This is a list of forthcoming events held at Porthmeor.
The Porthmeor Talks are a series of monthly talks and films, jointly arranged with St Ives Archive. Tickets cost £5 and are available from Porthmeor Studios and St Ives Archive, or online from the Cornwall Riviera Box Office http://www.crbo.co.uk/events.php?evGrp=292.
Wednesday 18th January 7pm £5
EARLY ARTISTS AND THEIR PORTRAYAL OF ‘OLD ST. IVES’
St. Ives owes a great debt to the early artists who recorded not only scenes of the town, but helped to record its history. Such is the theme of this Illustrated Talk by Brian Stevens, Curator of St. Ives Museum.
Wednesday 15th February 7pm £5
WARHORSES, FERRETS, RATS, MOLES AND MUD LARKS – CROSBIE GARSTIN’S WAR
Crosbie saw front line action in France and also served in Ireland during the Easter Rising. In this talk and book launch, David Tovey uses Crosbie’s letters, poems and the comic pieces he produced for Punch to provide an utterly fascinating perspective on service during the Great War.
Wednesday 15th March 7pm £5
GOONHILLY – A TALE OF TWO HALF-CENTURIES
Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station has been instrumental in the history and development of satellite communications since the early 1960s. In this talk, Des Prouse will describe its first 50 years, and introduce the exciting plans to become a centre of excellence for future space exploration.
Friday 24th March 10.30 – 4.00 £25
VIRGINIA WOOLF – ART, MODERNISM, ST IVES & JACOB’S ROOM
Study Day led by Sarah Latham Phillips MA
Virginia Woolf’s novels of the 1920’s are highly innovative, creative and Modernist in their design. We will study in depth Jacob’s Room (1922), and look too at the importance of St Ives, Cornwall and Art to her life and work.
Wednesday 19th April 7pm £5
THE TURNER PRIZE
Tate St Ives Curator, and recent curator of Turner Prize 2016, Laura Smith, will give an overview of the Turner Prize, its history and how it works. Covering how the nominees are selected and the winner is decided, Laura will include personal anecdotes from her experience last year.
Wednesday 17th May 7pm
THE 1967 TORREY CANYON DISASTER
Martin Brockman takes the audience through the Torrey Canyon disaster in 1967. The audio-visual presentation includes the grounding of the vessel, the salvage operation, its destruction, the legal aspects, the clean-up costs and environmental impact.
Wednesday 19th July 7pm
JOHN WELLS REMEMBERED
Chris Trembarth first met the painter John Wells in the 1980s, and they became good friends. This illustrated talk will give a personal interpretation of what he feels about the artist’s work, having seen and experienced the environment that influenced his working practice.