Thursday 19th

Iyengar Yoga Class with Ann Nicol (Other events)
9 – 10.30am, £7.50, St Ives Library, Gabriel Street.
Suitable for all. Work with your body to improve balance, coordination, stability, strength and relaxation skills. Please wear stretchy/loose clothing and bring a sticky mat and a blanket. Some equipment is available for loan; please make a small donation to library funds if you borrow any.
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Capture St Ives (Workshop)
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Capture the unforgettable essence of St Ives – its buildings, cottages and cobbled streets standing as they have for centuries. Use line and wash, a simple yet powerful technique, to capture your surroundings in situ. Back in the studio, evolve your studies into more complete pieces. To book call 01736 797180 or visit

Introduction to Oils (Workshop)
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Oil paints are an incredibly rich artistic medium, but they can be daunting. Offering insight into laying out a palette, mixing colour and application techniques, this workshop is ideal for beginners. Emphasis is on having fun and experimenting, giving you the confidence and inspiration to explore oil paints independently. To book call 01736 797180 or visit

Exploring Botanical Forms (Workshop)
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Working monochromatically using inks, pencil and pen, explore the structural subtleties and sublime shapes of late summer, working from a wide range of plant forms in the studio. Discover how technical approaches of measuring and composition enable more fluid and expressive drawings later. To book call 01736 797180 or visit

St Ives Farmers’ Market (Other events)
9.30am – 2pm, Free, The Guildhall, Street an Pol.
A bustling market full of fresh local produce. With buskers, cafe and tasty lunches.

A Postcard from St Ives (Workshop)
10am – 1pm, also 2pm – 4pm, Free, Bible Christian Church Hall, Back Road West.
Make a postcard or postcard-sized object using different materials, crafts and cross stitch.

Painting Outside with Earth Pigments (Workshop)
10am – 4pm, £60 (all materials included), St Ives Society of Artists, Mariners Gallery, Norway Square.
Immerse yourself in a day of painting with natural pigments. We will paint outside and use the Arts Society to make paint, processing pure pigments and learning how to apply different binders. The pigments have a unique story to tell and painting relates to and deepens our connection to the environment.
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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.

Have-A-Go Thursday (Workshop)
10.30am – 12.30pm, Free, Clore Studio, Leach Pottery, Higher Stennack.
Join our drop-in Have-A-Go sessions and get your hands on some clay! You will get the chance to make different types of pots, like pinch pots, with our experienced staff and volunteers. Open to all ages and no experience is necessary. Clay and tools provided.

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.

Yoga – Vinyasa Power (Other events)
10.45 – 11.45am, £9, St Ives Library, Gabriel Street.
Power Vinyasa is a total body yoga workout with dance-fitness variations to build strength and stamina to support flexibility. Sessions are brought to a close with restorative yogic breathing techniques and relaxation.
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Mayes Creative Presents: Sound, Film and Creative Technology (Exhibition)
Noon – 7pm, Free, Cohort Hostel, The Stennack
An exhibition sharing sound and visual outcomes from our 2019 Lizard Beacons communications heritage and astrophysics project. Workshop Noon-3pm: Thursday – Creative Technology for Artists.

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

Poems to the Landscape (Talk)
1 – 2.15pm, £5.50, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
Stuart Cairns is an Irish artist and silversmith whose practice is concerned with investigating the environment and his relationship with it through walking, photography, drawing, making and the collection of found objects. Stuart is one of the selected artist-makers for ‘The Art of Gathering’ exhibition at the New Craftsman Gallery.
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Botanical Colour (Workshop)
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
The delicate flushes and vivid hues of the botanical palette make it a decadent one to work from. Gain insight into the artform’s long tradition, exploring the organic structures of plants through a variety of exercises using coloured inks, washes and pastels. To book call 01736 797180 or visit

Expressive Landscape in Oils (Workshop)
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Capture St Ives’ sweeping scenery, making sketches and studies en plein air. Back in the studio, use these to generate dynamic landscape paintings in oils. Gain insider knowledge into creating expressive, loose and vibrant responses to place, including how to use different tools and assemble a palette. To book call 01736 797180 or visit

The History of St Ives with Hugh Trevarthen (Walk)
2pm, £5 (no booking required), 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.

St Ives in Stitches (Talk)
2 – 3pm, £3, St Ives Library, Gabriel Street.
Jo McIntosh will be giving a talk about how the community project known as St Ives in Stitches came about, how it evolved and how people can get involved with the next phase, ‘Fore Street’.
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Murder In The Pilchard Cellar by Jason Calder (Theatre)

5.30pm, also at 7.30pm. £9, Boathouse Theatre, Carnglaze Place.
Time is running out to solve a baffling puzzle or face a deadly forfeit in this comedy thriller full of red herrings. Directed by Robyn Calder with Nicole Tesseyman and Jason Calder in the cast. Limited space so please reserve seats in advance. For tickets call the theatre on 07985 261181

The Art and Heritage of Old St Ives (Talk)
7pm, £5 (no advance booking), St Ives Museum, Wheal Dream.
The event will comprise of a walk and talk by the Curator throughout this unique local Museum to discover the many aspects of old St Ives – fishing, farming, mining and every facet of the St Ives the artists came to paint, in addition to the many paintings donated to the Museum.

Life Drawing (Workshop)
7.30 – 9.30pm, 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

Wine and Roses (Music, Talk)
8pm, £5.50, Café Art, The Drill Hall, Chapel Street.
Oliver St John talks about the Spanish guitar and performs some well-known pieces, including arrangements by Andrés Segovia and Julian Bream. St John talks and plays us through more than a century of innovation, illustrated by works of some of the greatest composers for the guitar. Licensed Bar. Postcode TR26 2LR (wheelchair accessible).
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Culdrose Military Wives Choir (Music)
8pm, £10, St Ia Church, Market Place.
This 55-strong choir is based at RNAS Culdrose, Helston. It is part of the international Military Wives’ Foundation started by Gareth Malone. Peter Luing has been our Musical Director for the last three years. We are delighted to be returning to our favourite venue with a new programme.
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The Big Frug (Music, Poetry)
8pm (doors 7.30pm), £8, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
Join this amazing collection of poets, musicians and storytellers. BYO drinks.
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Nuclear Blues (Music)
9pm, The Castle Inn.
Blues and rock.

The Roosters (Music)
9pm, Golden Lion.
Blues, soul and rock.

Joe Duke (Music)
9.30pm, The Queens Hotel, High Street.
Solo keyboard/guitar player and vocalist playing a mix of covers and originals.