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Events Archive 2015

Carolling and Capers

An eveming of seasonal music from far and near.

Tir ha Tavas - Dee and Dave Brotherton.

Phoenix Choir.

Friday 18th December 2015
8.00 pm - doors 7.30 pm..


Arts and Crafts Fair

Arts and Crafts Fair.

Come and browse the wide range of gifts on offer.

Light refreshments available all day.

Saturday 12th December 2015
10.30 am - 4.00 pm..

Free entry.


World Classics Series - Concert 40 – Music Of Iraq II


Jamil al-Asadi, qanun & Ahmed Mukhtar, oud.

Friday 11th December 2015
Doors 6.30 pm, Performance 7.00 pm.

Solos and duos by two masters of Arabic classical music, who are the foremost qanun (trapezoidal plucked zither) and oud (short-necked lute) players in Europe – a very rare opportunity to hear Arabic music in Cornwall.


World Classics Series - Concert 39 – Music of N. India XI


Omkar Dadarkar, khyal vocal.
Sanjoy Adhikary, tabla.

With the generous support of Asian Music Circuit, London.

The young vocalist Omkar Dadarkar is the foremost pupil of India’s great khyal exponent Ulhas Kashalkar, who has performed at both St Ives Arts Club and St Ives September Festival. At a time when many people fear that the traditions of Indian classical music are gradually disappearing, the outstanding artist Omkar Dadarkar exudes integrity, authenticity and the very best of the great art of Indian vocal music, and sings in the Gwalior khyal tradition of his teacher, with its bold, clean lines.

Saturday 7th November 2015
Doors 6.30 pm, Performance 7.00 pm.


Exhibition - Porthmeor Group

Work by Porthmeor Group.

Sunday 18th - Friday 30th Oct 2015
10.30 am - 4.30 pm daily.

Free entry.


Exhibition - Monday Art Group

Work by the Arts Club Monday Art Group.

Saturday 26th Sep - Friday 9th Oct 2015
10.00 am - 4.00 pm daily.

Free entry.


eptember Festival - Arts Club Members Exhibition


125 Years Later ......

A special exhibition of work in various media by Arts Club members.

Kicking off celebrations of 125 years of St Ives Arts Club.

Saturday 12th - Friday 25th September 2015
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

Free entry.


September Festival - Arts Club Film Season - Sex and Love


September Festival Film Season.
Theme - Sex and Love.


Sunday 13th September 2015


Lady Chatterley
Wednesday 16th September 2015


The Postman Always Rings Twice
Saturday 19th September 2015


In the Realm of the Senses
Tuesday 22nd September 2015


9½ Weeks
Friday 25th September 2015


September Festival - Lunchtime Arts Talks


A series of talks about art, artists and St Ives.

All talks - 1.00pm - 2.15pm.

Monday 21st September 2015
A Potter of High Repute, David Leach 1911 – 2005.

Tuesday 22nd September 2015
What on Earth!

Wednesday 23rd September 2015
Terry Frost 1915-2003.

Thursday 24th September 2015
Leonora Carrington OBE.

Friday 25th September 2015
Helena Bonett, The Barbara Hepworth Museum 2015.


September Festival - The Big Frug


Join this amazing collection of poets, musicians and storytellers.

Thursday 24th September 2015
8.00 pm.


September Festival - The Emerald Dawn - Bob Devereux & Adrian O'Reilly

A Journey through Music and Words


An evening of Bob Devereux's wonderful poetry accompanied by the stunning acoustic guitar playing of Adrian O'Reilly

Followed by The Emerald Dawn performing their own brand of original progressive music.

The Emerald Dawn are a multi-instrumentalist, symphonic progressive rock group, who combine elements from rock, jazz and classical music to produce their own original sound. Usually haunting, often beautifully melodic and always highly atmospheric, the music of The Emerald Dawn employs unusual harmonic structures to depict images or to tell stories that stimulate the imagination. While being complex, experimental and powerful, their music is never inaccessible.

Wednesday 23rd September 2015
8.00 pm - doors 7.30 pm.


September Festival - John Thomson and Jesse Giuliani - Piano & Vocals


Pianist Thomson and Baritone Guilani’s recital programme includes the first public performance of John’s new song cycle and music from early Italian masters, Schubert through to Kurt Weil.

Monday 21st September 2015
8.00 pm.


September Festival - Tir ha Tavas - Kernow - A Time and Place


Together, Tir ha Tavas (Dee Brotherton - Bard of Gorsedh Kernow & Dave Brotherton) - possess a strong musical chemistry.

Their songs combine a sense of fun and wistfulness reflecting their take on modern day Cornish life.

With special guest, poet and Cornish Bard Pol Hodge, this evening promises to be splann!

Sunday 20th September 2015
8.00 pm.


September Festival - The Mermaid of Zennor


Cornish Women on the Verge, Studio 61 Sing & Sign Choir and youngsters from Threemilestone Showtime Academy join forces to bring you the magical story of The Mermaid of Zennor.

Told in poetry, dance and song you’ll be entranced as Matty and Morven fall in love – surrounded by mermaids!

Sunday 20th September 2015
3.00 pm.



September Festival - Lunchtime Arts Talks


A series of talks about art, artists and St Ives.

All talks - 1.00pm - 2.15pm.

Monday 14th September 2015
Adrian Stokes, Barbara Hepworth and St Ives.

Tuesday 15th September 2015
The Bigger Picture.

Wednesday 16th September 2015
Waypoint; a multi-site exhibition of contemporary vessels.

Thursday 17th September 2015
In the Studio.

Friday 18th September 2015
A Leach Potter in Japan.


September Festival - The Big Frug


Join this amazing collection of poets, musicians and storytellers.

Thursday 17th September 2015
8.00 pm.


September Festival - Shanty Baba - By Word of Mouth


Give yourself the luxury of listening to adult performance storytelling with the brilliant Shanty Baba.

Enter a world of dreams, myth and humour where nothing is quite what it seems.

Includes film and animation.

Tuesday 15th September 2015
8.00 pm.


September Festival - Imago Theatre - The Arcadian Shepherds


A fashion editor sets out to base a fashion shoot on Poussin’s The Arcadian Shepherds.

Practical problems and fraught relationships between members of the group threaten to undermine the enterprise.

The photographer’s beautiful images of the models and the setting belie the reality of the shoot and its denouement.

Friday 11th September 2015
Saturday 12th September 2015
Monday 14th September 2015
7.30 pm.


Exhibition - Sheila Scholes

Work by Sheila Scholes.

Saturday 5th - Friday 11th September 2015
10.00 am - 4.00 pm daily.

Free entry.


World Classics Series - Concert 38 – Music of N. India X


Murad Ali Khan, sarangi & Hanif Khan, tabla.

Born into a family of musicians, Murad Ali Khan is a sixth-generation sārangī player, and is regarded as being one of the leading exponents of the younger generation. His ancestors were all renowned sārangī players, musicologists and gurus of the Moradabad Gharana.

Beginning his performing career at the tender age of ten, Murad Ali won First Prize in All India Radio’s national music competition in 1992. An All India Radio ‘A’ grade artiste, he has also been a frequent performer at music festivals in India and abroad, and has received accolades for his accompaniment of many noted vocalists and tabla players.

In addition to countless performances in India, he has played at the Darbar Festival and Asian Music Circuit in London and all over Europe, as well as in Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Mauritius, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, South America, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, the UAE and the USA.

Sunday 6th September 2015
Doors 6.30 pm, Performance 7.00 pm.


Exhibition - Through Two Pairs Of Eyes

Work by Kathryn Loveluck and Karen Taffinder.

Saturday 29th Aug - Friday 4th Sep 2015
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

Free entry.


Exhibition - David Grace

Work by David Grace.

Saturday 15th - Friday 21st August 2015
10.00 am - 4.00 pm daily.

Free entry.


Exhibition - Remixing Dreams

A collective exhibition of independent local artists.

  • Archa Robinson

  • Gilli Bryan

  • Ginnie Harrison

  • Gerald Hosking

  • James Woods

Art is why we get up in the morning.

Saturday 1st - Friday 14th August 2015
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.
Tea - Coffee - Homemade Cake.

Free entry.


Exhibition - Family Differences

Pauline Liu-Devereux and Bob Devereux.

Saturday 25th - Friday 31st July 2015
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

Free entry.


Exhibition - Carole Ann Grace and Serena Gwynn


In their respective disciplines, both Carole and Serena strive to create unique images and objects through the transformation of pigments, clay and metal which become storehouses for fragments of perception and memories.

Both artists are concerned with the numinous qualities of the peninsula, experiencing and expressing their individual responses in different but complementary media and styles.

Carole's colourful, gestural paintings demonstrate an energy which provides an intriguing balance to Serena's contemplative and carefully crafted work.

Saturday 11th - Friday 24th July 2015
10.00 am - 4.00 pm daily.

Free entry.


Arts Club Members Exhibition

A selection of work in various media by Arts Club members.

Sat 27th June - Fri 10th July 2015
10.00 am - 4.00 pm daily.

Free entry.


Exhibition - Painting The Landscape 2015

New work from Ultramarine Studio.

Liz Beard, Norma Churchward, Doris Lindemann, Rita Gamble, Pat Sanger, Sue Strachan, Karen Taffinder, Prim Wilson.

Sunday 14th - Friday 26th June 2015
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

Free entry.


Exhibition - The Mermaid's Dream

The Mermaids Dream - Save our Oceans Environmental Art Exhibition.
With Environmental Artist (FD in EARC with Plymouth University ) Zoe Amanda Hudson.

Experience through a series of paintings, story and poetry, the delicate nature of the Ocean and become aware of how deeply we are connected to the element of Water & the Oceans which are the largest eco system on the Earth.

The oceans absorb up to half of all human CO2 emissions and they also provide half of our atmospheric oxygen levels. The absorption of CO2 emissions are altering the pH levels of the Oceans and causing the Oceans to become increasingly acidic. This will create dead zones as plankton and corals - the primary producers for nearly all marine life - struggle to survive under increasingly inhospitable conditions.

For the future well being of the Oceans, individually and collectivly need large and rapid reductions of global CO2 emissions.

Become aware of how we affect the Oceans and find out easily how we can all play our part, in reducing our own personal carbon dioxide emissions, with information from the Save our Seas Foundation.

Saturday 6th - Friday 12th June 2015
10.00 am - 4.00 pm daily.

Free entry.


Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

From a cafe in Paris, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo – this band does it all!

A fabulous show suitable for all ages, directed by the inimitable Wild Willy Barrett.

Charismatic French singer, Aurora Colson takes centre stage, captivating audiences with her compelling and expressive vocals as she effortlessly tackles a wide range of styles: from Bluegrass to acoustic blues, with haunting Irish melodies and a touch of Piaf thrown into the mix.

At the heart of the ensemble are the indisputable talents of multi-instrumentalist, Wild Willy Barrett, cellist Mary Holland and Irish pipes and whistle player John Devine, whose outstanding musicianship was recently rewarded by an invitation to play in the presence of The Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Innovative arrangements beautifully performed on instruments including the guitar, cello, fiddle, banjo and uilleann pipes, all overlaid with a large dose of wry humour.

A unique and unforgettable evening!

Friday 5th June 2015
8.00 pm - doors 7.30 pm.

Tickets: £11.00 (adv) / £13.00 (door).
From: St Ives Visitor Information Centre.
Book tickets online - CRBO -......


Exhibition - Gerald Hosking & Shelley Thornton


From Reality To Refraction - on the Beach.

A joint exhibition and sale of original artworks, limited edition fine art prints and artcards.

Saturday 30th May - Friday 5th June 2015
10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.

Free entry.


Exhibition - Glyn Walton - Listening to the sea

Sculpture, painting, prints and assemblages by Glyn Walton.

Saturday 23rd - Friday 29th May 2015
10.00 am - 4.00 pm daily.

Free entry.


Swing Out - St Ives Concert Band

Music by St Ives Concert Band and guests.

Saturday 23rd May 2015
7.00 pm.

Entrance is free.

The event is running as part of Voluntary Arts Week 2015.


Exhibition - Louise Penberthy Jones

Photography by Louise Penberthy Jones.

Louise’s work is varied, but her real passion is the Cornish light and it’s impact on the sand and sea. She produces many beautiful images of the beaches most predominately around the Northern Cornish coast, one of her favorite areas. Her preferred time of day for working is the evening time when she can take full advantage what the gorgeous sunsets have to offer. She uses a technique of under exposure to produce images that have rich, vivid and dramatic colour and softness.

Saturday 16th - Friday 22nd May 2015
10.00 am - 4.00 pm daily.

Free entry.

More Info - Louise Penberthy Jones - Website


Hammering Near Glass

Local theatre company CAKE Productions presents:


In this psychological thriller, a game of cat-and-mouse ensues that explores the nature of empathy, and challenges the seemingly positive values of unconditional love and confidentiality.

Stars Paul Henshall (Holby City), Michelle Hambly Dickson (Private Lives) and James Care (Private Lives).

Saturday 16th May 2015
8.00 pm - doors 7.30 pm.

Tickets: £8.00
01736 753 899


St Ives Literature Festival

Poetry readings, prose readings, talks, book launches, workshops, film, theatre and music.

Saturday 9th - Saturday 16th May 2015


Exhibition - Sally MacCabe - Until Now

Paintings, book sculptures and jewellery
by Sally MacCabe.

Saturday 25th April - Saturday 2nd May 2015
10.00 am - 4.00 pm daily.

Free entry.


Breton Night

Simple French buffet, wine, films, raffle.

Live Breton & Cornish music and dancing.

Friday 24th April 2015
7.30 pm - doors 7.00 pm..

Tickets: £5.00
From: Back Road Artworks
01736 791 571


Arts Club Members Exhibition

A selection of work in various media by Arts Club members.

Sunday 29th March - Friday 10th April 2015
10.00 am - 4.00 pm daily.

Free entry.


St Ives Arts Ball  

Three course sit down dinner.
Dancing to Night Flight Disco.
Live music - Carly & The Alternatives.

Dress Code:
Flamboyant, Extrovert, Outrageous.

Friday 20th March 2015
7.00 pm for 7.30 pm.
Carriages at 1.00 am.
At Tregenna Castle Hotel.

Tickets: £28.00
Available from Back Road Artworks
and Cafe Art Royal Square.
Call - 01736 793 386

Special rates for overnight accommodation at Tregenna Castle. Call 01736 795 254 stating "Arts Ball",


The Best Of St Ives TV

An evening of community film presented by Alban Roinard.

Friday 6th February 2015
7.30 pm - doors 7.00 pm..

Tickets: £6.50
From: Fish Pye Pottery - Back Road West
01736 793 863

All proceeds to St Ives Jumbo Association.


World Classics Series - Concert 37 – Music of China III


Cheng Yu, pipa & guqin.

Cheng Yu is an internationally renowned virtuoso on the pipa (plucked four string Chinese lute) and guqin (plucked seven-string Chinese zither) and a Chinese music scholar and specialist, and holds degrees in Chinese music from the Xi'an Conservatory of Music, China (BMus) and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (MMus, PhD). She performs, records and researches both traditional and contemporary Chinese music, and is involved in cross cultural musical collaboration. She additionally founded the UK Chinese Ensemble and the London Youlan Qin Society, and currently teaches the pipa and guqin at SOAS.

More info .....

Friday 30th January 2015
Doors 6.30 pm, Performance 7.00 pm.

Tickets: £13.00
From: Will Sleath - 01736 794 477


Exhibition - This Year Next Year

Work by Sally MacCabe.

Sat 27th Dec 2014 - Sat 3rd Jan 2015
10.00 am - 4.00 pm.

Free entry.

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