One of the highlights of the Cornish calendar is underway in St Ives. The two week September festival features music and events. It also provides a late season boost for the town.
More than 300 contributors are involved at different venues, ranging from art galleries to the beach. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.
Music, literature and the arts all feature in the St Ives September Festival which has started a two week run.
More than 300 events are taking place, some on the beach and in artists' studios.
The festival started in 1977 and provides a late season boost for the town.