Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Poetry And Music In The Square

Charles Shaar Murray - Poetry And Music In The Square


Every day in Norway Square - outside The Mariners Gallery.

A cornucopia of live music, poetry, prose readings, comedy and performance art generally.

Starts at 12.30 pm and runs through to around 2.00 pm.
Traditionally followed by a "couple of pints" at The Sloop.

A free event and a great way to start each day of the festival.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Live Music - The Lifeboat Inn

Sinpusher - Lifeboat Inn - Wednesday 21st September


The Lifeboat Inn on The Wharf St Ives have published their programme of live music for the festival - with something on every night.

The usual rather unimaginative line-up of mostly cover bands and tribute acts - similar to what they stage throughout the year as the punters munch their pie and chips or watch the football.

A couple of gigs stand out for me though:

The Hothouse Playboys bring their high energy Jive to St Ives on Saturday 17th.

A fantastic double bill of Heavy Rock and Blues - Sinpusher and Devil's Creek - Wednesday 21st.

More details on:
The Lifeboat Inn - FaceBook

Full listings of all the live music throughout the festival on:
St Ives September Festival - Live Music

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Festival Competition - Luxury Apartment

Hawke's Point - Balcony Apartment


Hawke's Point - luxury self catering apartments in Carbis Bay St Ives - are offering a great prize to festival goers - worth £750 !

A luxury balcony apartment (may differ from the one pictured above) for a long weekend during the  festival. Check in is on Friday 16th September - check out on Monday 19th September.

The apartment can sleep up to three people and has an ensuite king bedroom and a single bedroom with separate bathroom. As a balcony apartment it boasts unforgettable views from an open plan living area and a large balcony - perfect for dining al fresco!

The competition is free and easy to enter. All you need to do is visit the Hawke's Point FaceBook page and click the "Like" button.

Full details of the competition are on:
Hawke's Point - St Ives September Festival Competition

Monday, 22 August 2011

Live Music - The Castle Inn

The Crowns - Sunday 11th September


The Castle Inn on Fore Street have a varied programme of live music:
  • The Crowns - Beers, Beards and Banjos - Sunday 11th.
  • The Sidewynders - Hits 60's to 90's - Tuesday 13th.
  • Kola - Folk Collective - Thursday 15th.
  • The Dowling Thing - Bluegrass Jazz Folk - Sunday 18th.
  • Kaj - Singer Songwriter - Tuesday 20th.
  • The Shirts - Classic Rock Covers - Thursday 22nd
Plus the best range of real ales in St Ives on tap.

They also have a fun pub quiz every Monday night - during the festival and throughout the year.

More info on:
The Castle Inn - Website

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Ticket News - Adrian Edmondson

Adrian Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds


The festival have posted on Twitter that Adrian Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds - at St Ives Guildhall on Friday 23rd September - is heading for a sellout.

Also that tickets are selling fast for Barbara Dickson at The Guildhall on Sunday 11th September.

You can book tickets online using the links above - or call St Ives Visitor Information Centre on 01736 798 577. You can also buy tickets in person from The VIC or Lanhams on High Street.

Update 3rd September 2011: The Ade Edmondson  gig is now sold out.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Live Music - Polly Money - Seagrass Restaurant

Polly Money - Seagrass - Friday 16th September


A new addition to the festival programme today.

In association with The Unplugged Chameleon - Seagrass Restaurant will be staging Polly Money on Friday 16th September at 8.00 pm.

A regular at the monthly Chameleon gigs at St Ives Arts Club - this singer / songwriter is only 16 and just amazing. She will be performing a solo acoustic set.

Seagrass serves modern innovative food using the best Cornish produce. Having opened in May 2011 - the restaurant is already rated by independent reviewers on TripAdvisor as one of the best in St Ives.

Advance booking is strongly recommended. To book a table go to:
Seagrass Restaurant - Reservations

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Movie On Porthmeor Beach

Tate St Ives - Porthmeor Beach


One of the highlights of last year's festival for me was the outdoor screening of Hairspray on Porthmeor Beach outside Tate St Ives.

Great atmosphere, wonderful movie and above all - great fun!

This year's September Festival Film Programme does have a season of classic "Film Noir" movies at St Ives Arts Club. Penwith Film Society will probably be screening a couple of films at The Royal Cinema.

But so far - no movie on the beach - which to me is a great shame.

It would be great if Tate St Ives could organise something again this year. If you agree get in touch with them to let them know why:
visiting.stives@tate.org.uk

As for the choice of movie - for what it's worth - my vote would go to Mamma Mia - and in "Singalong" mode.

Any other ideas - post them below.