Celebrating the end of winter and the coming of spring is a tradition that stretches back hundreds of years in West Cornwall and St Ives rekindled its connection to the past when it revived its May Day festival a few years ago. The event offers fun and excitement for all the family. Crowds are expected to... View Article
This ancient festival is usually held on May 8th , unless that date falls on a Sunday or Monday, in which case the previous Saturday is taken. It is a Spring festival to celebrate the end of winter and mark the arrival of the new vitality and fertility with the trees and flowers bursting into... View Article
The event sees artists and craftspeople in Cornwall throw open the doors to their studios.
A Welcome to Open Studios Cornwall from Anthony Frost ‘I really admire those artists that participate. I used to host big studio visits, 45 students in the morning and 45 in the afternoon, those were the days! I’ve always felt it was a two way vibe – the artists taking part and those that visit... View Article
Raising money for local good causes Various private gardens, mostly in tucked away parts of St Ives, will be open for the public to explore and enjoy. The gardens range from pocket-sized to more substantial plots. They may be hidden down narrow lanes or command stunning views over the coast. Each one reflects the style... View Article
Come and join us in support of St Ives Lifeboat station! Meet the team, check out our equipment, the boats and watch some operational displays. Browse the selection of stalls, goodies, food and refreshments. A fantastic event for the whole family, whilst supporting the charity that saves lives at sea.
The St Ives September Festival began in a back kitchen in Teetotal Street in September 1977 bringing together the diverging interests of several arts and music professionals. The first Festival, which ran from 14th to 24th September 1978 was already ambitious in its scope and covered folk music, dance, fine arts, chamber music, poetry, arts... View Article