What's On Guide St Ives, Theatre, Live Music, Festivals and More

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Monthly Video

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 - stivestv@gmail.com"

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Year round

St Ives Arts Club

Various exhibitions, art classes, theatre, live music

New for 2016, The Arts Club will host Cheap Seats Community Cinema on selected dates. Please see their website for more details.

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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 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.

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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. During 2016 there will be a series of 40th Anniversary events including behind the scenes talks.

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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Year round

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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Year round

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.
Other Key Dates
Monday 5 October 2015 - The Visitor Centre opens.
Thursday 5 November 2015 - Tate Tearoom opens
May 2016 - Tate St Ives reopening has been delayed until 2017

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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19th March to 28th August 2016

Trevor Corser: 40 Years a Leach Potter

An exhibition of work by Trevor Corser

Corser began work for Bernard Leach in 1966, packing pots for transit and mixing clay. Over the years he went on to learn the skilled craft of a production potter, making the Pottery?s iconic standard ware and becoming one of the last to remain here until the Pottery?s closure in 2005. Having studied under Bernard Leach, he worked for many years alongside William Marshall and himself became mentor to subsequent Leach apprentice potters. Known for his uncomplicated, functional pots and distinctive glazes, Corser grew to be an acclaimed studio potter in his own right and spent his life making pots firmly within the Leach tradition, many of which are now found in collections all over the world.

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30th April to 25th June

Spring Tides

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.

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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

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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.

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28th May to 3rd July

Leach In-House Studio Team Show

This early summer in-house exhibition showcases the work of the Leach Pottery studio team and provides a unique snapshot of current talent, artistry and design innovation from all areas of the Leach organisation

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May Half-Term and Summer 2016

Kidz R Us

The Jungle Book Kids

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9th June

Barnoon Workshop

Abstract Drawing

Other dates and creative courses also available. See website for details

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15th June

Porthmeor Talks 2016 - Trewyn Studio (2015)

This film presents Bowness's memories of Trewyn and its establishment as the Barbara Hepworth Museum, using still and moving images to explore questions of time, materiality and legacy.

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24th June

Falmouth Soul Sensation

After countless successful performances around Cornwall over the past nine years, the Falmouth Soul Sensation are thrilled to be giving their first ever performance in St Ives.

St Ives Guildhall, Street-an-Pol

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25th June

The Darkside of Pink Floyd

The Darkside of Pink Floyd - an established touring band dedicated to the accurate reproduction of the best Pink Floyd

St Ives Guildhall, Street-an-Pol

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Summer 2016

Puppet Show(s) to be confirmed

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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.

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8th -10th July

Soul Weekend

Soul On Wax present The St Ives Northern Soul Weekender with one evening and two full days of in-demand, rare and underplayed Northern Soul; spun on original vinyl by more than 20 great DJ's.

St Ives Guildhall, Street-an-Pol

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20th July

Porthmeor Talks 2016 - Holman Brothers of Camborne

Hugh Trevarthen, a Blue Badge Guide, served an apprenticeship with Holmans. His illustrated talk tells the company?s extraordinary history up until its final closure in the early 1990s

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22nd July

The New Jersey Boys. Oh, What a Night!

A tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The New Jersey Boys, based in Plymouth, take their audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all time - The Four Seasons

St Ives Guildhall, Street-an-Pol

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Summer 2016

Kidz R Us

Jesus Christ Superstar

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29th July

On Tour with Elvis with Michael King

Ground breaking rock n roll hits, great movie songs, million selling Number 1s, and the very best performances from Elvis's Las Vegas and touring years

St Ives Guildhall, Street-an-Pol

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2nd August

Kernow King is 'Trevithick'

Kernow King tells the story of Cornwall's greatest sons - the inventor and mining engineer, Richard Trevithick

St Ives Guildhall, Street-an-Pol

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Summer 2016

Kidz R Us

Avenue Q

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13th August

St Ives RNLI Lifeboat Day

Annual event to raise funds for St Ives RNLI

26th to 28th August

St. Ives Brewery 3rd Annual Beer Festival

The 3rd annual beer and cider festival organised by St Ives Bewery will take place at the Guildhall, St Ives. There will be live music throughout the weekend.

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10th to 24th September

St Ives September Festival

A two-week celebration of Music and the Arts

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Throughtout December

Various events

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31st December

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.

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6th February

St Ives Feast Day

Traditional parade with dance and music

5th March

St Piran's Day

You can expect to hear Trelawny being sung somewhere around town

31st March to 1st 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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31st March to 1st 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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