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SIR PETER BLAKE IN TOWN
Posted on August 14th, 2013 by queens

The private view for a new exhibition of Peter Blake’s prints was held on Friday 2nd August at The Porthminster Gallery. A party of ten then came to dine at The Queen’s, where the artist admired one of his prints hanging on the wall (below). Some newspaper coverage of the event is here http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Godfather-Pop-receives-excited-reception-St-Ives/story-19618500-detail/story.html#axzz2bHOwVgNd

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Blue Flag clean beaches in St Ives
Posted on May 30th, 2013 by queens

See www.blueflag.org/Menu/Awarded+sites/2012/Northern+Hemisphere/England/SouthWest to find details of St Ives’s THREE beaches awarded the Blue Flag status for ‘destinations with the highest quality in water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management’. They are Porthminster, Porthmeor and Carbis Bay. I’m pretty sure St Ives is the only town in the South-West to enjoy more than one Blue Flag beach.

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Spectator article on St Ives
Posted on May 9th, 2013 by queens

Interesting and funny article here by Guardian writer Toby Young on the dual nature of St Ives, appeasing both himself (with arcades and fudge) and his more highbrow wife (with the art galleries).

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