About Me

Vicki Steward – Writer and Photographer

Hi, I’m Vicki Steward, since 1993 I have (mostly) lived in the town of Glastonbury I have spent over a decade organizing festivals (yes, including Glastonbury), been a New Age and Occult bookseller, worked for a cult Psychedelic Jazz Rock Band called Gong, lived in a shared house (the Glastonbury Institute of Gracious Living) famed for its fancy dress parties, helped run the Assembly Rooms Community Arts Venue and done some other stuff which will most likely form the basis of some blog posts.

Photo by Dave Watts www.wattsdave.com

The photo is taken not in Glastonbury, but in nearby Shepton Mallet at a retreat where I worked with people who were suffering various forms of crisis in their lives – homelessness, bereavement, relationship breakdown, recovery from addiction etc. Here I am shovelling shit. This was just one in a series of attempts to move out of Glastonbury.

I have also lived in a caravan and cabin on the Somerset Levels. There was no running water and my electricity came from an 80W solar panel. On my doorstep was Ham Wall Nature Reserve, which I spent two and a half years exploring and photographing. As I was only a four mile cycle ride from Glastonbury, where I went to the office, to shop and to socialise, this was hardly a credible attempt to move away. You can read more in my article ‘A Shed of my Own‘.

So, 29 years and counting and I’m still here, on the Isle of Avalon, and I still (mostly) love it. I’ve published a Book of my writing ‘Normal For Glastonbury: Life in England’s Most Magical Town’. My ‘Crap Views of the Tor‘ photographs are available in a book of postcards.

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