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Year round

St Ives Arts Club

Various exhibitions, art classes, theatre, live music and Community Cinema

Weekly events including Cabaret Café Frug every Thursday - A gathering of local performers in a variety of formats. Hosted by St Ives poet and artist Bob Devereux

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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.

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Various Dates

Kidz R Us

Various dates, throughout the year, see performances at the Kidz R Us Theatre

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Year round

Royal Cinema

See cinema website for current films and showtimes

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Monthly Talks

Porthmeor Talks 2017

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.

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Year round

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

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).

Open Year round, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is based at Trewyn studios where she worked from from 1949 until her death in 1975. The museum displays sculptures in bronze, stone and wood along with paintings, drawings and archive material.

The work of Barbara Hepworth is also on public display around town at the Malakoff, The Guildhall and Trewyn Gardens.

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Barnoon Workshop

Arts and Crafts for the whole family

Summer Workshops include weekly sessions Drop in and Draw & Watercolour Workout
Other creative day courses vary and include crafts such as Beach Find Mosaics, Beginners Guitar and Candle Making

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Leach Pottery

Various courses in Pottery

Whether you are a student potter, a keen amateur, an improver or a complete beginner, a throwing course at the historic Leach Pottery will be a unique experience.

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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.

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Year round

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 31 March 2017 the Tate is closed while structural work is carried out for Tate Phase 2.

Open Year round, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is based at Trewyn studios where she worked from from 1949 until her death in 1975. The museum displays sculptures in bronze, stone and wood along with paintings, drawings and archive material. During 2016 there will be a series of 40th Anniversary events including behind the scenes talks.

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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.

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Year round

Positive Posture Pilates

Ali offers both group and individual lessons in Pilates.

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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.

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Year round

Walks with The native guide

Join St Ives' Native Guide to discover a treasure-trove of stunning viewpoints, fascinating natural history and heritage off the tourist trail.

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31 March to 1 October 2017

Jessica Warboys

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.

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31 March to 1 October 2017

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.

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Half Term Holidays

Creative classes at Barnoon Workshops

Arts and Crafts for the whole family

Daily Morning and Afternoon Workshops during half term week
Creative half-day courses vary and include upcycled jewellery with sparklylynne, printed sea creatures with Erin lacy and needle felting with Angie Truman

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Tuesdays, May to 1st week September

St Ia Church Lunchtime Concerts

St Ia Church host a variety of free luntime concerts including organ and piano recitals. For details please see the Parish Church website

Tuesdays, 12:30 -1:15. Follow the more details for informaion in concerts in 2016. Program for 2017 will be available in due course.

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17 June to 3 July

Callum Trudgeon: An Apprenticeship

Celebrating the completion of the Leach Pottery's first new apprenticeship

The exhibition will feature Callum's own standard ware including his range of domestic mugs, bowls, teabowls and one-off decorative works like moon jars and platters. The pots are mostly stoneware with some porcelain, including both patterned and glazed surfaces.

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17 June to 3 September

Porthminster Gallery Summer Show

The award-winning Porthminster Gallery hosts its annual summer exhibition focusing on the summertime delights of St Ives and Cornwall through the eyes and experiences of established painters and master ceramicists.

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17 June to 3 September

Clay in Practice: The Leach Studio

Exciting new individual pots from members of the Leach Studio Team

The Leach Pottery presents an exhibition of new pots from members of their Studio Team. Inspired by the material of clay itself, this exhibition shows how some of their potters work with clay in their own time when they are not making the Standard Ware pottery.

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23 to 25 June

Ceramics Contexts Weekend Seminar

To coincide with their current exhibition That Continuous Thing: Artists and the Ceramics Studio 1920-Today, The Leach pottery have a full weekend including a seminar that will showcase current thinking in three key areas: The Exhibition, The Object and The Studio.

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25 June

Holman-Climax Male Voice Choir

The Holman-Climax Male Voice choir will be in concert at the St Ives Guildhall on Sunday 25th June at 7.30pm

Admission is free with a retiring collection to raise funds for the choir and for the St Ives Archive

7 to 9 July

Soul Weekend - St Ives

St Ives Guildhall

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17th August

St Ives RNLI Lifeboat Day

Annual event to raise funds for St Ives RNLI

Coming in September

Jim Malone solo show and Spot the Potter

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From 9 September

St Ives September Festival

A celebration of Music and the Arts

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5th March

St Piran's Day

You can expect to hear Trelawny being sung somewhere around town