St Ives September Festival 2022

Conor Fletcher

St Ives September Festival 2022The fortnightly festival is the perfect way to wrap up the summer with a celebration of music and arts, encapsulating the best ways for you to enjoy St Ives as we head into the autumn. The long-running festival has been a part of St Ives tradition for years (despite being cancelled in 2020) and has brought with it some of the best representations of St Ives rich and varied cultural heritage.

This year the festival looks to return to some normality after the pandemic-impacted events of 2021 and the organisers of the festival look to celebrate everything that St Ives has to offer over the two week period.

Poetry in the Square

Every day in Norway Square, just a short walk from the Sail Lofts luxury cottages will be spoken performances throughout the festival every day at 12:30am to 14:00pm. If the weather takes a turn for the worse then don't worry as the session is seamlessly moved to a nearby gallery. This is one of the best free sessions of the fortnight so be sure to not miss out.


Every day throughout the town musical events are taking place, from the headlining acts at the Guildhall to performances at St Eia Church or the Arts Club you're sure to find something to enjoy. Tickets for some events will need to be booked in advance so check out the St Ives September Festival website for further details.


If you're looking to flex your creative brain while you're staying in St Ives then why not embark on a workshop? Whether you set yourself up for a class at the School of Painting or join Melissa Hampton-Smith for a sketch and paint session about the town. September is usually a wonderful time to explore the town's unique scenery with a little cooler weather coupled with bright sunny days so these workshops can be one of the best ways for you to experience the town's historic tradition of art while you're here.

There are so many other events to enjoy throughout the St Ives September Festival this year so why not have a look on their website and take a look at what you can enjoy, if you're not yet staying then why not take a look at our availability? With the Sail Lofts - St Ives luxury self catering accommodation you can enjoy the best St Ives has to offer from our former sail making lofts and artists studios offering the perfect Cornish escape...