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Welcome to our blog: We write about St Ives and Cohort life. We predominantly blog about things that pop into our head that we think you might like to know...

St Ives Farmers Market

May 7th, 2019

St Ives Farmers Market is a GOLD award winning, well established and TASTY community landmark in the heart of the town. The market runs every Thursday from 9.30am – 2pm at the Guildhall, all year round. There is something for everyone and it is not to be missed.

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24 Hours in St Ives

March 1st, 2019

24 hours in St Ives is not long enough to do everything but it is long enough to get whet your appetite for a longer stay next time. Read our blog for our top tips on how to spend one day in St Ives from morning till night.

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Happy New Year!

January 16th, 2019

Happy New Year to all our friends, family, lovers and guests. We had a great time over NYE so thank you to everyone who joined us… and here’s what we’re planning in 2019.

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Cohort Hostel wins two gold awards in one month

January 16th, 2019

In November 2018 we won not one but two GOLD awards. One for Tourism Innovation at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and one for Best Accommodation at the British Youth & Travel Awards.

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Recycling Plastic #knowledgeispower

November 26th, 2018

Confusion is a huge barrier to people not recycling plastic, here we try and explain the codes, what they mean and what you can be doing to assist in the recycling of all plastics! We believe that it’s too important an issue for confusion to be an acceptable reason not to recycle.

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St Ives is going Plastic Free

November 13th, 2018

The crisis of plastic in our environments has been highly publicised for several years now. Major organisations, businesses and the government are making moves to address the over consumption of plastic in our society. The Plastic Free Communities initiative is a grassroots movement to push the over-use of plastic onto the public agenda and also into the political arena.

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NYE in St Ives

October 26th, 2018

For us in St Ives… the question is never ‘Where are you spending NYE?’ but ‘What are you going as this year?’. It’s a given that if you live anywhere near St Ives you’ll be spending NYE at one of the UK’s biggest street parties dressed up as something amazing and/or ridiculous.

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School Art Trips in St Ives

August 28th, 2018

Download our FREE guide to planning your class art trip in St Ives. This eBook covers everything you’ll need to build your art trip itinerary in St Ives. It includes tips on the best views for sketching through to details of artist educators, workshops and art institutions in and around St Ives.

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Escape Time Fail

April 30th, 2018

Cohort’s team found themselves in the unique situation of having to escape from a prison they voluntarily checked themselves into. Perfect rainy day activity in St Ives and superb fun. Read about what we’re allowed to tell you (which isn’t much!).

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Interview with an Art Teacher

March 5th, 2018

We get loads of great schools coming to stay with us at all times of the year. We decided to interview one of our more regular visitors – Sarah Beales, Head of Art at Queen Anne’s School in Caversham. She was super co-operative, thank you Sarah!

Read her interview here…

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