Friday, 30 July 2010

Arts & Literature Programme

Much Ado About Nothing - The Island St Ives - 15th to 18th September

The full September Festival Arts and Literature Programme has just been published.

A varied programme of events - with something for everyone - including:
  • Exhibitions - Various Venues.
  • Music and Poetry In The Square - Norway Square.
  • Art Workshops - St Ives School Of Painting.
  • Feltmaking Workshop with Jo McIntosh - St Ives Library.
  • Theatre - Various - St Ives Arts Club.
  • Theatre - Much Ado About Nothing - The Island.
  • Films - St Ives Arts Club.
  • Talks - Various Venues.
  • Walks - Around St Ives.
Printed copies of the programme and tickets are available from St Ives Tourist Information:
01736 798 577

I'll be posting more details and updates here - also on:
OneStIves - St Ives September Festival

For latest news also visit:
St Ives September Festival - FaceBook Page
St Ives September Festival - Twitter Feed
St Ives September Festival - Official Website

Monday, 26 July 2010

Battle Of The Bands - Latest News

 Shade Of Red - Battle Of The Bands - St Ives Cornwall

According to a post on FaceBook today - the line-up for the Battle Of The Bands gig will be:

Gary And The Minefield
Plastic Picasso
Shade Of Red

This is not yet confirmed by the organisers - so if you know any different get in touch.

Monday 13th September - St Ives Guildhall - 7.30 pm.
Tickets: £7.50
From: St Ives Tourist Information - 01736 798 577
Online From: September Festival Website

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Live Music - The Lifeboat Inn

Live Music - Lifeboat Inn - St Ives September Festival

The Lifeboat Inn have posted a list of gigs for the festival.

Live music every day at 9.00 pm, with additional gigs at 5.00 pm some days. Free entry.

Twenty two altogether including some new bands and some festival  regulars such as Heart and Soul, Rudi's Message, Buffalo Bill's Blues Review and Devil's Creek.

See the full list in the pic above - click to enlarge.

More events and festival information on my:
St Ives September Festival Calendar

Also worth checking out:
September Festival FaceBook Page

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

New Gig Announcement - Mediaeval Baebes

Mediaeval Baebes - Friday 24th September

The Mediaeval Baebes are stripping their set down to basics with a four date acapella tour - including a gig at St Ives September Festival on Friday 24th September.

Latest News: This gig has been cancelled, as well as the gig the previous night in Bodmin.
No reason given on their website - but refunds will be made.

Friday 24th September 7.30 pm.
St Ives Society Of Artists, Norway Square.

Mediaeval Baebes Website

Monday, 19 July 2010

Battle Of The Bands - St Ives Guildhall

Gary And The Minefield - Ayr Field St Ives  - July 2010

At least three young local bands will get the opportunity to play a gig at St Ives Guildhall during the September Festival -  following a series of Battle Of The Bands heats.

It looks like one of them will be Gary and The Minefield who have posted the gig on their FaceBook and MySpace pages.

I saw part of their set at Ayr Field Day a couple of weeks ago and  really enjoyed it - check out the video.

If anybody knows which other bands are playing let me know.

Monday 13th September 2010 at 7.30 pm.

Tickets £7.50 from St Ives Tourist Information or online:
St Ives September Festival - Battle Of The Bands

Sunday, 18 July 2010

St Ives September Festival - Accommodation

Lyonesse Seven - Luxury Apartment - Harbour View

Many places get heavily booked during the festival fortnight - so if you're planning to come down here it may be worth booking somewhere now.

These are some of the places that still have availability - get in touch with them for more information and to book. Obviously availability can change day by day:

Lyonesse Seven - a luxury apartment with three bedrooms sleeping six, great views over St Ives Bay and St Ives Harbour. They are offering a 10% discount if you book before the end of July.

Blue Horizon - a luxury apartment with ocean views, two bedrooms sleeping up to five people. Available from 18th - 24th September.

One Ayr Lane - a cottage near to the Hepworth Museum with two bedrooms sleeping four. Right in the centre of town and close to the main festival venues, but in a quiet location.

The Sail Lofts - a five star luxury apartment and a cottage. A few steps away from Porthmeor Beach and The Island.

2 Albany Terrace - friendly comfortable bed and breakfast with a double and a twin room. Overlooks Porthminster Beach, various dates available for any length of stay.

Art House - bed and breakfast run by a local artist with one double room - "artist friendly" but all welcome. In a quiet location but only a short stroll from the town centre and the main festival venues, various dates available for any length of stay.

Also - one thing worth noting. If you contact St Ives Tourist Information about available accommodation they are only allowed to mention places that have paid for a listing in the "official" Visit Cornwall guide. Many excellent places, including some of the above, have chosen to advertise elsewhere and are not listed.

The closest you will find online to a complete directory of St Ives Accommodation is: Open Directory - St Ives - Accommodation

Friday, 16 July 2010

St Ives Community Play

St Ives Community Play 2009 - Romeo and Juliet
St Ives Community Play 2009 - Romeo and Juliet

Tickets are now on sale for Much Ado Nothing - to be staged outdoors on The Island in St Ives.

Dates are Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th September. Gates open at 6.30 pm. Performance starts at 7.30 pm. Bring a picnic and low seating if you want. Be prepared for all weathers !

Also running during August - Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th, Friday 20th, Saturday 21st.

Tickets are £6.00 in advance or £8.00 on the gate, children under 7 free.

Available from:
St Ives Tourist Information - 01736 796 297
Online - Cornish Riviera Box Office

Sunday, 11 July 2010

St Ives Arts Club - Events

Music of Aghanistan - Monday 20th September
Music of Aghanistan - Monday 20th September

A number of festival events have been announced at St Ives Arts Club.

On Friday 17th and Saturday 18th September Bec Applebee presents Oh Mary - a physical theatre show based on the amazing life of Mary Bryant - Cornish highwaywoman. Starts at 7.30, tickets: £8.00 - call Bed on 01209 612 980.

Something pretty special on Monday 20th September - Music Of Afghanistan - the latest in Will Sleath's World Classics Series. Five musicians from Afghanistan - the ensemble will be performing classical and traditional Afghan music. Featuring rubab (plucked short-necked lute), dutar (strummed/plucked long-necked lute), harmonium, tabla and voice. This concert is a very rare opportunity to hear music from this part of the world. Starts at 7.30 pm, tickets £16.00 from St Ives Tourist Information.

Thursday 23rd September sees The Big Frug. A cabaret style evening of music, poetry, prose, comedy film and anything else that happens on the night ! Hosted by St Ives poet Bob Devereux, starts at 8.00 but arrive early to get a good seat, bring your own wine. Tickets are £6.00, contact Bob on 01736 795 003. Performers wanting a slot should also contact Bob.

Rod Bullimore and Martyn Barker return with their popular show Back To Back - an evening of music, prose and comedy. Tickets and dates TBA.

A full programme of daytime events - including talks, readings and film - will be announced soon. plus more evening gigs.

More events on:
St Ives September Festival Events Calendar