Saturday, 21 January 2017

SK8 - St Ives Skatepark Project

St Ives Cornwall - Skatepark Project
St Ives Cornwall - Skatepark Project

St Ives Skatepark is located at Penbeagle (on the edge of town - at the top end of The Stennack) and desperately needs an upgrade. It's very old-fashioned - made from wood, steel & tarmac and is very expensive to fix.

Many local kids who can travel go to other skateparks instead - because the facilities are so poor.

St Ives Skatepark Project aims to raise funds for a fantastic new concrete skatepark which will appeal to a much wider range of users.

To kickstart this initiative - they are holding an event - SK8 - at St Ives Guildhall - on Sunday 12th February 2017 - 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm.
Free entry - one and all welcome.

More information is on:
St Ives Skatepark Project - Facebook

There will be a Skate Competition and fun skateboarding session for all levels. If you don't want to (or can't!) skate you are still welcome.
The project want local people to get involved and contribute their own ideas for the park.

Some initial funding has been secured from St Ives Community Fund and St Ives Town Council. The project also has organisational support from another great local project - St Ives Community Orchard - which is also on Penbeagle next to the park.

I have to say - it makes a nice change for St Ives Town Council to be part funding a project for local young people - and in the higher end of town - where most of us locals live. A lot of our council tax money is spent on projects in the town centre - mainly for the benefit of visitors - tourist information, public toilets, fairy lights etc.

I'll post more news about the project, fundraising and how to get involved in due course.

Friday, 20 January 2017

What's On In St Ives - This Weekend

Beginners Guitar - Barnoon Workshop St Ives
Beginners Guitar - Barnoon Workshop St Ives

A varied programme of events in Seagull City  this weekend
and through the rest of January.

Surfhouse St Ives
Surfhouse St Ives
Surf Cinema - Sipping Jetstreams.
Friday 20th January 2017 at 7.00 pm.
More surfing themed films are scheduled for February.

More info .... Surfhouse Facebook

Tickets .... Surfhouse on CRBO

The Castle Inn St Ives
The Castle Inn
Live Music at the best real ale pub in town.
Lafayette - Friday 20th January at 9.00 pm.
Blooze - Saturday 21st January at 9.00 pm.
The Cuts - afternoon acoustic - Sunday 22nd January at 3.00 pm.
Also - Sunday Lunch Carvery from 12.00 pm.
Also - Pub Quiz with Lovely Aunty Liz - every Monday at 8.30 pm.
The programme of live music continues throughout January.

More info .... Castle Inn Facebook

Barnoon Workshop St Ives
Barnoon Workshop
Upcycle Your Furniture - Saturday 21st January at 12.30 pm.
Beginners Guitar Day - Sunday 22nd January at 11.00 am.
Drop in and Draw - Monday 23rd January and weekly at 10.00 am.
Beginners Guitar is also on every Wednesday at 7.00 pm.

More info .... Barnoon Workshop Facebook

Tickets .... Barnoon Workshop on CRBO

What's On - St Ives Cornwall
More Events in St Ives
St Ives Knitting Group - Cafe Art - Tuesdays at 3.00 pm.
Phoenix Singers - St Ives Arts Club - Tuesdays at 7.30 pm.
Working Party - Steeple Woodlands - Wednesdays at 9.30 am.
Farmers Market - Guildhall - Thursdays at 9.30 am.
Full listings ......
St Ives Cornwall - What's On

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

Looking ahead ......

G4 - multi-platinum selling vocal harmony group.
Also featuring St Ives' own Phoenix Choir.
St Ives 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.
St Ives Guildhall - Saturday 22nd April 2017.
Tickets on sale soon.
More info ......

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

Thursday, 19 January 2017

St Ives September Festival 2017

St Ives September Festival 2017
St Ives September Festival 2017

The dates for St Ives September Festival 2017 have been confirmed:
Saturday 9th to Saturday 23rd September.

The first Guildhall gigs have been announced:

Saturday 9th September - John McCusker Band

Saturday 16th September - The Changing Room

Saturday 23rd September - Cara Dillon

More events will be added and tickets on sale in due course.

More info - events - venues - accommodation - on my St Ives website:
St Ives September Festival 2017

You might also like:

Self catering accommodation - close to main venues:
St Ives Holiday Apartments and Cottages

Cool, contemporary hostel accommodation - close to main venues:
Cohort Hostel

Thursday, 12 January 2017

St Ives Farmers Market

St Ives Cornwall - Farmers Market
St Ives Cornwall - Farmers Market

Every Thursday - all year round - St Ives Cornwall - Farmers Market.

Winners of a Taste of the West Gold Award 2016.

At St Ives Guildhall - open from 9.30 am to 2.00 pm.

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

All produced in St Ives and the surrounding area.

Also - some stalls selling local arts and crafts.

A lively cafe where you can take a break from shopping with a drink and freshly made cakes.

Buskers to entertain you.

If you've visited before - there are quite a few new stallholders for this season.

More info on:
St Ives Farmers Market - Website

St Ives Farmers Market - Facebook

You might also enjoy -

More about events in St Ives on:

St Ives Cornwall - What's On

St Ives Cornwall - Facebook

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve

Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve - St Ives Cornwall
Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve - St Ives Cornwall

Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve is a 40 acre public open space in the hills overlooking St Ives.

Visitors are welcome to explore the woods and surrounding heathland.
It's a beautiful place to visit and enjoy some open space.

The reserve is managed by a group of local volunteers - and they hold a weekly working party. All are welcome to come along - on Wednesdays - from 9.30  until 11.30 a.m. Also on the first Sunday of each month - from 11.00 am to 1,00 pm.

Volunteers should meet at the wooden gate with the noticeboard, near to the top of Steeple Lane (approaching from the Cornish Arms). Tools and gloves are provided, and sturdy footwear is recommended. A variety of tasks are undertaken through the seasons, based on what most needs to be done.

Typical activities are habitat management, tree planting and footpath maintenance. It's a great way to get out and about, keep fit and meet like-minded people.

More info:
Steeple Woodlands - Website

Latest news:
Steeple Woodlands - Facebook

You might also enjoy -

Aspects Holidays Blog - A Walk Through Steeple Woods

Allotment With A Sea View - St Ives - Blog

Allotment With A Sea View - St Ives - Website

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

St Ives Community Orchard - Apple Wassail

Apple Wassail - St Ives Community Orchard.
Apple Wassail - St Ives Community Orchard.

Apple Wassail at St Ives Community Orchard.

An old tradition to bless the trees.

Bonfire, singing, dancing and mulled cider.

Sunday 15th January 2017 at 3.00 pm.

One and all welcome.

You can find the orchard at Penbeagle - next to Palemon Best Recreational & Skate Park.
Take the road off The Higher Stennack, up the hill past the fire station, then take the path on the right into the park. The orchard is down the path to the left.

More info:
St Ives Community Orchard - Facebook

The orchard also hold regular work parties - where you can help to clear ground and look after the trees.
More details on:
St Ives Community Orchard - Website

You might also like -

St Ives Cornwall - What's On

Allotment With A Sea View - St Ives Cornwall

Friday, 6 January 2017

Get Creative In St Ives This Winter

Creative Textiles Course - St Ives Cornwall
Creative Textiles Course - St Ives Cornwall

A new venture starts at The Island Centre St Ives in January 2017.

For some time WEA Cornwall (Workers Educational Association - Learning For Life) have been hoping to establish a programme of courses in St Ives - to add to their existing programme in Truro, Falmouth, Bodmin, Redruth, Newlyn and elsewhere around Cornwall.
Course fees are reasonable and help is available for students with limited resources.
For more information visit:
WEA Cornwall - Website

Starting on Tuesday 31st January 2017 - St Ives textile artist Jo McIntosh will be running:
Creative Textiles - get creative and have fun learning a range of textile techniques.
Seven weekly sessions from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm Tuesdays at The Island Centre.
Cost is just £54.00 for the full seven week course.
Free places for those on qualifying benefits (contact WEA for details).
Places are still available - so to book or for more information visit:
WEA - Creative Textiles Course  - St Ives

A second WEA course in St Ives starts on Wednesday 25th January 2017.
Think Like a Philosopher - an accessible, interactive and life-centred approach to the deeper questionings of humankind.
Six weekly sessions from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm Wednesdays at The Island Centre.
WEA - Philosophy Course - St Ives

WEA plan to continue this programme of courses in St Ives -
but they need your support !

All are run on a not for profit basis - but sufficient numbers are needed to cover costs and make them worthwhile for the students.

So please - take a look using the links above and enrol soon if you are interested.

Also - please spread the word by sharing this on social media and with your friends.