Saturday 21st

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 and monochromatic studies 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

Life Drawing (Workshop)
10am – 12.30pm, Tickets £18 Non-members, £9 Members, St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Drawing from the figure is a classical ritual practiced by artists for centuries. We have offered life drawing at our Porthmeor Studios for more than 30 years, under the expert guidance of our artist tutors. Ideal for anyone wanting to hone their skills or simply have a go. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

Botanical Blocks (Workshop)
10am – 3pm, £35, Sloop Studio Courtyard, Back Lane.
Printer Erin Lacy from Pick Pretty Paints will guide you through the basics to block printing. Using lino carving techniques Erin will demonstrate how to take your botanical drawings from the morning and transform these into printing blocks. http://www.pickprettypaints.com/. Tickets via Event Organiser. Including all materials to adorn and print a linen tea towel. To book e-mail pickprettypaints@gmail.com

Open Studios (Open Studios)
10am – 5pm, Free, Various Locations (See individual Open Studios listings).
Many artists in the area will be opening their studios to the public throughout the Festival.

Spot the Artist (Exhibition organised by St Ives Rotary Club)
10am – 4pm, Free, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Exhibition and ‘secret’ sale of large postcard artwork made by more than 300 mainly professional artists. £50 per painting. Proceeds are shared on a 50/50 basis between local arts organisations and Rotary charities and good causes. Sale on Sunday 22nd.

Demonstration of the Forging of Cutlasses
10am – 9pm, Free, Pednolva Walk (known locally as Lambeth Walk) Next to Porthminster 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, culminating in a night forge.

Draw St Ives (Workshop)
10.30am – Noon, £7 (no booking required), Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View.
An outdoor drawing experience suitable for all abilities. We take you to lovely spots around St Ives, depending on the weather, including beach scenes, coastal path, townscapes, streets, gardens or harbour scenes. Included are drawing materials, with and tips and techniques on capturing what you see. Meet at Barnoon Workshop, and dress for the weather.

Learn to Play Guitar in a Day (Workshop)
11am – 4pm, £45, Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View.
Have you always wanted to play guitar, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you are a lapsed guitar player. This one-day workshop is an excellent way to kick-start your playing and lay good foundations for improvement. Tutor Pete Giles has over 20 years’ experience teaching adults. Booking essential.
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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.

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

Life Drawing (Workshop)
1.30 – 4pm, Tickets £18 Non-members, £9 Members, St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Drawing from the figure is a classical ritual practiced by artists for centuries. We have offered life drawing at our Porthmeor Studios for more than 30 years, under the expert guidance of our artist tutors. Ideal for anyone wanting to hone their skills or simply have a go. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk

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

Square Deal and Donated Picture Show (Exhibition)
From 4pm, St Ives Society of Artists, Mariners Gallery, Norway Square.
Members work on 10″ Square Canvases all at £50 plus a selection of donated works at Commission free prices. Come early as this event is extremely popular. Display will continue until 28th September.

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

Celebrating Harvest in Music (Music)
7pm, Free, Bible Christian Methodist Chapel, Back Road West.
Enjoy with us our harvest weekend. This evening we will be joined by Twin Harmony from Penzance for a musical evening with a pasty supper.

Comedy Night with Holcomb, Barratt and Richey (Comedy)
7.30pm (doors 7pm), £8, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
Holcomb, Barratt and Richey are a comedy improvisation group who combine their skills to create spontaneous humour of the very best. Through a series of games, they incorporate audience suggestions into scenes that range from high-end humorous wordplay to the blatantly absurd. Their solo spots add to the eclectic mix and make for a fun night out.
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Otway and Barrett (Music)
8pm, £18 adv / £20 on the door, St Ives Theatre, Lower Stennack, TR26 1QG
After more than 40 years, the amazing and irreverent performances of these two master entertainers are still hilarious to watch. Be prepared for everything from bare-chested theremin playing to wah wah wheelie bin as the duo jump from one hit and 40 near misses to another.
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Cornish Roots Big Band (Music)
8pm, £10, St Ia Church, Market Place.
We are delighted to return after our brilliant session last year and we know that this year’s concert will be even bigger, better and louder than last year, so book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Our repertoire ranges from Big Band classics to contemporary arrangements.
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Smoking Gunz (Music)
9pm, The Castle Inn.
Classic rock.

Bob Seymoor  (Music)
9pm, Union Inn.
Classic covers.

Me and the Devil (Music)
9pm, Golden Lion.
4-piece recreating American urban blues.

Crunchy Frogg (Music)
9.30pm, The Queens Hotel, High Street.
Blues, soul and rock.