Saturday, 11 September 2010

September Festival Opening Day

St Ives September Festival

So - at last - the festival is here !

There is a huge amount going on today, starting at 12.00 with street entertainment throughout the afternoon. Various art exhibitions at galleries around town. Poetry and music in Norway Square at 12.30 pm.

A wide choice of live music tonight including Courtney Pine, Robin Williamson, Acoustic Cafe, Dirty Livin' Rhythm Band, Take Me To The City and Tracy Story.

I've put an events calendar on my St Ives website - helpfully broken down into listings for Live Music, Arts Workshops, Theatre etc. if you use the menu at the top of the page:
St Ives September Festival Calendar

For a day by day listings and tickets go to:
Official September Festival Website

For latest news visit:
St Ives September Festival Twitter Feed
St Ives September Festival FaceBook Page

I'm going to enjoy the festival so this blog is signing off for now. I also need to focus on my other blogs and web projects. So - thanks for reading, back next year.

Hope you enjoy the festival - have a great time !

Monday, 6 September 2010

More Ticket News

The Imagined Village - St Ives September Festival

The latest news on tickets for gigs at St Ives Guildhall:

Fishermen's Friends - now sold out.
Also sold out - as reported previously - Donovan and Imelda May.

Eddi Reader - still available but going fast.

The Imagined Village - still available but going fast.

Tickets still available for all other gigs - but sales are brisk.
If you want to go to a particular gig it might be best to get your tickets soon.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Festival - Latest News

Fishermen's Friends - St Ives Guildhall - Monday 20th September

A real flurry of news tonight on Twitter from the festival.

Fishermen's Friends close to selling out.

Eddi Reader selling fast (likely sell out).

Imagined Village also selling fast (as above).

Mediaeval Baebes gig cancelled.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Guildhall Gigs - Tickets Selling Fast

Eddi Reader - St Ives Guildhall - Tuesday 21st September

The festival have just confirmed - with a post on Twitter - that the Imelda May gig (Tuesday 21st September) is now sold out.

Also that tickets for Fishermens Friends (Monday 20th September) are selling fast.

No reports from the festival yet - but my guess is that the ever popular Eddi Reader (Tuesday 14th September) will be the next to sell out. Also Mediaeval Baebes (Friday 24th September) as they are at a small venue - St Ives Society Of Artists.

If you are set on going to a particular gig it might be a good idea to get tickets soon:

St Ives September Festival Tickets

Monday, 23 August 2010

Imelda May - Close To Sell Out

Imelda May - St Ives September Festival - Tuesday 21st September

According to the latest on Twitter from the festival organisers - the Imelda May gig is close to selling out.

So if that's on your list of gigs - might be a good idea to get a ticket soon.

The gig is on Tuesday 21st September and tickets are £16.00.

Available from St Ives Tourist Information at St Ives Guildhall.
Call in or phone - 01736 798 577.

In Penzance available from The Rainy Day Gallery on Market Jew Street.
Call in or phone - 01736 366 077.

Also available to buy online:
Imelda May Tickets

For latest info:
Follow St Ives September Festival On Twitter

For more gigs:
OneStIves - Festival Calendar - Live Music

Friday, 20 August 2010

Live Music - The Castle Inn

St Ives September Festival - Live Music - The Castle Inn

The Castle have put together a great and varied programme of festival gigs:
  • Winter Mountain Band - Sunday 12th September
  • Kaj - Tuesday 14th September
  • Grey Dog - Thursday 16th September
  • Shiny Blue Crow - Sunday 19th September
  • Ryan Jones - Tuesday 21st September
  • The Shirts - Thursday 23rd Sep
All gigs are free entry, with a range of real ales on tap and a great atmosphere in one of the best pubs in St Ives.

More info:
Castle Inn FaceBook Page

More live music
St Ives September Festival - Live Music

Friday, 13 August 2010

LiveWire - AC-DC Tribute - The Guildhall

LiveWire - St Ives Guildhall - Saturday 25th September

With some major exceptions I'm personally not mad keen on trib. bands - but LiveWire really are an exception.

I've been lucky to see the "real thing" twice - Birmingham Odeon in 1978 and Donington in1981. Its scary how quickly 30 years can pass by ! As most readers will know AC-DC were rated as one of the best "metal" bands of the 1970s - 1980s. For younger readers - in modern terms they would no longer be rated as "metal" - Chimaira they are not. But the band's music is still well worthy of the "two horns" salute.

The two gigs that I saw still rate among my top 10 gigs of all time. Others (if you're interested) include Iron Maiden, Bruce Springsteen, The Ramones, Rush, Bullet For My Valentine (HFC 2006 - not now!) and Thin Lizzy,

I saw LiveWire at the September Festival a few years back and they were truly excellent. As close to the "real thing" as possible in my opinion. Their show featured two halves - with "Bon Scott" fronting the first half of early AC-DC, followed by the "Back In Black" funeral bell and the appearance of "Brian Johnson".

AC-DC were reputedly paid no less than £3 million quids for their recent appearance at Download. I guess that promoter Mark Shaw will be paying LiveWire a bit less than that. The gig at The Guildhall offers pretty good value at £16.00 - especially as its a double header with Thin Lizzy trib. band Limehouse Lizzy.

Saturday 25th September - St Ives Guildhall..
Tickets from St Ives Tourist Information or:
September Festival Website

More info:
LiveWire Website

Monday, 9 August 2010

Festival Programme - Latest

Poetry and Music In Norway Square - Daily at 12.30

The full programme of events - or as full as it can be for now - has been posted on the:
Official St Ives September Festival Website

Printed programmes are also available from tourist information and around town.

Inevitably a few events were not scheduled in time for the print deadline.
No doubt a few more will also be added over the next few weeks.
St Ives Times and Echo will be printing an up-to-date Festival Supplement on Friday 10th September.

Tickets for most events are on sale from St Ives Tourist Information -
01736 798 577.
Also - for Guildhall and Western gigs - online from the festival website.

There are also many free events such as Poetry and Music in The Square - where you don't need tickets. One exception - St Ives Library have advised people to book for their free talks and workshops as numbers are limited.

Latest news here and on:
September Festival Twitter

Festival Accommodation

Courtney Pine - St Ives September Festival - Saturday 11th September

It looks like hotels, guest houses and self catering properties a getting heavily booked up for September.

Festival promoter Martin Val Baker has put out a request for help - he needs accommodation with three rooms for part of Courtney Pine's band on Saturday 11th September.

If you can help get in touch with Martin:
01736 366 077

Its likely that there will other starving artists and musicians looking for somewhere to stay - so if you know of anything available post a comment below.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

St Ives Arts Club - Theatre

Bec Applebee - Oh Mary - St Ives Arts Club
The Festival Arts Programme has been published and is available from St Ives Tourist Information - as mentioned in the previous post.

There is a huge amount in it and so I'm going to do a series of posts highlighting different parts of it.

St Ives Arts Club are hosting three theatre productions. A good place to enjoy theatre - small and intimate, great atmosphere, bring your own wine.

Stalag Happy - Wednesday 15th September - 8.00 pm.
The true story of artists Terry Frost and Adrian Heath whilst interned in the WW2 German POW camp Stalag 383.

Oh Mary - Friday 17th and Saturday 18th September - 7.30 pm.
Bec Applebee presents a physical theatre show based on the amazing life of Mary Bryant - Cornish highwaywoman. 'Bec has managed to produce one of the most astonishing one woman performances I have ever seen ...... just plain bloody brilliant'. The Cornishman.

The Leonardo Question - Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th September - 8.00 pm.
Where can we go from here and who will be the next modern master ? To help answer this question we are taken on an enlightening and entertaining journey through the story of modern art from Cubism to now.

Tickets for all of these performances cost £8.00 and are available from St Ives Tourist Information - 01736 798 577.

The Arts Club will also be hosting talks, live music, comedy and cabaret. More details and other festival events on:
OneStIves - September Festival

Friday, 30 July 2010

Arts & Literature Programme

Much Ado About Nothing - The Island St Ives - 15th to 18th September

The full September Festival Arts and Literature Programme has just been published.

A varied programme of events - with something for everyone - including:
  • Exhibitions - Various Venues.
  • Music and Poetry In The Square - Norway Square.
  • Art Workshops - St Ives School Of Painting.
  • Feltmaking Workshop with Jo McIntosh - St Ives Library.
  • Theatre - Various - St Ives Arts Club.
  • Theatre - Much Ado About Nothing - The Island.
  • Films - St Ives Arts Club.
  • Talks - Various Venues.
  • Walks - Around St Ives.
Printed copies of the programme and tickets are available from St Ives Tourist Information:
01736 798 577

I'll be posting more details and updates here - also on:
OneStIves - St Ives September Festival

For latest news also visit:
St Ives September Festival - FaceBook Page
St Ives September Festival - Twitter Feed
St Ives September Festival - Official Website

Monday, 26 July 2010

Battle Of The Bands - Latest News

 Shade Of Red - Battle Of The Bands - St Ives Cornwall

According to a post on FaceBook today - the line-up for the Battle Of The Bands gig will be:

Gary And The Minefield
Plastic Picasso
Shade Of Red

This is not yet confirmed by the organisers - so if you know any different get in touch.

Monday 13th September - St Ives Guildhall - 7.30 pm.
Tickets: £7.50
From: St Ives Tourist Information - 01736 798 577
Online From: September Festival Website

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Live Music - The Lifeboat Inn

Live Music - Lifeboat Inn - St Ives September Festival

The Lifeboat Inn have posted a list of gigs for the festival.

Live music every day at 9.00 pm, with additional gigs at 5.00 pm some days. Free entry.

Twenty two altogether including some new bands and some festival  regulars such as Heart and Soul, Rudi's Message, Buffalo Bill's Blues Review and Devil's Creek.

See the full list in the pic above - click to enlarge.

More events and festival information on my:
St Ives September Festival Calendar

Also worth checking out:
September Festival FaceBook Page

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

New Gig Announcement - Mediaeval Baebes

Mediaeval Baebes - Friday 24th September

The Mediaeval Baebes are stripping their set down to basics with a four date acapella tour - including a gig at St Ives September Festival on Friday 24th September.

Latest News: This gig has been cancelled, as well as the gig the previous night in Bodmin.
No reason given on their website - but refunds will be made.

Friday 24th September 7.30 pm.
St Ives Society Of Artists, Norway Square.

Mediaeval Baebes Website

Monday, 19 July 2010

Battle Of The Bands - St Ives Guildhall

Gary And The Minefield - Ayr Field St Ives  - July 2010

At least three young local bands will get the opportunity to play a gig at St Ives Guildhall during the September Festival -  following a series of Battle Of The Bands heats.

It looks like one of them will be Gary and The Minefield who have posted the gig on their FaceBook and MySpace pages.

I saw part of their set at Ayr Field Day a couple of weeks ago and  really enjoyed it - check out the video.

If anybody knows which other bands are playing let me know.

Monday 13th September 2010 at 7.30 pm.

Tickets £7.50 from St Ives Tourist Information or online:
St Ives September Festival - Battle Of The Bands

Sunday, 18 July 2010

St Ives September Festival - Accommodation

Lyonesse Seven - Luxury Apartment - Harbour View

Many places get heavily booked during the festival fortnight - so if you're planning to come down here it may be worth booking somewhere now.

These are some of the places that still have availability - get in touch with them for more information and to book. Obviously availability can change day by day:

Lyonesse Seven - a luxury apartment with three bedrooms sleeping six, great views over St Ives Bay and St Ives Harbour. They are offering a 10% discount if you book before the end of July.

Blue Horizon - a luxury apartment with ocean views, two bedrooms sleeping up to five people. Available from 18th - 24th September.

One Ayr Lane - a cottage near to the Hepworth Museum with two bedrooms sleeping four. Right in the centre of town and close to the main festival venues, but in a quiet location.

The Sail Lofts - a five star luxury apartment and a cottage. A few steps away from Porthmeor Beach and The Island.

2 Albany Terrace - friendly comfortable bed and breakfast with a double and a twin room. Overlooks Porthminster Beach, various dates available for any length of stay.

Art House - bed and breakfast run by a local artist with one double room - "artist friendly" but all welcome. In a quiet location but only a short stroll from the town centre and the main festival venues, various dates available for any length of stay.

Also - one thing worth noting. If you contact St Ives Tourist Information about available accommodation they are only allowed to mention places that have paid for a listing in the "official" Visit Cornwall guide. Many excellent places, including some of the above, have chosen to advertise elsewhere and are not listed.

The closest you will find online to a complete directory of St Ives Accommodation is: Open Directory - St Ives - Accommodation

Friday, 16 July 2010

St Ives Community Play

St Ives Community Play 2009 - Romeo and Juliet
St Ives Community Play 2009 - Romeo and Juliet

Tickets are now on sale for Much Ado Nothing - to be staged outdoors on The Island in St Ives.

Dates are Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th September. Gates open at 6.30 pm. Performance starts at 7.30 pm. Bring a picnic and low seating if you want. Be prepared for all weathers !

Also running during August - Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th, Friday 20th, Saturday 21st.

Tickets are £6.00 in advance or £8.00 on the gate, children under 7 free.

Available from:
St Ives Tourist Information - 01736 796 297
Online - Cornish Riviera Box Office

Sunday, 11 July 2010

St Ives Arts Club - Events

Music of Aghanistan - Monday 20th September
Music of Aghanistan - Monday 20th September

A number of festival events have been announced at St Ives Arts Club.

On Friday 17th and Saturday 18th September Bec Applebee presents Oh Mary - a physical theatre show based on the amazing life of Mary Bryant - Cornish highwaywoman. Starts at 7.30, tickets: £8.00 - call Bed on 01209 612 980.

Something pretty special on Monday 20th September - Music Of Afghanistan - the latest in Will Sleath's World Classics Series. Five musicians from Afghanistan - the ensemble will be performing classical and traditional Afghan music. Featuring rubab (plucked short-necked lute), dutar (strummed/plucked long-necked lute), harmonium, tabla and voice. This concert is a very rare opportunity to hear music from this part of the world. Starts at 7.30 pm, tickets £16.00 from St Ives Tourist Information.

Thursday 23rd September sees The Big Frug. A cabaret style evening of music, poetry, prose, comedy film and anything else that happens on the night ! Hosted by St Ives poet Bob Devereux, starts at 8.00 but arrive early to get a good seat, bring your own wine. Tickets are £6.00, contact Bob on 01736 795 003. Performers wanting a slot should also contact Bob.

Rod Bullimore and Martyn Barker return with their popular show Back To Back - an evening of music, prose and comedy. Tickets and dates TBA.

A full programme of daytime events - including talks, readings and film - will be announced soon. plus more evening gigs.

More events on:
St Ives September Festival Events Calendar

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Gorsedh Kernow In St Ives

Gorsedh Kernow Procession Of Bards- St Ives
Gorsedh Kernow Procession Of Bards- St Ives

Not much news on the festival front lately - other than the Donovan gig selling out.

The Arts Programme should be published fairly soon - with details of events at St Ives Arts Club, St Ives Society of Artists, St Ives School Of Painting and other smaller venues. I'll feature that here when its out.

This is not strictly festival related - but one thing worth knowing is that Gorsedh Kernow, the full ceremonial Assembly of the Bards of Cornwall, will be coming to St Ives the week before the festival. The opening ceremony will take place on the Island on Saturday 4th September 2010 at 2.00 pm, with the sounding of the Horn of the Nation to the four points of the compass. There will also be a concert to celebrate Cornish culture at The Guildhall starting at 7.00pm.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

St Ives Parish Church - Festival Events

St Ives Parish Church - Festival Events
St Ives Parish Church - Festival Events

St Ives Parish Church - St Ia - is celebrating its 600th anniversary this year.

They have events planned throughout the year - many during the September Festival.

The first day of the festival sees the opening of the St Ia 600th Celebrations and Flower Festival by Lady Mary Holborow. Followed by a Celebration Concert with the award winning Camborne Youth Band. Saturday 11th September.

Other events incude:
  • Organ Concert - Stephen Cleobury - Friday 3rd September
  • Concert - Neil Shepherd and Friends - Sunday 12th September
  • Lunchtime Organ Concert - Peter Luing - Tuesday 14th September
  • Duchy Opera In Concert - Tuesday 14th September
  • Diocesan Songs Of Praise - Saturday 18th September
  • Parish Church and Afternoon Choirs - Sunday 19th September
  • Organ Concert - Neil Shepherd - Tuesday 21st September
Tickets are available from St Ives Tourist Information:
01736 796 297

More details are on:
St Ives Parish Church Website

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Festival Stewards Wanted

St Ives Guildhall - Main Festival Venue
St Ives Guildhall - Main Festival Venue

The festival organisers are looking for stewards.

You are asked to commit for at least three events, although obviously you can do more if you want.

Unpaid - but a chance to see some of the gigs for free.

Get in touch via Twitter or Facebook if you're interested:

St Ives September Festival - Twitter

St Ives September Festival - Facebook

Monday, 7 June 2010

Tate St Ives Events

Tate St Ives - September Festival
Tate St Ives - September Festival

Tate St Ives have scheduled a number of events during the festival.

These include:
  • Tea and Tate - Wednesday 15th September
  • Talking Drawing - Saturday 18th September
  • Film On The Beach - Hairspray - Saturday 18th September
  • In Conversation - John Waters and Lily van der Stokker - Friday 24th September
I'm particularly looking forward to Hairspray - one of my favourite movies - and outdoors on my favourite beach.

More details on my:
St Ives September Festival Webpage

Also more information and online booking on:
Tate St Ives - Events

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Festival Tickets - Latest News 2

St Ives September Festival
St Ives September Festival

Tickets are now available to buy online for Guildhall and Western gigs on the festival website:

You can pay via PayPal - using your PayPal account or a credit / debit card.

As mentioned in the previous post - tickets will be available to buy "over the counter" from Monday 12th April at St Ives Guildhall.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Festival Tickets - Latest News

St Ives September Festival - Programme

I've just spoken to St Ives Tourist Information.

They will be selling tickets from Monday 12th April, not from this weekend as originally planned.

Printed festival programmes are available now.

Tickets were due to go on sale online today on the official festival website. But so far no sign of this.
September Festival Website

One message for St Ives Jazz Club members - if you want to buy tickets at the members' discounted rate of £6.00 you'll need to buy them via the club.

Some "very special guests" will be announced later (in May I think) - presumably for the one remaining Guildhall slot on 16th September. I wondeer if the committee have finally taken on board my hints about booking Iron Maiden, or if they're too pricey maybe Lacuna Coil ? We'll see.

The Arts Programme will be announced later. I've put a few additional events on my own festival page - ones that are already publicly scheduled - see link below.

No other news from official sources - either on the main website or TwitBook.

As ever I'll post any news that I hear on this blog and on:
OneStIves - September Festival Page

Friday, 26 March 2010

Western Hotel - Festival Lineup

Carrivick Sisters - Western - Thursday 23rd September
Carrivick Sisters - Western - Thursday 23rd September

Some of the gigs at The Western have been announced - in addition to the St Ives Jazz Club gigs featured in a previous post.

Saturday 11th - Robin Williamson.
Monday 13th - Martha Tilston.
Thursday 16th - Steele, Wing, Dowling.
Friday 17th - Gwelhellin Jazzz Hattt.
Saturday 18th - Pamela Wynn Shannon.
Monday 20th - A Band Like Alice.
Thursday 23rd - Carrivick Sisters.
Saturday 25th - Ken Nicol and Phil Cool

Tickets will be on sale from St Ives Tourist Information in April.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

St Ives Jazz Club Gigs

Edgar Macias - St Ives Jazz Club
Edgar Macias - St Ives Jazz Club

The club are staging two gigs during the festival - as usual on Tuesday nights at The Western.

Tuesday 14th September - Sarah Gillespie Quartet.
A major new singer songwriter, Sarah Gillespie is one of the most individual yet recognizable voices to emerge in some time’ ...... All About Jazz.
‘Gillespie’s fiery originals offer a contrasting combination of sweet folkish melodies and a lyrically witty, street-talking attitude, that transports Lou Reed and Dylan to multicultural London’ ...... Jazzwise Magazine.

Tuesday 21st September - Edgar Macias Quintet.
A five-piece band that combines different jazz styles and rhythms from funk to South American. Edgar is a fantastic Venezuelan pianist and a great exponent of Latin jazz.
‘Latin-based but firmly in modern jazz territory, with any one of the five liable to reel off dazzling solos, it's a truly great band that you'd be daft to miss’ ...... Stratford Jazz.

For both gigs doors open at 8.00 pm and music starts at 9.00 pm.
Tickets available from Easter - £TBA.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

The Fishermen's Friends

Fishermen's Friends - No Hopers Jokers and Rogues

The latest gig announcement for St Ives Guildhall -
The Fishermen's Friends - shanty singers from Port Isaac:

'Rousing and joyful shanties and Cornish folk songs'.

Monday 20th September at 8.00 pm.

Tickets: £12.00 / £13.00 available from Easter.

Fishermen's Friends

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Guildhall - More Gigs Announced

Oracy - St Ives Guildhall
Battle Of The Bands - St Ives Guildhall

Two more Guildhall gigs have been announced on the:
Official September Festival Website.

Monday 13th September: Battle Of The Bands - The Final Showdown.
Great to see young local bands given a showcase by the festival.

Sunday 19th September: Kila.
A fusion of Irish and World music.

See my earlier post for the rest of The Guildhall lineup.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

St Ives Community Play

Much Ado About Nothing - The Island.

Dates have been announced for this year's St Ives Community Play.

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare.

To be staged - once again - in a spectacular outdoor setting on The Island.

September Festival dates:
Wednesday 15th September.
Thursday 16th September.
Friday 17th September.
Saturday 18th September.

The production will also have a run in August -
Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st.

Starts at 7.30 pm, tickets £TBA.

Tickets will be available from St Ives Tourist Information from Easter.

The company are still looking for volunteers.
You can audition for a role or help out with backstage / front of house.
Get in touch via the website (that includes you Johnny Depp!):

St Ives Community Play

Saturday, 27 February 2010

The Imagined Village

The Imagined Village - Tam Lyn Retold

When I saw the initial festival lineup The Imagined Village struck me as one of the more interesting gigs.

The Village are a diverse collective who aim to "explore their musical roots and identity as English musicians and music makers".

Many are stalwarts of the traditional music scene (Martin Carthy, Chris Wood) while others represent a range of genres including Rock/Pop (Paul Weller) and Bhangra (Johnny Kalsi).

The line up for their gig in St Ives on Friday 17th September is:
  • Martin Carthy- Vocals And Guitar
  • Eliza Carthy- Vocals and Violin
  • Chris Wood- Vocals, Guitar and Violin
  • Simon Emmerson- Guitar and Cittern
  • Andy Gangadeen- Drums
  • Ali Friend- Double Bass
  • Barney Morse Brown- Cello
  • Johnny Kalsi- Percussion
  • Sheema Mukherjee- Sitars
  • Simon Richmond- Keyboards and Live Electronics
With that many musicians on stage the gig should offer pretty good musical value and something a bit different from the standard "folkie" set.

There is lots more info on their website:
The Imagined Village

Tickets for the gig will be on sale from Easter - £TBA.

I'll be adding more news about the festival here and on my:
OneStIves - September Festival Page

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Guildhall Gigs Announced For 2010 Festival

Livewire - St Ives Guildhall - Saturday 25th September 2010
Livewire - St Ives Guildhall - Saturday 25th September

Some of the main September Festival gigs at St Ives Guildhall have just been announced on Twitter and the official festival website:

  • Saturday 11th: Courtney Pine
  • Sunday 12th: The Unthanks
  • Tuesday 14th: Eddi Reader
  • Wednesday 15th: Altan
  • Friday 17th: The Imagined Village
  • Saturday 18th: Peco Pena
  • Tuesday 21st: Imelda May
  • Wednesday 22nd: The Mousehole Choir
  • Thursday 23rd: Robin Trower Band / The Hamsters
  • Friday 24th: The Beat / John Otway
  • Saturday 25th: Livewire / Limehouse Lizzy
The first gig in the line up at The Western has also been posted - Robin Williamson on Saturday 11th.

The programme does look a bit different this year - and a good mix of folk, jazz and rock. There are still a few empty slots so I guess that more Guildhall gigs will be announced in due course - I'll post details here.

Tickets will not be available until Easter - when you'll be able to get them from St Ives Tourist Information at The Guildhall. No further details of prices and outlets have been posted - but I guess that you will also be able to buy tickets from The Rainyday Gallery Penzance and online via the festival website.

The full programme will also be published at Easter with more details of the arts programme, films, theatre, talks and other events.

No doubt more will be added here in due course:
St Ives September Festival Website

Also - the festival finally seem to be getting the hang of online marketing - with their own Twitter feed which you can follow here:
St Ives September Festival On Twitter

I wonder if they'll also get themselves pages on FaceSpace and MyBook - if so I'll post links here in due course.

I'll also be adding stuff to my own Festival page:
OneStIves - St Ives September Festival