Tate St Ives Festival

Winter Festival

(c) Ian Kingsnorth

Celebrate the start of the festive season at Tate St Ives

Enjoy special talks, music, family-friendly activities and more. At the heart of the festival are many local choirs and performers including St Ives Combined Chapels Choir, Cornwall Youth Chamber Choir and Cornwall Music Service Trust Combined Primary School Choir amongst others.

Welcome to Tate St Ives Winter Festival 2018 - celebrate with music and making, exhibitions and talks


ST IVES CONCERT BAND - 11.00 to 11.30

Start the day with the St Ives Concert band performing in the outside entrance space.

Galleries - POP UP TALKS - Various times throughout the day

Look out for these short talks popping up around the galleries and find out more about key works on display.

Gallery 6 - FROSTY PHOTOS - 11.00 to 15.00

Create your own wintery world inspired by the wonderful artwork The Eye in the Sky and turn it into a beautiful card to give to someone special this Christmas.

Gallery 8 - CHRISTMAS CHOIRS – Various times

Local choirs of all ages sing throughout the day, culminating with the St Ives Combined Chapels Choir singing traditional Cornish carols, many unique to St Ives.

12.00 - Cornwall Music Service Trust Combined Primary School Choir

12.45 - Cornwall Youth Chamber Choir

14.00 - Local Vocals

15.00 - Cornwall Community Choir

16.30 – St Ives Combined Chapels Choir

Gallery 9 - ST IVES STORIES: LOCAL VOICES - 11.00, 13.30, 16.00, 18.00

Delve deeper into stories about artists in St Ives told by those who have lived here. A special opportunity to hear recordings and readings from the Memory Bay archive with Susanna Webster. The St Ives Memory Bay oral history project (2008-2011) interviewed people to record their recollections especially of the artists and artistic traditions of the town. 11.00 and 16.00 talks focus on Barbara Hepworth, 13.30 and 18.00 talks focus on Porthmeor Studios. Talks last approx. 20 mins.

Foyle Studio - CHRISTMAS CREATURES - 10.00 to 19.00

Get out the glitter and come and create a fabulous, festive Christmas decoration to hang on the tree.

Tate Shop and Café – Open all day

For one day only, Tate Shop offer free gift wrapping on any purchase (excluding limited edition prints). Pop into the café for a bite to eat or perhaps a glass of mulled wine.

Special thanks to all local choirs and musicians taking part, and to Cornwall Music Service Trust.

Tate St Ives

Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1TG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

1 December 2018 at 10.00–19.00