• Talk: Matthew Foster: Leach-Seasalt Apprentice
  • The Tea Band
  • Talk: St Ives - The Dawn of the Colony - Ten Years On
  • Talk: Rose Wylie, RA (b.1934) at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange
  • Talk: Anne Barlow - Tate St Ives Programme 2019
  • Talk: Henrietta Boex - Falmouth Alumni
  • G.W.R. - The Great Way Round
  • Lose the Blues with Tim Hain
  • Talk: The Thermal Stair: W. S. Graham and the Artists
  • Talk: Peter Lanyon - Three Significant Paintings

St Ives Arts Club

Westcott's Quay

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Saturday 8th September 7.30pm (doors 7pm) £8
Under the Paving Stones, Performed by Imago Theatre (This event has been cancelled)
In 1968 the anti-Vietnam War movement reached its height, which involved violent clashes between the authorities and the protestors on the streets of cities through-out the world. The characters in this play actively join this struggle. The political turbulence of the times is reflected by the dramatically changing relationships between them and, for some, a more desperate quest for the beach beneath the paving stones.

Sunday 9th September 7.30pm (doors 7pm) £6
FILM SEASON: 12 Angry Men (1957)
Director Sidney Lumet. Starring Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb & Martin Balsam. The 12 angry men of this film are 12 jurors in a murder case. See Films section for details.

Monday 10th September 1-2.15pm, Tickets £5.50
Talk: Matthew Foster: Leach-Seasalt Apprentice
Matthew Foster became the Leach Pottery’s second Leach-Seasalt apprentice in 2015. On the brink of completing his apprenticeship and undertaking a celebratory solo show at the Pottery, Matt will talk about his journey so far and his developing relationship with pottery.

Monday 10th September 7.30pm (doors 7pm) £5.50
The Tea Band supported by Amber Symons
The Tea Band is a four-piece band including acoustic bass, nylon strung guitar, acoustic steel strung guitar, acoustic drum kit and harmonica that play rhythm and blues and throw in some Jazz and also a little post punk. Amber Symons is a local up and coming acoustic artist who covers a variety of genres featured in her debut album ‘Kaleidoscopic Minds’.

Tuesday 11th September 1-2.15pm, Tickets £5.50
Talk: St Ives – The Dawn of the Colony – Ten Years On
In 2008 the art historian David Tovey collaborated with Tate St Ives and Penlee House Gallery & Museum in an exhibition ‘St Ives – Dawn of a Colony’ which completely re-wrote the history of early St Ives art. Ten years on David will highlight some of its major themes and draw attention to a series of exciting new discoveries.

Tuesday 11th September 7.30pm
See Arts Club website for latest information.

Wednesday 12th September 1-2.15pm £5.50
Talk: Rose Wylie, RA (b.1934) at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange
Curator Ben Borthwick, Artistic Director of Plymouth Arts Centre, will reflect on the ways his conversations with Rose Wylie over the last decade reflect his approach to curating. Their dialogue has culminated in her exhibition ‘History Painting’ at the galleries in which existing work is combined with a new cycle of paintings.

Wednesday 12th September 7.30pm (doors 7pm) £6
FILM SEASON: Sunset Boulevard
Director Billy Wilder. Starring Gloria Swanson, William Holden & Erich Von Stroheim. Billy Wilder’s unforgettable film is the cruellest of all Hollywood’s self-exposées. See Films section for details.

Thursday 13th September 1-2.15pm £5.50
Talk: Anne Barlow – Tate St Ives Programme 2019
Tate St Ives Director, Anne Barlow, will discuss a selection of exhibitions and projects that will launch Tate St Ives’ new programme from January 2019. The talk will highlight the work of exhibiting artists, the role of artist residencies, the commissioning of new work, and local and international partnerships.

Thursday 13th September 8pm (doors 7.30pm) £8
The Big Frug
Join this amazing collection of poets, musicians and storytellers. BYO drinks.

Friday 14th September 1-2.15pm £5.50
Talk: Henrietta Boex – Falmouth Alumni
In 1902 the School of Art moved from a suite of rooms above the Library in Falmouth into a bespoke building in Arwenack Avenue. In the intervening years it gradually expanded and gained an outstanding reputation. An illustrated talk by Falmouth Art Gallery’s Director, charts this history and showcases some artworks produced by its alumni.

Friday 14th September 8pm (doors 7.30pm) £8.50
Katie Kirk & Rick Williams, West Cornwall Folk Duo
Katie Kirk and Rick Williams combine a love of early music with an ear for timeless quality behind contemporary songs. They recapture the feel of folk clubs of old. Paring their narratives of life, loss and landscape back to the essentials, their performances have compelling warmth and authenticity.

Saturday 15th September 7.30pm (doors 7pm) £8
Sweet n’ Sour
Sweet n’ Sour is a 4-piece comedy improvisation group. They combine their skills to create spontaneous humour of the very best. Through a series of games they incorporate audience suggestions into an array of scenes that range from high-end humorous wordplay to the blatantly absurd.

Sunday 16th September 3pm (doors 2.45pm) (donations)
G.W.R. – The Great Way Round
Take a trip along the Cornish Riviera on the Great Western Railway from Plymouth to Penzance! Tales of the people and places of Cornwall told in song, dance, poetry and drama. With Studio 61 Choir, Cornish Women on the Verge and Threemilestone Showtime Academy.

Sunday 16th September 7.30pm (doors 7pm) £6
FILM SEASON: The Ladykillers (1955)
Director Alex Mackendrick. Starring Katie Johnson, Alec Guinness & Peter Sellers. The Ladykillers is a wonderfully macabre comedy of dark deeds. See Films section for details.

Monday 17th September 1-2.15pm £5.50
Talk: The Art/Life Divide: Studio Voices from 20th century Britain
Art historian Michael Bird gives an illustrated talk on Artists’ Lives – a vast oral history archive of interviews with modern British artists – playing excerpts from recordings of Terry Frost, Sandra Blow, Paul Feiler and many others. He discusses his new book Audio Voices and recent exhibition based on his research into Artists’ Lives.

Monday 17th September 9pm (doors 8.30pm) £10
Lose the Blues with Tim Hain, descendent of Sir Edward Hain
The Hain name returns to St. Ives! With ‘Lose the Blues’, Tim, whose song written with sister Kit spearheaded ‘Hands Across The Harbour’ last October, conveys top quality songs, stories, entertainment, and excellent blues-infused guitar, ably supported by local musicians. ‘Excellent. Best I’ve heard for some time’ – Bill Wyman.

Tuesday 18th September 1-2.15pm £5.50
Talk: Roelof Uys: Pots & Practice
Roelof Uys, the Leach Pottery’s Lead Potter, will talk about his current practice with focus on the body of work he is exhibiting in his first solo selling exhibition at the Pottery, which will be open during the September Festival.

Tuesday 18th September 7.30pm (doors 7pm)
See Arts Club website for latest information.

Wednesday 19th September 1-2.15pm, Tickets £5.50
Talk: Robert Borlase Smart – A Tribute
In connection with the current exhibition at Penlee House Gallery, David Tovey pays tribute to the life and career of the most important personality in the St Ives art colony in the inter-war years, looking in particular at his promotion of the St Ives Society of Artists both nationally and internationally and his late dalliance with the St Ives modernists.

Wednesday 19th September 7.30pm (doors 7pm) £6
FILM SEASON: A Taste of Honey (1961)
Director Tony Richardson. Starring Rita Tushingham, Dora Bryan and Murray Melvin. Tony Robinson’s 1960 kitchen sink drama tells the funny, tragic tale of Jo, a neglected wide-eyed yet worldly teenager seeking affection.

Thursday 20th September 1-2.15pm £5.50
Talk: The Thermal Stair: W. S. Graham and the Artists
As part of the centenary celebrations for the poet Sydney Graham, writer David Whittaker traces the many relationships Graham had with a remarkable variety of visual artists throughout his life, including Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon, Roger Hilton, Bryan Wynter, Alan Lowndes and Sven Berlin, resulting in mutual respect and inspiration.

Thursday 20th September 8pm (doors 7.30pm) £8
The Big Frug
Join this amazing collection of poets, musicians and storytellers. BYO drinks.

Friday 21st September 1-2.15pm £5.50
Talk: Peter Lanyon – Three Significant Paintings
Art historian Toby Treves, author of the recently published Peter Lanyon: Catalogue Raisonne of the Oil Paintings and Three-dimensional Works, will talk about three of Lanyon’s paintings: Botallack 1952, Lost Mine 1959 and Clevedon Bandstand 1964, giving an appreciation of each.

Friday 21st September 7.30pm (doors 7pm) £6
FILM SEASON: The Misfits (1961)
Director John Huston. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift. An underrated gem of a film, both poetic and harsh, it tells of three failed broken men who come together in the Nevada desert to catch wild mustang to be slaughtered for the dog food trade.

Saturday 22nd September 7.30pm (doors 7pm)
See Arts Club website for latest information.