Whats On

Porthmeor Events
Shows & Exhibitions
Studios open to the public
Festival Events at Porthmeor
Mark Dion's installation
Room Hire

The Trust hosts a range of activities and events for the public. Most of these are based in the Borlase Smart Room at Porthmeor, but there are also opportunities to visit Anchor and Trewarveneth Studios.


Porthmeor Events include the Porthmeor Talks, a series of monthly talks and films arranged with St Ives Archive. The St Ives September Festival is a two week festival of arts, literature and music, and the Trust organises a full programme of activities including talks, films, guided tours and demonstrations.

Mark Dion’s installation in Cellar 4 ‘The Maritime Artist’ is open by prior arrangement. Guided tours of the building are offered during the St Ives September Festival, and Open Studios in May and September provides the opportunity to visit individual studios and meet with the artists.

The Borlase Smart Room is also available for hire for community, business and social events. See Room Hire.