St Ives September Festival
The 2020 St Ives September Festival has become the latest in a long list of events to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic. The Festival committee took the decision to call off this year’s music and arts festival, scheduled to take place from September 12th to 26th, with no indication as to when restrictions regarding event venues, social distancing, travel and holiday accommodation will be fully lifted.
Festival chair Mary English said: “It is hugely disappointing but our responsibility to look after the residents of St Ives was paramount in our decision.
We feel strongly about our obligation to keep both our town and its visitors safe.
I would like to express my thanks to all the Festival volunteers who worked so hard on this year’s Festival, along with all the rest of the arts and music community who were organising events.”
We hope to see you all in 2021
Started in 1978, the festival lasts for fifteen days offering a wide range of music, arts and literature events in locations throughout St Ives, attracting visitors from far and wide.
With music, visual arts, poetry, literature, theatre and cinema on offer around St Ives, in Cornwall.
Steve Harley of Cockney Rebel fame, TV impersonator-turned pianist Alistair McGowan, English folk music icons Martin and Eliza Carthy and cricket commentator Henry Blofeld are heading to The Guildhall as the St Ives September Festival spreads its wings this year.
The Festival set out to satisfy demand by providing a much wider diversity of headline attractions in 2020.
Other big names announced are the Rev Richard Coles, Penzance-based bluegrass band Flats and Sharps, Martin Simpson - one of Gibson Guitars' top-30 acoustic guitarists of all-time - the Fleetwood Mac Songbook and the return of the Pasadena Roof Orchestra.
Other attractions include arts workshops and classes, arts exhibitions, talks, walks, theatre, comedy, films, cabaret, street entertainment, poetry, and many other events. As well as Open Studios, where local artists open their workspaces to the public in order to feature their work in art, ceramics, textiles and glass; there will also be an art exhibition in the St Ives School of Painting and ceramic pit firing on Porthmeor Beach.
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