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, 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 2015

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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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Every Friday, plus selected additional dates

Rollers Roller Disco

Every Fri - 5.00 pm, 6.30 pm, 8.30 pm

Sessions for all ages

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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

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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Barnoon Workshop

Arts and Crafts for the whole family

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Leach Pottery

Various courses in Pottery

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Year round

Royal Cinema

See cinema website for current films and showtimes

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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 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

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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

St Ives Arts Club

Various exhibitions, art classes, theatre, live music

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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

Positive Posture Pilates

Ali offers both group and individual lessons in Pilates.

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Year round

Trail Running

Experience the stunning Cornish Coastline and beautiful landmarks around the St Ives Bay area with a professional and knowledgeable guide.

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Winter Workshops

Barnoon Workshop

Learn a new skill. Various courses available in Art, Craft, Pottery and Scuplture.

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Weekly

Barnoon Workshop

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.

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Weekly

Barnoon Workshop

Dress Making Basics

Learn how to make your own clothes with Jo McIntosh

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From 7th January

Barnoon Workshop

Funky Pottery

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

Potters Choice

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.

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6th February

Spinderella

Spinderella is an explosive dance production written and choreographed by Fiona Richardson and performed by the highly acclaimed Big Dance Company.

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8th February

St Ives Feast Day

Traditional parade with dance and music

13th February to 12th March

Coast

A mixed group exhibition of paintings and ceramics by leading gallery artists including Andrew Bird, Alex Morton, Martyn Perryman, Clare Conrad and Barry Stedman.

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13th February

Voodoo Room

The music of Hendrix and Cream

8pm, St Ives Guildhall, Street-an-Pol

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13th February

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.

17th February

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, 7pm

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26th February

Imbalance

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-Pol

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5th March

St Pirans Day

16th March

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, 7pm

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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 Varney

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22nd to 24th April

Cornwall Art Fair 2106

An exhibition of work by local artists

St Ives Guildhall, Street-an-Pol

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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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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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21st May to 2nd October

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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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.

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Summer 2016

Puppet Show(s) to be confirmed

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Summer 2016

Kidz R Us

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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13th August

St Ives RNLI Lifeboat Day

Annual event to raise funds for St Ives RNLI

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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