August - Philip Davey - Organ.
5th September - Bechstein Trio - Piano and Strings.

All start at 12.30 pm - free entry - donations welcome.

One and all welcome - so go along to enjoy a relaxed lunchtime break and the peaceful atmosphere of our Mediaeval Church.



St Ives Parish Church also has an extensive programme of lunchtime and evening concerts during St Ives September Festival .

Tickets are on sale now and can be booked here:
Cornish Riviera Box Office - St Ives Parish Church

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Papercraft and Printing - St Ives Library


Papercraft and Printing Workshop - St Ives Cornwall
Papercraft and Printing - St Ives Library - Wed 26 July


St Ives Textile Artist Jo McIntosh is running a free afternoon creative crafts workshop at St Ives Library:

Wednesday 26th July - 2.00 to 4.00 pm.

Papercraft and Printing.
Learn how to create textured and coloured paper using Bondaweb, cling film and salt.

Get creative, learn something new,have fun!

This is FREE to all - but you MUST book a place in advance  - if there are not enough people interested it will not run. You cannot just turn up on the day.

To book call Workers Educational Association Cornwall -
01872 320 036

Here are some student comments from previous workshops:
'Jo's excellent company and creativity helped us to create lovely paper.'
'I enjoyed playing like I used to as a child!'
"I was encouraged to do anything I wanted.'
'The whole experience was fantastic!'

This is a taster session for Jo's eight week course starting on 3rd October.
Also St Ives Library - on Tuesday evenings from 7.00 to 9.00 pm.
It covers a whole range of topics including - make paper from silk fibres, create your own book, make a simple printing block, use found objects to print, design and make a stencil.
For more info and to book go to -
Papercraft and Printing Course - St Ives Cornwall



Jo is also running two workshops at St Ives Library during
St Ives September Festival.
Booking is open now - and places are limited so it would be a good idea to book now.
You can see more and book online using the links below:

Needle Felting - Wednesday 13th September

Fabric Flower Brooches - Friday 22nd September

For full details of Jo's creative workshops visit:
Knit One Weave One - Website

For the latest news visit:
Knit One Weave One - Facebook


Thursday, 13 July 2017

What's On In St Ives Cornwall - July 2017

What's On - St Ives Cornwall
What's On - St Ives Cornwall


A selection of the many events in town through July
and on through Summer.

Fun Pub Quiz at The Castle Inn.
Mondays at 8.30 pm.
Quiz Entry - £1.00 per person.
More Info - Liz's St Ives Quizzes

Lunchtime Concerts - St Ives Parish Church.
Tuesdays at 12.30 pm - free entry - donations invited.
18th July - Christine Luing & Friends - Vocal.
25th July - Pippa Drummond and Michael Hoeg - Flute & Piano.
Concerts continue through August and September.
More Info ......

Working Parties - Steeple Woodland.
Wednesdays at 9.30 am.
Help to maintain the community woodland.
More Info - Steeple Woodland Website

St Ives Farmers Market - Guildhall.
Thursdays - 9.30 am to 2.00 pm.
Fresh local produce - crafts made in Cornwall.
Free entry.
More Info - Farmers Market Facebook

Live Music at The Castle Inn.
Fridays and Saturdays at 9.00 pm.
Sundays at 3.00 pm.
Free entry.
More Info - Castle Inn Facebook

Miracle Theatre - Ayr Holiday Park.
Friday 21st July 2017 at 7.30pm..
The Third Policeman - a surreal comic adventure. Venture into a world somewhere between Alice in Wonderland and Father Ted.
Tickets: £14.00 (adults) / £8.00 (under 16s).
More Info - Miracle Theatre



Coming Up -

The Music Of John Denver - St Ives Guildhall.
Wednesday 9th August 2017.
More ......

St Ives September Festival 2017
Saturday 9th - Saturday 23rd September.
More ......

Full listings of events through July, August and September -
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Secret Gardens Of St Ives - June 2017

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 24th and Sunday 25th June 2017 - 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.

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 Skatepark.

These are available from St Ives Visitor Information Centre
at The Guildhall.
Or you can buy tickets online - here ......
Cornish Riviera Box Office - Secret Gardens



You might also like ......

St Ives Cornwall - Photo Galleries

St Ives Cornwall - What's On

St Ives Cornwall - Allotment Blog

Monday, 15 May 2017

Something Fishy - This Way Comes

Something Fishy - Boathouse Theatre


Something Fishy - This Way Comes -
a new show written and performed by a cast of locals.

Great fun - and in the atmospheric setting of The Boathouse Theatre - tucked away in a former pilchard cellar behind St Ives Harbour.

Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th May 2017.
Show starts at 7.30 pm - doors 7.00 pm.

To reserve tickets call the theatre on 07985 261 181,
Also on the door if available.
The Boathouse is a small intimate theatre so advance booking is advised.

More Info:

Boathouse Theatre - Facebook

Boathouse Theatre - Website

More events around town - through May and into Summer:

St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Thursday, 4 May 2017

St Ives Parish Church - Lunchtime Concerts

St Ives Parish Church - Lunchtime Concerts
St Ives Parish Church - Lunchtime Concerts


St Ives Parish Church have a programme of lunchtime concerts running from May to September.

The first is on Tuesday 9th May 2017 and they continue every Tuesday through to 9th September.

All start at 12.30 pm - free entry - donations welcome.

Music includes piano, organ, strings and vocal performances.

You can download the full programme using the link below:
Lunchtime Concerts 2017 - St Ives Parish Church

Thursday, 20 April 2017

What's On In St Ives - This Weekend

Voodoo Room - St Ives Guildhall
Voodoo Room - St Ives Guildhall


Live music, theatre and arts in St Ives Cornwall this weekend.

Live Music at St Ives Guildhall
Voodoo Room - The Best Of Hendrix and Cream.
Saturday 22nd April - 7.30 pm.
Tickets: £14.00 (advance) / £16.00 (door).
Available from St Ives Visitor Information at The Guildhall.
Or book tickets online - here -
Voodoo Room - Tickets

Live Music at The Castle Inn
Great atmosphere, real ales and free entry.
Friday 21st April - 9.00 pm - Nuclear Blues.
Saturday 22nd April - 9.00 pm - Los Palmas.
Sunday 23rd April - 3.00 pm - Tom Dale.
More Info - The Castle Inn - Facebook

Theatre Workshops at St Ives Infant School
Miracle Theatre.
Saturday 22nd April - 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.
The first of a five week course - every Saturday.
Free - but you must book a place if you want to attend.
Call Workers Educational Association - 0845 458 2758
More Info - Miracle Theatre Workshops

St Ives Arts Club - Members Exhibition
Work in various media by club members.
Last chance to see this before it closes.
Friday 21st April - 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
More Info - St Ives Arts Club Website

Full listings - and more through April and May
St Ives Cornwall - What's On



Coming Up In May ......


Something Fishy - This Way Comes.

Tue 16th - Thu 18th May 2017.

Boathouse Theatre.

The Wharf - St Ives.







You might also like ......

The September programme of concerts at St Ives Parish Church
has been announced:
St Ives September Festival - Music

St Ives Arts Club have scheduled the first of their September events:
St Ives September Festival - Arts Programme - Preview


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Creative Arts Courses in St Ives - WEA Cornwall

Papercraft and Printing - The Island Centre St Ives
Papercraft and Printing - The Island Centre St Ives


Plans are moving forward to establish an "Education Hub" in St Ives - with a range of courses.

There will be two "taster" events at St Ives Library -
on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th May.
More details of this to follow.

Workers Educational Association (WEA) Cornwall are taking the lead on this - with courses at St Ives Library, St Ives Infant School and The Island Centre.

Creative Textiles - with Jo McIntosh - starts on Wednesday 19th April and runs every Wednesday for nine weeks at St Ives Library.

Adult Theatre Workshops - with Miracle Theatre - start on Saturday 22nd April and run every Saturday morning for five weeks at St Ives Infant School.

Papercraft and Printing  - with Jo McIntosh - starts on Tuesday 25th April and runs every Tuesday evening for seven weeks at The Island Centre.

Places on Creative Textiles and Adult Theatre Workshops are free to all.
Places on Papercraft and Printing are free for those receiving means tested benefits and cost £54.00 for others.

Although some places are free - these courses need your support - you must book - you cannot just turn up on the day. If there are not enough bookings they will not run. WEA Cornwall have obtained funding but need enough students to justify running them.

Details of how to book are below.





Papercraft and Printing with Jo McIntosh
Starts on Tuesday 25th April.
A seven week course - weekly on Tuesdays- 7.00 to 9.00 pm.
The Island Centre St Ives.
Cost - £54.00 for 7 sessions.
FREE to those in receipt of means tested benefits.

For info and to book contact WEA Cornwall in Truro on:
01872 320 036
Or - you can book online via the WEA website - here:
Papercraft and Printing - Island Centre - Booking

Learn techniques to make paper. How to create a 3D papier mache object. Make paper from silk fibres. Make a simple book. Make and use a simple printing block. Use found objects to print with. How to make and use a simple stencil.



Adult Theatre Workshops with Miracle Theatre


Adult Theatre Workshops with Miracle Theatre
Start on Saturday 22nd April .
A five week course - weekly on Saturdays - 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.
St Ives Infant School.
FREE to all - but you must book.

For info and to book contact WEA Cornwall in Truro on:
01872 320 036
Or - you can book online via the WEA website - here:
Adult Theatre Workshops - Booking


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Creative Arts Courses in St Ives - WEA Cornwall

WEA Cornwall - Courses In St Ives
WEA Cornwall - Courses In St Ives


Plans are moving forward to establish an "Education Hub" at St Ives Library - with a range of courses. The library will be working in partnership with Workers Educational Association (WEA) Cornwall and other education providers.

There are two WEA creative crafts courses in St Ives starting in April.

The first is FREE.
WEA have obtained funding for this - so that all can attend at no cost.
But - if you want to attend you MUST book in advance.
You cannot just turn up on the day.
If there is not enough interest the course will not run.
So please book!

Creative Textiles with Jo McIntosh
Starts on Wednesday 19th April.
A nine week course - weekly - 1.00 to 3.00 pm.
St Ives Library.
Cost - £0.00.

For info and to book contact WEA Cornwall in Truro on:
01872 320 036
Or - you can book online via the WEA website - here:
Creative Textiles - St Ives Library - Booking


Course Content:

An introduction to several textile techniques and materials.

Suitable for anyone with an interest in learning about textiles.

No previous knowledge or experience is necessary.










Papercraft and Printing with Jo McIntosh
Starts on Tuesday 25th April.
A seven week course - weekly on Tuesdays- 7.00 to 9.00 pm.
The Island Centre St Ives.
Cost - £54.00 for 7 sessions.
Free to those in receipt of means tested benefits.

For info and to book contact WEA Cornwall in Truro on:
01872 320 036
Or - you can book online via the WEA website - here:
Papercraft and Printing - Island Centre - Booking


Course Content:

Learn techniques to make paper. How to create a 3D papier mache object. Make paper from silk fibres. Make a simple book. Make and use a simple printing block. Use found objects to print with. How to make and use a simple stencil.





Friday, 7 April 2017

What's On In St Ives - This Weekend

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


As the Easter Holidays get underway lots on in St Ives.
Here is a selection of highlights.

Stitch St Ives at The Island Centre
Craft Supplies Show - Everything For The Creative Crafter.
Stallholders from around Cornwall and the UK with lots of lovely goodies. Fabrics, yarns, wool, beads, buttons ... lots more.
Food and drink available - by Cafe Art and Sweet Beach Bakes.
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April - 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
More Info - Stitch St Ives - Facebook

Live Music at The Castle Inn
Great atmosphere, real ales and free entry.
Friday 7th April - 9.00 pm - Sinpusher.
Saturday 8th April - 9.00 pm - Salt Water Cure.
Sunday 9th April - 3.00 pm - Rooster.
More Info - The Castle Inn - Facebook

Jumbo Party - The Ambling Band at St Ives Guildhall
Fundraiser for St Ives Jumbo Association.
Saturday 8th April - 8.00 pm.
More Info - Jumbo Party - Facebook

Puppet Shows at Boathouse Theatre
Little Red Riding Hood and Under The Sea.
Friday 7th April at 3.00 pm.
Also - on Tuesday 11th, Thursday 13th and Friday 14th.
More Info - Boathouse Theatre - Website

Members Exhibition at St Ives Arts Club
Work in various media by club members.
Opens Saturday 8th April
Open daily until Friday 21st April - 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
More Info - St Ives Arts Club - Facebook

More info and events through the Easter holidays on .......
St Ives Cornwall - What's On



Creative Textiles Course at St Ives Library
There is a new project to establish an Education Hub at St Ives Library.
More news on that in a blog post next week.
But - just announced - Creative Textiles with Jo McIntosh.
A nine week course starting on Wednesday 19th April.
Places are FREE - but you must book!
For info contact WEA Cornwall on:
01872 320 036






Monday, 3 April 2017

Stitch St Ives - Craft Supplies Show - April 2017

Stitch St Ives - Craft Supplies Show - April 2017
Stitch St Ives - Craft Supplies Show - April 2017


Stitch St Ives - 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 8th - Sunday 9th April 2017.
10.00 am - 4.00 pm.
Entry: £2.00 (under 18s and students free).
Includes a raffle ticket - there are some lovely prizes.

More info:

Stitch St Ives - Website

Stitch St Ives - Facebook

Food and drink all day by Cafe Art St Ives.
Cakes by Sweet Beach Bakes.

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 buttons.
  • Hand-dyed fleece for felting.
  • Printing paints and kits.
  • Lots more .....
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, enjoy a craft demonstration, 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!

Stitch St Ives - Craft Supplies Show - April 2017


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Live Music - April - The Castle Inn St Ives

Live Music - The Castle Inn St Ives
Live Music - The Castle Inn St Ives


The Castle Inn, - in the heart of St Ives on Fore Street - have kept the flag flying for live music in town right through the Winter.

The music continues through April and beyond - through to St Ives September Festival - then on through another Autumn and Winter.

Every Friday and Saturday night at 9.00 pm.
Every Sunday afternoon at 3.00 pm.
Also - a Fun Pub Quiz every Monday night at 8.30 pm.

For the latest news and updates visit:
The Castle Inn St Ives - Facebook

The full programme for April 2017 is:

Sat 1st - Pop Cornwall.
Sun 2nd - The Dowling Thing.

Fri 7th - Sinpusher.
Sat 8th - Salt Water Cure.
Sun 9th - Rooster.

Fri 14th - Slim Semora.
Sat 15th - Dirty Livin Rythmn Band.
Sun 16th - Rick & Apple.

Fri 21st - TBA.
Sat 22nd - Los Palmas.
Sun 23rd - Tom Dale.

Thu 27th - Bamaluz Bootleggers (8.30 pm).
Fri 28th - The Archons.
Sat 29th - Lafayette.
Sun 30th - Dappers.

Good home-cooked food, a great selection of real ales and a friendly welcome also await.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

St Ives September Festival 2017 - Arts Programme

St Ives September Festival 2017 - Arts Programme
Molly's Terms - Imago Theatre Company


St Ives Arts Club have scheduled the first of their shows for St Ives September Festival 2017 - and there is some good stuff.

The programme opens with the return of Imago Theatre Company, with a new production - Molly’s Terms.
"Molly’s terms for living cause her to become increasingly estranged from her studies, herself and the human condition ...... "
Thursday 7th - Saturday 9th September.

Cornish Women on the Verge, Threemilestone Showtime Academy and Studio 61 Choir present "Jack and Jenny - the Musical!".
"When Cornish mining went "scat" the miners ventured to the ends of the earth taking their tools, their skills, their pasties and sometimes their wives and children too! ...... "
Sunday 10th September.

Sweet 'N Sour - a comedy improvisation group of four top comedy performers from varying disciplines.
"We incorporate audience suggestions into an array of scenes ranging from high-end humorous wordplay to the blatantly absurd ...... "
Saturday 16th September.

Full details of all September events at the club are on:
St Ives Arts Club - Website

Tickets will go on sale soon - and when they do I'll post more info here.

The arts programme at other venues is taking shape.

St Ives Library are hosting two Creative Crafts Workshops
with textile artist Jo McIntosh.
Needle Felting - Wednesday 13th September.
Fabric Flowers - Friday 22nd September.

Boathouse Theatre are staging a Murder Mystery Farce.

St Ives Parish Church are planning an extensive music programme.

St Ives Textile Group have are exhibiting at Porthmeor Studios.

The Castle Inn will have live music every night,
apart from Monday Quiz Nights.
Their programme opens with Blooze on Friday 8th September.

More on those events here soon.

For the latest news follow:
St Ives Cornwall - Facebook

For more September events in St Ives visit:
St Ives September Festival 2017



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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Spring Exhibitions - St Ives Arts Club

Spring Exhibitions - St Ives Arts Club
Spring Exhibitions - St Ives Arts Club


March and April see three exhibitions of new work at St Ives Arts Club.

Setting Sail
Spring exhibition of paintings by Sheila Scholes and Sue Walsh.
Saturday 18th - Friday 24th March 2017.

Arts Club Members Exhibition
A selection of work in various media by Arts Club members.
Saturday 8th - Friday 21st April 2017.

Steve Payter
Photography and mixed media.
Saturday 29th April - Friday 5th May 2017.

All are free to enter, include work for sale and are open
10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.

More exhibitions are scheduled for late Spring and Summer - details on:
St Ives Arts Club - What's On 



More Events in St Ives ......

Stitch St Ives - Crafts for Crafters Show.
The Island Centre - Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April 2017 ......
Stitch St Ives - Website

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

Get the latest by email ......
St Ives Cornwall - Newsletter - Subscribe

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Papercraft and Printing at The Island Centre

Papercraft and Printing Course - St Ives Cornwall


Starting on Tuesday 25th April 2017 - at The Island Centre St Ives -
a 7  week course. Every Tuesday evening from 7.00 to 9.00 pm.

Papercraft and Printing

This course will give students an introduction to the following paper and printing related subjects: How to select and prepare the correct type of paper to use to make a paper-mache bowl. How to select and prepare the correct type of paper to recycle into handmade paper and what can be added to the paper. How to use silk fibres and paste to make sheets of silk paper. How to prepare and assemble pages and make a cover to create a simple book. How to make and use a simple printing block. How to use everyday objects e.g. feathers, leaves, cardboard tubes etc. to print with. How to make and use stencils.

Run by St Ives Textile Artist Jo McIntosh:
Knit One Weave One

In partnership with:
Workers Educational Association (WEA) - Cornwall

Cost for the full 7 weeks is just £54.00.
Concessions and free places are available for eligible students.

For more information and to book go to:
WEA - Papercraft and Printing Course

If you are interested in this course please book!
If there are not enough people it will not run - you can't just turn up.

WEA are planning to run more courses in St Ives - as part of the new education hub at St Ives Library. More info here in due course as details are confirmed.



Jo is also running two other courses - starting in April -
at Penwith College Penzance. For more about these go to:

Penwith College - Get To Know Your Sewing Machine

Penwith College - Creative Textiles

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

St Ives Cornwall Blogs - Holidays and Travel

Porthminster Beach - St Ives Cornwall
St Ives Cornwall Blogs - Holidays and Travel


A selection of St Ives Cornwall Blogs with some great content  - about events, things to do, places to visit, walks and more ......

St Ives Cornwall Blogs - Holidays and Travel

Aspects Holidays
Things to do, places to visit, food, art and events.
Aspects Holidays -Blog

Carbis Bay Holidays
Ideas for family holidays, romantic breaks for couples.
Dog friendly beaches and accommodation.
Walks and days out
Carbis Bay Holidays - Blog

Cohort Hostel
News, events and things to do with a focus on the outdoors.
Cohort Hostel - Blog

Cherished Cottages
Arts, events, days out, walks, dog-friendly holidays.
Cherished Cottages - Blog

Hawke's Point
Insiders knowledge - things to enjoy in St Ives and Cornwall.
Hawke's Point - Blog



Consols Pond - St Ives Cornwall

You might also like:

St Ives Cornwall - Self Catering Holidays

St Ives Cornwall - Hotels

St Ives Cornwall - Photo Galleries

St Ives Cornwall - Webcams

Thursday, 9 March 2017

St Ives Guildhall - March Music and Markets

Live Music - St Ives Guildhall - Spring 2017
Live Music - St Ives Guildhall - Spring 2017


The Spring season kicks off at St Ives Guildhall in March and April
with a varied line-up of live music.

Andy Fairweather Low
One of the worlds most respected musicians.
Saturday 11th March 2017.
More info and tickets ......

G4
Multi-platinum selling vocal harmony group.
Also featuring St Ives' own Phoenix Choir.
Wednesday 22nd March 2017.
More info and tickets ......

The Ambling Band
Fundraiser for St Ives Jumbo Association.
Saturday 8th April 2017 2017.
More info ......

Voodoo Room
The best of Hendrix and Cream.
Saturday 22nd April 2017.
More info and tickets ......

Also - every Thursday through March and April - and all year round:
St Ives Farmers Market



You might also like:

St Ives September Festival 2017
Music and arts.
Saturday 9th to Saturday 23rd September 2017.
Tickets on sale soon.
More info ......

Cohort Hostel
Cool, contemporary accommodation just seconds from The Guildhall.
More info ......

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

St Ives Cornwall Blogs - Artists and Writers

St Ives Cornwall - Blogs
St Ives Cornwall - Blogs


It has always surprised me slightly, that in a town full of artists and writers, there relatively few St Ives Blogs. But - there are a few good ones - below is a selection - well worth browsing and reading.

St Ives Cornwall Blogs - Artists and Writers

Jo McIntosh - Textile Artist
Creative textiles and crafts - workshops and courses ......
Jo McIntosh - Textile Artist - Blog

Louise Donovan - Textile Artist
My work comes out of my life journey ......
Louise Donovan - Textile Artist - Blog

Love Stitching Red
Carolyn Saxby - textiles and photography.
Love Stitching Red - Blog

Rob Donovan - Author
Unrobing the Emperors and other matters of concern ......
Rob Donovan - Author - Blog

Bobby Wotnot - Artist
A daily blog to show what the life of an artist is ......
Bobby Wotnot - Artist - Blog

Allotment With A Sea View
My own writings about growing on my St Ives allotment ......
Allotment With A Sea View - Blog




The Old Pier - St Ives Cornwall

You might also like:

St Ives Cornwall - Self Catering Holidays

St Ives Cornwall - Hotels

St Ives Cornwall - Days Out

St Ives Cornwall - Walks

Friday, 3 March 2017

What's On In St Ives - This Weekend

Live Music - The Castle Inn St Ives
Live Music - The Castle Inn St Ives


Lots on in St Ives over the weekend and the week ahead.

The Castle Inn - Fore Street
Live Music at the best traditional real ale pub in town.
BT Experience - Friday 3rd March at 9.00 pm.
Crunchy Frog - Saturday 4th March at 9.00 pm.
St Piran's Day Shout - Sunday 5th March at 7.30 pm.
Also - Sunday Lunch Carvery from 12.00 pm.
Also - Pub Quiz with Lovely Aunty Liz - every Monday at 8.30 pm.
Live music at The Castle continues every weekend throughout the year.

More info .... Castle Inn Facebook



Blabbermouth Theatre - St Ives Arts Club
St Ives Arts Club
Blabbermouth Theatre.
Friday 3rd March at 7.30 pm.
Double Bill - 'Dogside Out' and 'Up and Away'.

More Info and Tickets - Blabbermouth Theatre





St Ives Community Literature Festival.
St Ives Guildhall
Community Literature Festival.
Saturday 4th March at 10.30 am.
Fundraiser for St Ives Library.
Readings by local authors, raffle, book sale, family fun.

Free entry - donations invited.



What's On - St Ives Cornwall
More Events in St Ives
Knitting Group - Cafe Art - Tuesdays at 3.00 pm.
Working Party - Steeple Woodlands - Wednesdays at 9.30 am.
Farmers Market - Guildhall - Thursdays at 9.30 am.
Family History Group - St Ives Library - Fridays at 10.30 am.
Full listings ......
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Advertise your venue and events  ......
Get listed on One St Ives



Looking ahead ......

Andy Fairweather Low - one of the worlds most respected musicians.
Guildhall - Saturday 11th March 2017.
More info and tickets ......

G4 - multi-platinum selling vocal harmony group.
Also featuring St Ives' own Phoenix Choir.
Guildhall - Wednesday 22nd March 2017.
More info and tickets ......

Country and Western Weekend - various bands.
St Ives Holiday Village - Friday 24th March 2017.
More info ......

Voodoo Room - the best of Hendrix and Cream.
Guildhall - Saturday 22nd April 2017.
More info and tickets ......

St Ives September Festival 2017 - music and arts.
Saturday 9th to Saturday 23rd September 2017.
Tickets on sale soon.
More info ......

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Stitch St Ives - April 2017

Stitch St Ives - Craft Supplies Show - April 2017
Stitch St Ives - Craft Supplies Show - April 2017


Stitch St Ives will be back in April 2017 -
after two successful shows in 2016.

The Island Centre, St Ives.
Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th April 2017.
10.00 am - 4.00 pm.
Entry: £2.00 (under 18s and students free).

A craft show with a difference -
organised by St Ives textile artist Jo McIntosh.
The focus is entirely on craft supplies, rather than finished products.
Everything for the creative crafter -
knitting and stitching - textiles - craft supplies.

More info:

Stitch St Ives - Website

Stitch St Ives - Facebook

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 buttons.
  • Spinning wheels.
  • Weaving looms.
  • Hand-dyed fleece for felting.
  • Printing paints and kits.
  • Lots more .....
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, enjoy a craft demonstration, 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!