Sunday 22nd

Spot the Artist (Sale of paintings organised by St Ives Rotary Club)
9am – 2pm, 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. You may have to queue to buy the artwork of your choice.

The Drawn Garden (Workshop)
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
A drawing workshop inspired by Patrick Heron’s garden paintings. Work en plein air with a variety of tools to create expressive responses to the forms and colours of St Ives’ public gardens. Develop drawings back in the studio. An ideal precursor to the afternoon painting workshop. To book call 01736 797180 or visit

Measured Still Life (Workshop)
9.30am – 12:30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Measured drawing is a fundamental tool for accurately describing shapes and proportions in any subject. This workshop introduces you to a method that enables you to work quickly – ideal for making studies and drawing in situ to develop later using tone and shade. To book call 01736 797180 or visit

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.

Harvest Festival (Other events)
10.15am, Free (donations), Bible Christian Methodist Chapel, Back Road West.
Our harvest weekend continues with our Harvest Festival services today which will be led by the Rev Edgar Daniel. Everyone welcome.

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.

Patrick Heron’s Gardens (Workshop)
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Taking inspiration from Patrick Heron’s effervescent garden paintings, work en plein air to create expressive responses to St Ives’ colourful public gardens. Back in the studio, use acrylics to develop these into intuitive paintings inspired by nature. An ideal follow-up to the morning’s drawing workshop. To book call 01736 797180 or visit

Still Life Essentials (Workshop)
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Describe the forms of a still life composition in acrylics using only the primary colour palette and white. You’ll learn elementary colour theory and how to apply this in mixing shades and tints, essential knowledge that you can apply to any painting project. To book call 01736 797180 or visit

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.

Tir ha Tavas (Delia & Dave Brotherton) with Merv Davey (Music)
3pm (Doors 2.30pm), £6.50, St Ives Guildhall Council Chamber, Street an Pol.
Let us take you on a relaxing musical journey through Cornwall past and present. Cornish bards Delia, Dave and Merv present a programme of mostly self-penned songs and tunes to touch the heart and soul – what’s not to like?
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Pit Firing Ceramics on the Beach (Other events)
3pm, Free, Porthmeor Beach, in front of the Tate St Ives.
For the 9th consecutive year artists Mary Kaun English and Martyn Perryman will conduct a ceramic pit firing. This process uses the most basic of materials to fire ceramic vessels and sculpture in a sandpit. Each year this proves to be an atmospheric and communal experience in a unique environment.

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.

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

Mr T (Music)
5pm, The Castle Inn.
Acoustic set.

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.

ARKangel’s Harvest Moon (Music)
7:30pm £9, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
From labour to rest … the turn of a season. For three days each year, a harvest moon illuminates the diverse landscapes and cultures that comprise Europe. Harvest Moon lays bare the passions, joys and tribulations of this challenging season. Violin/Guitar/Voice. ‘Transported to another Time and Place’.
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Mousehole MVC with guests Fredskören (Music)
7.30pm, £7, St Ives Theatre, Lower Stennack.
Mousehole MVC are in concert with the Swedish choir Fredskören (The Peace Choir). This mixed choir is based in Stockholm and have sung at peace and environmental festivals in the Nordic countries, Europe and Latin America as well as concerts in Stockholm.
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Amati Trio/Bechstein Ensemble (Music)
8pm, £10, St Ia Church, Market Place.
The Amati Trio (Pamela Rosenfeld, Irmtrud Agnoli and Sally Pearson) will perform string trios by Beethoven and Schubert. In the second half the Bechstein Ensemble (Irmtrud, Pamela, Sally and Ruth Best) will play a piano trio by Mozart.
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The Sandy Acre 7 (Music)
8pm (doors 7pm), £10 (standing), The Guildhall, Street an Pol.
An entertaining 6-piece band who will have your toes tapping from their first number to the last. Filling the dance floor; engaging all ages and tastes; from soul, blues and swing to ska, reggae and dance, from 1950s R&B to modern anthems and classics. Fine musicians and some fancy footwork. Sponsored by St Ives Football Club. Standing.
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Devils Creek  (Music)
9pm, Union Inn.
Rock and blues.

Marky Dawson (Music)
9pm, Golden Lion.
Pianist, from pop classics to current covers.

The Dowling Thing (Music)
9.30pm, The Queens Hotel, High Street.
Talented quartet playing country, bluegrass, folk, funk, blues and jazz.