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Local Art Societies
The NSA is a group of about one hundred and forty professional artists who either live in the South West or have strong connections with the area. The membership is composed of artists working across the full range of contemporary media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, video/digital, site specific and performance. The NSA has a close working relationship with The Exchange in Penzance and Newlyn Art Gallery where it has had its home since its formation more than a century ago.
The St Ives Society of Artists was formed by marine artist George Fagan Bradshaw in 1927. The Society’s exhibition programmes feature work chosen by guest curators, and invited exhibitions that are a diverse mix of contemporary visual art.
Local Art Galleries
An excellent gallery dealing in Modern British and Contemporary art from Cornwall based in St Ives.
Pubs in West Cornwall
The Halsetown Inn near St Ives has a lovely atmosphere, Pie Minster pies and really friendly owners and staff. Great choice of beers and wines and how could you go wrong with a 'Moo Pie' and chips? Do check out their Sunday lunches.
A real find, this is the perfect dining pub set on the moorland between Lands End and St Ives.
The Victoria Inn at Perranuthnoe near Penzance has great food in a friendly pub environment with a lovely beach just a few hundred yards away. Stew does the cooking, and having trained with the likes of Raymond Blanc and Michael Caines, has achieved recognition in all the major food guides every year since 1998.
This well known small hotel and restaurant has just been taken over by the owners of the Gurnard's Head and the food is already showing all the hallmarks of their wonderful north coast pub restaurant. Refurbishment of the rooms to follow over the winter. Lovely views over the sea into Mounts Bay from the cosy bar and restaurant.
The Queens Hotel - St Ives’s new gastropub with a lovely atmosphere – described by Mary Berry as 'Truly imaginative pub food'. Expect big flavours, local produce and affordable prices.