St Ives Arts Club

Westcott's Quay

Saturday 9th
7.30pm (doors 7pm) Tickets £7.50
Molly’s Terms, performed by Imago Theatre
Molly’s terms for living cause her to become increasingly estranged from her studies, herself and the human condition. In spite of the attempts made by a sympathetic teacher and a friend to persuade Molly to adopt a less uncompromising approach to life, her estrangement deepens with very serious consequences. Number of tickets: 50.

Sunday 10th
3pm (doors 2.30pm) FREE (donations)
Jack & Jenny – The Musical!
Cornish Women on the Verge, Threemilestone Showtime Academy and Studio 61 Choir present Jack and Jenny – The Musical! When Cornish mining went ‘scat’, the miners ventured to the ends of the earth taking their tools, skills, pasties and sometimes their wives and children too! We 6 tell their story.

7.30pm (doors 7pm) Tickets £5.50
FILM SEASON – Eames: The Architect & The Painter
Documentary directed by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey. (2010) The husband and wife team of Charles & Ray Eames were perhaps America’s most influential and important industrial designers. This film delightfully captures the personal story of Ray and Charles Eames and their rise to iconic status.

Monday 11th
1-2.15pm, Tickets £5.50
Talk: William Marshall: The Leach Pottery’s First Apprentice
William Marshall (1923-2007) became the Leach Pottery’s first apprentice in 1938. Working at the Pottery until the late 1970s Bill was the Foreman and sometimes the hands of Bernard Leach. Dr Matthew Tyas, Exhibitions Coordinator at the Leach Pottery, presents a review of Bill’s pots and practice that called on both Leach and Oriental traditions. Supported by the Leach Pottery.

8pm (doors 7.30pm) Tickets £6
Shape of Faith: Book Launch and Poetry Reading
John Phillips reads from his new book, Shape of Faith (Shearsman Books). His poems question how we are to perceive the world: through language itself, art (especially the St Ives artists), poets such as Mahmoud Darwish and Yehuda Amichai, and the hearth. His work has garnered praise from John Berger.

Tuesday 12th
1 – 2.15pm, Tickets £5.50
Talk: Outspoken: Art movements, discourses and manifestos
To accompany the autumn exhibitions ‘Outspoken’ and ‘Alternative Visions’ at Falmouth Art Gallery, Director Henrietta Boex will explore, through images and extracts, the ideas and stated aims behind the work of artists from Reynold’s Discourses on Art in the 18th century, via the ‘Realists’ and ‘Symbolists’ of the 19th century, the many reactionary manifestos of the 20th century to today’s ‘Guerilla Girls’ and ‘Stuckists’.

7.30pm (doors 7pm) Tickets £6.50
A Cornish Odyssey
Together Tir ha Tavas (Delia Brotherton, Cornish Bard & Dave Brotherton) possess a strong musical chemistry. Their songs combine a sense of fun with an essence of modern day Cornish life. With special guest, poet and Cornish Bard, Pol Hodge, this evening promises to be splann! BYO Drinks. Supported by The Painted Bird.

Wednesday 13th
1-2.15pm, Tickets £5.50
Talk: Robert Jones: Alfred Wallis, Artist and Mariner
The author of the acclaimed biography on Alfred Wallis, which includes original research into the artist’s life, will give an illustrated talk exploring the sources of imagery in Wallis’s work through showing examples of his paintings as well as photographs of the period.

7.30pm (doors 7pm) Tickets £5.50
FILM SEASON – Angel At My Table
Documentary drama directed by Jane Campion. Starring Kerry Fox & Alexia Keogh. (1990) New Zealand’s most treasured poet and writer Janet Frame is the subject of this bittersweet film by acclaimed director Jane Campion. The film is divided into three autobiographical dramatizations: To The Island, An Angel At My Table and The Envoy From Mirror City.

Thursday 14th
1-2pm, Tickets £5.50
Talk: Alice Mumford ‘Strategic Colour’
Coinciding with an exhibition at Belgrave St Ives (11 Sept-2 Oct), painter Alice Mumford discusses the strategic use of colour with writer Dr Ian Massey. Alice’s distinctive and popular still life and interior paintings are energised by an exceptional use of colour and light.

8pm (doors 7.30pm) Tickets £8
The Big Frug
Poets, musicians, storytellers, songwriters and jugglers, surprises guaranteed! BYO drinks. Limited seating, book early.

Friday 15th
1-2.15pm, Tickets £5.50
Talk: Robyn Denny
Robyn Denny (1930-2014) created resolutely urban abstract paintings on a vast scale. Graduating from RCA in 1957, within a decade he was enjoying considerable international success, representing Britain at the 1966 Venice Biennale. James Green, Director of Newlyn Art Gallery introduces a major how this autumn that offers a context to the abstraction developed in St Ives.

8pm, Tickets £7.50 – CANCELLED
Morgan & Rees Comedy Sketch Show
The dysfunctional duo occupy the uneasy hinterland of our lives, spanning the spectrum between the pseudointellectual and the idiot savant. Fast- moving sketches, with some audience interaction. Irreverent, quirky, silly, thoughtful and challenging.

Saturday 16th
1-2:15pm  FREE, Donation on leaving
Lunch Time Theatre and Talk
Short documentary “Medical Genocide” (13 min). Followed by talk by Ethan Gutmann(2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee) and Enver Tohti (former Uyghur ex-surgent)

7.30pm (doors 7pm) Tickets £8
Sweet n Sour
Sweet n Sour is a comedy improvisation group of four top comedy performers from varying disciplines. Through a series of games, not unlike the popular TV show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ they incorporate audience suggestions into an array of scenes ranging from highend humorous wordplay to the blatantly absurd.

Sunday 17th
1-2:15pm  FREE, Donation on leaving
Lunch Time Theatre and Talk
Extract from “Coalition Round Table” (around 10 min). Followed by talk by Ethan Gutmann(2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee) and Enver Tohti (former Uyghur ex-surgent)

3-5pm FREE
Afternoon Theatre and Q&A
“Hard to Believe” (56 min). Followed by Q&A with Ethan Gutmann(2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee) and Enver Tohti (former Uyghur ex-surgent)

7.30pm (doors 7pm) Tickets £5.50
FILM SEASON – Annie Liebovitz: Life Through A Lens
Documentary directed by Barbara Liebovitz. (2006) A fascinating look into the career of photographer Annie Liebovitz – from her family life, through her early years spent documenting bands and music for Rolling Stone magazine, to portraiture and fashion photography for the glossy magazines Vogue and Vanity Fair.

Monday 18th
1-2.15pm, Tickets £5.50
Talk: The Geometry of Beauty (Why we like patterns)
Roelof Uys, Lead Potter at the Leach Pottery, talks about the evolution of pattern making and how it may have played a part in the development of human consciousness, abstract thought and the rules of aesthetics and how we apply this knowledge at the Leach Pottery today. Supported by the Leach Pottery.

8pm (doors 7.30pm) Tickets £6
Film: Past/Future
Warren MacKenzie: An American Potter in St Ives (1hr), Ghost Town (45 mins). Two contrasting documentaries about St Ives from local filmmaker Senara Wilson Hodges. The first explores the St Ives of the 1950s and a philosophy shaped by the potter’s wheel. The second asks if anyone will live in the centre of town in twenty years time.

Tuesday 19th
1-2.15pm, Tickets £5.50
Talk: John Armstrong: Dream & Reality
Louise Connell, Director of Penlee House Gallery & Museum examines the life and work of this often overlooked 20th century artist, who will be the subject of Penlee’s autumn exhibition. John Armstrong spent several years in Lamorna and is often compared to the Surrealists, although he forged his own personal style.

7.30pm (doors 7pm)
A Cornish Odyssey
This has been changed and is now a private function.

Wednesday 20th
1-2.15pm, Tickets £5.50
Talk: Anne Barlow
Tate St Ives new Artistic Director, Anne Barlow, will discuss a selection of exhibitions and projects she has curated in recent years through her work at both the New Museum and Art in General in New York, as well as independent projects such as the Bucharest Biennale, Romania.

7.30pm (doors 7pm) Tickets £5.50
FILM SEASON – Basquiat
Documentary drama directed by Julian Schnabel. Starring Jeffrey Wright, Benicio Del Toro and David Bowie. (1996) Directed and co-written by Julian Schnabel, an artist himself who knew Jean-Michel Basquiat. This film captures Basquiat’s meteoric rise to fame, from living in a cardboard box, decorating New York streets with memorable cryptic graffiti, to selling his neo-expressionistic art to the highest bidder, all before his untimely death aged 27.

Thursday 21st
1-2.15pm, Tickets £5.50
Talk: Motif and Meaning
In the context of New Craftsman Gallery’s September Festival exhibition, arts writer Mercedes Smith discusses the importance of motifs in the work of Breon O’Casey and others, and considers the ways in which we interpret repetition, rhythm and pattern. Supported by New Craftsman Gallery.

8pm (doors 7.30pm) Tickets £8
The Big Frug
Join this amazing collection of poets, musicians and storytellers. BYO drinks.

Friday 22nd
1-2.15pm, Tickets £5.50
Talk: Mary Bransom: New Dawn
New Dawn is a contemporary light sculpture by artist Mary Bransom commemorating Women’s Suffrage, sited at the Houses of Parliament and unveiled in June 2016. It is a permanent addition to the Parliamentary Art Collection. Mary will speak about her residency there, her research and development of the artwork.

7pm, Tickets £8 (£9 on door)
Tyn Daga, with Mary Woodvine
Join this critically acclaimed West Cornwall group and renowned actor Mary Woodvine for an evening of
interwoven story, music and film. The show will include a preview of their forthcoming Cornish musical story production “Eloise Tregeagle,” an uplifting tale of love, loss and redemption – and even a tin dagger.

Saturday 23rd
7.30pm (doors 7pm) Tickets £5.50
FILM SEASON – Ingrid Bergman: In her own words
Documentary directed by Stig Björkman. (2015, subtitled) In the spring of 2011 Isabella Rossellini met with director, writer and film critic Stig Björkman to suggest he make a film about her mama. Ingrid Bergman was the golden girl of Hollywood’s golden age – a three time Academy Award winner best remembered for her roles in Casablanca (1942), Notorious (1946) and Autumn Sonata (1978) to name just a few.