On the afternoon of Saturday 29 June 2013, Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole Architects (PBWC) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) will host this year’s Love Architecture Festival, on Porthminster Beach in St Ives. Love Architecture St Ives 2013 is organised in collaboration with St Ives Town Council, with the support of Porthminster Beach, the St Ives Tourism Authority and many other organisations and businesses in the town.
The afternoon of free events, including a free-to-enter sandcastle building competition, will celebrate the unique character of St Ives and the town’s century old sandcastle building tradition. From noon to 4pm, Porthminster Beach will host a wide variety of activities including:
The public sandcastle building competition: Goody bags will be given to all entrants and amazing prizes (presented by the Mayor) will include family meals at Pedn Olva Hotel, St Ives Pizza Company and the Firehouse Bar and Grill; Kite-surfing lessons with JB Adventures; day passes to St Ives Leisure Centre; hampers from Fabulous Kids, Simply Cornish and Cornish Cream; and a chocolate sandcastle from artisan chocolatier I Should Coco. Categories include: Children of 16 and under; Families and friends; Open category where local businesses are encouraged to show their skills (12.30-3.30pm, prizes at 4.00pm)
The Architect’s Build competition for architects from across the Duchy to showcase their creativity and skill
The Tate St Ives will be hosting a model making workshop inspired by St Ives’ buildings (from 12 noon)
St Ives Town Council Love Marquee: Planning for Real public consultation (from 11.30am)
JB Adventures will offer children’s kite making (throughout the day)
If Buildings Could Talk: Story Telling on the Buildings of St Ives from local storyteller Shanty Baba (12 noon, 2pm, 3pm)
“We are delighted that St Ives has been selected to host this prestigious annual event,” said Rachael Gaunt, Director of PBWC Architects. “St Ives is an inspiring place to live and work. We look forward to welcoming local businesses, schoolchildren and visitors to Porthminster Beach on Saturday 29 June, to build some great sandcastles!”
RIBA South West Regional Director Jon Watkins said, “We want to excite, inspire and inform people about the built environment, and to reveal the fun side of architecture for people through these events – which are all free. We hope to see lots of people on 29 June – and bring the family”.