Thursday 26th

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

Morning Music (Music)
9 – 10am, £20, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, Barnoon Hill.
Join us for a morning of music in the special spaces of the Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. We’ll provide music, breakfast and a glass of fizz. Start your day in a special way in the gardens of the museum. To book call 01736 796226 or email

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), Penwith Studio. Meet at Porthmeor Studios, St Ives School of Painting.
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

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

Capturing Sea and Sky (Workshop)
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Make your own concertina sketchbook using tinted paper, allowing the shifting sea and sky to unfold freely across the pages. Work gesturally, using conté, charcoal, ink and salt to capture the movement of light, air and water. This workshop gives you a taster of our longer course, Ocean and Abstraction. 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.

Two-day Collagraph, Drypoint and Monoprinting workshop with Rachael Kantaris (Workshop)
10am – 4pm (Day One), £135 (materials provided), Porthmeor Print Workshop, Above the Penwith Gallery, Back Road West.
This intensive short course, in the beautiful and historic Porthmeor Print Workshop, will be stimulating, motivating and fun, encouraging an experimental use of various printmaking techniques resulting in exciting multi-layered prints. We will be looking in depth at several techniques, all of which can be combined. Students will leave with a body of finished work and ideas to inspire a new direction. Suitable for both complete beginners to experienced artists. Places limited to 10. Click here for tickets or for more info and to book please contact, 07825611885

Environments: An Exhibition of works by Tate St Ives staff (Exhibition)
10am – 5.20pm (last entry at 5pm), Free, Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, Foyle Studio.
The first exhibition of artwork by Tate St Ives Staff, showcasing the hidden talent and creativity of the many artists within the team. Bringing together a variety of work, including sculpture, jewellery, photography, painting, performance, film and more. For a preview, visit our instagram page @theproperjob

Pilchards: A Brief History of the Cornish Sardine (Film)
10.30 – 11.30am, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
This beautiful award-winning documentary by British director Ray Bird tells the story of the pilchard fishing industry in Cornwall and the part it played in St Ives cultural heritage, charting the glory days of its success and later decline, to its resurgence today.
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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 experiences 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 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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Music & Poetry in the Square (Music, Poetry)
12.30 – 2pm, Free, Norway Square (elsewhere if wet)
Led by Bob Devereux.

Escape Routes (Talk)
1 – 2.15pm, £5.50, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
Dr Ian Massey will discuss the theme of art as a means of escape. Referring to artists, networks and communities in St Ives, London, Manchester and further afield, he will describe how an involvement in art enables us to escape from social background, expectations and conventions.
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The Thick and The Thin of it: Painting the Ocean (Workshop)
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
This workshop revels in the bounty of materials available to you as a painter. Use differences in texture and viscosity to describe organic coastal forms. Combine sheer washes and sprays with thicker, impasto marks by layering, scraping and saturating, building the dramatic expanse of the sea. To book call 01736 797180 or visit

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

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.

From Street to Canvas (Talk)
2 – 3pm, Free, Crypt Gallery, Norway Square.
Artist Paul Wadsworth gives a guided tour of his solo show ‘From Street to Canvas’. Paul will walk you around talking about his travels in the Middle East and India. Includes pieces from his travels in India, times spent painting with the circus and Cornish landscapes.

Poetry Reading of Local Poet the Late Willie James (Poetry)
2.30pm, Free, Bible Christian Methodist Chapel, Back Road West.
Willie James was a local St Ives man who loved writing poetry about the people and places in his home town. Come to this unique occasion and hear Willie’s poems read by his daughter.

The Art of Ceramic Pit firing – Past and Present (Talk)
3.30 – 4.30pm, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Ceramic Artist Mary Kaun English has facilitated the pit firing event during the Festival for the past 9 years; this year occurring on Sunday 22nd on Porthmeor Beach. Mary will explain the process in both its historical context and its use as a contemporary process.
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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.

Pacific (Film)
6 – 7pm, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
A one hour film by Sax Impey derived from a sailing trip of over 5000 miles, from Panama to Chile via the Galapagos and Rapa Nui (Easter Island) in 2018. Sax Impey’s show ‘Pacific’ is at Anima Mundi Gallery, St Ives.
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The Art and Heritage of Old St Ives (Talk) – CANCELLED
7pm, £5 (no advanced 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.

Night Music (Music)
7.30 – 9pm, £25, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, Barnoon Hill.
Join us for an evening of music in the special spaces of the Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. We’ll provide music, light refreshments and a glass of fizz. A perfect end to your day. To book call 01736 796226 or email

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 practised 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

Songs for a Summer Evening with St Buryan MVC (Music)
7.30pm, £6 (no advanced booking), St Senara Church, Zennor, St Ives.
After their success at the International Male Choral Festival, St Buryan Choir and their amazing soloist will be singing a repertoire of new popular songs and some of Cornwall’s old favourites, led by Musical Director Becky Lovegrove. An evening of relaxed, enjoyable music – with wine in the interval.

Nighthawks Dance Band (Music)
8pm, £10, St Ia Church, Market Place.
The Nighthawks is a 19-piece big band specialising in the classic swing and Latin music of the 1930s to 1950s. The line-up includes male and female vocalists. You can be sure of hearing vocal classics made famous by singers such as Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.
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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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Bamaluz Bootleggers (Music)
9pm, The Castle Inn.
Sea Shanties.

Crunchy Frog  (Music)
9pm, Union Inn.
Blues, soul and rock.

Crossfire 69 (Music)
9pm, Golden Lion.
60s cover band.

Sinpusher (Music)
9.30pm, The Queens Hotel, High Street.
Classic rock trio.