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St Ives September Festival

August 17th, 2015

Every year St Ives hosts the awesome September Festival, the largest festival in the South West. This is the 37th year and there are over 200 events taking place over a 2 week period, 12th – 26th September.

It’s a great time to be in St Ives, the town has a great vibe and the weather’s fab.

  • With no money in your pocket you can still take in a fair proportion of the festival. There are poetry readings and music in Norway Square, open (artist) studios over at Porthmeor Beach – all for free – and every pub in St Ives will have live music in the evenings.
  • A fiver (£5) will buy you lots of entertainment including fascinating, literary talks at the library, Ghost Walks around the cemetary and cult films at the St Ives Arts Club.
  • A little bit more will get you a ticket to some great music acts at The Guildhall, which is just a 30 second walk from Cohort. There you will find folk bands like Show of Hands through to the Rollin’ Clones (the clue’s in the name!) and the melodic, rock band Barclay James Harvest.

In this vid Alan Shepherd, festival director, introduces the 2014 September Festival which summarises just some of the things you can expect to find; then check out what’s on this year on the St Ives September Festival website.

It’s not just for watching either, get involved yourself with writing and arts & crafts workshops alongside open mic nights. Bring your guitar and start something up in our courtyard, we’d be up for it and we’ll give you a free beer to oil your vocal chords.

September festival accommodation

Cohort is right in the centre of St Ives and the perfect place to base yourself. We’re just a 30 second walk to the Guildhall, where most of the big music acts take place, and a 45 second walk to the St Ives Arts Club which hosts the screenings and a variety of other performances. We’re also right opposite The Western Hotel which hosts the jazz festival and within a 10 minute walk of all the other venues.

At just £22 or £23/night you can afford to spend your money around town and if you get the train here you won’t even have to worry about parking!

Book now for this year.

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