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Events Archive 2019

Molly Hocking


Molly Hocking, The Voice UK Winner 2019, will be singing some of her new original songs and favourite covers with her Pianist, Ben Gifford.

Saturday 7th December 2019
7.30 pm - doors 7.00 pm.


Exhibition - 8 x 8 & 'The President's Pictures'


8 x 8 & 'The President's Pictures'.

Saturday 9th - Friday 22nd November 2019
Open on an Ad Hoc basis when volunteer stewards are available.

NB: 'The President's Pictures' are not for sale.


Exhibition - Monday Art Group

Work by the Arts Club Monday Art Group.

Saturday 12th - Friday 25th October 2019
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

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Nick Whitby - Understanding The Three Card Trick


Understanding The Three Card Trick is a chat, a presentation, or a one-man-show (you can decide) on the nature of Deception, and the simple ways that we can all be deceived in everyday, and not so everyday, ways.

It explores the famous ‘three card trick’ or ‘monte’, to demonstrate the extraodinarily simple principle behind many of the ruses used by society on the unwary population. This one-off evening at St. Ives Arts Club is an informal pilot for a show, and the audience is cordially invited to help it along in its development.

The writer/performer is playwright Nick Whitby whose plays have been performed on Broadway, at the Donmar and Hampstead theatres in London, and in over 50 major productions across Europe. His TV credits have included sketches for the Emmy-winning Smack the Pony and the Sean Hughes Show for Channel 4, as well as numerous dramas for ITV, and documentary work for the BBC.

The evening is in cabaret-style and audience members are encouraged to bring a bottle. Cups provided. Running time is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes, with a 10 minute interval.

Monday 14th October 2019


Exhibition - Tidal Lines


Paintings, metalwork and jewellery reflecting the Cornish Coast - by Sharon McSwiney.

Saturday 5th - Friday 11th October 2019


Exhibition - Steve Payter


Steve Payter of Artisan Cornwall will be showing some of his latest ‘enamel on copper’ artwork – bold, geometric designs complemented by rolling seascapes – together with hand-crafted enamel earrings, framed photographic images, prints and cards.

Saturday 28th Sep - Friday 4th October 2019
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.


September Festival - Film Season


St Ives Arts Club September Film Season:

  • West Side Story - Sunday 15th Sep.

  • Jailhouse Rock - Tuesday 17th Sep.

  • Amadeus - Friday 20th Sep.

  • The Last Waltz - Tuesday 24th Sep.

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
    - Friday 27th September.

7.30 pm - doors 7.00 pm.


September Festival - Raise The Roof Exhibition


Original and unique sale of work - 8” x 8” / 20mm x 20mm canvasses, which have been donated by members to be sold at a very affordable £40.00 - with all proceeds going to the St Ives Arts Club Building Fund.

Saturday 14th - Friday 27th September 2019
10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.


September Festival - Lunchtime Arts Talks


A series of talks about art, artists and St Ives.
All talks - 1.00pm - 2.15pm - doors 12.45 pm.

Monday 23rd September 2019
Michel Francois:
A Creative Partnership with Korea.

Tuesday 24th September 2019
What's in a crack?
A Closer Look at the Paintings of
Stanhope Forbes RA.

Wednesday 25th September 2019
No Holds Barred:
Matthew Lanyon 1951-2016.

Thursday 26th September 2019
Dr Ian Massey:
Escape Routes.

Friday 27th September 2019
Kate Nicholson (1929-2019).


September Festival - The Big Frug


Join this amazing collection of poets, musicians and storytellers.

Thursday 19th September 2019
Thursday 26th September 2019
Performance: 8.00 pm - doors: 7.30 pm.


September Festival - Graphite & Company


A multi-media play that will take the audience onto a journey towards the source of creativity itself.

A piece of contemporary theatre that explores places where words are taking shape and shapes are given names, while trying to make sense of how coincidences from the past are moulding our present.

Written by Evelyn Holloway - directed by Dhyano.

Wednesday 18th September 2019
Wednesday 25th September 2019
8.00 pm - doors 7.30 pm.


September Festival - Phoenix Singers


Phoenix Singers performing pop and rock classics. If you like The Beach Boys, ELO, Queen, The Mamas & The Papas or even Elbow then come and join in the fun.

Monday 23rd September 2019
Performance: 7.30 pm - doors: 7.00 pm.


September Festival - ARKAngel's Harvest Moon


From labour to rest...the turn of a season. For three days each year, a harvest moon illuminates the diverse landscapes and cultures that comprise Europe.

Harvest Moon lays bare the passions, joys and tribulations of this challenging season through violin, guitar and voice. 'Transported to another Time and Place.'

A highly experienced professional duo, ARKangel - Katherine and Alan Clark - have an exciting and sophisticated repertoire for festivals and recitals.

Sunday 22nd September 2019
7.30 pm - doors 7.00 pm.


September Festival - Comedy Night with Holcomb, Barratt & Richey


Holcomb, Barratt and Richey are a comedy improvisation group who combine their skills to create spontaneous humour of the very best.

Through a series of games, they incorporate audience suggestions into scenes that range from high-end humorous wordplay to the blatantly absurd.

Their solo spots add to the eclectic mix and make for a fun night out.

Saturday 21st September 2019
8.00 pm - doors 7.30 pm.


September Festival - Lunchtime Arts Talks


A series of talks about art, artists and St Ives.
All talks - 1.00pm - 2.15pm - doors 12.45 pm.

Monday 16th September 2019
Callum Trudgeon:
Japan & Denmark – A Potter’s Sabbatical.

Tuesday 17th September 2019
Keeping Up Appearances:
Conservation of the Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Wednesday 18th September 2019
A Tale of Mother’s Bones:
The Surrealists Pailthorpe and Mednikoff.

Thursday 19th September 2019
Stuart Cairns:
Poems to the Landscape.

Friday 20th September 2019
Creative Tensions:
The Penwith Society of Arts 1949-1960.


September Festival - Alistair Brown - Songs and Stories


Scottish singer Alistair Brown has travelled the world singing the old songs, and new songs written by people who like the old songs.

Audiences at concerts and folk festivals across the UK, Canada, the USA, Australia, and New Zealand have responded enthusiastically to his performances, covering the field from big ballads, comic ditties, songs of struggles (usually unsuccessful) against temptation, odes to conviviality and songs of unashamed sentimentality with outrageously funny stories from a master of the art.

Monday 16th September 2019
8.00 pm - doors 7.30 pm.


September Festival - Cornish Women On The Verge - As We Were Going to St Ives


Cornish Women On The Verge perform their latest production.

The trio, who perform folk operas about people and life in Cornwall through poetry and song, will be joined by mixed ability choir Studio 61 Choir and the Threemilestone Showtime Academy Dancers.

This year they are a bunch of Cornish pilgrims walking to St Ives - each with their own special story to tell. Their mix of song, dance, storytelling and fun

Sunday 15th September 2019
3.00 pm - doors 2.30 pm.


Exhibition - Christine Penbethy


Work by Christine Penberthy.

Saturday 7th - Friday 13th September 2019
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.


Exhibition - Pam Beck and Susan Barracough


Work by Pam Beck and Susan Barracough.

Saturday 24th - Friday 30th August 2019
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.


Painting Weekend In St Ives


A two day painting course looking at Cornish landscape and seascape. Combining water colour techniques and mixed media, with painting opportunities at scenic locations around St Ives.

Led by local artist tutors
Mary Fletcher and Fiona Athanassaki.

All levels welcome - the emphasis is on learning new skills, enjoyment and having something to take home at the end of the course.

Saturday 24th -Sunday 25th August 2019
10.00 am - 4.00 pm daily.


Exhibition - Sheila Scholes


Work by Sheila Scholes.

Saturday 10th - Friday 16th August 2019
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.


Exhibition - Sea Symphony


Creative textiles, metalwork and jewellery
by Sharon McSwiney & Alison Dupernex.

Saturday 20th - Friday 26th July 2019
10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.


Arts Club Members Summer Exhibition


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

Saturday 22nd June - Friday 5th July 2019
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.


Exhibition - Exploring the Landscape


Work exploring the landscape by local artists Sarah Ashmore and Ali Thomas.

Saturday 8th - Friday 21st June 2019
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.


Exhibition - Debbie Sedgeman


Work by Debbie Sedgeman.

Saturday 25th May - Friday 7th June 2019
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.


Film - Laurence Of Alaska


St Ives Archive and St Ives Arts Club present a screening of the feature film Laurence Of Alaska..

Friday 31st May 2019
7.00 pm - doors 6.30 pm.


Exhibition - Alan Holmes


Work by Alan Holmes.

Saturday 18th - Friday 24th May 2019
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.


St Ives Literature Festival

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

Saturday 11th - Friday 17th May 2019


Theatre - 84 Charing Cross Road


A reading of 84 Charing Cross Road
by a local cast.

Wednesday 15th May 2019
7.30 pm - doors 7.00 pm.


Exhibition - Reflections Of Light


Work by Rita Gamble, Gerald Hosking and
Karen Taffinder.

Saturday 27th April - Friday 10th May 2019
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.


Arts Club Members Easter Exhibition


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

Saturday 13th - Friday 26th April 2019
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.


Live Music - Easter Sunday Session - Amber Symons


Amber is a talented singer/songwriter/multi instrumentalist, who at 17 yrs old already has 2 self penned albums available on most major download sites.

She has performed extensively around SW Cornwall & has won awards for her songwriting and live performances. As well as her own songs, she delivers original covers of well known artists.

Sunday 21st April 2019
3.00 pm - doors 2.30 pm


Exhibition - Limited Palette


An exploration in print & metal.

An exciting combination of print, metalwork & jewellery. Sharon McSwiney, based in St Ives will be joined by artist Sarah Roberts for the first time in Cornwall.

Sharon creates wall panels in copper & brass reflecting her love of nature & the sea. She is particularly inspired by the textures & colours of the Cornish coast utilising patination to apply unique decorative effects to the metal surfaces. Jewellery is formed in silver to represent some of the many beach treasures found such as limpets & barnacles.

Sarah Roberts Studio is where the creative focus is on the development of multi layered art works that combine shape, texture and colour.

Sarah uses a calm but immediate approach; there is a strong emphasis on combining balanced abstract shapes, energetic brush marks, collaged and layered textures to create a piece of work that can be placed in any environment. Paint and print are a strong influence in current works that celebrate simplicity.

Sharon has a retail gallery in St Ives:

Sarah can be contracted by email:
or take a look at her Instagram page:

Saturday 16th Feb - Friday 1st Mar 2019
10.30 am - 4.00 pm daily.


Table Top Sale


Table top sale -
all proceeds to the Arts Club roof fund.

Saturday 9th February 2019
10.00 am - 2.00 pm.

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