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Walks & tours

REGULAR WALKS THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL FORTNIGHT:

SUNDAY 15th, SUNDAY 22nd

WESTCOTT’S QUAY 7pm
St Ives Comedy Walk with Shanty Baba.
Shanty mixes a wickedly funny comic cocktail that will have you laughting around the town and wanting to come back for more. You will never look at St Ives with a straight face again! Meet outside the St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay. £6 no advance booking.


MONDAY 16th, FRIDAY 20th, MONDAY 23rd, FRIDAY 27th

GUILDHALL, Street-an-Pol 10am
Guided Walk: St Ives through the Ages.
A walk with Tony Farrell that explores the development of the town from prehistory to the present day.  This walk focuses on the physical aspects of the townscape and the key events in its history. This walk will last about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Meet outside the Guildhall, Street-an-Pol www.stiveswalks.co.uk £5.50


MONDAY 16th, TUESDAY 17th, WEDNESDAY 18th, MONDAY 23rd, TUESDAY 24th, WEDNESDAY 25th

GUILDHALL, Street-an-Pol 11am
Guided Walk: The Story of St Ives.
Guided walk with Andrew Jackson or Dawn Bright. Tour lasts 75-90 minutes. Gain an insight into the fascinating world of the artists who have lived and worked in this famous art colony; discover why St. Ives is so well known for its ‘pink light’; amble through the streets of the town discovering art galleries as we go. Meet outside the Guildhall. £5 (children under 15 free) no advance booking.

 

TUESDAY 17th, TUESDAY 24th – 2.30pm

GUILDHALL, Street-an-Pol
Alfred Wallis Talk, Walk and Paint workshop (CANCELLED)
This comprehensive tour will include a 1 hour Walking Tour covering Alfred Wallis historic landmarks and painting locations and culminate in a painting workshop held by Zoe from Café Art at her studio overlooking Porthmeor Beach. All materials and light refreshments will be provided. Duration of tour is 2hrs 30mins. Meet outside the Guildhall. Booking essential – contact 07816 180639. £20 per person.

 

TUESDAY 17th, TUESDAY 24th

WESTCOTT’S QUAY 3pm
St Ives Fishing Industry Walk.
John McWilliams will lead a tour of some of the sites in the town associated with the vanished fishing industry and ending at the historic fish cellars at Porthmeor. Meet outside St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay. £5 no advance booking.


TUESDAY 17th, WEDNESDAY 18th, TUESDAY 24th, WEDNESDAY 25th

The Archaeology of West Penwith.
A series of walks which look at the diversity of archaeological remains in West Penwith. They include visits to monuments from the Neolithic period up to monuments that reflect the industrial landscape of the recent past. See www.stiveswalks.co.uk. These walks take a half-day or a whole day, book in advance via Phone: 01736 793692 or  0044(0)7881674878 Email: [email protected]

 

WEDNESDAY 18th, WEDNESDAY 25th

WESTCOTT’S QUAY 9.15pm
Lantern Ghost Storywalk with Shanty Baba.
It’s the darker side of St Ives, ghosts, smugglers and other spirits of the night. Described as being “the highlight of our trip”, it will be a night that will haunt you for a long time to come! Meet outside St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay. £6 no advance booking.


THURSDAY 19th, THURSDAY 26th – 10am

GUILDHALL, Street-an-Pol 10am
Guided Walk: St Ives in its Landscape.
A walk around the outskirts of St.Ives with Tony Farrell that will place the town in its economic and historical context.  Part of the walk will be through woodland and part will include the coastal footpath. This walk will last about 2 hours 30 minutes. Meet outside the Guildhall, Street-an-Pol. £8.50

 

THURSDAY 19th, FRIDAY 20th, THURSDAY 26th, FRIDAY 27th – 11am

GUILDHALL, Street-an-Pol
Guided Walk: Art in St Ives.

Guided walk with Dawn Bright. Tour lasts 75 – 90 minutes. Learn about the history of the town – from fishing village and mining centre to artists colony and popular tourist destination. Meet outside The Guildhall, Street-an-Pol. £5 (children under 15 free) no advance booking.

 

ONE OFF WALKS AND TOURS:

THURSDAY 19th SEPTEMBER

BARBARA HEPWORTH MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Barnoon Hill 1pm – 2pm
Tour of Barbara Hepworth’s garden.
Advance booking essential – 01736 796226 or email: [email protected]
In association with Tate St Ives. £7, concessions £5

WESTCOTT’S QUAY 2.30pm
St Ives Pirate Walk with Shanty Baba.
It’s International ‘Talk like a Pirate Day’, so join Shanty on his fun filled voyage of piratical mayhem and laughter. Pirate stories, lessons in Piratespeak, instruction in the code and more in this broadside of entertainment. Meet outside St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay. £6 no advance booking.


THURSDAY 26th SEPTEMBER

Tour of the Sandra Blow Studio. 11am – 12.30pm
A comprehensive tour of the Sandra Blow Studio, Bullans Court, Bullans Lane, St Ives. TR26 1RB. Tickets on the door, include refreshments. Further info from 01736 797371/756006/798704. £5