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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

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 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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