Wednesday, 12 August 2009

St Ives Arts Club Events

A Thousand Knitting Needles Falling Down A Well - Trailer.

The Arts Club on Westcott's Quay overlooking the harbour is one of my favourite venues.

A small theatre with space for only 40 - 50 people which creates a great atmosphere. Tickets are generally reasonably priced and you can also take your own wine / drinks.

The programme for September is really varied - talks, walks, music, movies, theatre and cabaret.

Here is a selection of them.
Tickets for all are available (except where noted) from:
St Ives Tourist Information - 01736 798 577.

Saturday 12th and Wednesday 16th September at 8.00 pm.
(Also Wednesday 9th and Friday 11th September at 8.00 pm).
The Cook, The Thief, The Plot and One Other.
An original play performed by Withpen Theatre Company.
Six novice writers attend a retreat in a secluded location. as they learn more about themselves and each other, the classical unities of action, place and time begin to creep from the notebook and into real life.
Tickets: £5.00

Tuesday 15th September at 7.00pm.
A Thousand Knitting Needles Falling Down A Well.
Filmmakers Nick Duffy and Anne Marie Carty take a look at life with The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. The Orchestra’s diverse members reflect on 21 years of aimless strumming, while their distinctive band of aficionados pitch in with philosophical asides on the pivotal role of the ukulele in everything from brain chemistry to regime change.
Free Entry.

Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September at 8.00pm.
Anything But Love - a play by Phil Bowen.
Charts a unique meeting in 1930s New York between the great wit, poet, dramatist and adventuress Dorothy Parker and the equally hard-drinking Dorothy Fields - the greatest female lyricist of all time. Performed by Rhian Williams and Kali Hughes.
Tickets: £9.00

Sunday 20th September at 7.00 pm.
Anna May Wong Must Die!
Anna Chen's one woman show about Hollywood's first Chinese movie star.
Based on her BBC Radio 4 broadcast and complete with a multimedia presentation and the Anna May Wong rap! Previewed at St Ives Literature Festival 2009 to great acclaim.
Tickets: £6.00

Tuesday 22nd September at 7.00 pm.
Everything I Know About Rock and Roll Part 3.
A talk by legendary rock journalist and author Charles Shaar Murray.
Woodstock Forty Years On - What It Meant - What It Didn't Mean.
Charlie continues his popluar series of talks - taking us to 1969 and the "Summer Of Love".
Tickets: £6.00

Wednesday 23rd September at 8.30 pm.
Back to Back - Rod Bullimore and Martyn Barker.
What happens when two Northeners meet for a drink in St Ives ?
Find out when , for the third successive festival, St Ives poet/comedian Rod Bullimore, and Goole based singer songwriter Martyn Barker meet for another laid back evening of original comedy and music.
Tickets: £6.00

Thursday 24th September at 8.00 pm.
The Big Frug hosted by Bob Devereux.
The usual mixture of local performers - poetry, prose readings, comedy, music, film and anything else anybody wants to do.
Tickets: £6.00
From: The Salthouse Gallery

The Black and White Movie Show.
A short season of classic movies on various dates.
Monday 14th September - On The Waterfront.
Saturday 19th September - Casablanca.
Monday 21st September - Some Like It Hot.
Friday 25th September - Sunrise.

There is the usual programme of talks, walks and short documentary films and as details are on the official festival website I won't repeat them here.

The Arts Club Members Exhibition is also open every day - free entry.

Please do let me know if I've got any of these details wrong or I've missed anything. As ever - in line with my shameless blagging policy - comp tickets are much appreciated.

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