Porthmeor Events

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 July  7pm £5

Plastic Free Coastlines, talk by Hugo Tagholm

Hugo Tagholm, CEO of Surfers Against Sewage will talk about the evolution of the organisation from a single-issue pressure group into one of the UK’s best recognised marine conservation charities. He will focus on their current work on plastic pollution, encompassing community beach cleans, lobbying government and promoting initiatives to stop plastic at source including the plastic bag charge and the current call for a deposit return system on plastic bottles.

Monday 04 June – Thursday 14 June FREE

Time-Trace-Place – A collaborative, performative installation for Porthmeor Studios

Time-Trace-Place brings together 6 international musicians and visual artists based in the UK to explore the idea of ‘trace’ in all its manifold meanings & associations: Gary Farr (week 1), Rachel Graff, Sarah Keirle (week 1), Gavin Osborn, Clare Wardman (7 Porthmeor Studios) and Nina Whiteman (week 2)

Informal Daily Performances with Q+A 3pm (except Sunday 10th June) and Special Performances Friday 8th 6pm, Wednesday 13th 8pm, and Thursday 14th 6pm.
Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm, Borlase Smart Room and Cellar 4

Funded by Arts Council England. Workshops supported by Wilhelmina Barns Graham Trust and Rotary Club of St Ives

Wednesday 16th May £5

Hidden in History and Strange Storms and Symphonies, two short films by Diana Taylor

Hidden in History, narrated by Janet Axten, documents how the women in St Ives worked in the textile manufacturing industries as well as war work.

Strange Storms and Symphonies charts the extraordinary life of Cornwall’s most prolific composer, George Lloyd (1913-1998), who was born in St Ives.

Wednesday 18th April 7pm £5

Trelowarren Estate and the case for Natural Capital, talk by Sir Ferrers Vyvyan

Trelowarren is a tranquil 1000 acre working estate on the Helford River, and inspired Daphne du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek, an iconic tale of handsome smugglers, secret assignations in wooded creeks and political intrigue. Trelowarren is living history, and has been in the family of Sir Ferrers Vyvyan for almost six hundred years. Sir Ferrers’ talk will include a short history and describe the estate’s current projects, including its commitment to eco holidays & carbon offsetting .

Friday 23rd February 10am – 4pm £25

Virginia Woolf – to the Lighthouse, Study Day with Sarah Latham Phillips MA & Dr Claire Nicholson

This study day has been arranged to coincide with the opening of ‘Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition inspired by her writings’ at Tate St Ives.
Sarah Latham Phillips is well-known in the West Country as a freelance lecturer and WEA Tutor. Sarah has been studying Bloomsbury art and literature for many years and is published on Virginia Woolf as a Cubist Writer. She has spoken at the St Ives September Festival in 2016 and 2017.
Dr Claire Nicholson is a lecturer for Cambridge University Institute of Continuing Education, specialising in Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group and particularly on the use of clothing imagery in her fiction. She teaches nationally and is published in the UK and America.

Wednesday 21st February 7pm £5

Virginia Woolf – Memories of St Ives, talk by Sarah Latham Phillips MA

Sarah Latham Phillips is well-known in the West Country as a freelance lec-turer and WEA Tutor. Sarah has been studying Bloomsbury art and literature for many years and is published on Virginia Woolf as a Cubist Writer. She has spoken at the St Ives September Festival in 2016 and 2017. Sarah is a member of the Executive Council of the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain and was a speaker for the National Portrait Gallery Exhibition: Art, Life and Vision in 2014, curated by Frances Spalding.

Wednesday 17th January at 7pm £5

Changing Lives with Food, talk by Matthew Thomson

Matthew Thomson, Chief Executive at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Watergate Bay, will talk about the work of the Cornwall Food Foundation, and explain how culinary arts and crafts transform troubled young people into highly sought chef talent at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen.