Introduction to Natural Pigments (Workshop)
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
This is paint at its most elemental. Learn to process pure pigments and combine them with different binders. Earth pigments tell a unique story of place, history and geology. You’ll learn to make acrylic, oil and egg tempera paint, an insight into this extraordinary alchemy. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk
Love Drawing Landscape (Workshop)
9.30am – 12.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), Penwith Studio, Porthmeor Studios, St Ives School of Painting.
Use line drawing to create a rich and resonant connection between looking and creating, opening up new ways of seeing landscape. Experimental exercises take you into the rugged Cornish surroundings. Develop your work in the studio and discover the versatility of drawing, creating mood with tone and depth. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk
Tonal Drawing and Painting on the Coast (Workshop)
10am – 3pm, £30, The Crypt Gallery, Norway Square.
Paul Wadsworth will guide you in expressive tonal painting and drawing responding to the coast. It will be an expressive approach using palette knives, rags, hands and card. All material provided.
The Saffron Markets (Other events)
10am – 3pm, Free, The Guildhall, Street an Pol.
This market has artists, designers and crafts people from all over Cornwall. If you are looking for an original piece of art, a print, an artistic mug, artisan candles or just a cup of coffee and pasty, we have those and lots more. Tea and coffee, pasties and cakes from Jack Frost’s Cafe. Free entry, dogs welcome.
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
Demonstration of Setting Nets (Talk)
10.30 – 11.30am, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Chris Care, former seaman, miner and fisherman, now a shore captain, demonstrates net setting in his historic net loft at Porthmeor, and talks about the different types of fish caught using this technique. Proceeds to Poppy Appeal.
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 and tips and techniques on capturing what you see. Meet at Barnoon Workshop, and dress for the weather.
Exploring a Line with Sue Dove (Workshop)
10.30am – 1pm, £15 (materials included), St Ives Society of Artists, Mariners Gallery, Norway Square.
Using black acrylic we will make long thin paintings … playing with line and shapes … then isolating areas of our drawings/paintings with collage.
Yoga – Vinyasa flow (Other events)
10.45 – 11.45am, £9, St Ives Library, Gabriel Street.
Yoga with Yola’s Vinyasa Flow Sessions involves creative movement sequences performed to healing frequencies. All flows are carefully crafted to synchronize your body and mind with holistic cleansing and rebalancing effects. Compassionate support and corrections, verbal and visual teaching cues and progressions and modifications make this class accessible to all.
St Ives Town Walk with Tony Farrell (Walk)
11am, £5 (no booking required), meet at 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.
Tate Around Town Guided Art Tours (Walk)
11am, £5, meet at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, Barnoon Hill.
90-minute art-focused walking tour of St Ives. Tickets are available to buy in advance at Tate St Ives Gallery ticket desk, the Barbara Hepworth Museum or by calling 01736 791177. Tours are limited to a maximum of 20 people. www.tate.org.uk/stives
Music & Poetry in the Square (Music, Poetry)
12.30 – 2pm, Free, Norway Square (elsewhere if wet)
Led by Bob Devereux.
‘What’s In A Crack?’ A closer look at the paintings of Stanhope Forbes RA (Talk)
1 – 2.15pm, £5.50, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
Painting conservator and technical art historian, Sarah Cove ACR, is well known for her re-discovery of ‘lost’ paintings by John Constable on BBC1’s ‘Fake or Fortune’. In this lecture she considers the materials and techniques used in oil sketches and exhibited works by Stanhope Forbes and his contemporaries.
Landscape in Natural Pigments (Workshop)
1.30 – 4.30pm, Tickets £35 (materials included), St Ives School of Painting, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Use paint made from pure earth pigments to describe land and sea. The colour palette of natural pigments is earthier and more organic than standard paints. This pushes you to use depth and texture to describe landscape. This workshop presents the pure and unadulterated thrill of painting in its rawest form. To book call 01736 797180 or visit schoolofpainting.co.uk
Dangerous Score by Michael Bearcroft (Talk)
3 – 4pm, £5, St Ives Library, Gabriel Street.
I was a junior footballer with Sheffield United and have been chairman of Corby Town FC. I was a director of the British Red Cross, a professional actor and business owner. These life experiences encouraged me to write my football thriller.
Researching Crysede and Cresta (Talk)
3.30 – 4.30pm, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
St Ives Archive is continuing researching into the textile industry that gave employment to many local women. Janet Axten traces its beginnings in Newlyn in the 1920s; the factory in St Ives; the Cresta operation in Welwyn Garden City; the company’s return to Hayle after the war and its final days.
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
Giorgio de Chirico and the Metaphysical Dreamscape (Film)
5.30pm, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Shanty Baba’s acclaimed animated documentary exploring the dreamscape of these hugely influential metaphysical paintings. Full of enigmas, deserted plazas, melancholy, shadows and stories. A painter who faked his own work and in later life befriended Andy Warhol.
1001 Arabian Nights (Theatre)
7pm, £8.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
Adult performance storytelling with Shanty Baba. A magical carpet ride of stories from one of the most enchanting collections of tales ever told, woven together with the origins of the stories themselves and Sir Richard Burton’s famous translation. With film, animation and adult content.
Film Season: The Last Waltz – The Band (U) (Film)
7.30pm (doors open 7pm), £6, St Ives Arts Club, Westcott’s Quay.
Director: Martin Scorsese, 1978. Starring The Band, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson. The Last Waltz is a celebratory farewell concert of The Band, after 16 years on the road. The Last Waltz has been hailed as the greatest documentary concert film ever made.
Cats (Music, Theatre)
7.30pm, £14 Adult and Child (Balcony), £12.50 Adult, £9.50 Child (Stalls), St Ives Theatre, Lower Stennack, TR26 1QG.
One of the world’s most popular musicals updated for the modern age – the Kidz R Us version of Cats is set in a dystopian future full of plastic and waste. Featuring such celebrated standards as the haunting ‘Memory’, Cats is magical, moving and often hilarious. Dazzling costumes and exciting entertainment are guaranteed. @KidzRUsStIves (Twitter and Facebook) https://kidzrus.net/
7.30pm (doors 7pm), £10 (unreserved seating), The Guildhall, St Ives.
Physically exhilarating and touchingly poignant, Knot is the internationally acclaimed work by Nikki Rummer and JD Broussé. These talented performers use hand-to-hand circus skills to tell the tale of an impossible choice: How to be honest with ourselves without hurting those we love. Knot is a finely crafted theatrical journey through the struggles of commitment. Promoted by Carn to Cove. www.carntocove.co.uk
Quentin Collins Sextet (Music)
8pm (doors 7pm), £16.50 non-members, £13 members, Western Hotel, Royal Square.
Performing material from their new album ‘Road Warrior’, the Quentin Collins Sextet draw inspiration from the rich tradition of 3-horn frontlines, with an explosive all-star line-up evoking The Jazz Messengers, McCoy Tyner, and Wynton Marsalis. An all-star line-up featuring Quentin Collins trumpet, Tom Harrison and Leo Richardson saxophones, Steve Hamilton piano, Conor Chaplin bass and Winston Clifford drums.
Bach ‘Well-Tempered Clavier’ Book 1 – Peter Luing – Piano (Music)
8pm, £10, St Ia Church, Market Place.
Peter is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music who has spent his career teaching in West Cornwall schools but now he can devote his time to other interests and he has spent the last three years studying this work. There is a complementary booklet describing all 48 pieces.
How to Survive a Cornish Horror Film (Film)
8.30pm, £5.50, Borlase Smart Room, Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West.
24 Cornish horror films sliced and diced by Shanty Baba to create a feature length tongue in cheek survival guide to help you make it all the way to the end credits and still be alive! From “Plague of the Zombies” to “Straw Dogs” Funny, frightening and definitely lifesaving!
Tim Hain Band (Music)
9pm, The Castle Inn.
Blues and reggae.
Mr T (Music)
9pm, Golden Lion.
Foxes Fair (Music)
9.30pm, The Queens Hotel, High Street.
Folky foursome singing twisted tales of love, murder and sea-faring treachery.