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Review – Present Laughter By St Mary’s Theatre Club

Review – Present Laughter By St Mary’s Theatre Club

It was raining heavily last night when we arrived at St Mary’s Town Hall to watch the Theatre Club’s “Present Laughter” by Noel Coward, now well into it’s summer run, and that could have explained the packed hall. They were turning people away at the door and the front of house staff were giving passable […]

Islands’ Visitor Publishes New Souvenir Book

Islands’ Visitor Publishes New Souvenir Book

A man who has holidayed in Scilly since 1966 is launching what he feels is a different sort of Scilly souvenir book. Charles Hainsworth has self published his book, called Scilly – Memories of Summer, which he describes as a collection of stories, thoughts, sketches and photographs collected during his family holidays. He’s overseen the […]

Yachts Set Off On Annual Islands Race

Yachts Set Off On Annual Islands Race

28 yachts were registered to take part in the ‘Penzance Around Scilly And Back’ Sailing Race, which set off at 8pm last night. The annual race has been held on for 32 years and is the flagship event in Penzance Sailing Club’s calendar. Jean Hall from the club says that the various boats, up to […]

Novel Featuring Scilly Released Next Month

Novel Featuring Scilly Released Next Month

The first of two novels that features St Agnes will go on sale next month. ‘Meeting Lydia’ is the first of two books with a local angle by Kent-based author, Linda MacDonald. Linda holidays regularly at the Parsonage on St Agnes and she wanted to include the islands with an historical angle. She says the […]

Islanders Swim Round Bishop Rock Lighthouse

Islanders Swim Round Bishop Rock Lighthouse

Two islanders took advantage of the calm sea conditions yesterday and attempted to swim around Bishop Rock Lighthouse. Carmen Stevens & Angela Jenkins had made an earlier attempt at this challenging swim but the tide beat them and held them in one spot for 20 minutes before they were forced to give up. But this […]

Four-Day Outdoor Theatre Run Begins

Four-Day Outdoor Theatre Run Begins

A four-day run of live theatre began on the islands yesterday evening at Tresco Abbey Gardens. The Miracle Theatre Company arrived, complete with props and set, on the Scillonian III on Wednesday for their performance of ‘The Death of Sherlock Holmes’, which continues this evening in the chaplaincy gardens on St Mary’s. Rebecca Rowe plays […]

Big Plans for Next Year’s Art Scilly Event

Big Plans for Next Year’s Art Scilly Event

The islands’ art sector is going from strength to strength according to two of the organisers of the Art Scilly Festival, Vic Heaney and Oriel Hicks. The event will return again next May as a showcase for the wealth of creative talents on all the islands and a chance for visitors and residents to have […]

Budding Shakespeares Asked To Write Play For Art Scilly Week

Budding Shakespeares Asked To Write Play For Art Scilly Week

Whether you fancy yourself as a Shakespeare, Arthur Miller or Mike Leigh, you’ve got a chance to write a play that will be performed by St Mary’s Theatre Club, through an innovative challenge launched by Jenny Byers. Jenny is giving up to 15 writers the chance to have their work publicly performed by local actors […]

New Reception Building for Normandy Pool

New Reception Building for Normandy Pool

Councillors heard on Thursday that there’s going to be a new reception building at the Normandy Pool. The current one is a wooden, temporary structure and a permanent building would offer a more professional and welcoming experience. Amy Hiron, who looks after sports and leisure facilities, told Councillors that 18 months ago, when the Council […]