The St Ives Youth Theatre event was aimed at beating the current record of 648 pies thrown by 253 people, but the splatastic effort at the park opposite Slepe Hall fell well short. The event, which was part of St Ives Town Councils silly games, which took place following the Olympic torch relay, raised almost £1,100 for the theatre groups latest production Bugsy Malone. It was all very silly, said theatre deputy chair Tim Drye, which is exactly what we had intended. We had hoped to set a record but we are very happy that everyone had an absolute riot. n Details about the groups production of Bugsy Malone, see P45.