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From talks, music and events at the hostel to festival days in town; check out what’s on during your stay. To see what we have been doing visit the Events Archive page.

Cohort Hostel Events

Friday 20th September, 6:30pm: 400 Light Years

Mayes Creative presents a sound/visuals art performance at Cohort Hostel as part of the September Festival. Artists Joanna Mayes, Justin Wiggan, Laura Luing and pre-performance talk by Carolyn Kennett, astronomer.

During a week-long residency on Lizard Point, artists Joanna Mayes and Justin Wiggan explored communication heritage sites on the Lizard coastline. This evening is a sharing — in the relaxed setting of Cohort Hostel — of the interactive sound and visuals collaboration between them, using collected images, sound and data obtained through sensors, broadcast and wireless technologies.

Food by Happy Tacos from 6.30pm. Vegans, veggies and meat eaters all catered for. £5 on the door for the event. Free for Cohort guests.

More details about the event can be found here.

St Ives Events

Every Thursday: Farmers Market

9.30 – 2pm at the Guildhall every Thursday, the Famer’s market showcases the best of local, Cornish produce.
Stop for a coffee and home made cake before browsing the stands to buy dinner for that evening. Vegans, vegetarians, meat lovers, fish fanatics and people with a sweet tooth all catered for! Cook up a storm in our kitchen and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labour in the courtyard on a balmy, summer evening.

The following events are ordered Jan – Dec 2019:

11th – 12th May 2019: St Ives Food Festival

Taking place on the iconic Porthminster Beach, this annual festival brings culinary experts, attractions and a wide variety of local beverages and food. Now in its eighth year, there will be a wonderful range of artisan producers that will tickle your taste buds and keep your appetite stoked. There will be a fantastic range of activities and entertainment which promises fun for everyone! And you’re on the beach just a 5 minute walk from Cohort – what more could you want?
For details of times, events and exhibitors visit the St Ives Food Festival website and watch this space to find out what we’ll be doing on site at Cohort.

11th – 18th May 2019: St Ives Literary Festival

This festival sees a plethora of literary events taking place in St Ives, from recordings to talks and from workshops to poetry readings. Every afternoon and evening you can pick from a wide variety of performances and seminars and when the weather is lovely (which it usually is at this time of year) a lot of the events take place outside; it’s a beautiful place to be whether you’re an avid library lover or wannabe writer and for the next festival we hope to be doing some events in-house so watch this space.
Read more on their website.

3rd August 2019: Summer Island Disco

Hosted by SurfHouse St Ives this awesome event is now in its 3rd year.
The island becomes alive with the sound of music, the smell of the best local food, a variety of thirst quenching bars and the happy buzz of the whole community – young and old – appreciating this incredible summer setting surrounded by the Sea.
Quite easily one of the best nights of the year in St Ives. Check out their Facebook page for updates on this year’s lineup.

23rd – 25th August 2019: St Ives Beer & Cider Festival

This celebration of all things beer and cider related has been going 3 years. Run by St Ives Brewery the festival takes place at the St Ives Brewhouse, just a short walk from Cohort.
There’s a £5 entry fee which includes a free branded beer glass and doors are open from 5pm – 12pm on Friday and 12am – 12pm on Saturday.
Plan this into your trip!
See the St Ives Brewery website for more details and find out what we get up to on this weekend by reading our blog.

14th – 28th September 2019: St Ives September Festival

Over 200 events took place last year with something for everyone. The St Ives September Festival is two weeks of great music, exhibitions, walks, talks, workshops, films, comedy, theatre, plays, stories and poetry.
St Ives’ largest venue – The Guildhall – is just a 30 second walk from Cohort with other festival venues no more than a 10 minute walk away. The town comes alive during the festival with street performers on every corner and lots of free events for those of you on a budget who just want to soak up the atmosphere.
A full programme of events is available from Cohort meanwhile you can visit the September Festival website for more details of what’s on and see our blog for some insider information.

1st – 31st December 2019: St Ives in December

Throughout December the town comes alive with events. Watch Santa’s arrival by RNLI lifeboat into the harbour, accompanied by reindeers and a parade. Enjoy all the shop window displays as they compete to win ‘Best Winter Window’ and get involved in Christmas workshops put on by galleries throughout the town. This is all accompanied by great, live music in the pubs and carol concerts in the local churches.
Every Saturday throughout December Cohort will be hosting Santa’s Grotto so bring your children (and children bring your parents) up the Stennack to find Santa’s kingdom.
Visit the St Ives in December website for more details.

31st December 2019: New Years Eve in St Ives

NYE in St Ives is NOT to be missed. The 3rd largest street party in the UK after London & Edinburgh, around 10,000 people take to the streets of St Ives in phenomenal fancy dress, and the New Year is welcomed in by a great firework display from Smeaton’s Pier on the Harbour Beach. Read our NYE Blog for more details and join us for pre-street party drinks at Cohort from 5pm.


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