I try to get to St Ives at this time of year for the Arts Festival- sadly I will not be there this year- and it’s the 75th Birthday of St Ives School of Painting!!!
I will however be at The Digswell Trust for Hertfordshire Open Studios…for those of you fortunate enough to be in St Ives…this is a must:
September is time to party with the School of Painting. Seventy-five years ago this month, Leonard Fuller opened the St Ives School of Painting at Porthmeor Studios.
1938 was the year that Chamberlain attempted to appease Hitler; Daphne du Maurier published Rebecca; James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart starred inAngels with Dirty Faces; test cricket was televised for the first time ever; and the first edition of The Beano appeared on newsstands. To celebrate theSchool of Painting’s anniversary, we’re having a party. We hope you can join us for cocktails.
The St Ives September Festival has been going since 1977, to bring a diverse range of music, art, poetry and performance to St Ives. This year, the School of Painting is running a series of workshops covering everything from collage to iPad sketching, to help develop your skills or try something new.
Happy 75th Birthday!
Saturday 28th September 2013 19:30 until 23:00 £5
In 1938, Leonard Fuller opened the doors to his first painting students. Come and celebrate with us in the very same studio for our 1930s cocktail party. There will be cabaret and music from jazz band Funny Feathers. We encourage you to embrace the theme and come in 1930s fancy dress.