Walks of art Emma Gannon on Barbara Hepworth and St Ives

Discover a place known for its pottery, boats, beaches and beatniks

Alfred Wallis, ‘Houses at St Ives, Cornwall’ ?c.1928–42
Alfred Wallis
Houses at St Ives, Cornwall ?c.1928–42

For over a century St Ives has attracted artists who have new ways of looking at the world. Even David Bowie was a fan. Join Emma Gannon to find out what brought these like-minded people to the far-flung coastal town.

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Emma Gannon

Emma Gannon is an author and broadcaster based in London. The former social media editor of British Glamour, she has an award-winning blog and has been published in Stylist, Grazia, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Independent and Huffington Post. She enjoys writing on how we can adapt ourselves to survive and thrive in the new world of work. Her podcast CTRL, ALT, DELETE was listed in The Times’ ‘top 20 podcasts to download’ and Esquire’s ‘top podcasts of 2017′.

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