Monday 16th

The Archaeology of West Penwith with Tony Farrell (Walk)
Tickets via Event Organiser. These are customised trips to visit the ancient monuments of West Penwith. The moors of West Penwith contain fine examples of megalithic chambered tombs (locally known as quoits), stone circles, entrance graves, cliff castles and prehistoric villages. By arrangement. Limited spaces available. Advance booking essential. 01736 793692/07881 674878

Sea and Rocks (Workshop)
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
The breaking waves and rocky outcrops of St Ives inspire this drawing workshop. Working from direct observation, explore line, tone and composition. Learn technical drawing methods that capture the forms and atmosphere of the coastal landscape. To book call 01736 797180 or visit
Getting Started with Watercolour (Workshop)
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Where better to begin with this luminous medium than St Ives? Get to grips with the essential theory and techniques of watercolours, exploring their fluid and lively potential. An ideal place to build confidence experimenting with a variety of brushes and materials. To book call 01736 797180 or visit

Collectables Market (Other events)
9.30am – 4pm, Free, The Guildhall, Street an Pol.
Stalls include: local and assorted books, postcards, maps, coins and stamps, porcelain, pottery and glass, pictures and prints, toys, games and models, jewellery and silverware. Refreshments available.

Demonstration of the Forging of Cutlasses (Talk)
10am – 4pm, Free, Pednolva Walk (Known locally as Lambeth Walk) Next to Portminster Gallery.
Pednolva in the late 16th, early 17th century was a notorious area frequented by pirates, smugglers and ne’r-do-wells. TV bladesmith Rod Hughes and his crew will be wheeling a handcart on to the beach and forging cutlasses and trinkets for passers-by.

The Story of St Ives with Dawn Bright (Walk)
11am, £7.50 (no booking required, children under 12 free), The Guildhall, Street an Pol.
Step back in time and discover how St Ives became what it is today. The tour will offer a wonderful foundation for any visit to St Ives and will cover our fishing history, our mining heritage, the artist colony, religion, smuggling, tourism, coastal walks, Cornish names and even pasties!

Discover Cornish Place Names (Workshop)
10.30am – 4pm, £15, St Ives Archive Research Centre, Wesley Methodist Church, St Ives Road, Carbis Bay TR26 2SF.
Would you like to find out a little about the Cornish language and local place names? This workshop aims to stretch your knowledge through the unique and special names found all around us. With Cornish bard Delia Brotherton. Limited spaces, prior booking please. No previous knowledge required. Further details
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Memories of Barbara, Ben and the St Ives Modernists (Film)
10.30 – 11.30am, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
In this fascinating film, Sir Alan Bowness tells how he first came to St Ives and his memories of the St Ives artists in the 1950s and 1960s, especially Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost and Roger Hilton.
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Music & Poetry in the Square (Music, Poetry)
12.30 – 2pm, Free, Norway Square (elsewhere if wet)
Led by Bob Devereux.

Callum Trudgeon: Japan & Denmark – A Potter’s Sabbatical (Talk)
1 – 2.15pm, £5.50, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
Callum Trudgeon, a Leach Pottery Production Potter, will talk about his recent year-long sabbatical which saw him travel and pot in both Japan and Denmark with a focus on wood firing. These new experiences inform his selling exhibition at the Leach Pottery, which is open during the Festival.
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Coastal Oils (Workshop)
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Walk on the wilder side of St Ives, using the timeless medium of oils to explore the form and textures of earth and water. Gain insight into painterly techniques that capture the convergence of rugged rock and swelling sea. To book call 01736 797180 or visit
Expressive Watercolours (Workshop)
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Enjoy a fresh and energetic approach to watercolour painting. Inspired by the dramatic seascapes and boundless skies of Porthmeor beach, indulge in this versatile medium with a variety of experimental mark-marking techniques. Gain expert insight into expanding the expressive potential of your watercolours. To book call 01736 797180 or visit

Painting on the Coast (Workshop)
2 – 5pm, £36 (materials provided), St Ives Society of Artists, Mariners Gallery, Norway Square.
Open your senses and explore the relationship between land and sea in this outdoor painting workshop with local artist Ria Poole. Using a mindful, playful and expressive approach, you will paint on the coast in acrylics and mixed media. Please wear warm old clothes and bring something to sit on. All materials provided; all abilities welcome. 6 places only.
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Cream Tea (Other events)
2pm, Free, Bible Christian Church Hall, Back Road West.
Come and enjoy a Cream Tea: scones, splits, jam and local clotted cream. A chance to relax and chat.

Gallipoli: The Day I Left My Boyhood Behind (Talk)
3.30 – 4.30pm, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
“On that day I left my boyhood behind” is how Susan’s grandfather, Norman Woodcock, described the landings at Gallipoli in 1915. In the same campaign Edward Hain from St Ives was killed in action. Using her grandfather’s extensive memoirs, Susan Burnett will talk about Gallipoli and WW1 in the Middle East.
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That Blackguard Burton! (Talk)
5.30pm, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
An illustrated talk with film and animation about Capt Sir Richard Francis Burton by Shanty Baba, Curator of the Burton Museum. The famous Victorian maverick, adventurer, spy, explorer and translator of the Kama Sutra and 1001 Arabian Nights was one of the world’s most extraordinary individuals. Contains adult material.
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By Word of Mouth (Theatre)
7pm, £8.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Adult performance storytelling. Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of storytelling with professional storyteller Shanty Baba. From Greek myths, Indian epics and Celtic and Cornish legends to the dark side of the Brothers Grimm and much much more. Shanty tells a fantastic range of engaging and captivating stories.
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Great Expectations 
7.30pm, £11, Boathouse Theatre, Carnglaze Place
James Hornsby brings this Charles Dickens classic to life with his amazing one-man show. Limited space so please reserve seats in advance. For tickets call the theatre on 07985 261181.

Sarah Jane Morris (Music)
8pm (doors 7pm), £15.50 non-members, £12 members, Western Hotel, Royal Square. CANCELLED but REPLACED by the following concert
Joy Ellis Quartet
Joy Ellis is a pianist, singer and composer based in London. Since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama she has toured all over the world playing jazz.
Past gig highlights include Ronnie Scott’s, the Jazz Café and the Barbican Pit Theatre in London, the London Jazz Festival, the Cork Jazz Festival and No Black Tie Jazz Club in Kuala Lumpur. The lineup is Joy Ellis piano & voice, Jo Caleb guitar, Henrik Jensen double bass, Adam Osmianski drums. Their second album will be released at the Vortex Jazz Club in London in December. This date will be the start of their UK tour to promote the new album. Click here for tickets

Alistair Brown – An Evening of Songs, Stories and Humour (Music)
8pm £8.50, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
Scottish singer Alistair Brown has travelled the world singing songs and telling his stories. Audiences at concerts and folk festivals have responded enthusiastically to his performances of big ballads, comic ditties, songs of struggles (usually unsuccessful) against temptation, those of unashamed sentimentality and odes to conviviality. With outrageously funny stories from a master of the art.
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Saxy Maids (Music)
8pm, £10, St Ia Church, Market Place.
We are delighted to return to the Festival this year and we welcome followers old and new. We are a female saxophone quartet and we play music in all styles and for any occasion. A feast for the eyes and the ears – satisfaction guaranteed.
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The Woman He Scorned (Film)
8.30pm, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
A black and white 1929 feature film shot in St Ives about a prostitute, a lighthouse keeper and a murderer. It caused locals to riot at the time of filming. Starring legendary screen goddess Pola Negri. With an introductory talk by Shanty Baba.
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Charlotte Penaluna (Music)
9pm, Golden Lion.
Rock singer.

Mr G (Music)
9.30pm, The Queens Hotel, High Street.
Solo, acoustic blues.