St Ives September Festival

St Ives September Festival is all set for a bumper 15 days of music and arts across the town from September 10 to 24. Seth Lakeman and Lindisfarne sold out with weeks to go but tickets are still available for Guildhall headliners Dr Feelgood, Peggy Seeger, Emily Barker, Brooks Williams and Dan Walsh, Laurence Jones Band, The Countrymen and FOS Brothers. Plus a final Cornwall opportunity to see soul legends Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band on their farewell tour. Although all Seth Lakeman tickets have long gone, St Ia Parish Church has a 15-night programme plus lunchtime shows. St Ives singers Molly Hocking, 2019 winner of ITV’s The Voice, and Bailey Tomkinson, hailed by country legend Brad Paisley as “Britain’s answer to Taylor Swift,” are going to Church along with Our
Atlantic Roots, Winter Mountain, Will Keating and John Dowling, Suzie Mac, Twin Harmony, Claude Bourbon, Bryher’s Boys, Cornish Roots Big Band, Cornwall Concert Orchestra, comedian Johnny Cowling and more before Helston Town Bands’ Last Night of the Proms. Contemporary composer and pianist Rebecca Hunt’s world premiere of Waveforms – Piano Compositions Inspired by The Art of Dame Barbara Hepworth is at Penwith Gallery on Thursday, September 15. John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett are
back at St Ives Theatre more than 40 years after first appearing on The Old Grey Whistle Test, with Du Glas next door at Cohort and ARKangel at the Mariners Gallery with their new Anatomy of Tango show. St Ives Arts Club have a varied programme of theatre, film, music, poetry and more. Spot the Artist – the charity sale of donated paintings organised by St Ives Rotary – Open Studios and Bob Devereux’s “Festival tradition” daily lunchtime music and poetry sessions in Norway Square are all returning.

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