Talks and
demonstrations

Saturday 11th September 11am
Stories by The Sea, 6 Tregenna Place, TR26 1SD
FAMILY BOOK EVENT featuring ‘Time to Move South for Winter’ with author Clare Helen Welsh
Join us to enjoy this breath-taking picture book about incredible animal migrations. We will enjoy a special story time and talk with author Clare Helen Welsh and children can ask her any questions about the book and being a writer. Then, we will have lots of fun craft activities linked to this brilliant book. Clare will sign books for families.
https://nosycrow.com/product/time-to-move-south-for-winter/
Price £12.99 per family (includes SIGNED book)
Book via email – storiesbythesea@hotmail.com


Sunday 12th September
11am
Stories by The Sea, 6 Tregenna Place, TR26 1SD
FAMILY BOOK EVENT featuring ‘The Perfect Fit’ with Cornwall based author and Illustrator duo Naomi and James Jones
Join us to enjoy this heart-warming picture book with a message about being yourself. We will enjoy a special story time, talk and draw-along with author Naomi Jones and illustrator James Jones and children can ask them any questions about the book and how they created it. Then, we will have lots of fun craft activities linked to this brilliant book. Naomi and James will sign books for families.
https://uk.bookshop.org/a/562/9780192774613
Price – £6.99 per family (includes SIGNED book)
Book via email – storiesbythesea@hotmail.com

Monday 13th September 2.30-3.30pm
STORYTELLING PAINTINGS
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, Borlase Smart Room
Award winning painter Francesca Owen’s works are collections of unique stories from the land of West Penwith, living closely with and tending to a field. In this talk, Francesca looks at the notion of a garden as a parallel of ‘Eden’ and the landscape as a place of serenity. Can we find solace through painting? Tickets(£5.50)

 

Tuesday 14th September 2.30-3.30pm
WILHELMINA BARNS-GRAHAM – THROUGH THE ARCHIVES
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, Borlase Smart Room
To coincide with an exhibition of photographs at Porthmeor Studios of the St Ives based artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, two linked talks will look at moments in her life as revealed by her Archive.  Janet Axten uses the fascinating diary she kept in 1940-41 to look at her early experiences in St Ives, and Rob Airey, Director of the Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust, will discuss her remarkable 70-year life as an artist through her personal collection of photographs.  £5.50 Tickets

Tuesday 14th and Tuesday 21st September 7pm
ST IVES MUSEUM TOUR
Join Frank Stevens for a conducted tour of this unique local museum to discover the many aspects of old St Ives – fishing, farming, mining and every facet of the St Ives the artists came to paint, including many paintings donated to the museum.
Early booking is recommended due to limited tickets available. Tickets (£6)

 

Wednesday 15th September 10.30-11.30am
FLUX: PORTHMEOR BEACH AS GLASS

Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, Borlase Smart Room
For many centuries seaweed was gathered in Cornwall, burnt and sold to the glass industry as flux. Artist Abigail Reynolds spent the summer of 2018 making glass from sand and seaweed, recording her efforts in a short film that will be screened during the talk. The artist followed ancient glass-making methods, gathering seaweed and sand from her local beaches. The resulting glass is newly installed in Porthmeor Studios, where you can now look at the beach through a glass made from the same materials. £5.50 Tickets

Thursday 16th September  2pm
SHOULD GUIDEBOOK WRITERS GET LOST?
St Ives Library
Des Hannigan, Guidebook writer for Lonely Planet and AA Publishing, throws a humorous and informed light on travel and tourism and the impact they can have on destinations such as Venice and St Ives – and even Everest.
Meanwhile, tourism organisations promote Poldark and Game of Thrones’ locations such as  Cornwall while pandemic ‘staycations’ proliferate and random ‘travel’ bloggers post poolside selfies of their fake tans. Running time 1 hour approx. £5 Tickets

Thursday 16th September 3pm
PENWITH ARCHIVE SLIDE SHOW AND TALK WITH JASON LILLEY
Penwith Gallery, Back Road West, TR26 1NL
Artist, curator and archivist Jason Lilley gives a fascinating insight into the contents of the newly refurbished and expanded Penwith Gallery Archive and Collection. See examples of some of the important artworks and items collected by the Society and Penwith Gallery in the last 70 years, learn about the gallery’s current programme of restoration and rediscovery with the newly created Study Centre, and prepare yourselves for some hot gossip from the heyday of Hepworth, Lanyon and friends! Free entry

Friday 17th September 2pm
ST IVES AND THE FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN
St Ives Library
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Festival of Britain, historian and FOSIL committee member Janet Axten looks at how this ‘morale-boosting treat’ was celebrated in St Ives, and explains how the ‘theme of art’ ensured that our Library would be a beneficiary of the celebrations. Running time 1 hour approx. £5 Tickets 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 18th September 11am
Stories by The Sea, 6 Tregenna Place, TR26 1SD
FAMILY BOOK EVENT featuring ‘The Wide, Wide Sea’ with local author Anna Wilson
Join us to enjoy this lyrical and inspirational picture book about protecting nature from plastic pollution. We will enjoy a special story time and talk with author Anna Wilson and children can ask her any questions about the book and being a writer. Then, we will have lots of fun craft activities linked to this brilliant book. Anna will sign books for families.
https://nosycrow.com/product/national-trust-the-wide-wide-sea/
Price – £6.99 per family (includes SIGNED book)
Book via email – storiesbythesea@hotmail.com

 

Monday 20th September 2.30-3.30pm
ANCHOR STUDIO AS AN ART SCHOOL – THE FORBES SCHOOL OF PAINTING 1899 – 1939
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, Borlase Smart Room
Stanhope Forbes began using his Newlyn Studio to run the Forbes School of Painting from 1899. In its 40 year existence over 200 artists went through its doors. This talk by Art Historian and author Catherine Wallace, looks at Forbes’ work, as well as that of his fellow teachers and some of their many students over the 40 years. £5.50 Tickets

Tuesday 21st September 10.30-11.30am
MY FRIEND JOHN WELLS
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, Borlase Smart Room
In this talk, Dr Tim Rogers shares the memories of his close friend, John Wells. ‘We were both doctors, loved the Scilly Islands and had a close affinity to Cornwall and its landscape. John was a unique and extraordinary artist whose work is both measured and spiritual. It presents a mystic quality that captures the complex elements of Cornwall’. £5.50 Tickets

 

Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd September
Exploring Art In St Ia’s Church
St Ia’s Church, St Ives – Talk and Tour 10am-10.45am. Refreshments. Creative workshop 11am-1pm
Join Caroline Marwood and Martha Patrick as they lead an exploration of some of the connections with local history, creativity, art and design. All of which are to be discovered here in St Ia’s Church.Examining our past, present and future,  we will hope to make creative connections, share and find inspiration.
Numbers limited, early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment (Suitable for Adults, Over16s) Tickets

 

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Wednesday 22nd September 10.30am – 12noon
NORTH LIGHT WINDOWS AND PILCHARD TANKS
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, Borlase Smart Room
Join architect Rolfe Kentish for a talk and walk through the history and renovation of the iconic Porthmeor Artists’ Studios and Fishermen’s Cellars. The future of the century-long co-habitation of artists and fishermen, between Back Road West and the beach, has been secured by the epic funding appeals by the Borlase Smart John Wells Trust. £5.50 Tickets

Craft, Percy Robert; Tucking a School of Pilchards (The Tuck Boat); Penlee House Gallery & Museum; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/tucking-a-school-of-pilchards-the-tuck-boat-15023

Wednesday 22nd September 2.30-3.30pm
ARTISTS OF WEST CORNWALL 1880’s TO THE 1920’s
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, Borlase Smart RoomWriter Virginia Woolf and her sister the artist Vanessa Bell were greatly influenced by the art that surrounded them during their childhood summers in St Ives. This talk by art historian Sarah Latham Phillips will explore the artists and art of this period in St Ives, Newlyn, Lamorna and Penzance. £5.50 Tickets

 

 

Thursday 23rd September 10.30-11.30am
BEFORE CRYSEDE: NEWLYN AND THE WOMEN WHO HELPED CREATE AN INTERNATIONAL SILK COMPANY
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, Borlase Smart Room
In the middle of the nineteenth century the village of Newlyn appeared the least likely place in Cornwall to become the centre for Arts & Crafts. Historian, Janet Axten, examines the wide range of fascinating men and women who, together, put the once-remote community on the cultural map. £5.50 Tickets

Thursday 23rd September 2.30-3.30pm
WHAT’S IN A CRACK? A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PAINTINGS OF STANHOPE FORBES RA AND THE NEWLYN SCHOOL PAINTERS
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, Borlase Smart Room Paintings conservator and art historian Sarah Cove ACR is well known for her re-discovery of ‘lost’ paintings by John Constable on BBC1’s ‘Fake or Fortune?’ In this talk, she considers the materials and techniques used in oil sketches and exhibited works by Stanhope Forbes and his contemporaries in the light of technical examination undertaken during their recent cleaning and conservation. £5.50 Tickets

Friday 24th September 10.30-11.30am
A STAGE SET WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS OVER MOUNTS BAY
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, Borlase Smart Room
Grade II* Anchor Studio, Newlyn, is one of the oldest artist’s studios in the country, and architect Rolfe Kentish will describe the recent renovation project. The listed building was built in 1888 by Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, and then bought by John Wells in 1947, who left it to the Borlase Smart John Wells Trust in 2002. £5.50 Tickets

 

Friday, 24th September 2pm
THE ST IVES FISHERMEN’S LODGES – film screening and project sharing
St Ives Arts Club
Explore the stories and history of the remarkable lodges unique to St Ives. The event will share the heritage project undertaken in conjunction with St Ives Archive over the last year, culminating in a website and film which will be screened. The website includes rare oral histories, photos, film and poetry at www.arwen.org.uk Free with donation
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Thursday 23rd September 2pm
ATLANTIC CORNWALL – TALES FROM BEYOND THE CLIFF EDGE
St Ives Library
Join writer and poet Des Hannigan for a tour of Cornwall’s coast and cliffs and out to the lonely fishing grounds around the Isles of Scilly and the Celtic Sea.
Based on Des Hannigan’s acclaimed trilogy Atlantic Cornwall, this illustrated talk takes a look at Cornwall in its wild element. (There is no need for vertigo pills or sea sick tablets). £5 Tickets