Monday 23rd

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

Town and Harbour (Workshop)
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
The winding cobbled streets, whitewashed cottages and iconic harbour of St Ives have long-since bewitched artists. Inspired by the likes of Terry Frost, learn a fast-paced, mixed media approach to capturing place that incorporates drawing and painted papers. 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.

Excavating the Pit (Other events)
10am Promptly, Free, Porthmeor Beach, in front of the Tate St Ives.
The ceramic pit fire has burned through the night and the clay pieces have absorbed the colour the smoke gave off when the organic materials in the pit burned. Each piece of ceramic will be unique – watch to see what the pit reveals. The pieces will be available to purchase.

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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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, mining heritage, the artist colony, religion, smuggling, tourism, coastal walks, Cornish names and even pasties!

Music & Poetry in the Square (Music, Poetry)
12.30 – 2pm, Free, Norway Square (elsewhere if wet)
Led by Bob Devereux.

Michel Francois: A Creative Partnership with Korea (Talk)
1 – 2.15pm, £5.50, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
Michel Francois, one of the Leach Pottery’s ‘Start Up Potters’, has a gallery and studio in Falmouth. He will talk about his creative partnership with Korean potter Young-gi Seo – resulting in both potters working in each other’s studios. This partnership informs their current Leach Pottery selling exhibition. Supported by the Leach Pottery.
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Lanyon’s Landscape (Workshop)
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Make sketches from iconic locations around St Ives. The dramatic coastline and architecture of Penwith inspired the dynamic landscape work of Peter Lanyon and countless others for centuries. Use a mixed media approach to develop your drawings and tap into Lanyon’s compelling language of landscape. 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. To book go to

Dylan Thomas in Cornwall (Talk)
3.30 – 4.30pm, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
From April 1936, Dylan Thomas frequently visited Cornwall and befriended a rookie reporter on The Cornishman, who recorded their adventures together. Jak Stringer’s multi-media, light-hearted look at the young bard’s life, incorporates local news stories in pre-WW2 Cornwall, up to 11th July 1937 in Penzance, where Dylan married Catlin Macnamara.
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Into The Breach Written and Performed by Mark Carey (Theatre)
5pm, also at 7.30pm, £11, Boathouse Theatre, Carnglaze Place.
George Crocker is keen to liven up his dull life, so he decides to join The Village Drama Club. What happens then turns his life upside down. “Dads Army meets The Vicar of Dibley” London Metro Review. For tickets call the theatre on 07985 261181

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, translator of the Kama Sutra and 1001 Arabian Nights and one of the world’s most extraordinary individuals. Contains adult material.
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Dark Mysteries (Theatre)
7pm, £8.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Adult performance storytelling with professional storyteller Shanty Baba. Horror, occult, supernatural and suspense stories. It’s the twilight zone where nothing is quite what it seems and the shadows are very, very dark!
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Phoenix Singers (Music)
7.30pm (doors 7pm), £3, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
Phoenix Singers is a St Ives vocal harmony group that enjoys performing pop and rock classics. If you like The Beach Boys, ELO, Queen, The Mamas & The Papas or even Elbow then come and join in the fun. Don’t forget to sing along if you know the words.
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Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow (Music)
8pm (doors 7pm), £12 (unreserved seating), The Guildhall, Street an Pol.
Best known as the virtuoso guitar and fiddle players from the band Sheelanagig, Kit Hawes & Aaron Catlow draw on their many influences to create unique arrangements of traditional music, as well as their own compositions. The live show is a musical journey through Europe, America and beyond, combining dazzling playing with a fine sense of musicality and showmanship. Seating will be arranged ‘in the round’, to create an intimate performance space.
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Spyralz – Jazz Fusion Quartet (Music)
8pm, £10, St Ia Church, Market Place.
We are a group of incredibly talented performers who live and breathe Jazz Fusion and it is great to be asked back to St Ia. We perform a highly energetic and eclectic mixture by the Brecker Brothers and Yellowjackets, plus our own compositions. A concert not to be missed.
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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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Archons (Music)
9pm, Golden Lion.
Rock, blues and Americana.

Boundless Brothers (Music)
9.30pm, The Queens Hotel, High Street.
Originals and covers across the pop folk and rock genres.