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Island Group Celebrates National Lacemaking Day

Island Group Celebrates National Lacemaking Day

If you’re looking for a new way to unwind and forget everyday worries, Ann Gurr has an idea for you – take up lacemaking. The traditional craft will be demonstrated tomorrow between 2pm and 4pm at the Phoenix Craft Studios. The island group will show their creative work at the session, arranged as part of […]

BBC Coast Programme Returning To Islands

BBC Coast Programme Returning To Islands

The popular BBC2 programme Coast is returning to film on the islands at the end of September. The program will feature the inter-island charity walk for the RNLI, which will allow up to 100 people to walk from St Martin’s to Samson. Producers hope they’ll be able to tie in additional filming on the islands […]

Bard Of Seaton Performs On St Martin’s

Bard Of Seaton Performs On St Martin’s

Around 80 islanders and visitors have heard the first local performance of a folk song that reflects a regular visitors’ feelings about our islands. Ted Dowse, known as The Bard of Seaton, was encouraged to sing by his friends, the Mortons, on St Martin’s to raise cash for the RNLI. Their friendship goes back to […]

Handbell Ringers Seek New Recruits

Handbell Ringers Seek New Recruits

They make it look and sound easy but anybody trying their hand at handbell ringing will soon realise you need excellent timing, dexterity and the ability to read music well. Now, as we’re entering Autumn, the St Mary’s group is looking for new recruits for a busy Autumn and Christmas programme. Mary Ratcliffe, their spokesperson, […]

More Events Added To Inter-Island Walk

More Events Added To Inter-Island Walk

The organiser of the inter-island low tide walk is adding two more athletic challenges to raise cash for the four good causes, including the RNLI. Clare Lewis hopes up to 30 swimmers will want to cross from Carn Near to St Mary’s on the day of the walk, the 28th September. And the next day […]

St Mary’s Artist To Offer Art Holidays

St Mary’s Artist To Offer Art Holidays

A St Mary’s artist is doing his bit to encourage more visitors by offering themed painting holidays. Niche and specialist trips are a growth area across the UK and in Scilly there have been archaeology and swimming breaks, while watercolour courses have seen some success. Now Stephen Morris of the Glandore Gallery says he wants […]

Youngsters Learn Water Safety On Summer Course

Youngsters Learn Water Safety On Summer Course

A summer long programme of water-based sports events has been fun for the youngsters who took part and it’s increased the kids’ awareness of how to stay safe in the sea, according to organiser Tess Lloyd. During the eight sessions, kids have been taught kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding and finished with an ironman challenge […]

Bowling Green Has Exceeded Expectations In First Year

Bowling Green Has Exceeded Expectations In First Year

It’s over a year since the ambition of St Mary’s builder, Richard Chiverton, was realised when the bowling green he had planned for 20 years finally opened. And after one year of use by both islanders and visitors, Richard says the bills for the green, which is based at the golf club, have all been […]

St Mary’s Artist Asked To Exhibit In Birmingham

St Mary’s Artist Asked To Exhibit In Birmingham

A St Mary’s artist has been asked to display his paintings of the islands at an arts venue in his home city of Birmingham. Stephen Morris, the artist at Porthloo’s Glandore gallery, has previously exhibited his work at the Botanic Gardens in Edgbaston, Birmingham in April 2009. And after the success of that last solo […]