Flags mark the countdown for St Ives September Festival
The flags are out as St Ives prepares for the opening of the September Festival this weekend.
St Ives September Festival is one of the highlights of the season with two weeks of music and arts events attracting visitors to the town.
More than 300 different acts will be at this year’s festival, performing in an array of different venues.
In anticipation of the festival starting on September 14, flags have been put up around the town to countdown to the opening.
Alan Shepherd, chairman of the St Ives September Festival, said: “The appearance of the flags each year marks that the festival is nearly here creating a prominent buzz within the community. This year we have brand new flags thanks to our sponsorship from Cornish Gems and, thanks to all their input, we believe 2013’s festival is going to be the biggest and most exciting yet.”
Alongside folk stars Fairport Convention and rock tribute Livewire and The ZZ Tops, acts include west country favourites The Wurzels, Martha Tilston and “freak folk” bank Keltrix.
The festival also features trips to take in the area including guided comedy walks and historical tours.
Celebrating St Ives’ artistic links, events include workshops in painting, sketching on Porthgwidden Beach, writing, painting and drawing workshops at the St Ives School of Painting as well as a 1930’s cocktail party to celebrate the school’s 75th birthday.
To book tickets or for more information visit: www.stiveseptemberfestival.co.uk.