The annual St Ives September festival is a two-week celebration of music and the arts. This year’s festival runs from the 8th to the 22nd September.
The St Ives September Festival began in a back kitchen in Teetotal Street in September 1977 bringing together the diverging interests of several arts and music professionals. The first Festival, which ran from 14th to 24th September 1978 was already ambitious in its scope and covered folk music, dance, fine arts, chamber music, poetry, arts & crafts and theatre, and even featured a very young Nigel Kennedy.
The Festival has continued ever since, with a few short breaks, and with different organisations responsible for arranging the programme. It has always been an integral part of the town’s cultural life with locals and visitors returning year after year enjoying the wide range of events on offer.
This year’s calendar of events includes live music, free art exhibitions, open studios and guided walks around St Ives. With a fortnight of events you’re bound to find something for everyone to enjoy.
To book tickets and for a full list of the festival’s events please visit; www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk