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St Ives Arts Club - What's On - Archive - 2018

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 2018

 
 
Arts Club Theatre - The Radio Play

Podlesham Community Centre Drama Group presents another madcap comedy.

Performed by the Arts Club Theatre Group.

Thursday 15th November 2018
Friday 16th November 2018
Saturday 17th November 2018
Performance 8.00 pm - doors 7.30 pm.

  Arts Club Theatre - The Radio Play
 

 
Gifted - Art and Craft Show
 

Selected quality gift ideas.

Sunday 4th - Friday 16th November 2018
11.00 am - 4.00 pm daily.

  Gifted - Art and Craft Show
 

 
An Evening With John Langford aka John The Fish
 

An evening with Cornish Folk Legend
John Langford aka John The Fish.
John will be interviewed by Toni Carver.

Presented by Friends Of St Ives Library.
All proceeds to the Lullaby Trust.

Friday 9th November 2018
7.30 pm - doors 7.00 pm.

  Friends Of St Ives Library.
 

 
A Comedy Night With Kulture Brake In Mind
 

Comedy with Dhyano, Bernie Davies
and other surprises.

Glass of wine included in ticket price.
Refreshments available.

A fundraiser for St Ives Community Fund.

Friday 26th October 2018
8.00 pm - doors 7.30 pm.

  Kulture Brake
 

 
Exhibition - Monday Art Group

Work by the Arts Club Monday Art Group.

Saturday 13th - Friday 26th October 2018
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  Arts Club - Monday Art Group
 

 
Exhibition - Autumn Alchemy
 

An abundance of colour in textiles and metalwork. by Sharon McSwiney & Alison Dupernex.

After the very successful ‘Storm Over St Ives’ exhibition in February, Sharon McSwiney & Alison Dupernex return to the club.

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 6th - Friday 12th October 2018
10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.

 
Exhibition - Sharon McSwiney & Alison Dupernex
 
 

 
Exhibition - Rita Gamble and Karen Taffinder
 

Work by Rita Gamble and Karen Taffinder.

Saturday 29th Sep - Friday 5th Oct 2018
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  Exhibition - Rita Gamble and Karen Taffinder
 

 
Exhibition - Steve Payter
 
Work by photographer and enamel artist, Steve Payter of Artisan Cornwall.

Sunday 23rd - Friday 28th September 2018
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

 
It Stoned Me - Steve Payter
It Stoned Me - Steve Payter
 
 

 
St Ives September Festival - Raise The Roof Exhibition
     

Original and unique sale of work - 8” x 8” / 20mm x 20mm canvasses, which have been donated by members to be sold at a very affordable £40.00 - with all proceeds going to the St Ives Arts Club Building Fund.

Sun 9th - Sat 22nd September 2018
10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.

Well this is where it all started! - In 1890 the Artists community of St Ives decided that they needed their own Organisation and premises to gather at each weekend to socialise and celebrate their work and culture. It was the “hottest ticket” in town and a much sought after venue - and we like to think that it still is! … and the premises need to be protected for future generations.

This year we had a visit from the Beast from the East who decided to re-arrange the seaward corner of the Roof together with some of the cladding panels, guttering etc. On inspection additional maintenance works were identified resulting in significant repair costs over and above what our Insurers will pay for.

The Trustees, Committee Members & Friends of the Arts Club, decided to launch a number of self - help fundraising schemes and what better way than for our in house Artists to share with you their skills!

We are pleased to announce our original and unique sale of work project - Raise the Roof - of 8” x 8” / 20mm x 20mm canvasses, which have been donated by Members to be sold at a very affordable £40 with all proceeds going to our Building Fund. The Canvasses will be available to view and purchase from 10.00am Saturday 8th September at the St Ives Arts Club.

Please come and support or Fundraising and take away a small masterpiece of original Artwork.

  Arts Club Raise The Roof Exhibition
 

 
September Festival - Film Season - The Misfits
 

This is an underrated gem of a film, both poetic and harsh. Three failed men come together in the Nevada desert to catch wild mustang to be slaughtered for dog food. An ageing cowboy, a bronco-buster and a former war pilot.

Roslyn is a down-onher- luck divorcee who is looking for someone to latch onto. Their values are questioned by Roslyn who is repelled by the cruelty of their calling.

Friday 21st September 2018
Film: 7.30 pm - doors: 7.00 pm.

  St Ives Arts Club - September Festival
 

 
September Festival - Lunchtime Arts Talks
 

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

Monday 17th September 2018
The Art/Life Divide: Studio Voices from 20th century Britain.

Tuesday 18th September 2018
Roelof Uys: Pots & Practice.

Wednesday 19th September 2018
Robert Borlase Smart - A Tribute.

Thursday 20th September 2018
The Thermal Stair: W. S. Graham and the Artists.

Friday 21st September 2018
Peter Lanyon - Three Significant Paintings.

  St Ives Arts Club
 

 
September Festival - The Big Frug
 

Join this amazing collection of poets, musicians and storytellers.

Thursday 20th September 2018
Performance: 8.00 pm - doors: 7.30 pm.

  September Festival - The Big Frug
 

 
September Festival - Film Season - A Taste Of Honey
 

Tony Robinson's kitchen sink drama tells the funny, tragic tale of Jo, a neglected wide-eyed yet worldly teenager seeking affection. Jo is a Manchester girl, sick of school and bored with life. She meets a sailor and becomes pregnant.

To get away from her alcoholic mother she takes up and moves in with Geoffrey a gay man. He looks after her taking over the cooking, cleaning and decorating. This slice-of-life film looks at working class poor, mix-race relationships, teenage pregnancy and homosexuality, most of which were taboo subjects or illegal in the 60s.

Wednesday 19th September 2018
Film: 7.30 pm - doors: 7.00 pm.

  St Ives Arts Club - September Festival
 

 
September Festival - Loose the Blues with Tim Hain
 

The Hain name returns to St. Ives! Tim, whose song written with sister Kit spearheaded “Hands Across The Harbour” last October, conveys top quality songs, stories, entertainment , and excellent blues-infused guitar, ably supported by local musicians. “Excellent. Best I’ve heard for some time” - Bill Wyman.

Monday 17th September 2018
Performance 9.00 pm - doors 8.30 pm.

  St Ives Arts Club - September Festival
 

 
September Festival - Film Season - The Ladykillers
 

The Ladykillers is a macabre comedy of dark deeds. A gang of thieves, hiding out disguised as a music quartet in the genteel Edwardian home of the very proper Mrs. Wilberforce, plan to dupe her into picking-up the loot after they rob a security van.

The mismatched gang are; Harry - a huffy teddy-boy, One Round - a punched drunk ex- boxer, Louie - a ruthless unsmiling European, The Major - a phoney army conman, and Professor Marcus, a sinister madman who makes a brilliantly threatening appearance.

Sunday 16th September 2018
Film: 7.30 pm - doors: 7.00 pm.

  St Ives Arts Club - September Festival
 

 
September Festival - G.W.R. - The Great Way Round
 

Take a trip along the Cornish Riviera on the Great Western Railway from Plymouth to Penzance! Tales of the people and places of Cornwall told in song, dance, poetry and drama.

With Studio 61 Choir, Cornish Women on the Verge and Threemilestone Showtime Academy.

Sunday 16th September 2018
Performance 3.00 pm - doors 2.45 pm.

  St Ives Arts Club - September Festival
 

 
September Festival - Sweet 'n Sour
 

Sweet n' Sour is a comedy improvisation group consisting of four very funny performers who combine their skills to create spontaneous humour of the very best. Through a series of games the four of them incorporate audience suggestions into an array of scenes that range from high-end humorous wordplay to the blatantly absurd.

Saturday 15th September 2018
Performance 7.30 pm - doors 7.00 pm.

  St Ives Arts Club - September Festival
 

 
September Festival - Katie Kirk & Rick Williams - West Cornwall Folk Duo
 

Katie Kirk and Rick Williams combine a love of early music with an ear for timeless quality behind contemporary songs. They recapture the feel of folk clubs of old. Paring their narratives of life, loss and landscape back to the essentials, their performances have compelling warmth and authenticity.

Friday 14th September 2018
Performance 8.00 pm - doors 7.30 pm.

  St Ives Arts Club - September Festival
 

 
September Festival - Lunchtime Arts Talks
 

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

Monday 10th September 2018
Matthew Foster: Leach-Seasalt Apprentice.

Tuesday 11th September 2018
St Ives - The Dawn of the Colony - Ten Years On.

Wednesday 12th September 2018
Ben Borthwick : 'Rose Wylie, RA (b.1934) at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange'.

Thursday 13th September 2018
Anne Barlow - Tate St Ives Programme 2019.

Friday 14th September 2018
Henrietta Boex - Falmouth Alumni.

  St Ives Arts Club
 

 
September Festival - The Big Frug
 

Join this amazing collection of poets, musicians and storytellers.

Thursday 13th September 2018
Performance: 8.00 pm - doors: 7.30 pm.

  September Festival - The Big Frug
 

 
September Festival - Film Season - Sunset Boulevard
 

The cruellest of all Hollywood's self-exposes. Gloria Swanson plays a mesmerising, intense Nora Desmond, a forgotten silent movie star attempting her come-back. She comes into contact with the new Hollywood, represented by William Holden's washed-up, cynical screenwriter Joe Gillis.

Nora has Joe facilitate her screen return by having him edit her crazy script 'Salome', a challenging task that steers him, complacently, towards a gigolo's existence.

Wednesday 12th September 2018
Film: 7.30 pm - doors: 7.00 pm.

  St Ives Arts Club - September Festival
 

 
September Festival - The Tea Band - Amber Symons
 

The Tea Band are a four piece band including acoustic Bass, Nylon strung Guitar, Acoustic steel strung Guitar, acoustic Drum Kit and Harmonica that play rhythm and blues and throw in some Jazz and also a little post punk.

Amber Symons is a local up and coming
acoustic artist who covers a variety of
genres featured in her Debut Album
'Kaleidoscopic Minds’.

Monday 10th September 2018
Performance 7.30 pm - doors 7.00 pm.

  St Ives Arts Club - September Festival
 

 
September Festival - Film Season - 12 Angry Men
 

The 12 angry men of this film are jurors in a murder case. An 18-year-old boy is accused of stabbing his father to death, if convicted he faces the electric chair. The odds are against him with 11 convinced of his guilt, while one man alone has his doubts.

The court case is only the framework of this film, the greatness lies in the 12 characters who are in a small room with no air-con on one of New York's hottest days, with what seems like a forgone conclusion. Prejudice and bigotry spill forth and tempers flare.

Sunday 9th September 2018
Film: 7.30 pm - doors: 7.00 pm.

  St Ives Arts Club - September Festival
 

 
September Festival - An Evening of Song, Piano and Poetry
 

The collaborative forces of pianist and composer John Thomson and baritone Jesse Giuliani return to St Ives for another passionate and enchanted evening of Voice and Piano.

Saturday 8th September 2018
Performance 7.30 pm - doors 7.00 pm.

  St Ives Arts Club - September Festival
 

 
Exhibition - Doris Lindemann
 

Work by Doris Lindemann.

Saturday 25th - Friday 31st August 2018
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  Exhibition - Doris Lindemann
 

 
Exhibition - Ultramarine Studio
 

Work by Ultramarine Studio.

Saturday 11th - Friday 24th August 2018
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  St Ives Arts Club
 

 
Whyte Rabbit
 

Come and be bizarrely compelled, with more rabbit hole adventures.....

Friday 17th August 2018
8.00 pm - doors 7.30 pm.

  Whyte Rabbit
 

 
Exhibition - SOLO - Mary Fletcher
 

Mary Fletcher has been an artist all her adult life and describes herself as a ‘FLANEUR’, that is someone who observes life around her, particularly people. She has tackled both political and personal subjects.

‘Mary Fletcher’s Blog on Art’ is her online site where she writes about art she sees and she writes for the New Art Examiner. She also has films on Vimeo and YouTube and shares a studio at White’s workshops, Porthmeor Rd, St Ives.

Saturday 4th - Friday 10th August 2018
11.00 am - 4.00 pm daily. .

  Exhibition - SOLO - Mary Fletcher
 

 
Exhibition - Bob Devereux
 

Work by Bob Devereux.

Saturday 21st July - Friday 3rd August 2018
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  St Ives Arts Club
 

 
Exhibition - Reflections - Rita Gamble and Gerald Hosking
 

Paintings by Rita Gamble and Gerald Hosking.

Saturday 7th - Friday 20th July 2018
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  Exhibition - Reflections - Rita Gamble and Gerald Hosking
 

 
Arts Club Members Mid Summer Exhibition
     

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

Saturday 23rd June - Friday 6th July 2018
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  Arts Club Members Exhibition
 

 
World Classics Series - Concert 43 – Music of North India XII
Celebrating a decade of the World Classics Series
 

Rajan & Sajan Mishra - khyal vocal.
Sanju Sahai - tabla.
Sumit Mishra - harmonium.

A collaboration between St Ives Arts Club and Asian Music Circuit, London.

Friday 29th June 2018
Doors 6.30 pm. Performance 7.00 pm.

The Mishra brothers are India’s foremost exponents of the florid and virtuosic khyal vocal style. We are extremely fortunate that Rajan & Sajan have agreed to appear in St Ives, this being their only concert outside London during their visit from India.

They will be accompanied on tabla (player tba), with harmonium (Sumit Mishra) echoing the singing and enriching the texture.

 
Rajan & Sajan Mishra
Rajan & Sajan Mishra
 
 

 
Exhibition - Liz Hoskins
 

Work by Liz Hoskins.

Saturday 16th - Friday 22nd June 2018
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  St Ives Arts Club
 

 
Live Music - The Disorderlies
 

The Disorderlies plus local band and DJ.

Friday 15th June 2018
Doors 7.30 pm. Performance 8.00 pm..

  Live Music - The Disorderlies
 

 
Exhibition - Into the Mystic - Steve Payter
 
Into the Mystic is the latest body of work from photographer and enamel artist, Steve Payter of Artisan Cornwall. Its focus is the elemental and raw nature of the evocative Penwith Peninsula, and comprises photography, jewellery and a new range of fused enamel images.

Much of the new work has a ‘water and rocks’ theme and the flagship image is an atmospheric shot of ancient sea-worn boulders at Porth Nanven emerging wet and gleaming from the enveloping mists of the incoming tide. The image is printed direct onto a frameless aluminium panel providing a glare-free finish and a subtle shimmer which emphasises the colours and textures of these fascinating rocks.

Complementing the photographic work, but on a much smaller scale, will be a new range of framed abstract images created in fused enamel. Using copper and aluminium as a base, Steve fuses and builds up layers of enamel to create individual and contemporary pieces of work that are redolent of the natural vistas of Cornwall’s seas, skies, rocks and moors.

Completing the show will be Steve’s range of enamel earrings - graphic designs in a range of shapes and sizes in aluminium, copper and stainless steel.

Mounted prints and cards will also be available.

Saturday 9th - Friday 15th June 2018
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

 
It Stoned Me - Steve Payter
It Stoned Me - Steve Payter
 
Blue Mist - Steve Payter
Blue Mist - Steve Payter
 
Dawn to Dusk - Steve Payter
Dawn to Dusk - Steve Payter
 

 
Exhibition - Here and Now
 

Paintings and sculpture by
Lesley Doswell & Darren Clarke.

Saturday 2nd - Friday 8th June 2018
10.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  Exhibition - Here and Now
 

 
Imago Theatre - 'Footfalls' and 'Endgame'
 

'Footfalls' deals with a specific situation, an isolated daughter called May caring for a dying mother. May, who is in her forties, is pacing up and down in her dishevelled night clothes.
The play was written in 1976 for the actress Billie Whitelaw and was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre directed by Samuel Beckett.

'Endgame' has a minimalist interior, four people live out their time: Hamm, his parents Nagg and Nell, and his servant Clov. All the characters, with the exception of Nell who is beyond caring, are waiting for something. A classic play from the ‘Theatre of the Absurd’.

Saturday 2nd June 2018
Performance 7.30 pm - doors 7.00 pm.

  Imago Theatre - 'Footfalls' and 'Endgame'
 

 
Exhibition - The Midnight Veil
 

‘I myself, am strange and unusual’
Tim Burton, Beetlejuice

An exhibition of original paintings, installations and poetry by Catherine May Vondrak.

With assemblage and upcycled jewellery by
Jane Vondrak.

Saturday 26th May - Friday 1st June 2018
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  Exhibition - The Midnight Veil
 

 
Exhibition - Alan Holmes
 

Work by Alan Holmes.

Saturday 19th - Friday 25th May 2018
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  St Ives Arts Club
 

 
St Ives Literature Festival

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

Saturday 12th - Saturday 19th May 2018

  St Ives Literature Festival
 
Exhibition - Christine Penberthy
 

Work by Christine Penberthy.

Saturday 5th - Friday 11th May 2018
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

Christine Penberthy - Artist.

Born in a village just outside Birmingham in 1940. My mother told me later that the name of the nursing home was called St. Ives. At 3 yrs old. I was too young to be aware that we were at war . It was quite normal for me to see barage balloons, spitfires , bomb craters , barbed wire ,tanks going up and down the road and long queues, ration books in hand . In fact , as a small child , I found everything really exciting.

I have always loved drawing and painting. I won my first prize at the age of 8 yrs.at school in a safety first competion. At 15 I went to Sutton School of Art. My teacher said that I “Definitely had a talent”. It felt good to get that encouragment.

In 1962 I came to St Ives which had long since been my dream. As I stepped off the train I could see the lights around the harbour , felt the warmth of the seting sun and I knew somehow I would stay.

In 1963 I married into a Cornish family. I had five children. Bringing them up was a wonderful experience but very time consuming and painting was put on hold . I did find time to go to the St Ives School of Painting and joined the life classses, led by Majorie Mostyn and Leonard Fuller. That was a exciting time to be in beautiful St.Ives in the 60's with so many talented artists.

I rejoined the life drawing classes in the early 90's before starting an access foundation course based at Falmouth School of Art in 1989/1991. which was succesful - but because of a tight personal budget I was unable to continue onto the B.A. course in Fine Art. Not deterred I worked hard to make my own way in the art world. I have sold work at the Society of Artists, Norway Square, St.Ives, in private sales and had work in the group, “Taking Space”. I had a succesful one woman show, at the Mariners Gallery Norway Square with many sales.

I am now a member of the St Ives Arts Club and show some of my work on a regular basis. I have grown in confidence and my work shows my great interest in the “Human Being”. As human beings we have an enormous untapped potential for strength ,compassion and courage. I like to dig deep within myself to find these qualities and somehow I hope to share the possibilities that this has shown me with other people through my paintings and drawings.

  St Ives Arts Club
 

 
Arts Club Members Easter Exhibition
     

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

Saturday 24th March - Friday 6th April 2018
10.30 am - 5.00 pm daily.

  Arts Club Members Exhibition
 

 
Nick Harper

Son of the legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Nick was born in London and raised in Wiltshire. He played the guitar from the age of 10 and was surrounded by the likes of Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour as he grew up.

Here is an artist worth far more than the sum of his parts. His impeccable musical pedigree means nothing without the skills to back it up and skills Nick has, in his virtuoso guitar playing, song-writing and signature vocal acrobatics. Over a solo career of 10 studio albums, 2 EPs and 2 live albums - as well as the recent vinyl career retrospective - the quality of his musical output has only improved.

Saturday 31st March 2018
7.00 pm.

  Nick Harper
 

 
Exhibition - A Storm Over St Ives
 

An abundance of colour in textiles and metalwork.

Sharon McSwiney & Alison Dupernex.

After the very successful ‘A Cornish Harvest’ 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 10th - Friday 23rd February 2018
10.30 am - 4.00 pm daily.

 
Exhibition - Sharon McSwiney & Alison Dupernex
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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