St Ives Local, March/April 2022

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MARCH / APRIL 2022 | ISSUE 43

Flying high!

Kite Fest: A community celebration

Mothers’ Day gift guide Perfect presents from local shops

Save our hospital! The campaign for Edward Hain

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Welcome...

Spring is coming, days are getting lighter, restrictions are lifting, and events are back on. 2022 is looking like being a memorable year in St Ives Bay. For instance, St Ives Kite Festival — now known as Kite Fest — is making a return after a break of 12 years. At time of writing, it’s pretty blustery over the bay. Hopefully there will be plenty of breeze for the kites! Also due to make a return this Easter is Good Friday boating at Consols pool, pictured right and on page 14. Thanks to John Chard for these photos, and for our cover shot, viewing the Island from the Porthmeor direction. Also in this magazine, read more about the Edward Hain Community Project, the launch of a new St Ives Punt, and an incredible new show at the Tate. This is our first issue delivering 16,000 copies direct to homes and businesses in the TR26 and TR27 St Ives and Hayle postcode areas. If you’d like to advertise to this huge audience, or get your group or

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charity mentioned, get in touch. Keep logging onto our website — stiveslocal.uk — and following our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). Send us your stories, reports, What’s On listings, or just observations. It’s your magazine! Thanks for reading — see you next issue as we gear up for summer!

Liz and Darren Norbury Editors 07444 199081 | hello@stiveslocal.uk

Contents 4, 6 and 8

News

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St Ives Farmers’ Market

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Food

17 to 21

What’s On

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Art

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Mothers’ Day Gift Guide

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Out on the Towans

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Travel

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Gardens

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St Ives Archive

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Books

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Save our hospital! A campaign to save St Ives’ much-loved Edward Hain Hospital from being sold has raised thousands of pounds since it was launched less than three months ago.

The hospital was given to the town by local steamship company owner Sir Edward Hain in memory of his son Captain Edward “Teddy” Hain, who was killed in the First World War – but it was transferred to the ownership of the National Health Service (along with all other hospitals in the country) in 1948. Edward Hain Hospital closed in 2016, and its future has been uncertain since then. In early December, Donna Trudgeon, of the hospital’s League of Friends, was shocked to discover that the hospital was listed for sale on the government’s civil estate, properties and land database. Within days, she had set up a Facebook page – the Edward Hain Community Project – which now has thousands of members united in their determination to save the hospital for use as a health and wellbeing centre for the people of Sr Ives. St Ives Town Council is applying for “preferred purchaser” status to enable it to negotiate with the NHS to buy the hospital back for the community before it reaches the open market. Since the start of the year, the Edward Hain Community Project has held a host of fundraising events, including a

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Feast Day coffee morning and an online art auction. So many people wanted to book tables at a Liz’s Quizzes evening at the Western Hotel that quiz queen Liz Angus Noall offered to host a second event on 5th March. Sir Edward Hain’s great-granddaughter, Kit Hain Grindstaff, who has been actively involved in the fundraising campaign from her home in the USA, said that the closure of the hospital in 2016 had been “heartbreaking” But she added: “The story of the hospital is still part of St. Ives’s history. Its building can be reclaimed as part of that history. Keeping our sights set on that, we can create a new story.”

For details of the Edward Hain Community Project’s forthcoming events, see What’s On on pages 17 to 21. Liz Angus Noall’s latest quiz for St Ives Local, go to Liz’s Quizzes on page 15.

Hotel loses planning appeal The Carbis Bay Hotel has been ordered to demolish three meeting rooms built without planning permission prior to the G7 summit which it hosted last summer. Local residents and environmental campaigners had claimed that the development was damaging a wildlife habitat, and an enforcement notice was

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issued by Cornwall Council. After losing its appeal to the Planning Inspectorate against the notice, the hotel is now required to remove the three buildings and to reinstate the land to its former level, gradient and condition before the development was undertaken.

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St Ives Clock Appeal

A campaign has been launched to raise more than £35,000 for the total refurbishment of the clock in the tower of St Ives Parish Church. Many people – both townsfolk and visitors – have noticed that the clock shows the time accurately only twice daily. As Carmel Henry, fundraising co-ordinator of the St Ives Clock Appeal, observes: “It is a St Ives commonplace that when the clock is working, it’s the town clock; when not, it’s the church clock! “Our clock is a magnificent piece of engineering. Unfortunately, it is now in need of complete refurbishment. As the clock mechanism controls the chiming of the bells, this sum will include the repairing of the connection between these. Perhaps next New Year we will be able to hear the ringing in of 2023!” Carmel added: “Since starting fundraising we have applied – or are in the process of applying – for grants from various agencies, such as Cornwall Historic Churches Trust, the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, and the Church of England Clock Fund. What is most striking, however, is the wide range of contributors, including from local communities, visitors, second home owners, and

the Town Council. The clock has a place in the hearts of many people involved in St Ives.” Anyone interested in contributing can do so through the ‘Just Giving’ link to the bell fund on the church’s web page, and on Facebook (justgiving.com/campaign/StivesClockAppeal). There are display boards at the back of the church which have information about how to give directly. “All our communities need and appreciate our town clock,” said Carmel. “Let’s work together to get it ticking and our bells chiming again.”

Save Our Sand joins Towans charity After more than 10 years monitoring the condition of Hayle’s beaches, Save Our Sand has merged with registered charity Friends of the Towans. SOS was set up in the wake of growing concern about the removal of sand from the area around Hayle harbour, and in recent years its volunteers has carried out regular beach cleans. But secretary Paul Clark said that with membership in decline, the best option for the group – an unregistered charity – was to come under the umbrella of FOTT. “The two organisations have a similar focus of looking to protect and maintain the beaches and

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dunes of St Ives Bay from the Hayle Estuary to Godrevy,” he said. “Save Our Sand is now a working party of Friends of the Towans, but we shall retain the name and logo, and funds moved from the one charity to the other will be earmarked for beach cleaning and associated needs. “SOS will maintain its monthly beach cleans from spring to early autumn, and data will still be collated on behalf of the Marine Conservation Society. We will also continue to monitor anything that involves the harbour and beaches.”

See www.friendsofthetowans.co.uk for details of forthcoming beach cleans.

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Come and join us!

Every Wednesday at 10:45 am Rhyme Time – 30 minutes of music, singing and stories for preschool children Other weekly activities include Yoga and Pilates classes Events for March and April: Saturday 5th March 10am to 12:30pm Friends of St Ives Library ‘Super Saturday’ with coffee cake and chat Saturday 12th March & Saturday 19th March 10am to 3pm FREE St Ives Kite Fest - KITE MAKING DAYS Come and join us to create our big town kite – and make your own! Led by kitemaking expert ‘Dr Kite’ Billy Wynter & Barnoon Workshop. All materials provided, but please bring along recycled materials to share to decorate your kite and kite tail! Some ideas for materials to collect: magazines & comics, old wrapping paper, paper bags, scrap artwork and paper, tissue paper, maps, leaflets, ribbons, tinfoil. Pretty paper packaging, paper doilies Saturday 26th March 10am to 12 noon St Ives Kite Fest – LAST MINUTE KITE CHECKS before we fly at 2pm! Please keep an eye on our social media channels @StIvesLibrary for latest updates or pop in!

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New St Ives Sailing Punt launch

The launch of Flute an Arrow – the latest St Ives Sailing Punt – is planned to take place in the harbour around noon on Saturday 12th March. It is hoped that this out-of-season event will provide a welcome opportunity for the community to get together, reclaim the slipway, and celebrate local heritage. This will be the seventh traditional ‘clinker-built’ boat to be launched in the harbour in recent years. Appropriately (and in perfect time for this launch) this Nordic method of boat construction has just been added to Unesco ‘s list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Each vessel has been built by Jonny Nance (best known for reviving the St Ives Jumbos). What began as a single-handed attempt to keep the maritime heritage of the town alive has developed into a community effort, spearheaded by members and friends of the St Ives Jumbo Association. Jonny was approached to take on the project by former classic yacht skipper, Nick Mahlich. “This has been a joint project as Nick has participated

throughout,” said Jonny. “Given that building a boat is just about the most creative thing you can do with wood, this project has proved to be essential therapy for us both during the winter months of Covid restrictions. “Flute an Arrow is a term of endearment my father used when we were small. It’s actually an anglicisation of a Cornish expression, once popular in the St Ives district, meaning ‘child of my heart’, and thereby forges an association with the town whilst helping to preserve a little piece of history.” Celebrations, hosted by Friends of the St Ives Jumbo Association, will begin at the slipway (near the Sloop Inn) at around 11am. Flute an Arrow will be rigged with a loose-footed lugsail. She is 11ft 6ins overall and planked with Douglas fir on steamed oak timbers.

Supper Club back in Carbis Bay Following the success of previous events, Sauce Supper Club is coming to the Carbis Bay Estate between 15th and 20th March. MasterChef: The Professionals winner Dan Lee and fellow finalists Aaron Middleton and Liam Rogers will be cooking a four-course lunch menu and six-course dinner menu in the new Walter’s on the Beach Restaurant. Director and club founder Beth Toovey said: “We are very excited to be returning to this

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stunning location. The chefs are so grateful for all of the support they have received, and love meeting guests who followed them through their MasterChef journeys.” Stephen Baker, owner of Carbis Bay Estate, said: “We are delighted that Sauce Supper Club is returning to Carbis Bay. We look forward to welcoming Dan, Aaron, and Liam for what is sure to be a wonderful foodie event in a truly beautiful location.”

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Let’s Bring in the Spring - Come Fly a Kite! There’s something rather special about St Ives in spring. Clear bright expansive skies, fresh wild sea air. It’s the idea time to blow away cobwebs, get out and embrace the elements. It is also the perfect combination for a free fun activity for all – kite flying – which is exactly what St Ives Town Council is inviting you to do on Saturday 26 March.

LAST MINUTE KITE CHECKS T H E L I B R A RY

Did you know the Island has been the location for community kite flying days in the past?

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SEE THE TOWN KITE TAKE FLIGHT THE ISLAND

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TURN UP - TAKE OFF - HAVE FUN

Kneehigh Theatre created the first St Ives Kite Festival in 1991. It was a community project led by Anna Maria Murphy and, amongst other designer makers and artists, Billy ‘Dr Kite’ Wynter, who also collaborated on the second Island Kite Day event with local artist Jo Mayes over 10 years ago.

THE ISLAND

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WIND PERMITTING*

ST IVES TOWN COUNCIL

The Reopening High Streets Safely Fund supports the safe reopening of high streets and neighbourhood shopping areas across Cornwall and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

This year, as part of its Welcome back funded activities St Ives Town Council is reviving Kite Fest, through its Cultural Services and partnership with Mayes Creative. “I’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t like flying or watching kites dance in the sky!” said Emma Gibson, Cultural Services Manager. “This fest is free and open to all. There are various ways people can get involved, including contributing to a large town kite, designed by ‘Dr Kite’, and creating their own, at one of the two Making Days at the Library on 12 and 19 March. Or if making is not your thing, you can simply come along to Flight Day at the island on 26 March. We really hope everyone will see this as a chance to get together safely again to celebrate our community and the town.” Alongside the Welcome Back funding, Feast are supporting additional activities including after-school making events, led by Barnoon Workshop. St Uny School will be sending Kite postcards to local care homes and visitors to St Ives Farmers’ Market will be invited to share their wishes on a piece of bunting to be flown on Flight Day.

LAST MINUTE KITE CHECKS T H E L I B R A RY

“The use of recycled and sustainable materials is key to our approach to kitemaking”, says project lead Jo Mayes. “We have our fingers crossed for fine flying weather and will holding our breath to see if we can get our homemade kites and the town kite up in the air at 2pm!

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SEE THE TOWN KITE TAKE FLIGHT THE ISLAND

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TURN UP - TAKE OFF - HAVE FUN THE ISLAND

Saturday 26th March Flight Day 2pm to 4pm on The Island. Town kite goes up at 2pm (wind permitting!).

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WIND PERMITTING*

ST IVES TOWN COUNCIL

The Reopening High Streets Safely Fund supports the safe reopening of high streets and neighbourhood shopping areas across Cornwall and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

All kites are welcome, further details and downloadable kite making guide is available via stivestowncouncil-cornwall.gov.uk.

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St Ives Farmers’ Market A chat with Neil Wills of Fabrica Jewellery Valentine’s Day was only a few weeks ago, and Mothers’ Day is coming up at the end of March. This must be a busy time for a jewellery maker!

Valentine’s Day three years ago was the first time I had a stall at St Ives Farmers’ Market – or any market! I’d been making jewellery for 10 years, but I’d only just started doing it as a business. Before that, I worked in engineering – heating and ventilation – and as a blacksmith, so I’ve worked with metal for 30 years. When I had a back injury, I had to think about what else I could do. I did some evening classes in jewellery, and the next year I signed up for a City & Guilds in creative jewellery. There are activities in engineering to do with moving and joining metals, and so many of the skills I had were transferable.

How did you go about launching the business?

I chose the name Fabrica because in Latin, it means “craft or art, workmanship, skilfully produced”. I did a Breakthrough course, designed for start-ups, with Unlocking Potential – their help and advice were invaluable. I then made myself a workshop and set up my first stock. All my raw material – gold and silver bullion in wire or sheet form – is recycled. I also source gemstones, such as rubies, sapphires and topaz.

What makes your work distinctive?

I make a lot of textured jewellery – bracelets, bangles, necklaces and rings – using a hammer or rolling mill. I also love to use an ancient Korean technique called Keum boo, in which 24k carat gold is fused to the silver, as a way to combine both metals in my designs. The idea is to come up

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with patterns which make my work individual. I also take great care that everything is finished to a high standard.

What inspires you?

The whole of St Ives is my inspiration – the beaches, the rocks, and anything the sea has worked its magic on – and the road towards Zennor, with its carpets of heather and gorse. I like to replicate these textures in my work. I’ve lived in St Ives since I was 14, and I absolutely love it. It’s a close community, and it’s the people who make it what it is.

How have you grown the business?

I’ve used social media to engage with people and build an audience, and as well as St Ives Farmers’ Market, I do summer and Christmas fairs. I am also now very pleased to say that I am a member of The Cowhouse Gallery in Perranuthnoe, where my work is on display and available to buy, as well as in Paraphernalia, in the Drill Hall in St Ives. If anyone is looking for something special for Mothers’ Day, contact me through Facebook or Instagram, or email info@fabricajewellery.co.uk

To find out more, visit https://fabricajewellery.co.uk/

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Belgian Inspired Licensed Café Here at the family run Bier Huis, we are passionate about sharing the authentic dining and drinking rituals that Belgium has to offer! This hidden gem, tucked away in the St Andrews St Hideaway Quarter, offers the largest Bier collection in St Ives with over 75 bottled and 7 draft belgian varieties. Open daily from 12pm-10pm, you can expect to enjoy lunch or dinner with a relaxed atmosphere in grand surroundings. Our knowledgeable and friendly team are on hand to guide you through your journey of Belgian discovery! Bookings recommended through our website, takeaway Bier available all day.

01736 797074

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St Patrick’s Day recipe: Beef in Guinness INGREDIENTS For the stew

2 tbsp oil 1kg braising steak, cut into large pieces 2 tbsp plain flour, well-seasoned 3 onions, sliced 500ml Guinness 2 sprigs thyme

For the dumplings

75g butter, frozen and grated, or 75g suet 150g self-raising flour 1 small onion, grated 2 sprigs of thyme, leaves stripped and chopped Water for mixing

METHOD

Heat the oven to 150ºC/fan 130ºC/gas 2. Heat a little of the oil in a large oven-proof pan. Lightly flour the pieces of braising steak and fry in small batches until well browned. Remove them with a slotted spoon and place them on a plate. Add the onions to the pan and fry on a fairly high heat until they soften and tinge brown at the edges.

Pour the Guinness into the pan, letting it bubble up, then return the meat to the pan along with the thyme. Cover the pan and transfer to the oven for two to two-and-a-half hours, or until tender. The sauce will sweeten and thicken during the cooking time. Make the dumplings towards the end of the cooking time by mixing the grated butter or suet, flour, onion, and thyme together, and season well. Gradually add water to the dry ingredients until you have a soft dough. Divide into 12 balls. Place the dumplings on top of the casserole and return it to the oven, uncovered, for 25 minutes. Serve with shredded cabbage or spring greens.

Recipe: Suet pasty sausage rolls INGREDIENTS 120g suet 240g plain flour 120ml water Olive oil 1 red onion, peeled and finely sliced 1 sprig fresh sage, leaves picked 6 higher-welfare pork sausages 1 handful breadcrumbs 1 free-range egg A little milk

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For the pastry, combine the suet, flour, and water together with a pinch of salt and bring to a dough. This dough can be rolled straight away as there is no butter to go soft. Preheat the oven to 180ºc. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and add the onions. Cook gently for about 20 minutes until soft and golden brown. Add the sage leaves, cook for a couple of minutes more, and then spread out on a plate to cool. With a sharp knife, slit the skins of the sausages and pop the meat out. Put it in a mixing bowl with the

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cooled sage and onion mix and the breadcrumbs, then scrunch well with your clean hands to mix together. On a floured work surface, roll the pastry out into a big rectangle, as thick as a pound coin, and cut it lengthways into two long, even rectangles. Roll the mixture into sausage shapes with your hands and lay along the centre of each rectangle. Mix the egg and milk and brush the pastry with the mixture. Then fold one side of the pastry over, wrapping the filling inside. Press down with your fingers or the edge of a spoon to seal the join. Cut the long rolls into the sizes you want and space them out on a baking tray. Brush with the rest of the egg wash and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until puffed, golden, and cooked through.

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The Vine Elim Pentecostal Church Meets at: Carbis Bay Memorial Hall, Trencrom Lane, TR26 2TQ,

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Traditional pub 380 years old Family, Bike, Dog and Wellie Friendly Sky, Pool and Regular Entertainment Car Park, Garden and Patio Accommodation Home Cooked Food Authentic 12” Pizzas Mobile Bar

The Star Inn, St Erth, TR27 6HP Telephone 01736 602944 email info@thestarsterth.com www.thestarsterth.com

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Have a Happy Easter in St Ives! Easter, the moveable celebration. A Christian feast, also with pagan influences. You know it’s coming when the hot cross buns and creme eggs start appearing in the shops on Boxing Day. Like Christmas (well, last year, anyway), there are four days of holiday to enjoy – but in the hope that the weather will be nicer and there will be things to do outside. Like walks. Everybody loves a spring walk, especially in our part of the world. Get out, get some air. And if you’re going out on Good Friday, this year – planned at the time of going to press – the Easter boating at Consols pool returns. Although Good Friday boating goes back 100 years, its origins are believed to be far older – up to 1,500 years old. Local fishing communities sailed miniature boats into the sea as an offering to placate the storm gods and ask for safe passage. This tradition continued for many centuries, according to records, taking place at Cock Bank Pool – a large sea pool, which ran between Smeaton’s Pier to Pedn Olver. Only when this pool and the spit of sand disappeared did the boating move to the engine pools of Wheal Speed and Consols. This gradual transition was also influenced by the moving of people to the top of town. In 1930, the ‘popular pastime of sailing model yachts’ took place both in the harbour and ‘the pond at Hellesveor’, where the sluice gates had been closed to allow water to collect for the occasion. The following year West Cornwall Model Yacht Club were granted permission to use the Bussow Reservoir on Good Friday for the event, before settling at Consols where it is now firmly established.

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Perhaps you’ll watch the boats while enjoying some Easter egg chocolate – or will you wait until you get home, or even delay the joy until Easter Sunday? The tradition of the egg appears to be a pagan one, celebrating springtime fertility as life returns to the earth. The Easter bunny, first making an appearance in the 18th century, also appears to be a nod to fertility, being a famously energetic procreator. Like turkey at Christmas, lamb is closely associated with the big roast meal on Easter Sunday. This is thought to stem from Jewish traditions, where a lamb was often a sacrificial animal. I’ve been a personal fan of this meat since trying the slow-cooked shoulder of lamb on the specials board in Caffe Pasta. A thing of beauty. Vegetarian options are available. Also, with the arrival of Cornwall’s Chocolate Cove in town, vegan chocolate options are available. Founder Judy came up with her recipes as part of a nutritional therapy path, but her chocolate now has endorsement from the likes of Joanna Lumley. Fancy a go at making your own chocolate? I Should Coco, in Tregenna Place, is for you. It offers chocolate making workshops for children, as well as having a shop full of delicious offerings! So much better to buy independent, rather than mass produced. Happy Easter!

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Liz’s Quizzes

Liz is back with her St Ives Local quiz! Catch he live at the Castle Inn, St Ives, on Monday evenings; the Bird in Hand, Hayle, on Wednesday evenings; and the Cutty Sark Marazion, on Sunday evenings. For full details, and to book tables where necessary, follow St Ives Liz’s Quizzes on Facebook. Liz raises money for charity, too, from her quizzes, as well as offering the chance to win big cash prizes, and holds special events supporting causes such as the Edward Hain Community Project. 1. According to the proverb, what is worth two in the bush? 2. The proposed merger of Sainsbury’s with which other supermarket was vetoed in April 2019? 3. Which city is the setting for the film Trainspotting? 4. Which book of the Old Testament is also the name for a mass departure? 5. Miss Hannigan is a character in which musical? 6. In which century did Geoffrey Chaucher begin writing The Canterbury Tales? 7. Mongolia is bordered by Russia and which other country? 8. The Zodiac sign Libra covers which two months? 9. Proverbially, what do you work to the bone if you are working very hard? 10. Bamm-Bamm Rubble is a character in which animated TV series? 11. What five-letter word can be a cheer of congratulations or a character in the Nato phonetic alphabet? 12. According to the song, what was the profession of Old MacDonald? 13. In which year of the 1980s was the song Club Tropicana a hit for Wham!? 14. How many golf holes have been played when someone is “at the turn”? 15. Sports commentator Tony Gubba was the original commentator on which TV show? 16. Which H built the Roman wall that divided England from Scotland? 17. Which MK is famous for its concrete cows? 18. In which AO does Lanzarote lie? 19. What C can mean to catch or is an item of neckwear? 20. What P is the name for an infant seal? 21. According to an old music hall song, which T is it a long way to? 22. Which A wrote the fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf? 23. What CC was the name of the character played by Rula Lenska in Coronation Street? 24. What NLOTLP was Neil Kinnock on 2nd October, 1983? 25. In the human body, what K do you bend to genuflect?

Answers on page 46

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St Ives September Festival: All systems go! Iconic folk-rock pioneers Lindisfarne will headline the opening night of St Ives September Festival, which aims to be back firing on all cylinders this year. Covid restrictions and ongoing doubts and uncertainty over when they would be eased – and if they might return! – meant that the 15-day extravaganza of music and arts was organised at short notice in 2021 following the previous year’s enforced cancellation. Remarkably, only a small handful of events fell by the wayside, with event organisers and performers stoically determined to ensure that “the show must go on”. Judging from feedback received, the Festival got the thumbs up from just about everyone who attended and gratefully accepted and appreciated the difficulties that had been overcome to make it happen, at a time when other festivals were being called off for a second year. Hopefully, all that is now in the past, and New Year saw the committee preparing for a bigger and better Festival from 10th to 24th September. Early ticket sales indicate that Geordie legends Lindisfarne – who will bring a classic five-piece line-up of long-time members fronted by band original Rod Clement – will have the “House Full” signs out long before they take the stage with their repertoire of unforgettable songs including Meet Me On The Corner, Fog On The Tyne, Lady Eleanor and Run For Home. Following them to the Guildhall will be rhythm and blues band Dr Feelgood; American folk icon Peggy Seeger; singer-songwriter Emily Barker (right) – who wrote and performed the theme to BBC crime drama Wallander; British and American roots music exponents Brooks Williams and Dan Walsh (pictured top right); blues

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singer Laurence Jones; Cornish folk rockers The Countrymen and Irish band FOS Brothers. The opening night also features the return to St Ives Theatre of madcap musical duo John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett, more than 40 years after they first appeared on The Old Grey Whistle Test. Dr Feelgood, formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s, remain one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues bands in the world, with the uncompromising performance style which took their album Stupidity to number one in the UK charts and produced a string of hit singles, including Back in the Night, Milk and Alcohol, Down at the Doctors, She Does it Right and See You Later Alligator. The current line-up features Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass – both 38 years with the band – the return of the legendary Gordon Russell on guitar, and Robert Kane, formerly of the Animals, who joined in 1999. Peggy Seeger, who carved a special place in the folk revival in both the UK and the USA, plays piano, guitar, 5-string banjo, autoharp, English concertina and Appalachian dulcimer. Lauded for her feminist and political songs, the half-sister of American folk great Pete Seeger was the partner of late legend Ewan McColl and the inspiration for his classic song The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.

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What’s On March and April MONDAYS Tiddlers

Baby and toddler group which meets weekly in term time, 10am-11.30am, at St John’s Church vicarage garden. All under-5s welcome – no need to book. More information at stiveschurch.org.uk

Iyengar Yoga

In the Greta Williams room, St Ives Library, 9.30am. All levels welcome. £9.

Move It or Lose It

An exercise class to improve flexibility, aerobics, balance, and strength, with Martha Huntley at Carbis Bay Memorial Hall, 10.45am. Details at tinyurl.com/526jc5x2

St Ives Community Foodshare

At Palemon Best Recreation Park, 12.30-1pm. Collect free sell-by date food that’s too good to go in the bin.

Hayle Memory Café

At Hayle Rugby Club, 2pm-4pm, on the first and third Monday of every month.

Carbis Bay Contract Bridge Club

Carbis Bay Memorial Hall, 7 Trencrom Lane, Carbis Bay 2pm-5pm. Come and play bridge with a friendly local group. Beginners welcome. £2.50 per session (includes tea and biscuits). For more information, call Graham on 01736 762512 or visit carbisbaybridge.co.uk

St Ives Camera Club

St Anta Church Hall, Carbis Bay, 7pm. For a programme of events, visit www.stivescameraclub.co.uk

Liz’s Quizzes

At The Castle, Fore Street, St Ives. 7.30pm. Booking advised via Liz’s Facebook group: tinyurl.com/3s3ney7b

Christian Meditation

St Ives in Stitches

First Tuesday every month at 2pm at St John’s in the Fields Church. Help create a fabric collage of all the buildings along Fore Street. No experience is necessary, all materials and equipment will be provided. One and all are welcome to join this friendly group. Find out more at St Ives in Stitches’ Facebook page.

At the Lady Chapel, St Ia Church, 7.30pm-8.15pm. Visitors and newcomers welcome. For details, visit stiveschurch.org.uk

St Ia Church Choir

TUESDAYS

St Ives Community Choir

DDMix

A full body aerobic workout using dance styles from around the world, with Martha Huntley at Carbis Bay Memorial Hall, 10.45am. Details at tinyurl.com/526jc5x2

Friends of the Towans

A friendly group of volunteers carrying out practical conservation tasks around St Ives Bay, 10am-2pm. All welcome. For details, visit friendsofthetowans.co.uk, and to book, phone Martin Rule on 07854 123877.

Meet at 7pm, enter via the Lady Chapel. New members are always welcome. Rehearsals from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Carbis Bay Memorial Hall. The choir sing in four-part harmony and new members are always welcome. No auditions are required, just enjoy singing. For more information, phone Lynda on 01736 796832, mobile 07871 805526, email sichoir@btinternet. com or visit stivescommunitychoir.org.uk.

St Ives Jazz Club

Western Hotel, St Ives, 7.30pm. Guest bands every second Tuesday of the month (watch the club’s Facebook page for details), Big Kettle Jazz (live music) every other Tuesday.

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Phoenix Singers

Meet at Hayle Day Centre, Commercial Rd, Hayle, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. A friendly and lively group singing mainly pop, rock, and ballads. New members – especially tenors and basses – are welcome. If you would like to join, or book Phoenix for an event, call 01736 797708, visit the group’s Facebook page, or click phoenixstives.co.uk

Badger Inn Quiz Night

Fore Street, Lelant, 8.30pm. Proceeds to Children’s Hospice South West.

Monthly on the second Wednesday, 2pm to 4pm, at St John’s in the Fields Church. Work on your craft project over a cup of tea with like-minded, friendly people.

St Ives Sailing Club

The club meets at 5.30pm at the sailing pen (Sloop car park). There are club dinghies available for experienced sailors to use. Feel free to come and join in. Novices welcome. More details at stivessailingclub.com

St Ives Tai Chi Club

WEDNESDAYS Steeple Woodland Nature Reserve Work Party.

Everyone is welcome to come along to take part in light exercise in a beautiful location with like-minded people. Meet by the wooden gate on Steeple Lane at 9.30am. Tools and gloves are provided but please wear clothing suitable for the weather conditions. More details from Alwyn Jones, 01736 793468, steeplewoods.org and the Facebook page.

Stammtisch German-speaking Group

After an absence of two years, due to the pandemic, St Ives German-speaking group Stammtisch is meeting once again. Stammtisch was started many years ago by Swiss German speakers in St Ives, and in recent years has been meeting at local pubs. Meetings will now be taking place regularly at West Cornwall Golf Club’s Barnes Kitchen and Bar at Church Lane in Lelant, following an initial gathering on 22nd February. Organiser Birte Hosken said: “Most of our current members are native German speakers. We would be very pleased to hear from anyone interested in joining us for a couple of hours of chat and a drink or two at the club. We are an informal and friendly group talking about anything and everything going on in our lives. We look forward to welcoming new faces.” For more information, email Birte on birtehosken@ yahoo.co.uk or phone 01736 798408.

St Ives Community Food Share Kevranna Social Club

At St John’s in the Fields Church, 10.30am to noon. Kevranna means ‘to share’ in Cornish and this club offers a social space to chat, play board games, swap clothes, and share skills, recipes and recycling ideas. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. More information on the St Ives Community Share Facebook page.

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Craftea

At St John’s-in-the-Fields Church, 7pm to 8.30pm. Run by experienced teachers of Lee-style Tai Chi and qigong. Beginners are welcome and there are discounts for block bookings. Find out more at tinyurl.com/2p987z4e

Liz’s Quizzes

At the Bird in Hand, Hayle, 7.30pm. Booking advised via Liz’s Facebook group: tinyurl.com/ 3s3ney7b

Global Wednesdays

At the Western Hotel, 8pm. Global Jamming welcomes all musical performers, both local and visiting, to a weekly collaborative and inclusive evening of jams and performances to celebrate music from near and far. Hosted by local event organisers Global Jamming. Further information at globaljamming.org or see Facebook Global Jamming.

Badger Inn Bingo Night

Fore Street, Lelant, 8.30pm. Proceeds to Children’s Hospice South West.

THURSDAYS St Ives Farmers Market

At the Guildhall, 9.30am to 2pm.

Hayle Salvation Army

Coffee, cake and chat, 10am to noon. All welcome.

Friends of the Towans

A friendly group of volunteers carrying out practical conservation tasks around St Ives Bay, 10am-2pm. All welcome. For details, visit friendsofthetowans.co.uk, and to book, phone Martin Rule on 07854 123877.

Yoga Dance

A relaxing class which helps flexibility, designed for the over-40s, taught by Khalid Beg. Currently taking place online at 10am. To find out more, phone 01736 757919 or visit endrianyoga.com

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St Ives Craft Markets

At the Western Hotel, 10.30am-5pm, from the end of March. Free entry, dogs welcome.

St Ives Memory Café

At Carbis Bay Memorial Hall, 2pm-4pm, on the first and third Thursdays each month. There is music, entertainment, arts and crafts, quizzes, social interaction etc. All volunteers test for a negative reaction to Covid prior to coming to each session of the café, and all guests are asked to take care. For further information, call 07999 239865.

St Ives Community Foodshare

At St Ives Rugby Club, noon. Collect free sell-by date food that’s too good to go in the bin.

Carbis Bay Scouts

Beavers meet at the Scout Hut, Porthrepta Road, from 5pm to 6.15pm, followed by Cub meetings from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. To find out more, contact Jan White on 07776 328229 or email janmack56@hotmail.com

Global Thursdays

At the Western Hotel, 8pm. Global Jamming welcomes all musical performers, both local and visiting, to a weekly collaborative and inclusive evening of acoustic jams and performances to celebrate music from near and far. Hosted by local event organisers Global Jamming. Further information at globaljamming.org or see Facebook Global Jamming

FRIDAYS Penderleath Community Woodland

Work sessions every Friday morning, 10am until noon, at Penderleath Community Woodland, Cripplesease. All are welcome to come along to help carry out maintenance of the young trees, with a view to planting more this winter. Park in the car park at Giew Mine, Cripplesease, and cross the road where you’ll see the field full of tree shelters. On the first Saturday of the month the session switches to the Saturday (2pm-4pm), so no Friday session that week.

St Ives Craft Markets

At the Western Hotel, 10.30am-5pm, from the end of March. Free entry, dogs welcome.

Trecrom Ladies Club

2pm-4pm, Lelant Village Hall, on the second Friday of the month. Talks, visits, light refreshments – all welcome. Members £1,visitors £3, annual subscription £15 with the year’s programme.

St Ives Community Foodshare

At St John’s in-the-Fields, 5.30pm. Collect free sell-by date food that’s too good to go in the bin.

SATURDAYS St Ives Sailing Club

The club meets at 12.30pm at the sailing pen (Sloop car park). There are club dinghies available for experienced sailors to use. Feel free to come and join in. Novices welcome. More details at stivessailingclub.com

St Ives Community Foodshare

At St Ives Rugby Club, 8pm. Collect free sell-by date food that’s too good to go in the bin.

SUNDAYS St Ia Church

Said Eucharist, 8am; Parish Eucharist, 9.45.

St John’s in the Fields

Morning service, 10am; Wild Church, a service for all ages, in the vicarage garden beside the church, 3.30pm

St Ives Community Foodshare

At St Ives Rugby Club, 11.30am-noon. Collect free sell-by date food that’s too good to go in the bin.

OTHER EVENTS St Ives U3A 1st March, 2pm

At Carbis Bay Memorial Hall, Trencrom Lane. Talk by Des Hannigan: Should Travel Writers Get Lost? Followed by tea or coffee and biscuits. Newcomers welcome.

Edward Hain Community Project Until 6th March

Online auction in aid of the project at Jumblebee. co.uk (for the link, visit the Edward Hain Community Project Facebook page). Items to bid for from artwork and jewellery to yoga classes and marketing services.

St Ives Old Cornwall Society 7th March, 7pm

At Carbis Bay Memorial Hall. Trevor Smitheram will be talking about the Foundry area of Hayle. This talk will be followed up by a walk with Trevor on Monday, 6th June,at 7pm, around the Foundry area. You do not need to come to the talk to do the walk, or vice versa; each will stand alone. Annual membership £8.50, casual attendance £2.

Edward Hain Community Project 11th March, 11am-2.30pm

Stall at the Vintage and Pre-Loved Market, in The Guildhall, St Ives. Clothing for women and men, plus jewellery, scarves, handbags, and shoes, as well as small household items. Free coffee and tea; cakes available to buy.

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Free For All 12th March, 10am

Popular event at the Guildhall, organised by St Ives Town Council to help people find a new home for goods they no longer need. Drop off items between 9am and 10am, or between 4pm and 6pm the day before (11th March). For details, visit stivestowncouncil-cornwall.gov.uk/civic_events/free-for-all

Edward Hain Community Project 12th March

Charity golf day at West Cornwall Golf Club, Lelant. To book, call 01736 753401. Members £10, visitors £20. CDH number required.

Choirs for Cancer 12th March, 7.30pm

At St Ives Theatre. A concert to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK, featuring three Cornish choirs: the Culdrose Military Wives Choir, Bryher’s Boys and the Gwel Trencrom Singers.

Carbis Bay Beavers and Cubs

Carbis Bay Scouts are keen to hear from the parents of children interested in joining the Beavers or Cubs. As Jan White from the group explains: “Due to Covid, we ceased operating – and then when we were allowed to meet again, we found that our young people were now too old! However, we are now in a fortunate position of having discovered new and enthusiastic leaders who are keen to re-instate our Beaver Colony and Cub Pack.” A Meet and Greet session was recently held for children between six and 10 and their parents, to enable them to learn more about Beavers and Cubs and join the scouting adventure, and weekly Beaver and Cub meetings will commence at the Scout Hut, Porthrepta Road, on Thursday 3rd March. See Thursday listings for details.

St Ives U3A 15th March, 2pm

At Carbis Bay Memorial Hall, Trencrom Lane. Steve’s music quiz. Followed by tea or coffee and biscuits. Newcomers welcome.

Edward Hain Community Project 19th March, 8.30pm

Singing for the Hain, fundraiser at the St Ives Theatre. Molly Hocking headlines the concert, which also includes the Celtic Male Ensemble and several other soloists, to be announced. £12.50 adults, £10 children (under 16). Tickets available online via kidzrus.net, or phone the theatre on 01736 797007.

Edward Hain Community Project 25th March

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Surf House Party to raise funds for the project, at Surf House, The Battery, The Island. Free admission. Voluntary donations bar.

Edward Hain Community Project 26th March, 8pm

Kizamba – Live Latin Night at the Guildhall, St Ives. Donations bar. Admission £10. Book via the events page of the Edward Hain Community Project group on Facebook.

St Ives U3A 29th March, 2pm

St Ives U3A at Carbis Bay Memorial Hall, Trencrom Lane. Cornish Dialect talk by Trevor Smitheram. Followed by tea or coffee and biscuits. Newcomers welcome.

Barnoon Workshop 4th April, 2pm

Abstract drawing workshop

7th April, 2pm

Spring plants with watercolours

12th April, 2pm Paper making

13th April, 2pm

Mixed media sketchbook tour

15th April., 2pm

Container candle making For details, visit www.barnoonarts.uk/events

St Ives Old Cornwall Society 4th April, 7pm

At Carbis Bay Memorial Hall. Tony Farrell will be giving an Illustrated talk on the Archaeology and Heritage in West Cornwall. Annual membership £8.50, casual attendance £2.

St Ives U3A 12th April, 2pm

St Ives U3A at Carbis Bay Memorial Hall, Trencrom Lane. Talk on the Minack Theatre. Followed by tea or coffee and biscuits. Newcomers welcome.

Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th and 21st April, 2pm and 6.30pm

Meet a host of colourful characters in this panto for all the family from Kidz R Us. At St Ives Theatre. Book at kidzrus.net

St Ives U3A 26th April, 2pm

St Ives U3A at Carbis Bay Memorial Hall, Trencrom Lane. Talk on the St Ives Community Orchard. Followed by tea or coffee and biscuits. Newcomers welcome.

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has rarely put brush to canvas on the subject of St Ives, until now. For more than a year before the pandemic Colin did not paint at all, but in the quietude of lockdown, when the streets of St Ives were empty, he was inspired to wander its lanes, recording precious glimpses of its silent streets.

12th March-9th April

Lieke Ritman: Eighty! A very special collection of works by Lieke Ritman to celebrate her 80th year.

16th April-14th May

Emma Jeffryes: 2022 Emma’s latest collection, a major solo exhibition. A Nocturne, Porthmeor Beach, Moon and Stars, by Michael Strang, at the Camberwell Teachers and Students exhibition, Belgrave St Ives

ART AND EXHIBITIONS Anima Mundi Until 4th April

Tim Shaw: Fag an Bealach (Clear The Way) Shaw is an artist schooled in the timeless traditions of heavy metal casting and academic modelling, however his approach to materials and subject matter are entirely current, often incorporating sound, light and FX to immersive effect. Street-an-Pol, St Ives TR26 2DS | www.animamundigallery.com/

Belgrave St Ives Until 14th March

Camberwell Teachers and Students: A Personal Collection A selection of paintings by students and teachers at Camberwell School of Art.

1st-30th April

St Ives and Modern British 2022 The annual catalogue exhibition of works by modern British and St Ives modern artists closely associated with the gallery. This much anticipated show allows clients and collectors the chance to buy accessibly priced works by some of the major names in post-war modernism. You can view the exhibition on the gallery website, or in person by appointment (call 01736 794888 or email info@belgravestives.co.uk).

New Craftsman Gallery Until 5th March

Colin Orhcard: Sunshine and Shadows, St Ives This collection marks an important moment in the story of St Ives, and the career of distinguished artist Colin. Having been resident in the town for 40 years, Colin has established himself as a respected painter of interior scenes and landscapes. In more than 30 years, however, he

16th April-14th May

Yo Thom: 2022 Collection A much-anticipated collection of ceramics. 24 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1HE | newcraftsmanstives.com

Penwith Gallery Until 3rd April

Main Gallery: Members’ Exhibition A diverse exhibition of sculptures, ceramics, paintings, drawings, and prints.

5th March-3rd April

New Gallery: Lloyd Peters and Nancy Pickard – No Such Thing A joint exhibition of ceramics. Lloyd and Nancy’s careers have run in opposite directions, with Nancy training as a ceramicist and Lloyd starting out in design. They’ve formed a firm friendship based on a shared approach to ideas, the belief that you’re allowed to change your mind, and the principle that there are, in fact, no principles.

5th March-3rd April

Studio Gallery: Robert Baggaley, Linda Crane, and Bob Devereux An exhibition of paintings and sculpture.

9th April-8th May

Studio Gallery: Michael Carter

9th April-12th June

Members’ Spring Exhibition A diverse exhibition of sculptures, ceramics, paintings, drawings, and prints. Back Road West, St Ives TR26 1NL www.penwithgallery.com

Tate St Ives Until 2nd May

Thao Nguyen Phan For details of this and other events at the Tate, see page 23. Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG | tate.org.uk/ visit/tate-st-ives

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Tate St Ives: March and August and other Vietnamese tales March and August were a brother and a sister who were separated during the Vietnamese famine of 1945-6. March searched everywhere for his sister – but August had become a hungry ghost, unable to communicate with him. The siblings are the central characters in Mute Grain, a film by Vietnamese artist Thao Nguyen Phan about the famine, which took place during the Japanese occupation of French Indochina, and is estimated to have cost two million lives. Their names – Ba and Tám in Vietnamese – represent the poorest months of the lunar calendar, when farmers traditionally had to borrow money and had to find extra jobs away from their farms to sustain themselves. The film can be seen at Tate St Ives, as part of Phan’s most extensive UK exhibition to date. Phan is internationally renowned for her poetic, multi-layered artworks which explore the historical and ecological issues facing her homeland, while addressing broader ideas around tradition, ideology, ritual and environmental change. The exhibition at the Tate brings together a selection of Phan’s videos, paintings and sculptures from the past five years, alongside new work. This includes First Rain, Brise Soleil, a multi-channel film about “the beauty and suffering” of the Mekong River, which runs through Tibet, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia before meeting the sea on the coast of Vietnam. Also part of the exhibition is Becoming Alluvium, Phan’s 2019 video, which explores the environmental and social changes caused to the Mekong and the people who live close to it by the expansion of farming, overfishing, dam construction and the looted heritage as an aftermath of

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Voyages De Rhodes. Courtesy of Thao Nguyen Phan, Photo © Tate (Sam Day)

colonialism. The video is being shown with Perpetual Brightness, a screen made using traditional Vietnamese silk and lacquer painting techniques composed of paintings depicting imaginary stories of the Mekong and its human and non-human inhabitants. March and August are featured again in a series of suspended watercolour paintings on silk. The paintings, collectively titled Dream of March and August, are displayed in pairs to suggest that although they occupy the same space, they are in different physical and metaphorical planes – just as March and August search endlessly for each other across this life and the next. Tate St Ives’s exhibition space has been transformed by an installation of hanging jute stalks, which divide the films from the static works, and through which visitors can move. Titled No Jute Cloth for the Bones, it references the destruction of food crops during the Japanese occupation, so that jute – a cheap material used in building – could be grown instead. This organic, interactive installation is dedicated to lives lost through the tragedies of war and famine.

The exhibition runs until 2nd May. For more information visit tate.org.uk/stives or follow @TateStIves #ThaoNguyenPhan

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Tate St Ives in Colour, light installation by Peter Hudson 2019 © Tate Photo by Kirstin Prisk

What’s on Tate St Ives Thao Nyguen Phan Until 2 May

Thao Nguyen Phan is internationally renowned for her poetic, multi-layered artworks which explore the historical and ecological issues facing her homeland Vietnam, and consider universal ideas of tradition, ideology, ritual and environmental change. https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-st-ives/exhibition/thaonguyen-phan

Super Sunday Sunday 20 March, 11.00–15.00

£1 admission and free for children Get creative, investigate art, be messy, play with ideas and explore the galleries at our Super Sunday family festival.

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #1136. ARTIST ROOMS, Tate and National Galleries of Scotland © The estate of Sol LeWitt. Photo by Joe Humphrys © Tate.

The Last Weekend – Thao Nguyen Phan Sat 30 April, Sun 1 May, Mon 2 May

Free with gallery admission, Tate Membership and Locals’ Pass. 18 and under get free entry A special gallery wide event celebrating regional connections to the current exhibition and the collection displays. Rita Evans will showcase her new performance work, 'Stringing the Matrix'.

Sol LeWitt at Tate St Ives

Have you seen our colourful paint installation by American conceptual artist Sol LeWitt? This lively acrylic paint installation has been adapted to work with the architecture of our sea-facing gallery. See it now in this special space overlooking St Ives bay! https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/display/artist-rooms-sol-lewitt

Tate Create Mon 4 – Sun 24 April, 10.00–16.00

Free with gallery admission, Tate Membership and Locals’ Pass. 18 and under get free entry Come play this Easter! Get creative, have fun and join in activities inspired by the amazing artwork in our exhibitions. Get your £5 Locals’ Pass! Cornwall residents get unlimited year-round entry to Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden for just £5


Mother’s Day Gift Guide

It’s Mothers’ Day on 27th March, and here you’ll find a great selection of gifts from fantastic local shops. Show your love for that very special lady in your life!

Shining light: Jeweller Neil

Wills is inspired by St Ives and all his raw material is recycled. He exhibits at Cowhouse Gallery, Perranuthnoe, and is also a regular at St Ives Farmers’ Market (see page 10). What Mum could resist this lovely pendant? fabricajewellery.co.uk

Say it with flowers: Surely

Choc tactics: Which Mum doesn’t love chocolate? Precisely. And Cornwall Chocolate Cove’s offerings are beautifully presented and vegan, too! The Drill Hall, Chapel Street, St Ives cornwallschocolatecove.com

nothing shows you care on Mothers’ Day as much as beautiful flowers? Sweet Williams Florist offers that personal service that goes above and beyond the everyday and a great choice of seasonal blooms. sweetwilliamsflorist.com

Sole food: No need to be down

at heel when this wonderful chocolate high-heel shoe can lift Mum up! Too good to eat? Why not buy a pair…? 13 Tregenna Place, St Ives | ishouldcoco.co.uk

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Best bar none: Fantastic

flavours are just part of what makes a Josh’s chocolate bar, made locally, and available in Splattenridden Farm Shop, such a great gift. Who can resist names like Stroll Along the Harbour and Friends by the Fire. Farm Shop, Splattenridden Farm, Hayle joshschocolate.co.uk

Kettle on: Two local icons feature of this Cornish narcissi tea

cosy. Flowers peep out above the striped Cornishware mug on the soft, brushed cotton background. A Cornishware mug pops up on the back of the design. Poppy Treffry, 42 Fore Street, St Ives poppytreffry.co.uk

Children’s view: Mummy’s

Special Day, by Frances Stickley, tells the story of a brother and sister’s misadventures as they gather things for that special day. Luckily, the thing Mummy enjoys best is spending time with her little ones! Buy the book at St Ives Bookseller, 2 Fore Street, St Ives, or buy online at stives-bookseller.co.uk

Pamper hamper: self-care

hampers, including relaxing bath salts and body oils, and foodie hampers, including delights made by local chefs, will delight Mum. So much choice at The St Ives Co, run by three local sisters, 62 Fore Street, St Ives | thestivesco.co.uk

Time for a tipple: If you’re

looking for craft gin, and wanting a local option, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Johns off-licence. Plenty of premium gins, some flavoured. Don’t forget the lime! Johns, 75 Fore Street, St Ives | johnswines.co.uk

Take your pick: Can’t make your mind up? Richards of Cornwall

Farm Shop, near Hayle, will make up a hamper featuring goodies you select yourself in the shop. Available all year round. Carwin Rise, Loggans, Hayle | richardsofcornwall.co.uk

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Out on the Towans:

The scent of blackthorn and the skylark’s song by Martin Rule, Towans Ranger As you receive this magazine, the brown winter plumage of the Towans will be gradually shifting to its palette of summer green. All those amazing, colourful flowers, along with the birds, insects, lizards, adders and other creatures will be emerging from their dormancy or arriving back from foreign parts to uplift us once again. What a lovely time to be out and about in this huge natural garden! Among the first flowers to appear are cowslips – paler relatives of the primrose, but growing right down in the short turf. These plants are quite localised in Cornwall, needing the calcareous soil found on the dunes. In April, one of my favourite natural ‘combos’ appears in some of the scrubbier areas, as the white flowers of blackthorn appear on the bare branches, sometimes mixed in with lovely yellow gorse. It’s a special spring moment for me when I suddenly catch their coconut scent on the air for the first time – it never ceases to make me smile!

If you would like to learn more about the wealth of flowers on the Towans, keep an eye on our website for guided walks this year. I would also recommend the highly readable book Flora Britannica by Richard Mabey. It’s full of fascinating facts about old medicinal uses, folklore and various country names for plants. We will also be running other wildlife events such as learning about the Dawn Chorus – another spring favourite. Again, just keep an eye on our website or Facebook page. Due to increasing demand, you’ll need to book ahead for all our events to help us manage group safety, parking, and insurance requirements – thank you! A popular summer bird – the skylark – has been heard singing already. This reminds me to issue a plea to the many of you who own and exercise dogs on the Towans. Please could you keep your dog on a lead during April to the end of June, in particular when close to tussocky areas of grass. Skylarks and meadow pipits both nest on the ground and can be seriously impacted by free-running dogs during the nesting season. Please spread the word among your dog walking friends! Our wonderful Friends of the Towans volunteer group has had a very active winter season, mainly cutting back encroaching brambles, privet etc, to safeguard and expand the grassy areas and expose more bare sand. About 70% of the specialised invertebrates – beetles etc – which live in dunes need the open, younger phase dune vegetation. This is the very part that declines as dunes become more densely vegetated, or ‘stabilsed’, over time. We’ve welcomed quite a few new people into our group already this year, but newcomers are always welcome, so if you’d like to get involved with our work just email me at martinrule@talktalk.net

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ST IVES COMMUNITY LAND TRUST Are you interested in local housing or community development? Voluntary Board Members/Trustees Welcome St Ives Community Land Trust is developing permanent affordable rental housing for the local community in the Old Vicarage in St Ives. Our organisation has also been successfully hosting community support during the pandemic as part of the St Ives Charter network, where volunteers have helped those in need across the parish. The Charter network links community, voluntary and charitable groups in our area. The interest and opportunities that our activities present are wide-ranging. We can also undertake other types of projects, which benefit the St Ives area. We have a voluntary Board of Trustees who are committed to our aims and objectives. As a not-for-profit Community Benefit Society established in 2015, we are registered with the Financial Conduct Authority and are part of a regional and national network of Community Land Trusts. We are seeking to expand our Board of Trustees bringing additional experience for our strategic development team and in particular would welcome applicants whose background has been in • Affordable housing provision and management • Marketing and publicity • Investment management • Strategic planning and delivery We would also encourage applications from local residents who are keen to preserve and maintain the historic buildings and traditions of the town and who are willing to continue to link with others with similar aims and objectives. There will be opportunities for additional training if you feel you might like to be involved. This is an unpaid role and meetings of the Board are generally held early evening either in person or via Zoom, with an expectation that you would be able to attend not less than five over the course of the year. We do have some flexibility in our schedule. Further information about St Ives Community Land Trust can be found on our website www.stivesclt.org.uk, or email the Secretary on clt@stivesclt.org.uk

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Travel: Time to let your hair down! by Jo Mooney of Stunning Escapes

I write this after the busiest month we’ve ever had. The travel industry is looking forward – and confidence from our clients is returning.

You could combine a stay in Vegas with a ranching holiday – it’s the perfect way to see the scenery.

For many, the desire to travel has been hampered by ever-changing restrictions, not just on the UK side, but also the destinations we wanted to visit. But it’s getting easier by the day to travel, and I’d like to share some wonderful places we’ve been booking for our clients that you can visit now.

Iberian Peninsula is renowned for its dramatic cliffs and wonderful vineyards – but it’s also one of the least developed European waterways. The onboard chefs shop in local markets and pair the delicacies they cook with wonderful local wines. You can take a bike out, enjoy a swim on deck, join a tour, or just meander wherever you are docked. Its rare to see offers for river cruises, but we’ve been booking some with very enticing pricing lately.

Cruising the Douro: This fabulous river on the

Walt Disney World Resort. Florida: The demand for

Oman: This fabulous destination is one of the Middle East’s best-kept secrets. It has authentic, warm people, outstanding service, breathtaking scenery, and a superb climate. There is something for all travellers, whether it’s a romantic break or a wonderful family holiday. How about a few nights in the mountains, stopping off at stately forts and ancient tombs, before arriving at a luxury hotel with views over the Al Hajar mountains? Or a night sleeping under the stars in a romantic Bedouin camp? In Muscat, Oman’s capital, you can stay in a hotel right on the beach.

Las Vegas: Are you in need of letting your hair down? Las Vegas is the ultimate playground for adults! Apart from non-stop entertainment, casinos, themed hotels and a huge range of dining options, the city also offers easy access to some of the most amazing scenery in the USA. The Mohave desert is ripe for exploring, and you mustn’t miss the Grand Canyon.

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this destination is incredible! We understand why, as we visit most years, and this year includes the resort’s 50th anniversary celebrations, featuring fantastic shows, new rides, and special menus. We’ve booked a multi-generational family holiday for later this year, and we’re all so excited about it! Our clients often now split their stay at Walt Disney World with Universal Resorts. Staying on site at Universal has many benefits – especially if your children are thrillseekers, or fans of Marvel or Harry Potter!

Alaska: Wide open spaces, untouched wilderness,

mountains and glaciers, crystal clear lakes and fjords and wonderful wildlife are drawing people to this beautiful place. Cruising, whether traditional or exploration style, is one of the best ways to see it. We also recommend a visit to West Canada, and a trip on the iconic Rocky Mountaineer. For those of you back travelling, we wish you a safe and wonderful trip. If you haven’t booked anything yet, enjoy the planning – and know you can book fabulous holidays as far ahead as 2024! Best wishes

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Trevena Cross Nurseries: The season of weeding and feeding Things are really buzzing behind the scenes at Trevena Cross, as it prepares to deliver a truly sensational spring season. The nursery team are doing what it takes to ensure that the season kicks off without a hitch, as vast stocks of hedging, shrubs, perennials – and soon, bedding and patio plants – are grown and nurtured to tip-top condition across the 32- acre growing area, ready for the garden centre and its waiting customers. When it comes to those bedding and patio plants, Trevena Cross owner Graham Jeffery is always keen to offer his customers a large variety, and some unusual selections, that simply won’t be found elsewhere. Value for money, season long “wow factor” is the aim, spanning spring until Christmas in the case of many patio 4-packs, if mild temperatures prevail. Hedging is another feature at Trevena Cross this year. A huge area of the nursery has been dedicated to the tens of thousands of hedging plants which the nursery has grown from cuttings. The largest of these – a 20-metre griselinia – has been grown at the nursery for seven or eight years, from just a small cutting! Trevena Cross has invested heavily

in plants for the backbone of a garden: hardy coastal hedging that provides an important windbreak and screen, as well as privacy. Whether it’s a few plants, or a few thousand plants, Trevena Cross can supply for any landscape in any location. New for this year, Trevena Cross can also offer an indoor plant fix. Heavenly houseplants and miracle air plants offer everyone a different opportunity to connect with nature, regardless of the outdoor space they have. Trevena Cross is very excited to share this transformative houseplant experience with all visitors – green-fingered or not. As gardens awake and start to receive some love and attention again – with a good weed, feed and mulch a top priority – Trevena Cross looks forward to welcoming visitors from far and wide to its spring sensation. Plus, with an outdoor living range to beat all others, featuring incredible furniture, firepits and water features, why not pop along for a nose? We promise you won’t be disappointed!

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Garden Stories: Spring Flower Show blooms once again Cornwall Spring Flower Show is expected to attract green-fingered folk from all over the county and beyond when it takes place for the first time in two years. “I have to confess to having felt buffeted by Covid-19,” says Robert Owen, chairman of the Cornwall Garden Society, which stages the two-day event. “The cancellation of the 2020 Spring Flower Show was forced on us at a very late stage by the dreaded pestilence; and who would then have thought that we would be in the same position almost a year later?” The Spring Flower Show became the Summer Flower Show and went ahead in July 2021 – but in 2022, it is a spring show again, and will be held at the Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd April. Dramatic displays of spring flowers and shrubs; exhibits by leading nurseries and landscape artists; a spectacular spread of horticultural traders; and a floral art marquee are among the features of the show. As show director Dickie Trant says: “Dazzling daffodils, magnificent magnolias, captivating camellias and resplendent rhododendrons in the competitive classes, and 80+ specialist nurseries and garden traders are just the thing to banish Covid-19 into the shadows and give us all a much-needed boost after the challenges, restrictions and cancellations of the past two years.” “More than 40 nurseries, from Cornwall, the south-west and beyond, including Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Gold medal winners, all bring something unique, under one roof at the show. Our event offers an enticing opportunity to purchase a quality array of plants and gardening accessories, right on your doorstep.

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“From furniture to fire-pits, gloves to granite, metalwork to mowers, garden forks to glass art, and secateurs to sculpture, the show will provide much to tempt both seasoned horticulturalist and gardening enthusiast alike. “An artisan area will showcase high-quality, handmade items to adorn you, your home and your garden; talks, demonstrations and Gardeners’ Q&As will educate and entertain, and a delicious array of Cornish food and drink will fuel and refresh you throughout.” Dickie adds that in the children’s competitive classes, artistic displays of marine-salvaged plastic in boxes planted with flowers, created by local schools, will highlight the threat that plastic waste poses for our coastline. “As a conservation charity, we are proud to be introducing new elements that will enhance our young gardeners’ understanding of the world around them and bring about positive change,” he says. “There will be lots to see and do for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you have a window box, a flower border or a vast outdoor space, we hope you will gather your family members and friends and join us for what promises to be a weekend filled with flowers, fun and everything that is magical about Cornwall at this time of year.” Tickets for the show are £13.50 in advance or £15 on the gate. For more information, visit http://cornwallgardensociety.org.uk/springflower-show

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St Ives Archive: Virginia Woolf’s ‘days of pure enjoyment’ “There were then days of pure enjoyment – I conceive them at St Ives most readily” – Virginia Woolf The year before Virginia was born, her father Leslie Stephen bought the lease of Talland House, an Edwardian villa uphill from Porthminster Beach. In 1882, when she was a few months old, the Stephen family went on their first summer holiday to St Ives. It was a long way from London. As Virginia later described: “It was a windy, noisy, fishy, vociferous, narrow-streeted town; the colour of a mussel or a limpet; like a bunch of rough shellfish clustered on a grey wall together.” From her journeys on the Cornish Riviera Express, to the garden at Talland House, and Godrevy Lighthouse – immortalised in her novel To The Lighthouse – the experiences she had, and the places she discovered in St Ives, left a great impression on her life and writing. With the construction of the branch line from St Erth in 1877, it was possible for Londoners to visit St Ives from Paddington Station. Leslie, his wife Julia, and their children Stella (from Julia’s first marriage), Vanessa, Thoby, Virginia and Adrian would stay at Talland House for up to three months a year. “When they took Talland House, Father and Mother gave us – me, at any rate – what has been perennial, invaluable,” Virginia wrote in her memoir. The house, then part of Tregenna Castle Estate, looked out over St Ives Bay with views of the lighthouse and beyond. Leslie described the splendours of Talland House in a letter to a friend in July 1884: “We have gardens each full of romance for the children – lawns surrounded by flowering hedges, and intricate thickets of gooseberries and currants, and remote nooks of potatoes and peas, and high banks, altogether a pocket-paradise with a sheltered cove of sand in easy reach (for ‘Ginia even) just below.”

grapes, and Virginia and her siblings had multiple lookout points where they could watch ships cross the bay, the sea change colour, and the fishing fleets return at night. In the distance was the lighthouse, “a stark tower on a bare rock”, as Virginia described it in To The Lighthouse. The light was said to have beamed up to 17 miles away. In Hyde Park Gate News, the Stephen children’s newspaper, Virginia reported on a boat trip to the lighthouse in September 1892: “On Saturday morning Master Hilary Hunt and Master Basil Smith came up to Talland House and asked Master Thoby and Miss Virginia Stephen to accompany them to the lighthouse, as Freeman the boatman said there was a perfect tide and wind for going there. Master Adrian Stephen was much disappointed at not being allowed to go.” Many years later, this memorable voyage was re-created in To The Lighthouse. In 1895, after Julia’s sudden death, Leslie sold Talland House to painter Thomas Millie Dow, Virginia was 13. Although her family spent no more summers in St Ives, she and Vanessa returned many times as adults. Throughout her writing career, Virginia dipped her pen into the past, creatively reimagining the light, the sea, Talland House, the town, and that boat trip to Godrevy.

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St Ives Archive is based at Wesley Methodist Church, St Ives Road, Carbis Bay, St Ives, TR26 2SF. For information about current opening hours, phone 01736 796408, email admin@stivesarchive.org, or visit www.stivesarchive.org. The Archive opened in 1996 and is staffed by volunteers. We are always looking for people to join our enthusiastic team – there are opportunities to learn new skills, carry out research, assist visitors and take part in fundraising events. We offer a valuable service for anyone wishing to obtain historic information about the town, free of charge. The Archive holds over 35,000 photographs and numerous documents covering fascinating subjects such as art, maritime heritage, tourism and traditional customs, and we also have extensive resources relating to the history of St Ives families. Why not come and visit us? Registered charity number 1136882

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Book Review How to Kill your Family – Bella Mackie

The Lost Whale – Hannah Gold

£8.99 (published in paperback 14th April) A huge bestseller last summer – I don’t want to think about why! *Kill my family *Make a claim on their fortune *Get away with the above *Adopt a dog Grace has lost everything and now she wants revenge. A fierce and addictive novel about class, family, love and murder …

Elektra – Jennifer Saint

£14.99 (published 28th April) A lyrical and insightful new retelling of Greek myth. The story of three women – Clytemnestra, Cassandra and Elektra – and the curse on the House of Atreus. Theirs is a bloodline tainted by a generational cycle of violence and vengeance. Their fates are inextricably tied to this curse, and the fickle nature of men and gods.

A Little History of Art – Charlotte Mullins

£16.99 (published 26th April) This little history introduces us to overlooked artists, busts a few art history myths, and celebrates global networks of art, from Japan and India to South America and the Middle East. A thrilling journey through 100,000 years of art, from the origins of mark making to art’s pivotal role in culture today.

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by Alice Harandon, manager of St Ives Bookseller £12.99 (published 31st March) The enchanting second novel from the author of The Last Bear. Rio has been sent to live with a grandmother he barely knows in California, while his mum is in hospital. The only thing that makes him smile is joining his new friend Marina on her dad’s whale-watching trips. That is until an incredible encounter with White Beak, a gentle giant of the sea, changes everything. But when White Beak goes missing, Rio must set out on a desperate quest to find his whale and somehow save his mum. Dive into this incredible story about the connection between a boy and a whale and the bond that sets them both free. Perfect for readers of 8+, and beautifully illustrated throughout.

A Lighthouse Story – Holly James

£12.99 (published 14th March) Eva’s Grandad is the keeper of the lighthouse: when storms brew and the mist descends, the lighthouse offers a beacon of hope to sailors trying to find their way home. But why were lighthouses first created? How does the light travel so far? What happens when a storm hits? Join Eva and her Grandad and learn all about the inner workings of a lighthouse, what a lighthouse keeper does all day, and thrilling stories of daring sea rescues.

St Ives Bookseller, 2 Fore Street, St Ives, TR26 1AB. The shop is open seven days a week. Books can be ordered, and are often delivered in 24 hours. Tel: 01736 796676; email: stivesbookseller@ mabecronbooks.co.uk; Twitter: @stivesbooks

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Create a haven in your bathroom The term ‘wellness bathroom’ is the latest ‘buzz phrase’ around the home. There has been a shift from the bathroom being a sterile and clinical area to somewhere that you can relax and get away from the stresses of everyday life. Instead of just opting for the standard bathroom suite, people want to imprint their own personality and display their creativity. Having a bath at the end of a long day at work can be just the ticket. What isn’t appealing is trying to relax in a cramped, unco-ordinated, and badly decorated bathroom. While installing a sauna or jacuzzi is a bit beyond most of us, a new bathroom that reflects who we are and what we want from it is achievable. Whether you are looking for a more traditional look, with antique brass for that extra touch of decadence, or if you’re more into the contemporary, sleek style with chrome taps and finishes, the options are numerous. A good place to start is lighting. What natural light comes in? Do you have harsh, high-wattage lights in? Assess the lighting and put in softer, more mellow lights. Look at the larger features – a bath, a shower or both – and decide which is going to be the key area that you’ll be using for relaxation. Make that the focus of where you are aiming to unwind, and once you have the key pieces in place, decide what décor and softer touches you want surrounding it. Choose your tiles to match the bath. Have patterns that you find soothing.

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Select colours that are calming and peaceful within your bathroom and add those finishing touches to complete your bathroom ensemble. With bathrooms generally being cold-feeling areas, due to the tiles and amount of glass/cold surfaces in the room, it’s essential to add soft furnishings to give it a warmer feel. Soft tone blinds, plush rugs, and organic material furniture can offset the cold feel of a bathroom. Having willow, rush, or hemp baskets not only provides a natural feel. These are products chosen as an environmentally conscious decision to work with nature. To top off your own ‘wellness bathroom’, indulge yourself by adding aromatherapy scents, luxury bathroom products – spas often sell their own brand of showers, bath salts, and pamper packs. Store them in a dedicated piece of furniture. That way, when you know you need to unwind – and the bathroom isn’t just a utilitarian place for hygiene – you know where all those items are, to help turn your bathroom into your own little haven to relax and soak your aches, pains and cares away.

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Spring is here, and the arrival of warmer weather and more daylight is always welcome after winter. With the spring also comes some important dates! Sunday 27th March is Mothers’ Day, and if you would like to show how much you appreciate your mum, which – let's be honest! – you should be doing all the time, I am pleased to announce that I am taking orders for this special day, and also for the Easter weekend, which this year begins on 15th April.

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