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St Ives Arts Club - What's On - Archive - 2017

We host events throughout the year in our downstaire Exhibtion Space and our upstairs Theatre. During St Ives September festival and St Ives Literature Festival in May we host events every day.

These include:

  • Art Exhibitions
  • Art Classes
  • Talks
  • Workshops
  • Theatre
  • Live Music
  • Poetry
  • Comedy
  • Cabaret
  • Films

Some events are open to members only - as indicated in the listings below for each event.

Most are open to anybody - we'd be delighted to welcome you to the club. Tickets are available from The Club, St Ives Tourist Information, event organisers and / or on the door. Ticket arrangements vary according to the event - see the individual listings.

Most of our art exhibitions are free - simply come along during opening hours to view. There is usually work for sale - often pieces by St Ives artists that you won't find anywhere else. Prices are reasonable and in a range to suit all budgets.

If applicable we advise you to buy tickets in advance for most events in the theatre - numbers are limited to between 40 and 60 depending on the event.

You can bring your own wine and refreshments - we provide the glasses.

Then you can sit back and enjoy the unique intimate atmosphere of our club.

 

Events Archive 2017

 
 
Exhibition - A Cornish Harvest - Sharon McSwiney & Alison Dupernex
 

A Celebration of Metalwork & Textiles

After the very successful ‘Colours Of The Season’ exhibition in February, Sharon McSwiney & Alison Dupernex return to the club.

Metalwork, jewellery, knitwear jackets, scarfs & hats will be on display. Pieces inspired by the scenery of West Cornwall and fauna & flora.

Both Sharon & Alison will be attending every day and creating while on site. Listen out for the tap of a hammer or the whirr of a knitting machine…

All welcome to come along & discuss the work.

Saturday 7th - Friday 13th October 2017
10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.

 
Exhibition - A Cornish Harvest - Sharon McSwiney & Alison Dupernex
 
 

 
Dhyanglophone
 

Poetry performance - gained in translation.

With a dash of quirky humour, a hint of
sound-art and visuals.

The launch of a new show by Dhyano.

Friday 29th September 2017
8.30 pm - doors 8.00 pm.

 
Dhyanglophone
 
 

 
Exhibition - Dawn till Dusk - Steve Payter
 

Chasing the light is just part of a photographer’s life!

From the ‘golden’ and ‘blue’ hours around sunrise and sunset to everything in between, light is a transformative element and is often the magic ingredient in the capture and creation of a powerful and evocative image.

This latest body of work from photographer, Steve Payter of artisan cornwall, is a celebration of the beauty and drama of the light-influenced land, sea, cloud, rock and skyscapes so spectacularly offered on a daily basis across the seasons from dawn till dusk in the Penwith Peninsula.

All images are printed, finished and framed personally by Steve, giving him control over the entire process from ‘shooting’ to ‘hanging’. Prints and cards are also available.

Designed to complement the photography, also on show will be artisan cornwall’s range of enamelled earrings and pendants inspired by the same dramatic colours and locational references.

Saturday 23rd - Friday 29th September 2017
10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.

 
Exhibition - Dawn till Dusk - Steve Payter
 
 

 
September Festival - Film Season - Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words
 

In spring 2011, director Stig Björkman meets Ingrid Bergman's daughter Isabella Rossellini and she suggests him to "make a film about Mama".

Through Isabella, Stig is able to tell Ingrid's story through her own words and images.

A captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema.

Saturday 23rd September 2017
Film: 7.30 pm - doors: 7.00 pm.

  September Festival - Film Season - Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words
 

 
September Festival - Tyn Daga with Mary Woodvine
 

Join this critically acclaimed West Cornwall group and renowned actor Mary Woodvine for an evening of interwoven story, music and film.

The show will include a preview of their forthcoming Cornish musical story production “Eloise Tregeagle” - an uplifting tale of love, loss and redemption – and even a tin dagger .....

Friday 22nd September 2017
Performance: 7.00 pm - doors: 6.30 pm.

  September Festival - Tyn Daga with Mary Woodvine
 

 
September Festival - Arts Club Members Exhibition
     

A selection of work in various media by Arts Club members.

Sunday 10th - Friday 22nd September 2017
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  Arts Club Members Exhibition
 

 
September Festival - Lunchtime Arts Talks
 

A series of talks about art, artists and St Ives.

All talks - 1.00pm - 2.15pm.

Monday 18th September 2017
The Geometry of Beauty..

Tuesday 19th September 2017
John Armstrong: Dream & Reality.

Wednesday 20th September 2017
Anne Barlow.

Thursday 21st September 2017
Motif and Meaning.

Friday 22nd September 2017
Mary Bransom: New Dawn.

  St Ives Arts Club
 

 
September Festival - The Big Frug
 

Join this amazing collection of poets, musicians and storytellers.

Thursday 21st September 2017
Performance: 8.00 pm - doors: 7.30 pm

  September Festival - The Big Frug
 

 
September Festival - Film Season - Basquiat
 

Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Starting out as a street artist, living in Thompkins Square Park in a cardboard box, Jean-Michel is "discovered" by Andy Warhol's art world and becomes a star.

But success has a high price, and Basquiat pays with friendship, love, and eventually, his life.

Wednesday 20th September 2017
Film: 7.30 pm - doors: 7.00 pm.

  September Festival - Film Season - Basquiat
 

 
September Festival - St Ives Past / Future
 

Two contrasting documentaries about St Ives from local filmmaker Senara Wilson Hodges.

Warren MacKenzie:
An American Potter in St Ives (60 mins).
Explores the St.Ives of the 1950s and a philosophy shaped by the potter’s wheel.

Ghost Town (45 mins).
This film asks if anyone will live in the centre of town in twenty years time.

Monday 18th September 2017
Films: 8.00 pm - doors: 7.30 pm.

 
September Festival - St Ives Past / Future
Photo Credit: Matthew Tyas
 

 
September Festival - Film Season - Annie Leibovitz - Life Through A Lens
 

Traces the artistic self-realization of Annie Leibovitz, from childhood through the death of her beloved friend, Susan Sontag, and includes snippets of Leibovitz's last visual memories of Sontag.

The film traces the arc of her photographic life, her aspirations to artistry, and the trajectory of her career through phases that included the tumultuous sixties in Berkeley, CA., touring with the Rolling Stones, a mentorship by Hunter S. Thompson, and, later, capturing the last candid moments of John Lennon's life with Yoko Ono.

It closes with her reflections on life, children, and the the wake of her relationship with Sontag. The archival material presented here is invaluable for framing an understanding of this immeasurably influential visual artist.

Sunday 17th September 2017
Film: 7.30 pm - doors: 7.00 pm.

  September Festival - Film Season - Annie Leibovitz - Life Through A Lens
 

 
September Festival - Documentary Film - Hard to Believe
 

Flm - Hard to Believe.

A documentary that examines the issue of forced live organ harvesting from Chinese prisoners of conscience.

Followed by a Q & A with Ethan Gutmann
(2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee) and
Enver Tohti (former Uyghur ex-surgent).

Sunday 17th September 2017
Film 3.00 pm - doors 2.30 pm.

 

  September Festival - Documentary Film - Hard to Believe
 

 
September Festival - Documentary Film and Talk - Coalition Round Table
 

Extract from “Coalition Round Table".

Followed by a talk by Ethan Gutmann
(2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee) and
Enver Tohti (former Uyghur ex-surgent).

Sunday 17th September 2017
Film 1.00 pm - doors 12.30 pm.

 

  September Festival - Documentary Film and Talk - Coalition Round Table
 

 
September Festival - Sweet 'N Sour
 

A comedy improvisation group of four top comedy performers from varying disciplines.

Through a series of games, not unlike the popular TV show, 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' they incorporate audience suggestions into an array of scenes ranging from high-end humorous wordplay to the blatantly absurd.

Saturday 16th September 2017
Performance 7.30 pm - doors 7.00 pm.

  September Festival - Sweet 'N Sour
 

 
September Festival - Documentary Film and Talk - Medical Genocide
 

Short documentary “Medical Genocide”.

Followed by a talk by Ethan Gutmann
(2017 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee) and
Enver Tohti (former Uyghur ex-surgent).

Saturday 16th September 2017
Film 1.00 pm - doors 12.30 pm.

 

  September Festival - Documentary Film and Talk - Medical Genocide
 

 
September Festival - Lunchtime Arts Talks
 

A series of talks about art, artists and St Ives.
All talks - 1.00pm - 2.15pm.

Monday 11th September 2017
William Marshall - The Leach Pottery's First Apprentice.

Tuesday 12th September 2017
Outspoken - Art movements, discourses and manifestos.

Wednesday 13th September 2017
Alfred Wallis - Artist and Mariner.

Thursday 14th September 2017
Alice Mumford 'Strategic Colour'.

Friday 15th September 2017
Robyn Denny.

  St Ives Arts Club
 

 
September Festival - The Big Frug
 

Join this amazing collection of poets, musicians and storytellers.

Thursday 14th September 2017
Performance: 8.00 pm - doors: 7.30 pm.

  September Festival - The Big Frug
 

 
September Festival - Film Season - An Angel At My Table
 

A dramatisation of the autobiographies of New Zealand author Janet Frame.

Originally produced as a television mini-series, the film, as with Frame's autobiographies, is divided into three sections, with the lead role played by three actresses who portray Frame at different stages of her life:
Karen Fergusson (child), Alexia Keogh (adolescent), and Kerry Fox (adult).

The film follows Frame from when she grows up in a poor family, through her years in a mental institution, and into her writing years after her escape.

Wednesday 13th September 2017
Film: 7.30 pm - doors: 7.00 pm.

  September Festival - Film Season - An Angel At My Table
 

 
September Festival - Tir ha Tavas - A Cornish Odyssey
 

Together, Tir ha Tavas (Delia Brotherton & Dave Brotherton) possess a strong musical chemistry. Their songs combine a sense of fun with an essence of modern day Cornish life.

With special guest, poet and Cornish Bard, Pol Hodge this evening promises to be splann!

Supported by The Painted Bird.

Tuesday 12th September 2017
Performance: 7.30 pm - doors: 7.00 pm.

  September Festival - Tir ha Tavas - A Cornish Odyssey
 

 
September Festival - Shape of Faith
 

Book Launch and Poetry Reading.

John Phillips reads from his new book -
Shape of Faith (Shearsman Books).

His poems question how we are to perceive the world: through language itself, art (especially the St Ives artists), poets such as Mahmoud Darwish and Yehuda Amichai, and the hearth. His work has garnered praise from John Berger.

Monday 11th September 2017
Reading: 8.00 pm - doors: 7.30 pm.

  September Festival - Shape of Faith
 

 
September Festival - Film Season - Eames Architect and Painter
 

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have risen to iconic status in American culture.

'Eames: The Architect & The Painter' draws from a treasure trove of archival material, as well as new interviews with friends, colleague, and experts to capture the personal story of Charles and Ray while placing them firmly in the context of their fascinating times.

Sunday 10th September 2017
Film: 7.30 pm - doors: 7.00 pm.

  September Festival - Film Season - Eames Architect and Painter
 

 
September Festival - Jack & Jenny - The Musical
 

Cornish Women on the Verge, Threemilestone Showtime Academy and Studio 61 Choir present "Jack & Jenny - the Musical!"

When Cornish mining went "scat" the miners ventured to the ends of the earth taking their tools, their skills, their pasties and sometimes their wives and children too! Life sure was hard. We tell their story - all the heartbreak and the humour too.

Sunday 10th September 2017
Performance 3.00 pm - doors 2.30 pm.

  September Festival - Jack & Jenny - The Musical
 

 
September Festival - Imago Theatre - Molly’s Terms
 

Molly’s terms for living cause her to become increasingly estranged from her studies, herself and the human condition.

In spite of the attempts made by a sympathetic teacher and a friend to persuade Molly to adopt a less uncompromising approach to life, her estrangement deepens with very serious consequences.

Thursday 7th September 2017
Friday 8th September 2017
Saturday 9th September 2017
Performance 7.30 pm - doors 7.00 pm.

  September Festival - Imago Theatre - Molly’s Terms
 

 
Exhibition - Karen Taffinder and Rita Gamble

Work by Karen Taffinder and Rita Gamble.

Saturday 26th Aug - Friday 8th Sep 2017
10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  St Ives Arts Club
 

 
Exhibition - Liz Hoskins, Ginnie Harrison and Honor Nankervis

Work by Liz Hoskins, Ginnie Harrison and
Honor Nankervis .

Saturday 19th - Friday 25th August 2017
10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  St Ives Arts Club
 

 
Exhibition - Mary Fletcher and Wendy Topsey

Work is for sale and visitors can obtain tea, coffee and cake and take their time to enjoy this exhibition of two very different artists’ works.

Both try to get the most from their media and both are interested in the abstract qualities of composition as well as the subject matter used.

The artists will be invigilating and welcome questions and comments.

Saturday 5th - Friday 11th August 2017
10.30 am - 4.00 pm daily.

  Exhibition - Mary Fletcher and Wendy Topsey
 

 
Printmaking & Mixed Media Show

Work by:

  • Annabel Wilkes
  • Sheila Scholes
  • Sue Rogers.

Saturday 22nd - Friday 28th July 2017
10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  Printmaking & Mixed Media Show
 

 
Arts Club Theatre - The Village Hall 2

The madcap group are still trying to fund raise.

This time it's the drama group which heads the efforts and as you can imagine ... it isn't plain sailing.

Thursday 27th July 2017
Friday 28th July 2017
Saturday 29th July 2017
Performance 8.00 pm - doors 7.30 pm.

  Arts Club Theatre - The Village Hall 2
 

 
Live Music - Album Launch - Amber Symons

Singer / Songwriter Amber Symons launches her debut album - Kaleidoscopic Minds.

A play through of the album and performances from special guests.

Friday 21st July 2017
7.30 pm - doors 7.00 pm.


  Live Music - Album Launch - Amber Symons
 

 
Exhibition - Susan Meyerhoff Sharples

Work by Susan Meyerhoff Sharples.

Saturday 15th - Friday 21st July 2017
10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  St Ives Arts Club
 

 
Exhibition - Dreamy Days

An exhibition showcasing the work
of local artists.

  • Archa Robinson
  • Gerald Hosking,
  • Ginni Harrison,
  • Rita Gamble.

Tea, coffee and homemade cakes served.

Saturday 1st - Friday 14th July 2017
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  Exhibition - Dreamy Days
 

 
Film - That English Woman

The true story of Cornish-born campaigner Emily Hobhouse (1860-1926) and her fight to expose the concentration camps set up by the British during the Boer War.

Starring Veronica Lang as Emily and Terence Alexander as her father, the Revd Hobhouse, the film traces her early upbringing in East Cornwall, her time as a social worker among the miners of Virginia and her aim to bring the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa to an end.

When she learned that the British troops were forcing women and children into concentration camps she decided to go out to South Africa and personally investigate the situation to bring it to the British Government’s attention.

In aid of St Ives Archive.

Monday 10th July 2017
Film: 7.30 pm - doors: 7.00 pm.

  Film - That English Woman
 

 
Exhibition - Ultramarine Studio

Work by Ultramarine Studio.

Saturday 17th - Friday 30th June 2017
10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  St Ives Arts Club
 

 
Arts Club Members Exhibition

A selection of work in various media by Arts Club members.

Saturday 27th May - Friday 9th June 2017
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  Arts Club Members Exhibition
 

 
St Ives Literature Festival

Poetry readings, prose readings, talks, book launches, workshops, film, theatre and music.

Saturday 13th - Saturday 20th May 2017

  St Ives Literature Festival
 

 
Miranda Sykes - Borrowed Places

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with 'Show of Hands' is returning to her roots. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring as she started out; one woman, one bass and one guitar.

Borrowed Places is a project that draws it's inspiration primarily from the songs and landscapes of her native Lincolnshire but seen through the eyes of someone who has lived away for many years. The themes are not specific; the land changes, it grows, it shrinks, it adapts and it resists but most of all it lives and breathes.

With her sensational voice, and accompanying herself, Miranda interprets the soul of the land and takes her audience on a journey that resonates with us all, wherever we live and it is one you won't want to miss.

Sunday 14th May 2017
Doors - 7.00 pm. Performance 7.30 pm.

  Miranda Sykes - Borrowed Places
 

 
Exhibition - Bev Thomas

Work by Bev Thomas.

Saturday 6th - Friday 12th May 2017
10.00 am - 4.00 pm daily.

  St Ives Arts Club
 

 
Exhibition - Cyd Jupe and Steve Payter

Ceramic Sculptor, Cyd Jupe and Photographer, Steve Payter, are joining forces to present an exhibition of figurative ceramic sculptures, landscape photography and jewellery.

Working with stoneware crank, a gritty and strong clay, Cyd produces powerful pieces primarily based on animal or bird forms. She is using the show to introduce a range of new work including an impressive rendition of a piercingly blue-eyed, intricately feathered cormorant, a bright-eyed, white-spotted recumbent fawn and a quirky and characterful sitting piglet. All Cyd’s sculptures work equally well as either indoor or outdoor pieces and she is available for commission work.

Steve will be showing some of his latest photographic images capturing the magnificence of the colours and tones of the rocks, shores, moors and coves of the beautiful Penwith Peninsula and beyond. All images are printed, finished and framed personally by Steve, giving him control over the entire process from ‘shooting’ to ‘hanging’. Complementing his photography will be his latest range of enamelled earrings and pendants which are also inspired by the same dramatic locational references.

Saturday 29th April - Friday 5th May 2017
10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.

 
Seagull - Cyd Jupe
Seagull - Cyd Jupe
 
Sunrise - Logan Rock - Steve Payter
Sunrise - Logan Rock - Steve Payter
 

 
Arts Club Members Exhibition

A selection of work in various media by Arts Club members.

Saturday 8th - Friday 21st April 2017
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  Arts Club Members Exhibition
 

 
Grand Sale of Fabrics, Threads, Beads .......

Calling all textile artists, crafters and
sewing bees!

Grand sale of fabrics, threads, beads, buttons, lace, deep frame picture frames and much more.

After many enjoyable years of textile crafting I have decided to hang up my needle threader and concentrate on other projects. But, I need to make some space at home so I'm parting with all the yardage (it was yards when I started) and associated bits and bobs collected over time, and there’s a lot of it.

Fabric lengths and remnants of all types, together with a huge variety of lovely things to spark your creative imagination, will be sold at prices well below even E-bay, so there will be lots of bargains. Cash only sales. Please bring carrier bags with you.

See you there!
Delia Brotherton.

Saturday 25th March 2017
10.00 am - 4.00 pm.

  Grand Sale of Fabrics, Threads, Beads .......
 

 
Exhibition - Setting Sail

Spring exhibition of paintings by Sheila Scholes and Sue Walsh.

Saturday 18th - Friday 24th March 2017
10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  Exhibition - Setting Sail
 

 
Blabbermouth Theatre - Double Bill - 'Dogside Out' and 'Up and Away'
 

Dogside Out: Humankind in the doghouse ~ twenty-one fine tales - well wagged.
These short, interlaced pieces - humorous and dramatic - are about the human capacity for blending cruelty and kindness, reflected here in the many ways we treat our companion animals.

Up and Away: Cold earth shudders when a late love blossoms - a play.
Mary and George are deeply embedded in an exhausting, contentious married existence. Edna's chance arrival inspires love, hatred and the expression of needs long dormant. A humorous and moving examination of infirmity and strength - passion and morbidity - and the urge to recover purpose and meaning in our lives...before day's end.

Friday 3rd March 2017
7.30pm - doors 7.00pm.

 
Blabbermouth Theatre
 
 

 
Exhibition - Colours Of The Season - Sharon McSwiney & Alison Dupernex
 

After the very successful ‘Autumn In St Ives’ exhibition in October, Sharon McSwiney & Alison Dupernex return to the club.

Metalwork, jewellery, knitwear jackets, scarfs & hats will be on display. Pieces inspired by the scenery of West Cornwall and fauna & flora.

Both Sharon & Alison will be attending every day and creating while on site. Listen out for the tap of a hammer or the whirr of a knitting machine…

All welcome to come along & discuss the work.

Saturday 11th - Friday 17th February 2017
10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.

 
Exhibition - Colours Of The Season - Sharon McSwiney & Alison Dupernex
 
 
 
 
 
 
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