Dynamic Landscape (Workshop)
9.30am – 12:30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Work en plein air in the rugged setting of St Ives’ coastline, making sketches, monochromatic studies and coloured grounds that express shifts in weather and atmosphere. Back in the studio, build complexity in your landscape drawings, considering scale and composition, without losing the intuitive energy of your initial responses. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk
The Saffron Markets (Other events)
10am – 3pm, Free, The Guildhall, Street an Pol.
This market has artists, designers and crafts people from all over Cornwall. If you are looking for an original piece of art, a print, an artistic mug, artisan candles or just a cup of coffee and pasty, we have those and lots more. Tea and coffee, pasties and cakes from Jack Frost’s Cafe. Free entry, dogs welcome.
Two-day Collagraph, Drypoint and Monoprinting workshop with Rachael Kantaris (Workshop)
10am – 4pm (Day Two), £135 (materials provided), Porthmeor Print Workshop, above the Penwith Gallery, Back Road West.
This intensive short course will be stimulating, motivating and fun. The creative approach, encouraging an experimental use of various printmaking techniques will result in exciting multi-layered prints. Students will leave with a body of finished work and ideas to inspire a new direction. Suitable for both complete beginners to experienced artists. Places limited to 10. For more info or to book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 07825611885 rachaelkantaris.com
Film for Friday (Film)
10am – 5.20pm, last entry 5pm, Free with admission, Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach.
Throughout the day every Friday in September, celebrating aspects of the collections, temporary exhibitions and the art of St Ives.
Environments: An Exhibition of works by Tate St Ives staff (Exhibition)
10am – 5.20pm (last entry at 5pm), Free, Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, Foyle Studio.
The first exhibition of artwork by Tate St Ives Staff, showcasing the hidden talent and creativity of the many artists within the team. Bringing together a variety of work, including sculpture, jewellery, photography, painting, performance, film and more. For a preview, visit our instagram page @theproperjob
Painterly Printmaking with Jill Eisle (Workshop)
10.30am – 1pm, £10.50 (materials included), St Ives Society of Artists, Mariners Gallery, Norway Square.
Working within the traditions established by Blake and Degas, you will explore expressive opportunities for artists to expand their ideas through colour and mark-making using simple printmaking techniques without a press. Using water-soluble inks, oil pastels and pigment, we will make about 5 prints each, exploring transfer monotype, monotype and stencils, further developing these pieces into ‘Painterly Prints’. http://www.stisa.co.uk/artist-gallery/jill-eisele
What Days We’re Having Now (Poetry)
10.30 – 11.30am, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
When you’re on an adventure, you need a map. Take one last look at your teenage bedroom – its floordrobe and cereal bowls, the photos on the wall – then head out into the world. This new poetry show featuring Alex MacDonald, Ella Frears and Will Harris is a live anthology of subtly theatricalised poems touching on identity, uncertainty, the meaning of family and the nature of love. Supported by St Ives Rotary Club.
Spoon Carving (Workshop)
10.30am – 4.30pm, £45 (including materials), St Ives Surf House, The Island.
Spend the day carving your own spoon on this intensive course with skilled woodsman Felix Kary. Using wood sustainably sourced from native Cornish trees, the entire process will be demonstrated, from selecting and cleaving greenwood to finishing, using traditional carving tools and techniques with their origins from Europe and Scandinavia.
St Ives Town Walk with Tony Farrell (Walk)
11am, £5 (no booking required), The Guildhall, Street an Pol.
A walk that includes places of historical and cultural significance in the town. The development of the town and the significance of mining and fishing in the past are explored through the townscape. The growth of tourism and the arts are examined. Visit to the Fishermen’s Lodge is included. 2 hours.
Zumba (Other events)
11.15am – 12.15pm, £8, St Ives Library, Gabriel Street.
A Dance Fitness total body workout to Latin and international music. Yola is a trained dancer who loves passing on her passion. Enjoy this fun fitness social and if you haven’t got the moves, you soon will.
Music & Poetry in the Square (Music, Poetry)
12.30 – 2pm, Free, Norway Square (elsewhere if wet)
Led by Bob Devereux.
Kate Nicholson (1929-2019) (Talk)
1 – 2.15pm, £5.50, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
This talk discusses the creativity of the St Ives artist Kate Nicholson, daughter of Ben and Winifred Nicholson, who came to live in St Ives in 1955. Jovan Nicholson is a nephew of the artist and has recently written the first monograph about Kate Nicholson.
Mixed Media Landscape (Workshop)
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
This workshop uses inventive painting exercises to capture your unique response to the St Ives landscape. Expand your painting vocabulary and discover new creative combinations, experimenting layering acrylics with charcoal and collage. This is an ideal workshop to invigorate your work, helping you create fresh and confident landscape paintings. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk
And You Thought Paris Was Beautiful (Talk)
2 – 3pm, £4 , St Ives Library, Gabriel Street.
Author John Tagholm talks about the peculiar process of writing his new book, ‘The Value Of Nothing’.
Composite Shadows: Alice Mumford in Conversation with Dr Ian Massey (Talk)
3.30 – 4.30pm, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
I went to the Tate to look at a Bonnard painting. Someone asked “What time of the day do you think it is in the painting?” We couldn’t decide. We looked at the shadows for clues. Bonnard makes composite shadows like a composite character in a book. These paintings are not made from one moment but from a whole day or time, from being in a place. Alice Mumford’s exhibition is at Belgrave Gallery, St Ives.
Mirth and Merriment
5.30pm, also at 7.30pm. £7, Boathouse Theatre, Carnglaze Place.
An evening of comic song & verse. For tickets call the theatre on 07985 261181
Film Season: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (PG) (Film)
7.30pm (doors open 7pm), £6, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
Director: Jim Sharman 1975. Starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard O’ Brian and Nell Campbell. This is an outrageously absurd tongue-in-cheek, horror meets sci-fi rock & roller goody, totally kitsch and absolutely unforgettable, be warned! We’re giving a prize for the best Rocky Horror outfit so feel free to dress up … or just feel free!
Geoff Lakeman (Music)
8pm (doors 7pm), £12 (unreserved seating), The Guildhall, Street an Pol.
Following the release of his 2017 debut solo album, “After All These Years”- at the age of 69 – Geoff has firmly established himself as a performer on the folk and acoustic circuit. Born in Cornwall, Geoff has been acclaimed for his “masterful” playing of the rare Crane duet concertina, his “rich, melodic voice” and “relaxed, amusing stage presence.” Seating will be arranged ‘in the round’, to create an intimate performance space.
¡Hurra! Latin American Music for Flute and Guitar (Music)
8pm, £10, St Ia Church, Market Place.
International performers Jessica Quiñones (flute) and Mark Eden (guitar) will be playing sounds straight from Latin America, including tangos, choros, sambas and bossas. This programme is guaranteed to soften the autumn chill and joyfully warm you from the inside out. Including works by Piazzolla, Machado, Villa Lobos, and Assad.
9pm, Union Inn.
Joe Francis (Music)
9pm, The Castle Inn.
Devils Creek (Music)
9pm, Golden Lion.
Rocking the blues with a sledgehammer groove.
Liam Jordan (Music)
9.30pm, The Queens Hotel, High Street.
Americana, rock ‘n’ roll.