St Ives Local, JulyAugust 2022

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JULY / AUGUST 2022 | ISSUE 45

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

A summer celebration in photos

King George V Memorial Walk

Hayle’s subtropical garden

King Lear on the Island

Magical setting for Miracle Theatre show

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Welcome...

The deckchairs are out: oh, we do like to be beside the seaside! Summer is here, and all around St Ives Bay the towns, villages, and beaches are buzzing as the visitors pour in. There’s particularly strong arts coverage in this issue, obviously looking forward to the September Festival, but also taking in cultural institutions like Tate St Ives and Miracle Theatre. We’ve news, too, of local girl Molly Hocking’s homecoming concert, and, as usual, a packed What’s On section. We were delighted to meet the gardener behind Hayle’s glorious subtropical King George V Memorial Walk (page 40), and the daughter of a true St Ives hero (page 42). Our cover photo is once again by St Ives based John Chard. And when he’s not capturing these lovely scenes, he’s at the wheel of his pride and joy Wavedancer, out on the water with partner Mel. They offer guided tours around the bay, where passengers can learn about local shipwrecks and smuggling. They’re WiSe accredited, too, a certificate for skippers

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News

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St Ives Farmers’ Market

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Food

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Miracle Theatre

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What’s On

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Platinum Jubilee celebrations

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Art

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Out on the Towans

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Hayle Carnival

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Books

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Former lifeboat now available for bay trips The former St Ives Lifeboat, James Steven No. 10, which was in service between 1899 and 1933, has begun taken visitors on trips around the bay. She has returned to the water following extensive renovation by RNLI mechanic and second coxswain Robin Langford. The vessel was one of 20 lifeboats purchased by the RNLI from an 1894 legacy of Birmingham property developer James Stevens. He left £50,000 all to that charity — worth £6,400,000 today. Built by the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding and Engineering Company in 1899, James Stevens No 10 was transported by train to Hayle, from where she was launched, before taking up duty in St Ives. During her service she saved 227 human lives, and those of two dogs. Robin purchased the James Stevens No. 10

James Steven No. 10 returns to St Ives harbour after restoration last year.

on his 50th birthday and spent a year and a half working on her, on a site in Hayle. She has been restored, refitted, and has a new engine. She is licensed to carry 12 passengers and is dog friendly. To book a trip call 07745 500869 / 0777 300 8000 or visit stives-boat-trips.co.uk

Support for families in Ukraine Due to both Covid 19 and the war in Ukraine, the St Ives Link of Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline (CCL) has been unable to offer youngsters their usual respite break in the town. CCL supports families who were affected by radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear explosion in 1986. Thousands of children have since been born with various cancers. Short breaks in the UK enable them to enjoy uncontaminated food and breathe clean air, to allow their immune systems to recharge. St Ives Link co-ordinator Joan Packard said: “The charity is working with our partners in areas of Ukraine close to Chernobyl which have been utterly devastated by the conflict. We are supporting families, social centres, orphanages, and maternity hospitals with supplies, and providing vehicles to transport disabled children to safety, and to other countries for surgery and prosthetics.

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“All this takes funds, of course, and the St Ives Link is running the food marquee at this year’s Halsetown Summer Fete on the evening of Saturday 23rd July and daytime on Sunday 24th, with profits split 50/50 between the fete committee and the charity’s work in Ukraine. “We hope for good weather for the event at its new venue on the fields behind the bus shelter on the main road (B3311). There will be all the usual fun — tug o’ war, great bands, hot food and bar on Saturday evening, and on Sunday a fancy dress horse parade and competition, dog show, stalls, and MG classic cars — and of course the Chernobyl food marquee with quiches, pizza slices, scrumptious cakes and cream teas. “Please come along and help to raise funds for the people of Ukraine and Halsetown Summer Fete.”

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Come and join us! Rhyme Time Every Wednesday at 10:45 am 30 minutes of music, singing and stories for Pre-school children.

Other regular activities include yoga, pilates and art exhibitions. The summer reading challenge this year will feature loads of Gadgeteers fun! We can even look after your luggage for you as you enjoy St Ives. Scan the QR code to join our e-newsletter and get the latest Library news direct to your inbox. Please keep an eye on our social media channels @StIvesLibrary for latest updates or pop in!

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Hayle students visit ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of musical instruments

Students from Hayle Academy got early access to an ‘Aladdin’s cave’ of more than 5,000 musical instruments available to hire. ASONE Perform CIC (community interest company) now manages the former Cornwall Music Education Hub. Although the hire service has always been technically available, almost all previous Cornwall instrument hire has been directly via local schools and music teachers. ASONE is now offering accessibility to this significant collection via its website to encourage more children and adults to pick up and learn to play an instrument. Members of the public to be able to hire almost any musical instrument for up to a year at an affordable cost, while also accessing further music subsidies for qualifying children and families. Instrument hire only costs between £28 and £50 per school term, with a delivery charge of £15 per instrument to anywhere

in Cornwall. Available instruments include strings, such as violins, violas, cellos, and the double bass, woodwind, such as clarinets, oboes, bassoons, and flutes, and brass instruments including trumpets, trombones, cornets, tubas, French horns and euphoniums. Further options include guitars and samba drums, as well as PAs. There are also skoogs for hire. Skoogs are a new musical instrument designed to empower those unable to play traditional instruments. It is a soft, squeezable cube that connects wirelessly via Bluetooth. Instruments can either be hired individually, or as a group. Eight schoolchildren from Hayle Academy joined members of the ASONE Hub, and a local four-year-old, Perran, to explore the musical instrument store in Redruth. They were ‘blown away’ by not only the amount of instruments available, but the number of instruments they had never even heard of.

Minack show signals Molly’s homecoming It’s been a busy three years since St Ives’ Molly Hocking won ITV’s The Voice, and this September she’s returning home for a special concert at the Minack Theatre.

With two top ten iTunes singles (including a no 1), she has performed at BST Hyde Park, the Roundhouse Camden, as a special guest performer on The Britannia, and supporting Olly Murs at the 02. Earlier this summer she supported Sir Tom Jones and McFly. It’s a long way since Molly auditioned for The Voice in her local pub as a 17-year-old.

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She has built up her catalogue of orginal songs, and she is starting to get national airplay on Radio 2, which brings her unique style before a massive national audience. The Minack show takes place on 9th September at 7.30pm. Book via minack.com/ book/213401 or phone 01736 810181. Follow Molly across social media.

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St Ives Farmers’ Market A chat with Jane Roderick of Potterbeans A business which combines artisan coffee with pottery is an unusual idea. How did it begin?

Steve Brown has a screen-printing business in Blackwater, but he also loves renovating old machines, and during lockdown, he worked on a rare 1950s coffee roaster – it’s definitely the only one in Cornwall. That was the start of the roastery. Steve then renovated an Italian roaster which would have been in use in the 1940s, and he now has a 1970s roaster as well. Steve’s partner, Lucy Brown, is a potter. She uses black clay and turquoise glazes to try and recreate the colours of the beach and the ocean in different coffee regions, such as Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil and the Dominican Republic. Lucy’s pottery is designed for everyday use, and includes espresso cups and tumblers.

Can you describe some of your coffee varieties?

Our Guatemalan coffee has a light citrus aroma and a subtle hazelnut taste, and the Cuban is full-bodied, with flavour notes of chocolate and nuts. All three of our roasting machines add their individual signatures on the roast. We put two of our coffees in for the Taste of the West this year – the Mexican decaffeinated and the espresso blend –and both were awarded gold. We’re very pleased, as the business only started in October 2021.

What else gives the company its distinct flavour? Sustainability is very important to us. Steve sources the coffee as green beans from different countries. Once the beans arrive, they don’t sit on shelves: fresh beans make fresh coffee. We roast in small batches, and on some days, we deliver the coffee to customers the day after roasting. Our packing is paper, compostable and starch-lined, with no plastic. We have an all-electric van, and Steve buys renewable energy.

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Where does the wood for roasting the beans comes from?

We source it from Working Woodlands Cornwall, a community interest company which aims to regenerate Cornish woods by bringing them back into sustainable management. Our 1950s roaster is run on solar-dried Cornish oak which they supply to us, so the whole coffee roasting process is as carbon-neutral as it can be.

Where can people buy Potterbeans coffee?

I do St Ives and Mousehole farmers’ markets, along with our barista, Sammi Hardisty, who trained in America. We take 40p off if people bring their bags back to the farmers’ market for refill. We also sell Lucy’s pottery on the stall. We started off just selling beans, and the first coffee we ever served was here at St Ives Farmers’ Market. People loved the flavours of the different coffees and kept coming back. We were then asked to come to the Cornwall Homes Show, where we served 2,000 cups of coffee! Both coffee and pottery can be ordered online, and we supply refill shops in Perranporth and Truro. People can also pick up freshly-roasted beans from our base at Blackwater.

Potterbeans, Blackwater Studious, Truro TR4 8HW 01872 229848; https://potterbeans. coffee

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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 draught 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.

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Easy rosemary garlic focaccia No-knead, easy, rosemary garlic focaccia bread is thick, with a perfect golden and crispy texture on the outside, but soft, fluffy, and tender inside. This recipe is from Danny Rouncefield, AKA The Cornish Chef. Danny specialises in dinner parties, pop-ups, and cookery classes. Find out more at thecornishchef.co.uk INGREDIENTS 80ml extra virgin olive oil 4 cloves garlic, finely minced, plus 4 for garnish 1tbsp fresh rosemary 2tsp active dry yeast 1/4tsp granulated sugar 225g luke-warm water 300g all-purpose flour 1/2tsp salt

METHOD

In a small saucepan, add olive oil, garlic, and rosemary, and cook over a low heat. Stir until the garlic starts to sizzle — about 2 minutes. Do not overcook the garlic as it will turn brown. Remove from heat and set aside. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in luke-warm water and mix together. Add flour and

salt, and mix to combine, scraping down the sides of the bowl (there should be no dry flour particles visible). The mixture should be very sticky and wet with 75% hydration (flour to water ratio). Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit at room temperature for 2 hours, until it has doubled in size. Spread a tablespoon of the rosemary garlic oil into an 8ins x 8ins baking tray. Transfer the dough into the tray and spread it to cover (the dough is quite sticky, so you can use some oil to help with handling the dough). Press the dough with your fingers to make dimples. Stud with a few whole garlic cloves and drizzle the remainng rosemary garlic oil on top. Let the dough rise for another 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit (220 Celsius) and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown. Let cool for 20 minutes before slicing.

Danny’s Charity Calendar Danny has a new charity calendar for 2023, available to pre-order now. This time around, it features 12 recipes for mouthwatering desserts! The calendar is raising funds for Charlie’s Star. The charity has been established in memory of a local couple’s son, Charlie Burns, It aims to “create hope and smiles” for bereaved South West families who have lost a child under the age of 19, by providing them with a fully-funded respite break in Cornwall. The calendars cost £10 (plus postage), £5 of which goes to the charity. They will be sent out in November. Order at thecornishchef.co.uk. Find out more about the charity at charliesstar.org.

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King Lear comes to the Island The wild Atlantic beyond the Island will provide a dramatic backdrop to Shakespeare’s epic tale of madness, ageing and family betrayal when Miracle Theatre brings a new production of King Lear to St Ives in August. The Island is one of 15 wilderness locations across Cornwall where the play will be staged this summer. “We’ve tried to find elemental places – and the Island is certainly that!” says director Bill Scott. “I think it will a magical experience for the audience.” The performances of King Lear on 4th and 5th August will take place by the chapel at the Island’s summit, rather than on the grass below, scene of previous Miracle productions. Miracle first performed on the Island in 1981, when the team realised, belatedly, that their production of The Fables of Faust faced a rival attraction: the televised coverage of the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. “Two people turned up,” recalls Bill. “And they were staunch republicans, who would have turned up for anything!” Miracle Theatre had been formed just two years earlier, when a small group of enthusiastic actors took their version of a medieval Cornish miracle play to parks and gardens all over the county. By the end of the fortunately glorious summer of 1979, their play, The Beginning of the World had reached around 2,000 people. Miracle was subsequently invited to stage comic interpretations of historical events at English Heritage sites.

our tent almost lifted off! Usually we just carry on, and only about one or two performances in 50 are cancelled. If the weather isn’t good during the day, people might think ‘I wonder if they’ll be doing the play tonight?’ But we like to think that whatever happens, we’ll do it.”

Advance booking for King Lear is recommended. Go to www.miracletheatre.co.uk or visit St Ives Library – now home to St Ives Box Office – Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 4pm. The play is suitable for anyone over 12. Audiences are encouraged to bring chairs, rugs and blankets. A limited number of ‘ticket plus seat’ bookings are available for people who cannot bring chairs or are on holiday. Access to the show involves walking up a hill, and the uneven ground means that it is unsuitable for wheels.

“Lovely big crowds came to see us, and we had a lot of laughs,” says Bill. “That’s how we established the character of the company – people now expect an element of comedy from a Miracle show. “Even though King Lear is a tragedy, there is a lot of humour in the play. We always try to make Shakespeare’s work accessible without dumbing down. At under two hours, this is a Lear for today, but it stays true to the story. What we’re trying to achieve is pacy entertainment – not something you have to wade through.” Taking the title role is Miracle stalwart Rosie Hughes, who transcends gender to portray the grand, passionate and angry old man. There are never more than seven actors in a Miracle production – and this time, there are only five – which demands an imaginative approach from Bill, and versatility from performers. “We’ve had to come up with ingenious ways of changing costumes quickly!” he says. As well as being easy to get on and off, he adds, the costumes are designed to withstand the unpredictable Cornish weather. “Rain doesn’t matter too much, because audiences come prepared, but wind can be dangerous – last year, when we were performing on the Isles of Scilly,

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Liz’s Quizzes

Liz Noall of Liz’s Quizzes is as busy ever, running quizzes up to five times a week, and raising huge amounts for various charities, too. Her quizzes are: Mondays, the Castle Inn, St Ives; Wednesdays, the Bird in Hand, Hayle; and Thursdays, The Queens, St Ives. There is also now a monthly quiz at St Ives Rugby Club. For details of all quizzes, search for St Ives Liz’s Quizzes on Facebook. Liz is also a co-founder of Cornish Coast Events, which organises craft markets at the Western Hotel, St Ives, on Thursdays and Fridays. There is also a new monthly market at Hayle Rugby Club. Look for Cornish Coast Events on Facebook. 1. Which team won eight Formula 1 constructors titles between 1974 and 1988?

2. Which Australian supermodel was nicknamed The Body? 3. According to the nursery rhyme, what was Old Mother Hubbard going to the cupboard for?

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Who was the prime minister of the UK between 1957 and 1963? In which month of the year is Christmas in Australia? What colour are the benches in the House of Lords? The religions Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism all originated in which country?

8. S4C is a television channel in which country in the UK? 9. Which animal is known as un lapin in French? 10. Which popular game show is known as Family Feud in the USA?

11. Where in the USA were the 2002 Winter Olympics held? 12. What is the maximum score a couple can receive for a single dance on Strictly Come Dancing?

13. What type of hat is Sherlock Holmes famous for wearing? 14. A pentagon is a shape with how mny sides? 15. According to the proverb, what should you let sleeping dogs do?

16. In which range of mountains is the Matterhorn? 17. In music, what do the initials R&B stand for? 18. In which year did Margaret Thatcher win her third general election? 19. Which TV soap was originally set in the village of Beckindale? 20. What style of sunglasses is also another name for a pilot? Answers on page 54

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beaches and criss-crossed with miles of trails and paths to walk, cycle or ride. Island ferries can take you to the gardens of Tresco or the rugged beauty of St Agnes. There is far more than you can see in a day and perhaps that is why so many people come back, time after time.

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September Festival: More star performers join the party A world premiere of music inspired by Barbara Hepworth, three more Guildhall shows, including a fundraiser for the Edward Hain Project, and backing for two big Saturday afternoons of street entertainment. These are just some of the exciting events added to the 2022 St Ives September Festival line-up since the last edition of St Ives Local. Contemporary composer and pianist Rebecca Hunt will premier Waveforms – Piano Compositions Inspired by The Art of Dame Barbara Hepworth – to the Penwith Gallery on 15th September. Following the return of Barbara Hepworth’s restored Magic Stone to the Gallery in Rebecca Hunt pianist August 2020, each composition is related to a piece of art, and has been selected by the Penwith Gallery, one-handed concert pianist Nicholas McCarthy and Rebecca herself. Co-founded by Barbara Hepworth, the gallery offers the perfect setting to showcase Rebecca’s captivating composition and performance style, and the pianist said: “I can’t wait to be part of this wonderful festival”.

DakaDoum The Guildhall Council Chamber will be the atmospheric venue for a Sunday afternoon charity show on 18h September in aid of the campaign to save Edward Hain Hospital, which has gathered such huge support across St Ives and beyond. Tir ha Tavas (Delia and Dave Brotherton), Merv Davey and Ivor Frankell will celebrate Kernow, “a proud and ancient land with a distinctive cultural identity”, on a journey in music and words through the Cornish year. The return of Cornwall country, folk, rock band Du Glas to Cohort St Ives on 18th September has also been announced. The Festival will open on Saturday 10th September with an exciting afternoon of street entertainment, thanks to the backing of Aspects Holidays – a new September Festival sponsor this year – with a second afternoon the following Saturday. Kelvin Hopkins, the Festival’s street entertainment organiser, said: “The generous support from Aspects Holidays will enable the Festival to provide a bigger and better programme than ever before.”

Kelvin Hopkins and Aspects St Ives team Kelvin Hopkins and Aspects St Ives team Soul singer Laurence Jones and his band, and a Queen Live tribute show with the Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys, have been added to the star-studded Guildhall line-up which also includes Lindisfarne, Dr Feelgood, Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, Emily Barker, Brooks Williams and Dan Walsh, Peggy Seeger, The Countrymen, FOS Brothers and the Fleetwood Mac Songbook.

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The big attraction on the first Saturday are loud and funky Afro-Brazilian drum and dance group Daka Doum, with their samba sounds. Also appearing will be contact juggler Tree Stewart, keyboard player/singer Joe Duke, Rick Chappell and Barry Hunt, who also have their own evening show at St Ives Arts Club, and Johanna Hillebrand – with more to be added. For more information and to book tickets visit www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk

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What’s On July and August MONDAYS

TUESDAYS

Iyengar Yoga

Tiddlers

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

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

Needles and Pins

St John’s Church Hall, 7pm-9pm. A group of enthusiastic sewers who meet each week to chat, drink tea and work on our own individual designs or group sewing projects.

Liz’s Quizzes

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

Hayle Amateur Dramatics Society (HADS)

7.30pm-9.30pm at the Hayle Day Centre. HADS are currently planning a summer production to follow their pantomime, Aladdin, at Easter. New members are welcome. Come along to a rehearsal, of for more information phone Ken and Lin on 07733 156530.

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

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.

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.

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.

Christian Meditation

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

Church Bellringing

Practice night at Towednack Church, 7.30 to 9pm. New and returning ringers always welcome. Excellent tuition available. Email marypjones50@gmail.com or phone 01736 794750 for more information.

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St Ives Knitting Group

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From 3pm to 4.30pm at Café Art, Royal Square, St Ives. Come along for a knit and natter. All welcome. Refreshments available from the café.

Flexibility in your 40s - and beyond

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Stammtisch German-Speaking Group

Meets once a month (not always on the same Tuesday in the month) at West Cornwall Golf Club. For details, phone Birte Hosken on 01736 798048 or email birtehosken@yahoo.co,uk

Khalid has been teaching yoga since 2003, and is a member of the British Complementary Medicine Association (BCMA)

Tel: 01736 757919 / 07979 606851 www.endrianyoga.com

St Ia Church Choir

Meet at 7pm, enter via the Lady Chapel. New members are always welcome.

St Ives Community Choir

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

1st St Ives Cubs

Meet from 6.30pm to 8pm at Ayr Field, St ives, during term time.

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.

Phoenix Singers

Meet at Hayle Day Centre, Commercial Road, Hayle, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. A friendly and lively group singing mainly pop, rock, and ballads. On Tuesdays from 26th July the singers will be singing by the Fishermen’s Lodges by St Ives harbour (weather permitting). New members – especially tenors and basses – are welcome. For more information phone 01736 797708, or visit facebook.com/phoenixstives

Badger Inn Quiz Night

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

WEDNESDAYS Iyengar Yoga

With Lucy Aldridge at West Beach, Porthmeor, 8.30am. To book, text 07817 968036. Find out more at lucyaldridge.com

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.

St Ives Artisan Market

10am to 4pm at the Guildhall.

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.

Rhyme Time

At St Ives Library, 10,45am. Thirty minutes of music, singing, and stories for pre-school children.http://www.facebook.com/stives communityfood

Craftea

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

1st St Ives Beavers

Meet from 6.30pm to 7.45pm at Ayr Field, St Ives, during term time.

St Ives Tai Chi Club

At St John’s-in-the-Fields Church, 7pm to 8.30pm. Run by experienced teachers of Lee-style

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Tai Chi and qigong. Beginners are welcome and there are discounts for block bookings. Find out more at tinyurl.com/2p987z4e

St Ives Community Foodshare

Liz’s Quizzes

Carbis Bay Scouts

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

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

Iyengar Yoga

With Lucy Aldridge at Carbis Bay Memorial Hall. Mixed ability, 9.15am; beginners, general, 5.30pm; intermediate class, 7pm. To book, text 07817 968036. Find out more at lucyaldridge.com

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

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. 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. Free entry, dogs welcome. Follow facebook.com/ cornishcoastevents/

Holy Communion

St Ia Parish Church, 10.30am.

Trecrom Ladies Club

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

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 Craft Markets

St Ives Community Foodshare

At the Western Hotel, 10.30am-5pm. Free entry, dogs welcome. Follow facebook.com/ cornishcoastevents/

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. For further information, call 07999 239865.

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

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 FOSIL (Friends of St Ives Library)

Super Saturdays are held on the first Saturday every month in St Ives Library, from. 10am to midday. There is a different theme every month. All welcome. Drinks and cake provided.

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SUM ERFET02&FESTIVAL

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

Saturday 23rd July 6-11pm Sunday 24th July 11am-5pm

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.

New location: In the field behind the bus shelter! Limited Parking: Please Bus, Taxi or Walk

SUNDAYS

EVENING FESTIVAL with Live Music & Tug O’War The Islanders Looper Bacon rolls, sausages & burgers!

Iyengar Yoga

With Lucy Aldridge at West Beach, Porthmeor, 8.30am. To book, text 07817 968036. Find out more at lucyaldridge.com

St Ia Church

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FAMILY FUN 11am Open 11:05 Horse Parade 11:45 St Ives Concert Band 12:45 Pensans Morris Dancers 1:30 Phoenix Singers 2:30 Fun Dog Show

Bouncy castle & slide, Face Painting, Games, MG Cars, Local Craft & Community Stalls, WW2 Vehicles, Fire Engine, Live Local Music, Raffle, Police Car

Said Eucharist, 8am; Parish Eucharist, 9.45.

Amazing quiches, pizza slices, filled rolls, delicious cakes, cream teas, and much more. Veggie, vegan, and gluten free as well. All served by Chernobyl Children’s Life Line

St John’s in the Fields

WITH THANKS TO OUR AMAZING SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS!

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

Hope Community Church

Morning service,10:30am, at Lelant Village Hall. To find out more, contact Pastor Rodney Orr, 01736 798530.

St Ives Community Foodshare

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

OTHER EVENTS Secret Gardens of St Ives 2nd and 3rd July

Explore 12 private gardens. Tickets from St Ives Library, Colenso’s or stives.ticketsolve.com/ shows/1173627208. Proceeds go to St Ives Community Fund. Phone 01736 795695 for details.

St Ives U3A 5th July, 2pm

St Ives U3A at Carbis Bay Memorial Hall, Trencrom Lane. Talk on Cornwall Council waste and recycling. Followed by tea or coffee and biscuits. Newcomers welcome.

Probus Club of St Ives 11th July, 10am

At St Anta’s Church Hall, Carbis Bay. Speaker: Trevor Smitheram, talking on Hayle North Quay. Coffee, tea, and biscuits provided. All welcome.

St Ives U3A 19th July, 2pm

St Ives U3A at Carbis Bay Memorial Hall, Trencrom

Volunteers gratefully received: halsetownvillagefete@gmail.com

Lane. Talk on the RSPB. Followed by tea or coffee and biscuits. Newcomers welcome.

Halsetown Summer Fete and Festival 23rd July, 6pm-11pm and 24th July, 11am-5pm.

Evening Festival with live music from Looper and The Islanders, and Family Fun Day with bouncy castle and slide, face painting, games, local craft and community stalls, horse parade, fun dog show, MG cars, fire engines, police car, St Ives Concert Band, Pensans Morris Dancers and the Phoenix Singers. Food on both days in support of the fete and Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline.

Matilda Jr 26th-29th July, 2th-6th, 18th, 19th, 23rd and 24th August, 7.30pm

Kidz R Us production at St Ives Theatre. A gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination. Book at kidzrus.net

St Ives U3A 2nd August, 2pm

At Carbis Bay Memorial Hall, Trencrom Lane. Talk on the Wave Project, followed by tea or coffee and biscuits. Newcomers welcome.

St Ives Lifeboat Day 4th August, 10am-4pm

At St Ives Lifeboat Station, in support of the

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RNLI. Meet the team, check out RNLI equipment and boats and watch operational displays. Stalls and refreshments. An event for the whole family. Details at facebook.com/events/328795042497027/

Calendar Girls The Musical 9th-12th, 16th, 17th, 25th, 26th, 30th and 31 August, 7.30pm

Kidz R Us production at St Ives Theatre. The true story of the creation of a fabulous and funny nude calendar. Book at kidzrus.net

Oliver! The Musical 10th-13th August, 7.30pm, 14th August, 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Centenary Drama Group and CD Kids production of the much-loved musical at Hayle Academy.

Charity Fun Day 21st August, 11am

Copperhouse Café and Hayle Recreation Ground, in aid of NAWT, RNLI, St Julia’s Hospice and Last Chance Hotel. Music, dog show, stalls, balloon modelling, face painting, bouncy castles, pony rides, BBQ and bar. Phone 07925 335198.

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ART AND EXHIBITIONS Anima Mundi Until 11th July

Luke Routledge: Reivider Fresh from recent exhibitions at Kunsthal Gent and The Saatchi Gallery comes a phantasmagoric caste of grotesques. Routledge’s sculptural

Outdoor Art Classes Harbour Galleries, Wharf Road, St Ives www.barnoonarts.uk output is focused on the description of an alternate society of nonsensical protohumans, anthropomorphic beings, and the speculative fictional multiverse they call home. This multiverse is used as a framework within which to explore and unite diverse research topics, creating a living collage territory. Simon Averill: Entanglement Entanglement is a project that Simon Averill has been working on since 2016 and which has grown to include more than 140 paintings. Each painting has a singular and distinct luminosity, achieved through many many glazed layers, which are best experienced in the flesh to appreciate the micro and macro quality of his endeavour. The ambitious project is inspired by the principle of quantum entanglement, Street-an-Pol, St Ives TR26 2DS animamundigallery.com/

Barnoon Arts 18th-29th July

Paint A celebration of the medium of paint from the viewpoint of different artists. Featuring Karen Foss, SusieGutierrez, Zoe Eaton, Peter Giles, Katie Lennon, and Frances Ross. Barnoon Workshop, Clodgy View TR26 1JG barnoonarts.uk/

Belgrave St Ives Until 18th July

Anima Mundi - Luke Routledge

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Jeffrey Harris: Paintings and Prints from Cornwall and Australia, 1968-2022 Born in 1932, the painter and printmaker studied at Leeds College of Art before moving to St Ives in 1956, where he shared Porthmeor Studio 7 with Tasmanian artist Gwen Leitch. Gwen and Jeffrey worked from the studio for 15 years before emigrating to Australia in 1970 where, now approaching 90, he continues a daily art practice. Long overdue for reappraisal, Harris’s expressive

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oil paintings, subtle reliefs, and carefully observed etchings of St Ives return to the. There will also be a concurrent display of the artist’s work in the Hepworth Room at Penwith Gallery, St Ives. 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 2nd-30th July

Neil Davies and Matthew Chambers 6th August-3rd September Judy Buxton and Chloe Rosetta Bell See article in the art editorial section. 24 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1HE newcraftsmanstives.com

Leach Pottery Until 1st October

People and Pottery in the Cube Gallery Sharing the engaging personal stories of the ceramics in our lives. It is informed by the local community and groups the Leach Pottery works in partnership with on its Community Programme.

30th July-30th October Leach Studio potters

2nd-31st July

Tomoo Hamada Work by the grandson of one of the Leach Pottery founders. Workshops

9th and 27th July

Piggy bank making, 10am-11.30am. Free for those in TR26 postcodes, otherwise £8.

26th July

Clay play for under-fives. £6

8th, 22nd, and 29th August

Make a pinch pot in the garden. £5

3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 24th, 25th, and 31st August Young potter wheel workshop. £8 Higher Stennack, St Ives TR26 2HE leachpottery.com/

Penwith Gallery Until 17th July

Studio Gallery: Stephanie Sandercock, Alchemy Highly textured paintings and three-dimensional works on aluminium, rusted steel, wooden panel, and canvas, using crushed limestone and marble plaster, acrylic with muscovite, and biotite mica.

Until 17th July

New Gallery: Jason Lilley and Mark Verry, Landscript “Like our fingerprints and the lines in our palms, the memory of the past remains imprinted on all land. As every fingerprint is unique, so is the

Penwith Gallery - Alchemy by Stephanie Sandercock pattern of every piece of land... Let us call this the landscript.” H-Sang, Seung, 2008

23rd July-21st August

Studio Gallery: Young Penwith Artists A joint exhibition of paintings by Sophie Fraser and Alice Ellis-Bray The first in a series of young artist shows.

23rd July-20th August

New Gallery: Associate Members’ Summer Exhibition A variety of sculptures, ceramics, paintings, drawings, photographs and prints

Until 21st August

Main Gallery: Members’ Summer Exhibition A diverse exhibition of sculptures, ceramics, paintings, drawings, and prints from the members of the Penwith Society of Arts, St Ives. Back Road West, St Ives TR26 1NL www.penwithgallery.com

Tate St Ives Until 30th October

Ad Minoliti: Biofera Peluche See article in the art editorial section.

ONGOING Modern Conversations

Exploring 100 years of art, celebrating how West Cornwall has welcomed and inspired artists and revealing new connections to artists from around the world. Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG | tate.org.uk/ visit/tate-st-ives. See page 31 for information about events at Tate St Ives.

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St Ives eBikes: a traditional local bike shop for the 21st century now offering rental, servicing, repairs and sales Electric bikes are a fantastic way to get around St Ives – and to explore the dramatic coast and countryside beyond the town. It’s what inspired keen cyclist Ben Colclough to launch St Ives eBikes. The business started with 10 bikes for rent, and such was the demand for them that within a year they had 35 eBikes to rent, and now also offer bike servicing and repairs, alongside a range of new and reconditioned eBikes for sale. Ben had seen electric bike hire companies operating successfully in his travels around the world, and he was confident that this was something which would work well in St Ives. As he says: “I live on the edge of town, and if I wanted to go surfing, it was often a nightmare finding

somewhere to park!” The Covid lockdown summer of 2020 was the ideal time for Ben to set up this new business, as his overseas travel company, Tourdust, was significantly affected by restrictions on long-haul holidays. Following the launch of the business, local folk and holidaymakers alike began to make a beeline for St Ives eBikes. “Most people are trying an eBike for the first time, and they love it,” says Ben. “Tourists love cycling out to Zennor – as soon as you leave Rosewall Hill behind, the scenery is breathtaking, and the best way to see it is on a bike. The most adventurous go all round the Land’s End peninsula. It’s very hilly and not normal cycling terrain, but if you’re riding an eBike, it’s more like going for a good walk.” St Ives eBikes offers full information for self-guided tours, including details about lunch stops and sites en route. And if your bike has a puncture,

one of the team will come out and get you mobile again. The company now rents out a range of regular and electric bikes, including gravel bikes, road eBikes, mountain eBikes, touring eBikes and cargo eBikes, which have space where two children can sit. Rental stock is sold each year, which can be good value for people interested in buying their first electric bike. St Ives eBikes also has a small but growing range of new electric bikes for sale. Anyone interested in having a test ride is welcome to call in at the shop in Ventnor Terrace. The shop employs two experienced year-round staff, with seasonal support to clean and check the bikes at the end of each day, and the business has expanded to offer all the services provided by a traditional local bike shop. Bring in any bike, including a child’s cycle, and the team will be happy to take a look at it and get it back on the road.

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Jubilee fireworks

Town goes red, white, and blue for Jubilee holiday For a moment it looked as though, after a Thursday and Friday of blazing sunshine, the weather might be bad for the weekend element of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. But the rain pretty much held off as tables were spread across the harbourfront for a giant street party. There was a lovely spirit as traffic was diverted away from the front and families brought picnics or partook of food and drink purchased from the many fine outlets in St Ives town centre. Bunting fluttered and mayor Kirsty Arthur met many people, including Jan Greenfield, who had recreated the official Jubilee trifle. Many shop windows were

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decorated with red, white, and blue themes, and Union flag hats abounded. The Jubilee weekend started on the Island, with the lighting of a beacon, and the illumination of both St Nicholas Chapel and the National Coastguard Institution station, in red, white and blue. A variety of community events followed – bunting and flag-making at St Ives Library, a village fayre in London, a garden party in Carbis Bay, and concerts at St John’s in the Fields Church and Fore Street Chapel. The celebrations culminated in a grand firework display. Great work from the teams of volunteers who helped make the weekend such as success.

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A family picnic

Bunting above the beach

The baker and the mayor

Illuminations on the Island

Ruff Life shop window display

Stilt walkers in the harbour St Ives Archive stall at Lelant

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Village Fayre

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New Craftsman Gallery: Neil Davies and Judy Buxton It would be easy to assume that artist Neil Davies would be familiar with every detail of the west Cornwall landscape. After all, he’s walked its fields, footpaths, and cliff paths many times over the years, making preparatory sketches for his well-known paintings. In 2020, though, Neil and his family acquired a puppy, Obi, a Border Beagle, who needed to be walked twice a day. Subsequently, the family got to know their immediate locality in greater detail then ever. They explored all footpaths, in all directions within a couple of miles of their home, taking time to notice the smaller details of the Penwith landscape. The result is a new collection of paintings, on display from 2nd-30th July at the New Craftsman Gallery, in Fore Street, St Ives. It’s an intimate study of nature on the artist’s doorstep, with a few jaunts further afield as Obi’s size and enthusiasm increased. “Walking at Obi’s pace, stopping, doubling back, pausing to chat to other dog owners, I have been forced to look more closely more often,” says Neil. “This new way of looking and noticing has resulted in a deeper understanding of and affection for my home turf, which I hope I have managed to convey in this collection of paintings.” Also on show are ceramics by Royal College of Art graduate Matthew Chambers. He is known for his distinctive work, in which layers of clay and colour enclose several layers, resulting in extraordinary sculptural forms. This new collection specifically explores the art-historical tradition of the Mandorla used in religious art, where two circles overlap to form an almond-shaped ‘aura’ surrounding a holy figure.

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From 6th August-3rd September, the gallery hosts a collection of oil-on-canvas works by award-winning painter Judy Buxton. Judy is a fine art graduate of both Falmouth College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools in London, and has been awarded the Sir Cyril Sweet Prize, the Royal Watercolour Prize, the Gold Medal from the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers, and The Hunting Art Prize. She lives and works on the Lizard Peninsula, where she draws inspiration for her landscape paintings from the area’s unique moorland, coast, and river. Other subjects include still life paintings of flowers, and dynamic equine paintings, which reflect Judy’s passion for horses. Deep texture, soft colours and the vigorous use of a palette knife are the defining characteristics of her work. The collection has a particular emphasis on roses, in response to the accompanying collection of ceramics by rising young artist Chloe Rosetta Bell. Chloe graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2019. With a special interest in using and transforming organic materials in her work, her objects are a physical record of the agricultural landscape and the livelihoods that depend upon it.

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WHAT’S ON Weekly Markets

Tuesdays 9:30am-3:30pm - Collectables Market – Stalls include jewellery, books, coins, stamps, postcards and other bric-a-brac & curios. Wednesdays 10am-4pm - Artisan Market - Makers, artists, bakers and crafts people showcasing the very best of Cornish small business creativity. Thursdays 9:30am-2pm - Farmers Market – A wide range of local produce, food and drink stalls & quality crafts.

Live Music

Saturday 2nd July - 7pm – Budapest Café Orchestra – A blistering barrage of folk and gypsy-flavoured music from the impeccably formed four-piece orchestra. Saturday 13th August – 8pm – Shackup DJs Present Aquafunk – Shackup DJs will be spinning the best underground sounds. A set packed with new & classic funk, soul, disco, house & Latin tunes. Friday 26th August – 8pm - The Scribes – A night of live hip-hop from the multi-award winning Scribes with special guests, raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Saturday 27th August – 7:30pm - Very Santana – The West Midlands based tribute band present a live experience spanning the entire musical Santana legacy.

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Tate St Ives: Biosfera Peluche Wandering around the new Ad Minoliti exhibition at Tate St Ives, one wonders what sort of fevered, frenzied mind has come up with this kaleidoscope of primary colours, surreal ideas, and varieties of style. And then one meets the artist, a petite, 42-year-old, quietly spoken Argentinian artist who talks through the logic of the show in measured, yet assured tones. Biosfera Peluche (Biosphere Plush in English) is modelled against late 20th century experiments that explored whether humans could sustain life in environments such as space stations. These projects aimed to generate data and information that could be used to occupy and profit from other planets.

Minoliti’s biosphere overturns the colonial and capitalist ideas behind these social and scientific ventures. Instead of operating on exclusion and profit, Minoliti’s version values all identities, experiences, and even abstract forms. In Biosgera Peluche, machines and

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humans co-create artwork, and colour and shape are applied to reform architecture or deconstruct gender roles. Above all, the exhibition, which transferred from its original venue, the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, in Gateshead, is very immersive. Seats, cubby holes, and soft bean-bags abound. There is a library with gay and feminist literature abounding. Pick up a book or magazine and find a spot to sit and read. Don’t think this is a fringe attraction. It’s not. It’s very inclusive and in terms of style there’s something for all tastes, from fine art to abstract, floor-to-ceiling colour, 2D and 3D perspectives. And sometimes disorientating bursts of colour. Look out, too, for the Furries – trans-species dressed creatures dotted throughout the show, challenging our perceptions and divisions between male and female, terrestrial and alien, biology and technology, and art and everyday life. Biosfera Peluche by Ad Minoliti runs at Tate St Ives until 30th October. Find out more at tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/

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What’s on Tate St Ives

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Super Sunday Sunday 26 June 11.00–15.00

It’s gallery takeover time for families! Get creative at our Super Sunday family festival inspired by Ad Minoliti’s exciting exhibition at Tate St Ives. Please book your timed admission ticket in advance https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives

Beach workshops Every Wednesday & Friday in August

Explore the beach and get creative. Join us in August as we make art outdoors, inspired by the wonderful artists and magical stories of Porthmeor Beach.

Ad Minoliti Biosfera Peluche / Biosphere Plush installed at Tate St Ives, 2022. Photo © Tate (Joe Humphrys & Lucy Dawkins)

£4.50 per child. Suitable for ages 5-12. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-st-ives/beach-art-explorers

Ad Minoliti Until 30 Oct 2022

Experience Ad Minoliti's bold geometric paintings, playful faces and floor to ceiling colour, transforming the gallery into a futuristic environment. https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-st-ives/ad-minoliti

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and Jonathan Michael Ray Until 2 Oct 2022

An exhibition bringing together two artists connected with West Cornwall. Both draw inspiration from the local landscape, exploring the idea that there is more to experience in nature than can be found on the surface. https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-st-ives/wilhelmina-barns-graham-and-jonathan-michael-ray

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 https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/tate-st-ives -locals-pass Please mention St. Ives Local when contacting advertisers

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Out on the Towans: Clouds of blue

by Martin Rule, Towans Ranger So here we are. We’ve reached the heady days of summer, when many more people – both locals and holidaymakers – discover the Towans. I always encourage people to pause and look around as they walk through the dunes on their mad dash to the beach! There’s so much wildlife to see and hear right beside you if you just take the time to look and listen. We have one of the largest populations of the silver-studded blue butterfly in the country – reaching into thousands! During June and much of July, groups of these beautiful butterflies can easily be seen in many areas, usually flying quite close to the ground, where the grass is shorter and less tussocky. You can often find yourself walking through little clouds of silver-studded blues – a real treat! In the grassland below them, you will see many lovely pink spikes of pyramidal orchid, along with mountains of sweet-scented, foamy yellow lady’s bedstraw. This was used many

years ago to add some pleasant perfume to human bedding. In some places, often where the ground has been disturbed by digging rabbits, you’ll find one of my seasonal favourites – the blue and mauve viper’s bugloss. This is the native version of the tall echium plants which many people can grow in their gardens, if they are frost-free. Viper’s bugloss often grows alongside the yellow flowers of ragwort. This plant might deserve a whole article at some point, but right now I just encourage you to look for the black and gold stripey caterpillars of the cinnabar moth. Ragwort is its only foodplant, so is essential to its survival. Friends of the Towans’ summer programme of nature walks and beach cleans is going really well, and is clearly being enjoyed by newcomers as well as our ever-growing band of regular volunteers. As ever, if you’d like to get involved with our work, just email me at martinrule@ talktalk.net and don’t forget to check out our website, www.friendsofthetowans.co.uk, and Facebook page. Along with the whole of the Hayle community, we were shocked and saddened in May to learn of the sudden death of John Bennett, one of our trustees. John was certainly a true friend of the Towans – he played a major role in the process of registering Friends of the Towans with the Charity Commission, and then provided us with great service as our treasurer. His legacy is widespread in the town and beyond, and we express our condolences to his family. I have a bittersweet memory of the last time I saw John, when he came on a birdwatching walk which I arranged in and around Godrevy in April. He was thrilled to see his first ever choughs.

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Carnival celebrates a special anniversary in style

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Paddington Bear was there, along with a parrot or two, a couple of pantomime dames and a postbox on legs – and even the Royal Family put in an appearance! They were among the cast of characters who played their part in Hayle Carnival, along with actors and singers, gig rowers and skaters – and many other local folk. Blessed by a gloriously sunny evening, the carnival, led by Porthleven Band, weaved its way from the recreation ground to Foundry Square and back, while smiling spectators of all ages turned out in force to wave and clap. This was the 70th Hayle Carnival – and surely one of the best. Hayle Lions

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Trevena Cross Nurseries: A long hot summer? As we write, it is predicted to be a nice warm summer, so we hope that’s what we’re enjoying as you read! Spring did deliver lots of dry, pleasant days, but we haven’t had our fair share of prolonged sunshine yet, so we have everything crossed for the days to come. Lots of people have finally found freedom again and are getting back out and about, enjoying holidays abroad and making the most of finally being able to be more social. Entertaining at home cannot be beaten as the number one way to create wonderful memories with others, and the garden can play a key part in this during the summer months. With the incredible jubilee celebrations behind us, when our outside spaces came into their own, now is the time to continue making those memories with garden parties, BBQs, chilled evenings around the firepit or wet and wild parties with the kids! However you choose to use the space, the garden is the place to be, and Trevena Cross can help you make it the perfect backdrop if there is still work to be done following spring and early summer. Garden Centre owner Graham Jeffery says: “We have lots of summer colour around, all ready to fill any gaps on the patio or in the garden – be it patio plants, perennials or shrubs. We’re making it accessible to all too, with lots of special offers like 3 for £10 on our 3-litre summer colour pots and other special picks. like our 3-litre dahlias. We always plant up ‘ready-to-go’ pots and baskets in the nursery, so that it couldn’t be easier for the

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non-gardener or those after the easiest colour fix.” Masses of different summer-flowering perennials are among the highlights of the season here at the garden centre, all grown on site and ready to fill mixed beds and borders, or create drifts for a showstopping spectacle. The big range available is also a highlight for our garden pollinators, who often become much more visible during the summer, and remind us of their all-round importance”. As for outdoor living in general, Trevena Cross has rehomed plenty of garden furniture through spring, and with staggered deliveries, still has plenty to offer through summer too, for those who have resisted temptation until now, or who have just not got around to seeing what’s on offer. Firepits and water features can also transform the outdoor experience, helping create the perfect ambience all year round. Make the most of the summer (why not head for a cream tea at the Garden Kitchen Café at Trevena Cross?) and most importantly, make the most your outside space – because before you know it, autumn will be here, and we’ll be planting up spring-flowering bulbs again!

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Garden Stories: King George V Memorial Walk Vibrant blue agapanthus spikes, fluffy red bottlebrush blooms, and the sunny yellow flowers of euryops … Hayle’s stunning subtropical garden, King George V Memorial Walk, is at its brilliant best in these days of high summer – just in time for a visit by the judges from Britain in Bloom in late July. Hayle has won many awards in the competition over the last 20 years, and the Walk – run by the town council – has played a vital role in that success, with its gardeners working closely with keen volunteers from the Hayle in Bloom group. For head gardener Olivia Pellowe, judging is always quite a nervewracking time. “I always hope there won’t be any rain in the weeks before the judges come, because I don’t want weeds to sprout up when they’re here!” she says. “We try to make the Walk look pristine, and show off the best bits of what we’ve done over the last year.” However, the focus over the two years of the pandemic has been to maintain the garden rather than carrying out any new projects. The Walk was created along a disused railway line – which once ran through the centre of Hayle – in memory of the Queen’s grandfather, following his death in 1937, and featured flower borders, ponds and a plantation of both British and non-native trees. Twenty years on, ivy was rampaging in the beds and brambles stretching across the path – but the Walk was soon knocked into shape by Russell Symons, who became head gardener in 1969. He introduced shrubs such as pittosporum and buddleia which he had grown at home, along

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with 200 dahlia cuttings, which he split to create around 2,000 new plants. The Walk’s next gardener, Mike Kemp, who took over when Russell retired in 1992, brought in exotics such as fan palms and bamboo, which thrive in the garden’s mild climate and sheltered setting. Mike once described it as “a garden for all season – there will always be something in bloom, even in January”. Mike created a sensory garden, a jungle and an architectural bed, where yuccas and trachycarpus grow around the old sluice gates which were used at Copperhouse Pool, which runs alongside the Walk, for more than 100 years. It was Mike who launched the Hayle in Bloom group. Olivia, who took over from him as head gardener in 2014, has continued this tradition of community involvement. In recent years, children from Bodriggy Academy have built a bug mansion and planted wildflowers and herbs. When Hayle Surf Life Saving Club donated a boat, it became the central feature of a flower bed and was framed by sand and marram grass, to make it look as though it had been beached. “We weren’t sure if the salt content of the sand might affect the plants, but it looks really good,” says Olivia. “And the plants are mostly ones you would see near a beach – evening primrose, poppy, red valerian, thrift and sea holly.” The Walk’s waterfront setting has proved the perfect place for the boat – and for Olivia! “One of the things I love about this job is being so close to Copperhouse Pool and watching the birds – we get some really unusual ones,” she says. “It’s a very peaceful place.”

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The Water Man: Memoirs of a St Ives hero When a water main burst near the Royal Cinema in 1963, Jim Hodge risked his life to save the water supply for much of St Ives. The main was next to a deep adit of the old Trenwith Mine and Jim, who worked for the West Cornwall Water Board, was given the task of repairing it. He was accompanied by miner Edward Waters, and after going underground, the two men crawled into the adit, where they carried out the repair while lying in water. This dramatic incident was recalled by Jim in his memoirs, which were compiled and edited by his daughter, Janet Mitchell, following his death in 2016. A second edition of The Water Man, with 40 extra pages of stories and photographs, is now available. As well as one man’s story, the book is a social history of St Ives, and it also includes traditional local recipes and a glossary of Cornish names. The Water Man begins with the history of the water supply to St Ives and the impact of mining on the development of the town. Jim’s own memories start with his days at the Island Road School during the Second World War: “I can remember my mother at a window of a local factory where she worked throwing buns down to me and to the other children”. The water main repair was not the only extraordinary episode in Jim’s life. In 1942, he was playing with friends on the Island when a German plane flew so low that he could see the face of the pilot – who then fired at the children, after which the plane bombed the gas works above Porthmeor Beach. And in 1970, Jim was called out in the middle of the night when a fire in a café threatened to engulf Fore Steet. “The tide was out, and the firemen needed water,” explains Janet. “My dad went around the town, opening seven

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water valves – he knew that the pipes in the lower part of the town couldn’t withstand much pressure – and he covered two and a half miles in 32 minutes!“ Jim loved recounting his adventures, and in retirement he started writing them down. “I am writing this book because I think that St Ives has changed so much,” he wrote in what was to become a foreword of The Water Man. “I want to record my memories for the generations to come.” Compiling the book was a labour of love, says Janet. She is proud that South West Water – where he worked for 20 years – has decided to present an annual award, the Jim Hodge Memorial Cup, to the Best of the Best SWW Employee. Jim’s reward for being “the best of the best” at the time of his brave work deep underground in 1963 was just £25. “I was told that since I had been paid double time when underground, that was enough,” he wrote. However, he did receive a letter of appreciation on behalf of government minister Sir Keith Joseph, describing what he had done for the people of St Ives as “a most heroic effort”.

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Book Review The Draw of the Sea by Wyl Menmuir

£16.99 In this beautifullywritten meditation on what it is that draws us to the waters’ edge, Wyl Menmuir tells the stories of the fishermen, surfers, swimmers, beachcombers, conservationists, sailors and boatbuilders whose lives revolve around the sea in the Cornish community where he lives.

Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

£14.99 It is Halloween, and Seaglass – a crumbling Cornish house perched upon its own tiny private island – is at one with the granite rocks it sits on. The Darker family haven’t all been in the same place for over a decade, and when the tide comes in, they’ll be cut off from the rest of the world for eight hours. When the tide goes back out, nothing will ever be the same again – because one of them is a killer...

The Celts: A Sceptical History by Simon Jenkins £16.99 The word ‘keltoi’ first appears in Greek as applied generally to aliens or ‘barbarians’ - and theories of Celticism

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by Alice Harandon, manager of St Ives Bookseller continue to fuel many of the prejudices and misconceptions that divide the peoples of the British Isles to this day. A fascinating and timely debate on who the Celts really were – or weren’t – and what their legacy should be in an increasingly dis-United Kingdom.

Our Haunted Shores: Tales from the Coasts of the British Isles

£8.99 From forbidding cliffs and lonely lighthouses to rumbling shingles and silted estuaries, the coasts of the British Isles have stoked the imaginations of storytellers for millennia, lending a rich literary significance to these spaces between land and sea. This collection of stories, folk tales and poems offers a chilling literary tour of the coasts of Great Britain.

Five Bears by Catherine Rayner

£12.99 Bear is walking through the forest when he comes across another bear. The two bears wander along, thinking different thoughts and looking in different directions. Soon the two bears come across another bear, and then another bear, and eventually find a bear stuck in a tree. The bears realise that perhaps they aren’t that different after all, and perhaps they could be friends? A gorgeously illustrated book about friendship and looking past differences.

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Plastic Free St Ives: Plastic free at the Jubilee

by Emma Fashokun, Cornish Gems Guest Experience and Corporate Social Responsibility Manager The team at Plastic Free St Ives joined forces with Cornish Gems to promote a plastic free lifestyle at the Jubilee BIG Lunch Street Party organised by St Ives BID. We had lots of conversations with locals and tourists about how we can reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in our waters and on our coastline. We were certainly encouraged by the increased awareness that we encountered regarding the damage that single use plastic causes to our environment. Now that summer is here, we’d like to issue a reminder to everyone about one of our key goals – to eliminate the sale, purchase and then abandoning of cheap polystyrene bodyboards. Last year, the Ocean Recovery Project and Keep Britain Tidy recovered 1,082 snapped boards from across the South West. For more information about this, search for Waves of Waste 2021 on YouTube. Anyone who has participated in a beach clean can testify to how many thousands of polystyrene beads are washed up on our shores. These are also consumed by marine wildlife and make their way into our food chain. As an alternative, instead of purchasing a cheap polystyrene version, you can buy or rent a wooden bellyboard.

You can also reduce your carbon footprint by buying or renting from local makers and businesses, such as Dick Pearce and Little Goat Gruff. Also at the Jubilee event we raised much-needed funds for the Wave Project Cornwall. This wonderful charity uses surfing to promote the emotional and physical wellbeing of children and young people. We at Cornish Gems donated a box of St Ives Chilly’s Bottles – which couldn’t be sold because they had an etching error on them – as prizes. We were happy to give them away rather than send them to landfill, and £130 was raised. St Ives Plastic Free is looking for new committee members to help with ongoing initiatives locally. Please get in touch with me at Emma.Fashokun@cornishgems.com if you are interested in helping out.

These cheap throwaway boards have a big carbon footprint, as they are often shipped from the other side of the world in a container ship. Not only are container ships responsible for enormous carbon emissions, but if they were a country, they’d be the sixth largest contributor to carbon emissions worldwide – they are big polluters of our oceans.

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St Ives Archive: Cornish Miners Abroad by Elaine Pearce

There was a gold rush in Australia 1852, in a town called Moonta in Victoria, and nine men set sail from Plymouth to try their luck. One of them, Thomas Hollow, from St Ives, had not been there long when he found a large nugget of gold. He took the next ship back to Cornwall, and set about rebuilding all the houses in Bethesda Hill (right), where his family lived, and built five new houses for his friends and family, with cellars underneath where they could keep their fishing nets. These houses are still there. I have been to Moonta, which is known as Australia’s Little Cornwall, and it is both lovely and sad to visit. At the Cornish cemetery, I found so many St Ives names. Flowers planted by people who look after the graves grow everywhere, but in the area where children are buried, there is not even a blade of grass. Why? Because of the plague that struck in the mid-19th century, the graves are marked only by little mounds of earth, two feet apart. People often had only tents to live in – hygiene was poor, disease was widespread, and doctors were few. The mines in Moonta have much to thank Holman’s of Camborne for, as this was the company which made the drills and compressors for the mines, and also Harvey’s of Hayle, which made a lot of the equipment used underground. This looks as good as it always did, as it is all looked after by Victoria State Heritage. The most famous mine captain in the area was Henry Richard Hancock, who originally came from Cornwall. He was made superintendent of the Moonta Mining Company in 1864, at the age of 28. For the next 34 years, these were the richest mines in Australia. Some miners came back home, but others continued to work 16 to 20 hours a day, in the hope of making better lives for themselves. This they did, and their descendants are still in Australia, but are very proud of their Cornish ancestry. Wherever you go, you’ll find someone with a Cornish name, or who is connected to someone from Cornwall, and who comes “home” once or twice in their lifetime. Because St Ives was such a poor town in the 1840s,

and fishing was in decline, many men also sailed from Plymouth to California, where they too caught “Gold Fever”. Some of the Cornish went to Marapota in Native American territory, to work on the railways, until they moved to where the gold rush was. Some returned home because the work was so hard, and went back to fishing or farming. But because the Cornish were known for their knowledge of mining, they were able to better themselves, and most stayed on, meeting their future wives and settling down. One St Ives man, Thomas Jenkyn Pearce, a butcher back home, went into mining for a while, and then, when he got together some money, he went to Nevada City, California, and opened up the very first butcher shop in Grass Valley. Thomas sent for his fiancée, Jane Rouse Quick, and together they bought a house on the corner of Main and Auburn Street, which is still there. Grass Valley is said to be the most Cornish spot in America. On 12 March 2005, residents started the first St Piran’s Day celebration in the USA., and this was followed by the Pasty Olympics, which now takes place every year. The town was prosperous, and the Cousin Jacks – as miners from Cornwall were called – arrived in California by the hundreds, fleeing economic depression in Cornwall. The best of them were soon earning $3.50 a day. In Nevada City, 480 machines known as stamps crushed 250,000 tons of ore a year.

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. 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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Property: How you can reduce your energy bill Energy bills are set to rise by more than 50% this year. A worldwide squeeze on energy supplies has pushed the price of gas up to unprecedented levels. The UK is particularly hard-hit because about 85% of our homes have gas central heating, and gas generates a third of the country’s electricity. In the past, we have always been encouraged to shop around when energy bills rise, but that option is no longer available due to the collapse of so many of the smaller, more competitively priced energy companies. This means we’re having to look for more creative ways to save on our fuel bills, for example, by making improvements to the energy efficiency of our homes. Even the smallest of changes — when done consistently — could help offset rising prices and keep your energy bills at more manageable levels. Here are our top six tips for saving energy at home, courtesy of the Energy Saving Trust. Adopt them all and you could save around £200 to £300 per year on your fuel bills!

Top tips Turn off standby appliances at the plug: estimated average saving of £30 a year. Use plug sockets that can be turned on and off via your phone to make sure you switch unused appliances off. Or you could use cheaper timer plugs to schedule turning appliances on and off. Install a smart theremostat: estimated average saving of £75 a year. Smart thermostats can make your heating more efficient by only warming the rooms you are using. They work by learning how long it takes to heat your home, so they can have it at the right temperature at exactly the right time. They

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can also be controlled by your phone, which means you won’t have to come back to a cold home. Turn down your thermostat: estimated average saving of £80 per year by turning your heating down by just one degree. Buy energy efficient appliances: estimated average saving of between £7 to £65 a year. If you need to renew an appliance, choose one with a high energy-efficiency rating. An A+++ washing machine will typically use £65 less energy than an A+ one over an 11-year product lifespan. A modern, efficient dishwasher will typically cost around £7 less a year to run compared to an older model. Wash clothes at a lower temperature: estimated average saving of £5 a year just by washing at 30 degrees rather than 40 degrees. (Bonus tip: most household detergent brands produce a perfectly good wash at 30 degrees.) Invest in draught proofing: estimated average saving £35 a year. Use draught excluders or draught-proofing kits to seal cracks in skirting boards and floors. If you don’t have double glazing then you can buy special plastic lining for your windows. Take a look at the Energy Saving Trust website (energysavingtrust.org.uk) for more helpful information for saving money on your home, travel and business fuel bills.

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