St Ives September Festival 2017

Just because it’s time to go back to school at the end of the summer holidays it doesn’t mean the vibrant ambience in St Ives grinds to halt. In fact, the culmination of the school break is marked by a thriving celebration of the region’s art and cultural bounty. Book a luxury holiday cottage during the St Ives September Festival, and join in the huge spectrum of art, literature and music events that take the town by storm. While the weather is still balmy, the beaches are at their best and the summer crowds have fled, this is the perfect time of year to make yourself at home in a stylish self-catering cottage a pebble’s throw from the coastal and cultural scene of St Ives.

Get to the heart of the art and cultural heritage of a town that’s historically been a stronghold for artists and creative types. Take a break in one of our swanky seaside holiday homes in Carbis Bay or St Ives, and dip into the St Ives September Festival celebrations – from art exhibitions where you can comes face-to-face with the local artists and makers, to theatre productions, literary events and live music.

Taking place between 9-23 September 2017, the festival was launched way back in 1977 and has become one of St Ives’ biggest annual events, luring art, music and culture lovers from all over the globe. Over 200 events are held in inspiring venues across the town, from art studios and galleries to beaches, cafés, pubs and clubs.

Show of Hands are heading back to this year’s St Ives September Festival as they celebrate their 25th year on the folk music scene. Steve Knightley and Phil Beer – the St Ives Festival patrons – have been confirmed for the town’s Guildhall on Sunday, September 10, the second night of the annual 15-day festival of music and arts. They will once again be joined by Miranda Sykes on double bass and vocals.

Their appearance  means that the 2017 St Ives September Festival will have an exceptionally strong folk music line-up following the Guildhall bookings of The John McCusker Band (Sept 9), Cornwall band The Changing Room (Sept 16) and Irish singing icon Cara Dillon (Sept 23) for the three Saturday night gigs.

Tickets are expected to sell out quickly.

A pebble’s throw from your luxury accommodation you can flit from poetry recitals to art exhibitions, jazz concerts to theatre productions, fuelling up at the town’s fine dining restaurants or pausing to enjoy the laid-back beach life between events. You don’t have to be an art connoisseur to make the most of the vibrant ambience, the balmy Indian summer, the sandy beaches and the sublime scenery that has been abandoned by the holiday’s bucket-and-spade brigade.

Enjoy the St Ives September Festival from a self-catering holiday cottage in St Ives or Carbis Bay. Our portfolio ranges from cosy couples’ boltholes to family-friendly villas – all within easy reach of the festival highlights and beautiful beaches. September can be a popular time to visit Cornwall, so book your holiday home early.

For more information about the festival and to book your tickets checkout:
www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk

  • A two week celebration of music, poetry, theatre and art exhibitions commencing 9th September 2017.
  • For arrivals commencing 16th September 2017, please amend the arrival date.

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