Welcome to the 2020
St Ives September Festival

We wish to make it clear that our 2020 St Ives September Festival is still very much ON.
With six months still to go to this year’s Festival, we are continuing full steam ahead with our plans in the hope that the coronavirus pandemic will by that time be abating and that the Festival will provide a late-season boost to tourism and the many businesses in St Ives which are already taking a battering.
It is fully understandable with so many events being postponed or cancelled that people are already asking about this year’s September Festival but all the events called off so far are scheduled for considerably earlier in the year than ours.
The Festival organisers are constantly monitoring government and health advice and will, of course, implement any action deemed necessary as we get closer to the Festival dates of September 12th to 26th.
The current crisis could also result in some changes to the usual Festival format but we will update you on any action we need to take.
Best wishes to everyone and stay safe at this difficult time.
We will be updating our website as and when events are confirmed but please keep up to date by following us on facebook.

For regular updates and all the latest information, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We’d love to hear from you. The dates for future September Festivals are:
2021: 11th – 25th, 2022: 10th – 24th, 2023: 9th – 23rd, 2024: 14th – 28th, 2025: 13th – 27th.

A few words from our new Arts Patron:
“The Leach Pottery is honoured to have this opportunity to support the St Ives September Festival as their new Arts Patron for 2020. An iconic event in the St Ives calendar, the Festival celebrates the diverse creative talents from Cornwall and beyond.
The September Festival has a long history of bringing together local artistic communities. From their establishment by the International Musicians Seminar and the Penwith Society of Artists, of which Bernard Leach was a founding member, to the bringing together of local musicians and artists today. It is particularly fitting that we can renew our historic connection and come together once again to champion our shared values of artistic collaboration and exchange.
This is a significant year for the Leach Pottery as we celebrate our centenary. Since our foundation in 1920 we have supported the creative arts in St Ives, and we will carry on this tradition through an exciting programme of activities taking place throughout 2020. We invite everyone to join in with our Leach 100 celebrations and visit us during what is set to be a fantastic festival.”
Libby Buckley, Leach Pottery Director