What's On Guide St Ives, Theatre, Live Music, Festivals and More
What's on guide, St Ives
St Ives TV
St Ives TV is an open minded, fun and accessible community TV, which offers a regular video web podcast about events happening in St Ives.
St Ives TV say "We are passionate about the town we live in. Take a look at our videos and get in touch :-) www.stivestv.co.uk - firstname.lastname@example.org"View more info...
Year round, Every Tuesday
St Ives Jazz Club
Known as the last Jazz Club before New York, the club regularly features internation and UK modern Jazz acts as well as supporting talented local musicians. See their website for upcoming acts.
Closed in January 2015View more info...
Year round, Every Thursday
St Ives Farmers Market
The market runs every Thursday throughout the year at The Guildhall, Street an Pol, St Ives. It's in the town centre, next door to the Visitor Information Centre.
Opening times are 9.30am until 2.00pm.View more info...
Every Friday, plus selected additional dates
Rollers Roller Disco
Every Fri - 5.00 pm, 6.30 pm, 8.30 pm
Sessions for all agesView more info...
Kidz R Us
Various dates, throughout the year, see performances at the Kidz R Us TheatreView more info...
The School of Painting
Courses in Mixed Media, Oils, Watercolours, Drawing and Digital suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to those with more experience.View more info...
Arts and Crafts for the whole familyView more info...
Various courses in PotteryView more info...
See cinema website for current films and showtimesView more info...
Tate St Ives
With a changing series of exhibitions throughout the year the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Gardens are a must for visitors to St Ives.
Guests staying with St Ives Holidays are given a voucher entitling them to 50% Discount on entry to The Tate, St Ives (Barbara Hepworth Gallery and Garden).
From 28 Sept 2015 to 21 May 2016 the Tate is closed while structural work is carried out for Tate Phase 2.
Other Key Dates
Monday 5 October 2015 - The Visitor Centre opens.
Thursday 5 November - Tate Tearoom opens until 16 March 2016.
Saturday 21 May 2016 - Tate St Ives reopens
Spring, Summer & Autumn
St Ives Sailing Club
Out of County Membership
Membership includes use of club boats for a small donation (usually £5 per person) - Lasers, Picos and a Stratos as in picture.View more info...
St Ives Arts Club
Various exhibitions, art classes, theatre, live musicView more info...
Porthmeor Talks 2016
Illustrated talks jointly organised by the Borlase Smart John Wells Trust and St Ives Archive in the Borlase Smart Room at Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, St Ives.
Usually held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month with talks starting at 7pm. Tickets are available in advance from Porthmeor Studios and St Ives Archive and online. They can also be purchased on the door.View more info...
Positive Posture Pilates
Ali offers both group and individual lessons in Pilates.View more info...
Experience the stunning Cornish Coastline and beautiful landmarks around the St Ives Bay area with a professional and knowledgeable guide.View more info...
Learn a new skill. Various courses available in Art, Craft, Pottery and Scuplture.View more info...
Beginners Water Colour
Get a thorough understanding of tools and techniques in using this medium including how to prepare and stretch paper, mix colours, creating textures, washes and more.View more info...
Dress Making Basics
Learn how to make your own clothes with Jo McIntoshView more info...
From 7th January
Get to try out a variety of clay techniques to design and create your own cups, plates, bowls etc. Pre booking recommended!
23rd January - 13th March
An exhibition of work selected by John Bedding
The works of individual studio potters are highly unique. Each have different strengths to their work: some makers adhere strongly to tradition; some, through the repetition of familiar shapes and glazes, make pieces which evidence their expert craftsmanship; others have an inquiring mind and are strong on innovation and experimentation; still others have a strong sense of design, creating works that are clean, sharp and precise.View more info...
Spinderella is an explosive dance production written and choreographed by Fiona Richardson and performed by the highly acclaimed Big Dance Company.View more info...
St Ives Feast Day
Traditional parade with dance and music
13th February to 12th March
A mixed group exhibition of paintings and ceramics by leading gallery artists including Andrew Bird, Alex Morton, Martyn Perryman, Clare Conrad and Barry Stedman.View more info...
The music of Hendrix and Cream
8pm, St Ives Guildhall, Street-an-PolView more info...
SOS Day for St Ives RNLI Lifeboat
Annual SOS Day Car Wash. Homemade cakes, teas and coffees also available at the St Ives RNLI Boathouse.
Porthmeor Talks 2016 - Dylan Thomas in West Cornwall
Joe Martin's stories never reached publication but are now the inspiration for a unique performance lecture by Jak Stringer and Linda Camidge.
Porthmeor Studio, Back Road West, 7pmView more info...
Fusing dance and circus, with choreography from internationally renowned Olivier Award nominee Jonathan Lunn, Joli Vyann present Imbalance. Integrating exciting acrobatic skills with athletic yet graceful dance in an energetic and thought-provoking performance that explores our obsessive dependence with technology, asking whether our lives are 'in' or 'out' of balance?
7:30pm, St Ives Guildhall, Street-an-PolView more info...
St Pirans Day
Porthmeor Talks 2016 - Trebah Garden
Darren Dickey, Head Gardener, will explore the past history of Trebah, and tell how it evolved from a private Victorian pleasure garden to become one of the UK's top tourist attractions
Porthmeor Studio, Back Road West, 7pmView more info...
19th March to 23rd April
Geometry of Space
A solo show of new paintings by ex-Falmouth graduate Charlotte Keates explores the dynamics of 'space' using restrained colour, and delicate drawn elements. The work will be complemented by a specially curated exhibition of sculptural ceramic forms by Regina Heinz, and altered porcelain vessels and forms by Sun Kim and Keith VarneyView more info...
22nd to 24th April
Cornwall Art Fair 2106
An exhibition of work by local artists
St Ives Guildhall, Street-an-PolView more info...
30th April to 25th June
A mixed group exhibition of paintings and ceramics by leading gallery artists including Angela Charles, Joanne Last, Masako Tobita, Sasha Wardell, Craig Underhill and Rachel Foxwell.View more info...
21st May to 25th June
Collect | Modern British Art
A specially curated selling exhibition of collectable artworks by major St Ives and British names, including:
Sandra Blow, Maurice Cockrill, Terry Frost, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney, Bryan Ingham, Peter Lanyon, Alexander Mackenzie, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Victor Pasmore, Bryan Pearce, et al.
21st May to 2nd October
Jessica Warboys will fill the sea-facing galleries at Tate St Ives with specially commissioned work, alongside films, sculptures and large-scale paintings. Her work is informed by personal or collective memories - historical, mythical or fictional - and this solo show will consider her use of symbolism, form and her approach to landscape.View more info...
21st May to 2nd October
That Continuous Thing: Artists and the Ceramics Studio, 1920 - Today
The ceramics studio has always been a place where tradition meets experimentation. Spanning 100 years, this exhibition explores the diverse forms, energies and locations that define the modern studio. Ranging from the rise of studio pottery in the 1910s to a number of new commissions by a young generation of UK-based artists, That Continuous Thing - a quote from the American artist Peter Voulkos - traces the changing shape of the ceramics studio over the last century
That Continuous Thing creates a series of very different galleries, which enhance the context in which particular contemporaries approached ceramics. During the course of the exhibition, Troy Town Art Pottery will be in residence at the Leach Pottery in St Ives.View more info...
Puppet Show(s) to be confirmedView more info...
Kidz R Us
Show(s) to be confirmedView more info...
2nd July to 3rd September
St Ives Summer
This Summer show celebrates the warmth and light of St Ives through the diverse works of nine selected artists:
Nick Bodimeade, Anne Davies, Jenny Hirst, Simon Turner, Ann Winder-Boyle, Helen Beard, Stephanie Pace, Sarah Perry and Geoffrey Swindell.
St Ives RNLI Lifeboat Day
Annual event to raise funds for St Ives RNLI
Various eventsView more info...
New Year in St Ives
St Ives biggest street party of the year and one of the best places in the UK to welcome in the new year. Fancy dress, Samba band and fireworks at midnight.View more info...