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May 2016

Free Speech

17/05/2016 @ 15:30 - 17:00
Cafe Art,, The Drill Hall
St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2LR
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An open event for readers. All welcome.

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3 Cornish Piskies and their Amazing Adventures

17/05/2016 @ 15:30
Cafe Art,, The Drill Hall
St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2LR

Samuel Marsden,childrens'author,and Jeremy Joslin,illustrator,launch their new book.

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FORAGING for FOODIES in CORNWALL : RACHEL LAMBERT

17/05/2016 @ 17:30 - 19:00
St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay
St Ives, Cornwall tr262dy United Kingdom
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tickets £5

A visually stimulating talk and slideshow on the how, what and why of foraging. Punctuated with recipes, common plants of Cornwall and easy ways to recognise edible weeds and feast like a gourmet. Rachel Lambert is the author of Wild Food Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and has been teaching foraging since 2007, her courses are highly regarded. www.wildwalks-southwest.co.uk Rachel Lambert MA, BA, IBMTdip Tel. 01736 361454 Mob. 07903 412014 www.wildwalks-southwest.co.uk www,somatichealing.co.uk 'Look deep into nature, then…

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ON AIR

17/05/2016 @ 19:00 - 20:00
Boathouse Theatre
£7

A celebration of Radio drama including the first ever drama aired on Radio.

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A FURTHER JOURNEY IN WORDS AND MUSIC: Emerald Dawn+Bob Devereux & Adrian O’Reilly

17/05/2016 @ 19:30 - 22:00
Guildhall, St Ives
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To the Lighthouse-Virginia Wolf, Vanessa Bell & St Ives

18/05/2016 @ 10:00 - 13:00
BARNOON WORKSHOP ST IVES, + Google Map
tickets £20

Wed 18 May 10 - 1pm Join artist Zoe Eaton and draw/paint your own view of St Ives Bay. Learn about about the fascinating history and links to St. Ives of these famous sisters, and its influence on their work. We will be looking at the writings of Virginia Wolf and painting style of Vanessa Bell to inspire your own creations. Suitable for all levels of ability, all materials included, and light refreshments. £25. To Book telephone The Cornish Riviera…

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Poetry & Music in the Square

18/05/2016 @ 12:30 - 14:00
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Poets, Singers, Musicians & Storytellers welcome

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ON AIR

18/05/2016 @ 19:00 - 20:00
Boathouse Theatre
£7

A celebration of Radio drama including the first ever drama aired on Radio.

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DAISY & JOHNNY: Blabbermouth Theatre

18/05/2016 @ 19:30
St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay
St Ives, Cornwall tr262dy United Kingdom
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tickets £8

Last year we took a play written by Stephen Santer to Edinburgh Fringe. 'Sweetness and Light' was a brutal look at the futility of violence; a piece of verse drama which challenged actors and audience alike to confront society’s attitudes towards endemic aggression. In stark contrast, our production this year, 'Daisy and Johnny' deals with theme of falling in love. It looks at the myths and realities in a sometimes light-hearted manner, at others, a brutally realistic way. It examines…

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Poetry & Music in the Square

19/05/2016 @ 12:30 - 14:00
NORWAY SQUARE TR26 1NA + Google Map
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Free Speech

19/05/2016 @ 15:30 - 17:00
Cafe Art,, The Drill Hall
St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2LR
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A feature of this festival and the St Ives September Festival. Bring your poetry and stories and share them.

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The Art of the 10 min Play ( A sharing)

19/05/2016 @ 18:00 - 19:00
St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay
St Ives, Cornwall tr262dy United Kingdom
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A sharing of work created at the workshop on Monday afternoon. Free to workshop participants. Audience members £3, glass of wine included.

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ON AIR

19/05/2016 @ 19:00 - 20:00
Boathouse Theatre
£7

A celebration of Radio drama including the first ever drama aired on Radio.

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The Big Frug 2016

19/05/2016 @ 19:30 - 23:00
St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay
St Ives, Cornwall tr262dy United Kingdom
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£7.50

A very popular event. Poets , Storytellers, Songwriters, Musicians and Jugglers. Expect the unexpected Booking in advance is necessary. tickets available from

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Poetry & Music in the Square

20/05/2016 @ 12:30 - 14:00
NORWAY SQUARE TR26 1NA + Google Map
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Poets, Singers, Musicians & Storytellers welcome Inside the st ives society of arts if wet.

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W.S.GRAHAM :OUT OF HIS HEAD A play by Kenneth Price

20/05/2016 @ 19:30 - 21:30
St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay
St Ives, Cornwall tr262dy United Kingdom
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£8

Kenneth Price’s solo performance is inspired by the letters and poems of the mercurial Scot who left Greenock in 1943 to make a fresh start, “living in a caravan in Cornwall, lonely and by the sea.” Describing himself as “Maimed for the job” of poet, Graham shared a precarious existence with his wife, Nessie Dunsmuir, surviving on nettle-soup, borrowed money……and the occasional “skull toucher”. W.S.GRAHAM: OUT OF HIS HEAD examines the nature of his extraordinary commitment. His letters to friends,…

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Poetry & Music in the Square

21/05/2016 @ 12:30 - 14:00
NORWAY SQUARE TR26 1NA + Google Map
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Poets, Singers, Musicians & Storytellers welcome. Inside if wet.

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Free Speech @ Cafe Art

21/05/2016 @ 15:30 - 17:00
Cafe Art,, The Drill Hall
St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2LR
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A feature of this festival and the St Ives September Festival. Bring your poetry and stories and share them @ Cafe Art.

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Kenneth Price in Conversation with Ronnie Duncan

21/05/2016 @ 17:30 - 19:00
St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay
St Ives, Cornwall tr262dy United Kingdom
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£6.00

When Kenneth Price began to research his solo show, "W.S.Graham:Out of His Head"' the late Sir Terry Frost suggested he should speak to Ronnie Duncan if he wanted to know all about Sydney Graham;"Ronnie Duncan, he's your man", he said. Frost was spot-on and Duncan proved an invaluable and eloquent custodian of the Graham legacy, sharing rare personal recordings and a host of illuminating insights and anecdotes with characteristic generosity and enthusiasm. "Kenneth Price in Conversation with Ronnie Duncan" will…

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SHANTY BABA: THE KAMA SUTRA COMEDY SHOW

21/05/2016 @ 19:30
St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay
St Ives, Cornwall tr262dy United Kingdom
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£7

Join Captain, Sir Richard Burton, translator of the world's most famous book of love and Godfather of the sexual revolution, for this hilarious no hole barred parody. A comic take off and send up with animation, film and performance lecture, which both exposes and covers everything. Bring your smelling salts.

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March 2017

26/03/2017 @ 08:00 - 17:00
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May 2017

Poetry & Music in the Square

13/05/2017 @ 12:30 - 14:00
NORWAY SQUARE TR26 1NA + Google Map
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This is the first event in the 2017 St Ives Literature Festival. It will be a platform for those poets who have been writing A POEM A DAY FOR APRIL, but all all poets musicians and song writers are welcome. <img src="http://stiveslitfest.info/wp-content/uploads/Norway-Square.jpg" alt="" width="960" height="519" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-528" / donations

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WELL MET: an evening with Susan Taylor, Simon Williams & Si Barron

13/05/2017 @ 19:30 - 21:30
St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay
St Ives, Cornwall tr262dy United Kingdom
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£6

Simon, Susan and Si,staged WELL MET last year, at the Teignmouth Poetry Festival and at Ways With Words, to great acclaim. It contains a memorable song about a mermaid, a series of beachcombing poems and lots of rollicking, traditional, sea ballads!

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Poetry & Music in the Square/ Dylan Thomas Day

14/05/2017 @ 12:30 - 14:30
NORWAY SQUARE TR26 1NA + Google Map

Dylan Thomas Day is the anniversary of the day in 1953 when Under Milk Wood was first performed in New York. Poets, Singers, Musicians and Storytellers welcome. donations

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MIRANDA SYKES/BORROWED PLACES

14/05/2017 @ 19:00 - 21:30
St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay
St Ives, Cornwall tr262dy United Kingdom
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£14

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…

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Poetry & Music in the Square

15/05/2017 @ 12:30 - 14:00
NORWAY SQUARE TR26 1NA + Google Map
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An open event for poets, storytellers, songwriters and musicians. Performers welcome. donations

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The Thief’s Daughter: Victoria Cornwall +Free Speech

15/05/2017 @ 15:30 - 17:30
Cafe Art,, The Drill Hall
St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2LR
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Free

Eighteenth-century Cornwall is crippled by debt and poverty, while the gibbet casts a shadow of fear over the land. Yet, when night falls, free traders swarm onto the beaches and smuggling prospers. Terrified by a thief-taker’s warning as a child, Jenna has resolved to be good. When her brother, Silas, asks for her help to pay his creditors, Jenna feels unable to refuse and finds herself entering the dangerous world of the smuggling trade. Victoria Cornwall will read from her…

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A TALK ON TRANSLATION:Neil Roper

15/05/2017 @ 17:30 - 19:00
St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay
St Ives, Cornwall tr262dy United Kingdom
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£5

Neil Roper is both poet,playwright and translator. His first major work was a bilingual book of poetry entitled "Monde Mers/Firmament of Seas" which sold out. It was published in two editions by Poesie Vivante, Geneva. Other translated works were from Italian and Russian,.the latter one "Childhood" by Vadim Andreyev, son of the famous Russian dramatist, .Leonid Andreyev. That covered the years 1904 to 1919. He writes equally fluently in French and English .and has published original work in leading French…

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FEATHERS,Tim Cunningham with Adrian O’Reilly & Bob Devereux

15/05/2017 @ 19:30 - 21:30
St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay
St Ives, Cornwall tr262dy United Kingdom
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Tim has had six collections of poetry published: Don Marcelino’s Daughter (Peterloo Poets, 2001), Unequal Thirds (Peterloo Poets, 2006), Kyrie (Revival Press, 2008), Siege (Revival Press, 2012), Almost Memories (Revival Press, 2014) & The Lyrics to the Nightingale’s Song (Revival Press, 2016) . He found a thrush’s feather, Dipped it in a meadow And penned a sonnet He found a linnet’s feather, Dipped it in a stream And penned a ghazal. He found a blackbird’s feather, Dipped it in the…

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Poetry & Music in the Square

16/05/2017 @ 12:30 - 15:00
NORWAY SQUARE TR26 1NA + Google Map
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An open event, in Norway Square, for poets, musicians, singer songwriters & story tellers all performers welcome.

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road: Janine Marie

16/05/2017 @ 15:30 - 16:30
St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay
St Ives, Cornwall tr262dy United Kingdom
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ONE WOMAN'S STORY OF EMPOWERMENT How do we find or reacquaint with our ‘power within’ during those times in life when we find ourselves lost and can’t find our way back home? This is my personal story of such a time, when as a first-year high school teacher I found myself gripped by an eating disorder. I bring into play colour theory and use parallels from the Wizard of Oz, offering snippets and images that are familiar and fun in…

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Voices of the First World War :Jenny Hill

16/05/2017 @ 18:00 - 19:00
St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay
St Ives, Cornwall tr262dy United Kingdom
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Fund raising in support of Help for Heroes

A poignant cycle of poems by Jenny Hill, with a Foreword by General the Lord Dannatt Gcb Cbe Mc Dl, commemorating those who perished in the Great War, 1914-1918. It is inspired by a series of podcasts by the Imperial War Museum in connection with the First World War Centenary Partnership, 2014-2018. There is a poem for each of the podcasts, plus a closing poem of grief and reconciliation. The poems are illustrated by a series of sparse, haunting images…

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St Ives Comedy Walk…….. details at www.shantybaba.com

16/05/2017 @ 19:00 - 20:45
Westcott’s Quay
£6
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Liz Kessler-Why you should never give up on your dreams

16/05/2017 @ 19:30 - 21:30
St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay
St Ives, Cornwall tr262dy United Kingdom
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£6

Photograph by Mark NoallLocal author Liz Kessler has written seventeen books. She's been translated into twenty-five languages, appeared on the New York Times Bestsellers list and sold over five million books internationally. But the one that very nearly got away was her very first novel. Read Me Like A Book took fifteen years to get published. Find out why, and much more, at this intimate and informal evening with Liz. She will talk about her journey as a writer and…

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SOMETHING FISHY/BOATHOUSE THEATRE

16/05/2017 @ 19:30
Boathouse Theatre
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Poetry & Music in the Square

17/05/2017 @ 12:30 - 15:00
NORWAY SQUARE TR26 1NA + Google Map
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An open event for poets, musicians, singer songwriters & story tellers. Performers welcome.

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Petroc’s Church: Birte Hosken

17/05/2017 @ 15:30 - 17:00
Cafe Art,, The Drill Hall
St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2LR
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Free

Birte Hosken, Petroc’s Church was published at the end of July 2016. To get away from her busy life in London, Jen decides to spend her summer in Cornwall by the beach working as an attendant in the car park owned by her grandfather. During an unlikely encounter, Jen finds out more than she bargained for and has to keep Petroc's secret to herself. Birte will not only read from her book but will talk about the experience of getting…

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LEMON SEAS, Neil Beardmore & THROWING PLATES AT THE MOON Kelvin Bowers

17/05/2017 @ 19:30 - 21:30
St Ives Arts Club, Westcotts Quay
St Ives, Cornwall tr262dy United Kingdom
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£6

Neil Beardmore is a multi-talented dramatist, poet, musician, photographer and artist. He is a winner of The Sussex Playwrights Prize, the Richard Burton Poetry Prize and his play, Pristine in Blue, recently ran at the Milton Keynes Festival. Neil works with two drama companies, Pepper’s Ghost and The Play’s The Thing and helps run a play reading service with BBC director Rosemary Hill. He reads from his new novel LEMON SEAS: Rich needs a rest from life when he arrives…

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SOMETHING FISHY/BOATHOUSE THEATRE

17/05/2017 @ 19:30
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