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 sculpture was taken from Porthminster Gallery in St Ives on the morning of August the 9th.
A unique bronze scuplture has been stolen from a gallery in St Ives.
The abstract sculpture, entitled Kaimos Creature (2007), was on display on a plinth in Porthminster Gallery in the town.
Police say the thief visited the gallery on August the 9th, picked up the sculpture, which is said to be worth around £3,400, and walked out with it.
Police and coastguard rescue teams are heading back out to cliffs in Cornwall on Friday morning to search for a missing man.
Derek Wilton from Illogan has not been seen since Thursday morning.
His Volvo car was found at North Cliffs near Camborne and a search was launched last night.
The Falmouth Coastguard are carrying out a major search in the St Ives area of Cornwall.
Coastguard teams were called to assist the police in the search for a missing person earlier this evening.
The inshore lifeboat and rescue helicopter from Culdrose were called to the Hell's Mouth area.
Searches have now stopped due to the light, but will resume at around 7am.
The nursing home in St Ives criticised by the Care Quality Commission for failing to respect the dignity and privacy of its elderly residents has responded to its report.
The Cornwallis Nursing Home has argued that positive aspects of their care have been overlooked:
A nursing home in St Ives has been criticised by a government watchdog for failing to respect the dignity and privacy of elderly residents.
The Care Quality Commission have said the Cornwallis Nursing Home on Trewidden Road allowed many of its residents to remain 'unkept' and soiled.
The CQC said it needed to improve in all of the seven key areas it judges residential care on.
A man and his springer spaniel Millie have been rescued by lifeguards off the coast of St Ives - after he forgot to put the bung in his kayak.
Lifeguards responded after receiving a concerned call and found the man gripping onto the upturned vessel.
He was pulled back to shore with Mille sitting on top of the kayak. Both later set off again after the bung was put in.
Three hundred visitors and staff were evacuated from an art gallery in Cornwall this afternoon because of a fire.
Crews attended the Tate Gallery in St Ives around lunchtime after the fire broke out in the kitchen.
Mark Osterfield, Executive Director of Tate St Ives, says the fire was contained in one part of the building so there was no damage to any of the artworks.
The gallery is to re-open tomorrow morning.