Most St Ives residents simply cannot afford
Guildhall tickets - please give generously.
In line with the current Zeitgeist (Spirit Of The Age for those who don't speak German or are less pretentious than me) I thought I'd do a cheapskate's guide to the festival. Money is still short for most of us and things are only going to get worse.
There are a surprising number of festival events that are completely free.
Some of these I've blogged previously so apologies for the repetition.
Poetry and Music In The Square.
Every day, 12.30pm - 2.00pm, Norway Square.
All live music at:
The Lifeboat Inn
The Castle Inn
The Golden Lion
The Queens Hotel.
For those who want a break from the relentless barrage of arty stuff the following pubs also show Sky Sports and are not staging festival events:
The Three Ferrets
The Sheaf of Wheat
Don't miss Birmingham City v Villa on Sunday 13th September, 12.00pm.
You can join Blues Supporters Cornwall at The Ferrets.
If you like art there are many free exhibitions:
St Ives Society of Artists Members Exhibition.
St Ives Arts Club Members Exhibition.
Also at many other commercial galleries including:
Open Studios on Wednesday 16th, Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th, Wednesday 23rd September.
Entry to the exhibitions at Tate St Ives is free on Friday 25th September.
Part of Late at the Tate - 7.00pm - 9.00pm.
There is a great programme of (mostly) free talks at St Ives Library - most afternoons during the week.
If you know of anything else add a comment below.