Fairport Convention for St Ives September Festival

joining Show of Hands, James Taylor Quartet, Jamie Smith's Mabon, The Wurzels, & more

published: Wed 22nd May 2013

Fairport Convention

Saturday 14th to Saturday 28th September 2013
various venues, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2DS, England MAP
from £12 - £20 with many events FREE
daily capacity: 2500
last updated: Fri 30th Aug 2013

The originators of British folk-rock musiFairport Convention will open the St Ives September Festival of Music and the Arts which offers music, visual arts, poetry, literature, theatre and cinema around St Ives, in Cornwall from Saturday 14th to Saturday 28th September 2013.

Latest additions to the line-up include The Three Belles, The Bevin Boys, The Ronnie Scott's All Stars, Emily Barker, Chastity Brown, Martha Tilston & The Scientists, Matt Price and friends, and Keltrix.

Already confirmed are St Ives September Festival patrons Steve Knightley and Phil Beer host an evening and appear as Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes, they are joined by James Taylor Quartet, Arthur Smith, John Otway, Miracle Theatre – Waiting For Godot, Jamie Smith's Mabon, The Wurzels, Mad Dog Mcrea, The Manfreds, Livewire AC/DC, The ZZ Tops, No1 Ladies Accordion Orchestra, Mousehole Male Voice Choir, John Cooper Clarke, Davey Arthur, and Johnny Cowling.

For the line-up details as available please click here.

Ticket prices vary depending upon event. To buy tickets, click here.

Ticketed gigs take place at The Guildhall and The Western Hotel which hosts a full programme. There will be music of all types in the Guildhall and the Pubs.

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.

Another aspect of the festival is the Film Season, featuring showings of classic films - this year with a 'Monster' theme, to include screenings of 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde', 'An American Werewolf in London', 'Nosferatu', 'The Mist' and the 1931 film 'Frankenstein'- all taking place at St Ives Arts Club.

Alan Shepherd, Chairman of the St Ives September Festival, is excited about the line-up saying, "This year the festival has outdone itself with the variety of acts and events. It is fantastic that projects like this can continue for over 35 years and it is thanks to the support from our sponsors - Cornish Gems, as well as other businesses in the town, that we can continue to bring the best music, art, and theatre to St Ives."

Saturday 14th to Saturday 28th September 2013
various venues, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2DS, England MAP
from £12 - £20 with many events FREE
daily capacity: 2500
last updated: Fri 30th Aug 2013


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