St John’s in the Fields, St Ives, TR26 2HG
The Church is a Piers St Aubyn designed Victorian building constructed on the outskirts of St Ives to service a growing population. It sits on an elevated site with an iconic tower not typical of the County. A long tarmac drive accesses the Church with nicely laid out grassed lawns and mature trees. There is parking to the rear (north east) and a single storey hall with associated facilities.
Licensed bar at all evening Festival events
Sunday September 11 (7.30pm) – IAN MACDONALD presents The Funny Thing About Laughter
It was no joke last year when a positive Covid test forced comedian and amateur gelotologist Ian Macdonald to cancel his St Ives September Festival show at St John’s In The Fields Church.
But Ian will be back this year to share his adventures and mishaps in the world of stand-up comedy, and the surprising, liberating discovery he made about laughter along the way in a joyous fun playful show that celebrates, explores and enables laughter.
Ian Macdonald is a huge fan of laughter, pursuing this mainly as a Stand-Up Comedian, but he also runs laughter workshops, teaches comedy, and regularly speaks on well-being and laughter.
He has been performing since he made 400 vicars laugh (at the same time!) and realised that Stand Up Comedy was the mid-life crisis he was searching for. Delivering his own brand of cheerful incredulity, he has been described as ‘warm’, ‘full of heart’ and ‘very very funny.’
An evening celebrating laughter, and how we all might find a little more of it in our lives. Click here to BOOK TICKETS
Friday September 16 (1pm) – FESTIVAL MEMORY JOURNAL WORKSHOP with Jo McIntosh
During this workshop Jo will introduce you to some simple bookbinding techniques including stitching, adding pockets and flaps to enable you to create a journal where you can store your memories of the St Ives September Festival.
You could also use it as a sketchbook, a book to store ideas for projects or as a daily journal.
At the end of the workshop you will have a handmade book plus a handout to enable you to make more at home. Click here to BOOK A PLACE
Monday September 19 (10am) – FESTIVAL BIRDS WORKSHOP with Jo McIntosh
During this workshop Jo will teach you how to use felt and some simple handstitching to create a colourful hanging bird decoration.
There will be an opportunity to embellish your bird with sequins, beads and feathers if desired.
At the end of the workshop you will have a colourful felt bird plus template and handout to make more at home. Click here to BOOK A PLACE
Monday September 19 (2pm) – SILK PAINTED CARDS WORKSHOP with Jo McIntosh
During this workshop Jo will introduce you to some simple silk painting techniques to create an image on silk.
You will also learn what gutta is and how to apply it, use silk paints to colour your image and how salt can be used to create interesting texture as well as how to set the silk paints before making a card with the silk painted image. Click here to BOOK A PLACE