Festival Inaugural Sung Mass (Music)
9.30am, Free (donations), St Ia Church, Market Square.
We welcome St Martin’s Singers to sing the music in our Festival Solemn Mass: Introit: ‘I Was Glad’ (Boyce), Mass setting: ‘O Quam Gloriosum’ (Victoria), Gradual: ‘Sing Joyfully’ (Byrd), Communion: ‘O Sacrum Convivium’ (Tallis).
Willow Basketmaking Workshop with Annemarie O’Sullivan (Workshop)
Friday 13th (DAY 1), Saturday 14th (DAY 2), Sunday 15th (DAY 3)
10.30am – 4.30pm, £300 (including all materials), Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Working with Annemarie in a stunning historic studio space overlooking Porthmeor Beach, learn to make a simple basket or functional bag over three days using beautiful native willow. Attach a leather or wooden handle. This is an immersive course for beginners or anyone wishing to improve their willow basketmaking skills. To book please visit www.annemarieosullivan.co.uk
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.
Your Face, My Art (Exhibition)
Noon – 4.30pm, Portrait £15 (no booking required), Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View.
A contemporary twist on the traditional art of seaside portraiture. Drop in, choose your artist (each with their own style), sit for your portrait in under 15 minutes and leave with an original piece of art.
Music & Poetry in the Square (Music, Poetry)
12.30 – 2pm, Free, Norway Square (elsewhere if wet)
Led by Bob Devereux.
Steeple Woodland Family Open Day (Other events)
2-5pm, Free, Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve, TR26 2AY.
Great family afternoon in the Steeple Woodland nature reserve just below Knill’s Monument. There will be live music, singing, crafts and lots of things to keep the kids amused. Tea and homemade cakes on sale.
The History of St Ives with Hugh Trevarthen (Walk)
2pm, £5 (no booking required), meet at The Malakoff.
Hugh Trevarthen, Bard of Gorsedh Kernow and Blue Badge Guide will inspire and entertain you with his knowledge and fascinating stories. Walk lasts 1/1 1/2 hours. Proceeds to St Ives Archive.
As We Were Going to St Ives … (Music)
3pm, Free (donations), St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
Join the Threemilestone Showtime Academy, Cornish Women on the Verge and Studio 61 Choir for our usual mix of song, dance, storytelling and fun. This year we’re a bunch of Cornish pilgrims walking to St Ives – each with their own special story to tell. All welcome to join us.
Choral Recital with St Martin’s Singers (Music)
3pm, £7, St John-in-the-Fields Church, off Higher Stennack, TR26 2FB.
At St John’s we present a varied and attractive 45-minute recital of English sacred music by Byrd, Boyce, Gibbons and Stanford, madrigals such as The Silver Swan and Sweet Suffolk Owl and arrangements of well-known British folk-songs by conductor David Moss. Plenty of free parking.
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Storytelling in Café Art (Talk)
3pm, Free, Café Art, The Drill Hall, Chapel Street.
Come along to this free event and listen to stories – some true, some maybe not so true. If you have a story to tell please bring it along.
Tom Dale (Music)
5pm, The Castle Inn.
Old time blues, slide guitar mountain music, banjo and more.
St Ives Storywalk (Walk)
6pm, £7 (no booking required), meet at Westcott’s Quay.
Love St Ives through its stories. With professional storyteller and local historian Shanty Baba. From the historic to the comic; from the tragic to the abstract; from folklore and superstition to custom: nothing tells you more about a town than its stories.
Film Season: West Side Story (PG) (Film)
7.30pm (doors open 7pm), £6, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay
Directors: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, 1961. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris. Leonard Bernstein’s 1957 Broadway musical West Side Story was made into a dynamic film and tells the story of Tony and Maria, ill-fated lovers trying to cross the divide of racism and hate.
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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
Four Choirs Concert (Music)
8pm, £10, St Ia Church, Market Square.
Four choirs from St Ives and Hayle combine Shanty and Mixed Choir styles – some a cappella, some with piano and others with backing track accompaniments – to give you a varied evening of vocal delights. Come and join the fun.
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Charlie Scott (The Local Boys)
9pm, Golden Lion.
Jenny Bishop (Music)
9.30pm, The Queens Hotel, High Street.
Talented singer songwriter. Featured on ‘BBC introducing’.