St Ives Festival

The two week arts festival begins

St Ives in festival mode

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.

Festival time in St Ives

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.

The festival in full swing in St Ives in 2009 Credit: ITV News West Country

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