2021 St Ives September Festival Events
 

SATURDAY, SEPT 11

SCHOOL OF PAINTING PORTHMEOR STUDIOS Sept 10-12 (10.30 am-4pm) Sea & Rocks – 3 days oil painting 
SCHOOL OF PAINTING ISLAND CENTRE 10am-12:30pm Life Drawing
STORIES BY THE SEA BOOKSHOP 11am – Family Book Event with ‘Time to Move South for Winter’ author Clare Helen Welsh
SCHOOL OF PAINTING ISLAND CENTRE 1.30pm- 4pm Life Drawing 
STREET ENTERTAINMENT Noon-4pm – Various locations around town
NORWAY SQUARE 12.30-2pm – Lunchtime poetry and music
WESTERN HOTEL 1-6pm – Toni Carver’s marathon afternoon music session (1-6pm) Free
SCHOOL OF PAINTING ONLINE Sept 11-12 (4-5.30pm) Expressive Watercolour 
ST IA CHURCH 7.30pm – Company B jump jive band 
ST IVES ARTS CLUB 8pm – Long For The Coast indie folk duo 
ST IVES THEATRE 8pm – John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett 
HARBOUR POOL CLUB 9pm – Marky Dawson singer/pianist Free
CASTLE INN 9pm – The Bubble Free

SUNDAY, SEPT 12

ST IVES COMMUNITY ORCHARD 10.30am-12.30pm – Sensory nature print workshop
WALK 11am – Meet outside Guildhall for St Ives Town Walk Number 1 with Tony Farrell
STORIES BY THE SEA BOOKSHOP 11am – Family Book Event with ‘The Perfect Fit’ Cornwall based author and illustrator Naomi and James Jones.
NORWAY SQUARE 12.30-2pm – Lunchtime poetry and music. Free
ST IVES COMMUNITY ORCHARD 2pm-3.30pm – Nature Walk at St Ives Community Orchard and Penbeagle Hill
WALK 2pm – Meet at Malakoff for Historical Walks of St Ives with Tony Mason (Hugh Trevarthen was due to take this walk but has to withdraw and Tony Mason has stepped in)
STEEPLE WOODS 2pm – Steeple Woods Open Day
ARTS CLUB 3pm – Girl Power, a Drama Express charity show 
CASTLE INN 4pm – Sammy Jonas Free
WALK 6pm Starts at Westcott’s Quay TR26 2DY St Ives Storywalk with Shanty Baba
GUILDHALL 8pm – Molly Hocking and the Bubble Band 
ST IA CHURCH 8pm – Femmes de la Mer – Songs by Candlelight 
WALK 8.30pm Starts at Westcott’s Quay TR26 2DY Lantern Ghost Storywalk with Shanty Baba 

MONDAY, SEPT 13

WALK Archaeology of West Penwith with Tony Farrell.
SCHOOL OF PAINTING ONLINE Sept 13-23 (10am-12:30pm) Getting Started with Oil Painting  
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS, film, 10.30-11.30am Memories of Barbara, Ben and the St Ives Modernists
NORWAY SQUARE 12.30-2pm Lunchtime poetry and music
ARTS CLUB 1.30pm ‘No Holds Barred’ – The Life & Art of Matthew Lanyon award-winning documentary and Q&A 
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS, Talk 2.30-3.30pm Storytelling paintings
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS 5.30pm That Blackguard Burton
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS 7pm The Way of Lost Souls
WESTERN HOTEL 7.30pm (6.30pm if you order food) St Ives Jazz Club – Ian Shaw
ST IA CHURCH 7.30pm  Winter Mountain 
CASTLE INN 8pm – Liz’s Quiz
ARTS CLUB 8pm Barry Hunt 
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS 9pm The Karma Sutra Show with Shanty Baba 

TUESDAY, SEPT 14

SCHOOL OF PAINTING SCHOOL OF PAINTING ONLINE Sept 14-15 (10:30am-1pm) Matisse with Alice Mumford – Pattern and Illusion 
WALK Meet at the GUILDHALL 11am – St Ives Town Walk Number 1 with Tony Farrell
BARNOON WORKSHOP 10.30am-4.30pm Drawn to Zennor – Field Sketchbook Day
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS film 10.30-11.30am Pilchards: A Brief History of the Cornish Sardine
NORWAY SQUARE 12.30-2pm – Lunchtime poetry and music Free
ST IA CHURCH 1pm – Michael Hoeg Organ Recital
WALK Meet at the seats outside the Arts Club 2pm – Fishing industry and harbour history walk with Tony Mason, approximately 90 minutes, all proceeds go to the St Ives Archive.
PORTHMEOR STUDIOStalk 2.30-3.30pm Wilhelmina Barns-Graham – Through the archives
WALK 6pm Starts at Westcott’s Quay TR26 2DY Cornish Folklore Storywalk with Shanty Baba
ST IVES MUSEUM 7pm – Museum Tour with Frank Stevens 
ST IA CHURCH 7pm – Claude Bourbon Guitar Concert 
GUILDHALL 8pm – Flats and Sharps bluegrass band 
ARTS CLUB 8pm – Graphite & Co, a play by Evelyn Holloway 
WESTERN HOTEL 7.30pm (6.30pm if you order food) St Ives Jazz Club – Samba Azul  
WALK 8.30pm Starts at Westcott’s Quay TR26 2DY Lantern Ghost Storywalk with Shanty Baba
CASTLE INN 9pm – Yardarm Duo with Ryan Jones Free

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 15

WORKSHOP 10am-1pm – Printing Without A Press workshop with Jo McIntosh. Booking essential 
SCHOOL OF PAINTING ISLAND CENTRE 10am – 1pm Love Drawing Landscape 
PORTHMEOR STUDIOStalk 10.30-11.30 Flux: Porthmeor Beach as glass
WALK 11am – Meet outside Guildhall for St Ives Town Walk Number 2 with Tony Farrell
NORWAY SQUARE 12.30-2pm – Lunchtime poetry and music
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS, performance 2.30-3.30pm In a watery place II Performance
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS 5.30pm – de Chirico and the Metaphysical Dreamscape
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS 7pm – 1001 Arabian Nights with Shanty Baba
ST JOHN’S IN THE FIELDS CHURCH 7pm – Circus Around & About outdoor show
ST SENARA CHURCH, ZENNOR 7pm – WS Graham: Constructed Space poetry evening. Free (Donations to Church Funds)
MARINERS GALLERY 7.30pm – ARKAngel’s Milonga del Angel 
ST IA CHURCH 7.30pm – Will Keating and Special Guests 
ARTS CLUB 8pm – Reg Meuross 
CASTLE INN 9pm – Liam Jordan Free
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS 9pm – How to Survive a Cornish Horror Film  

THURSDAY, SEPT 16

WORKSHOP 10am-1pm – Fabric Collage workshop with Jo McIntosh
WALK 11am – Meet outside Guildhall for St Ives Town Walk Number 1 with Tony Farrell
NORWAY SQUARE 12.30-2pm – Lunchtime poetry and music
WALK 2pm – Meet at the Malakoff for Historical walks of St Ives with Tony Mason (Hugh Trevarthen was due to take this walk but has to withdraw and Tony Mason has stepped in)
LIBRARY 2pm – Should Guidebook Writers Get Lost, a talk with Des Hannigan. 
PENWITH GALLERY 3pm – Penwith Archive slide show and talk with Jason Lilley Free
SCHOOL OF PAINTING ISLAND CENTRE 6:30-8:30pm Life Drawing 
GUILDHALL 8pm – Martin Simpson 
ARTS CLUB 8pm – Big Frug poetry and music 
CASTLE INN 9pm – Mr T (Tijrone Rosewall) Free

FRIDAY, SEPT 17

WALK Archaeology of West Penwith with Tony Farrell.
SPOT THE ARTIST 10am-4pm – Viewing day at Porthmeor Studios
BARNOON WORKSHOP Abstract drawing with Peter Giles 10am-12.30pm
NORWAY SQUARE 12.30-2pm – Lunchtime poetry and music
ST IA CHURCH 1.00-2.30pm – Choir plus Cafe. Donations welcome
LIBRARY 2pm – St Ives and the Festival of Britain, a talk with Janet Axten. 
SCHOOL OF PAINTING ONLINE Sept 17th & 24th (5-6pm) Joan Eardley – Calligraphy of People & Place 
GUILDHALL 7.30pm – St Ives Entertains charity night for St Ives Community Land Trust 
ST IA CHURCH 7.30pm – Cornish Roots Big Band 
CASTLE INN 9pm – China Groove Free

SATURDAY, SEPT 18

SCHOOL OF PAINTING ISLAND CENTRE 10am-12:30pm Life Drawing 
SPOT THE ARTIST 10am-4pm – Viewing day at Porthmeor Studios
WALK 11am – Meet outside Guildhall for St Ives Town Walk Number 1 with Tony Farrell
STORIES BY THE SEA BOOKSHOP 11am – Family Book Event featuring ‘The Wide, Wide Sea’ with local author Anna Wilson
NORWAY SQUARE 12.30-2pm – Lunchtime poetry and music
SCHOOL OF PAINTING ISLAND CENTRE 1.30-4pm Life Drawing 
WESTERN HOTEL 1-6pm – Toni Carver’s marathon afternoon music session (1-6pm) Free
TOWEDNACK CHURCH 2pm – Discover church bells, bell ringing lesson Free 
ST JOHN’S IN THE FIELDS 6pm – The Tinners Session 
ST IA CHURCH 7pm – Concert By The Cornish Sinfonia Soloists 
COHORT 8pm (Doors 7pm) – Du Glas 
ARTS CLUB 8pm – Rob Barratt and David Richey Improv-Stand-up-Poetry-Music 
HARBOUR POOL CLUB 9pm – John Walsh blues Free
CASTLE INN 9pm – Los Palmas 7 Free

SUNDAY, SEPT 19

PORTHMEOR STUDIOS 9am-2pm – Spot the Artist Sale
GUILDHALL 11am – St Ives Town Walk Number 2 with Tony Farrell
NORWAY SQUARE 12.30-2pm – Lunchtime poetry and music Free
WALK 2pm – Meet at the Malakoff – Historical walks of St Ives with Tony Mason (Hugh Trevarthen was due to take this walk but has to withdraw and Tony Mason has stepped in)
WALK 2.30pm – Starts at Westcott’s Quay TR26 2DY St Ives Pirate Walk with Shanty Baba  
ARTS CLUB 3pm – Showtime Academy’s Tribute To Roald Dahl. Free admission but please donate to Showtime Academy’s fund-raising efforts.
CAFÉ ART 4pm – Dave and Dee Brotherton’s “Magical History Tour” Beatles session 
CASTLE INN 4pm – Carly and The Alternative Free
WALK 6pm Starts at Westcott’s Quay TR26 2DY St Ives Storywalk with Shanty Baba
ST IA CHURCH 8pm – Olivier Van Den Hende performs Bach’s First Cello Suite 
WALK 8.30pm Starts at Westcott’s Quay TR26 2DY Lantern Ghost Storywalk with Shanty Baba  

MONDAY, SEPT 20

WALK Archaeology of West Penwith with Tony Farrell.
SCHOOL OF PAINTING PORTHMEOR STUDIOS Sept 20-22 (10am- 4.30pm) Turner Sea and Sky 
PORTHMEOR STUDIOSfilm 10.30-11.30 Memories of Barbara, Ben and the St Ives Modernists
NORWAY SQUARE 12.30-2pm – Lunchtime poetry and music (12.30-2pm)
ARTS CLUB 1.30pm ‘No Holds Barred’ – The Life & Art of Matthew Lanyon award winning documentary and Q&A 
ST IA CHURCH 1.30pm – Jonathan Bielby MBE Organ Recital 
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS, talk 2.30-3.30pm Anchor Studio as an Art School – The Forbes School of Painting 1899 – 1939
PENWITH GALLERY 5:30-7pm – Pam & Noel Betowski Djazz Celtica 
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS 5.30pm – That Blackguard Burton 
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS 7pm – The Way of Lost Souls
ST IA CHURCH 7.30pm – Bryher’s Boys shanty singers 
WESTERN HOTEL 7.30pm (6.30pm if you order food) St Ives Jazz Club – Family Band
ARTS CLUB 8pm – An evening with BAFTA award winner Mark Jenkin and a screening of his film Bait
CASTLE INN 8pm – Liz’s Quiz
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS 9pm The Karma Sutra Show with Shanty Baba

TUESDAY, SEPT 21

PORTHMEOR STUDIOS, talk 10.30-11.30am My friend John Wells
WALK 11am – Meet outside Guildhall – St Ives Town Walk Number 1 with Tony Farrell
ST IA CHURCH 11am – Halcyon Quartet Café Concert 11am 
NORWAY SQUARE 12.30-2pm – Lunchtime poetry and music Free
WALK Meet at the seats outside the Arts Club 2pm – Fishing industry and harbour history walk with Tony Mason, approximately 90 minutes, all proceeds go to the St Ives Archive
PORTHMEOR STUDIOSfilms 2.30-3.30pm Tin, Fish and Light, and Porthmeor Studios through the eyes of the architect
WALK 6pm Starts at Westcott’s Quay TR26 2DY Cornish Folklore Storywalk with Shanty Baba
ST IVES MUSEUM 7pm – Museum Tour with Frank Stevens 
ST IA CHURCH 7pm – Organised Crime Collaborative with special guests Gavin and Treve Nicol 
ARTS CLUB 8pm – Graphite & Co, a play by Evelyn Holloway 
WESTERN HOTEL 7.30pm (6.30pm if you order food) St Ives Jazz Club – Nicolas Meier
WALK 8.30pm Starts at Westcott’s Quay TR26 2DY Lantern Ghost Storywalk with Shanty Baba
CASTLE INN 9pm – Mr G (Guy Rosewall) Free

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 22

ST IA CHURCH 10am-1pm – Exploring Art In St Ia’s Church – Talk and workshop 
SCHOOL OF PAINTING ISLAND CENTRE 10am- 1pm Love Drawing Landscape 
WORKSHOP 10am-1pm – Wet Felt a Picture Workshop with Jo McIntosh
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS, Talk and Tour 10.30am – 12noon  North light windows and pilchard tanks
WALK 11am – Meet outside Guildhall for St Ives Town Walk Number 2 with Tony Farrell
NORWAY SQUARE 12.30-2pm – Lunchtime poetry and music
LIBRARY 2pm – Camidge and Stringer present ‘Wish We Weren’t Here’ – Disappointed Literary Visitors 1820-1917. 
PORTHMEOR STUDIOSTalk 2.30-3.30pm Artists of West Cornwall 1880’s to the 1920’s
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS 6.30pm – The Three Buskerteers 
ARTS CLUB 7.30pm – Molly Hocking 
ST IA CHURCH 8pm – The Halcyon Quartet 
CASTLE INN 9pm – Smokin Guns 

THURSDAY, SEPT 23

WALK Archaeology of West Penwith with Tony Farrell. Booking essential 
ST IA CHURCH 10am-1pm – Exploring Art In St Ia’s Church – Talk and workshop 
WORKSHOP 10am-1pm – Weaving Without A Loom Workshop with Jo McIntosh. Booking essential 
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS, Talk 10.30-11.30am Before Crysede: Newlyn and the women who helped create an international silk company
NORWAY SQUARE, 12.30-2pm – Lunchtime poetry and music Free
WALK 2pm – Meet at the Malakoff for Historical walks of St Ives with Tony Mason (Hugh Trevarthen was due to take this walk but has to withdraw and Tony Mason has stepped in)
LIBRARY 2pm – Atlantic Cornwall – Tales From Beyond The Cliff Edge, an illustrated talk by author Des Hannigan.
PORTHMEOR STUDIOSTalk 2.30-3.30pm What’s in a crack? A closer look at the paintings of Stanhope Forbes RA and the Newlyn School painters
BARNOON WORKSHOP 4pm-7pm – Your face my art!
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS 5.30pm – de Chirico and the Metaphysical Dreamscape
ST JOHN’S IN THE FIELDS CHURCH 8-10.30pm  – Disco In The Fields – Family Friendly 6-8.30pm, Adults Only
SCHOOL OF PAINTING ISLAND CENTRE 6:30-8:30pm Life Drawing 
ST SENARA CHURCH, ZENNOR 7pm – ‘Meur Ras’ concert by St Buryan Male Choir
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS 7pm – 1001 Arabian Nights with Shanty Baba
CAFE ART 7pm Welcome to the Rum Cafe! Free entry, rum cocktails and snacks for sale
ST IA CHURCH 8pm – Tim Neville and The Regalos
GUILDHALL 8pm – Martin Carthy 
ARTS CLUB  8pm -Big Frug poetry and music 
PORTHMEOR STUDIOS 9pm How to Survive a Cornish Horror Film
CASTLE INN 9pm – Dirty Livin Rhythm 

FRIDAY, SEPT 24

PORTHMEOR STUDIOS, Talk 10.30-11.30am A stage set with panoramic views over Mounts Bay
WALK 11am – Meet outside Guildhall for St Ives Town Walk Number 1 with Tony Farrell
NORWAY SQUARE 12.30-2pm – Lunchtime poetry and music Free
ARTS CLUB 2pm – The St Ives Fishermen’s Lodges – film screening and project sharing. Free with donation.
ST IA CHURCH 4pm – The Hummingbirds 
CAFÉ ART 4pm – Dave and Dee Brotherton’s “Magical History Tour” Beatles session 
ANCHOR STUDIO, TREWARVENETH STREET, NEWLYN TR18 5JJ, guided tour 4.30-5.30pm Grade II* Anchor Studio, Newlyn
ST IA CHURCH 7.30pm – Gwel Trencrom Choir and Local Vocalz  
GUILDHALL 8pm – Fleetwood Mac Songbook

SATURDAY, SEPT 25

ST IVES COMMUNITY ORCHARD 10am-noon Working with willow
SCHOOL OF PAINTING ISLAND CENTRE 10am-12:30pm Life Drawing 
WALK 11 am – Meet at Guildhall for St Ives Town Walk Number 2 with Tony Farrell
NORWAY SQUARE 12.30-2pm – Lunchtime poetry and music
WESTERN HOTEL 1-6pm – Toni Carver’s final marathon afternoon music session Free
GUILDHALL 7.30pm – The George Michael Story 
ST IA CHURCH 7.30pm – Helston Town Band present The Last Night of The Proms 
ARTS CLUB 8pm – Global Jamming’s Songs of Rebellion and Rewilding 
CASTLE INN 9pm – Strange Almond Free