Free Glastonbury

Loads of things you can do for free, in and around Glastonbury Town in Somerset. Includes a handy map showing recommended cycle and walking routes around the Tor and onto the Somerset Levels.

Glastonbury Festival 2019 – Rubbish and 5G

Nigel May at Glasto Latino, Glastonbury Festival 2019

Some people in Glastonbury Town like to bash the Glastonbury Festival. This year’s complaints were over 5G phone technology being trialed at the event and the rubbish left by festival goers.

Here Come Glastonbury’s Dragon Drummers

Glastonbury's Dragon Drummers

I meet up with the Dragon Drummers to talk about Glastonbury, community and keeping to the beat. It’s one of those wonderful warm Avalonian evenings in early May. I’ve got an interview with the Dragon Drummers at 7pm but I’m feeling quite stressed and in need of quiet and calm first, so I suggest to The … Read more

Glastonbury’s May Day Celebrations 2019

May Day in Glastonbury 2019

May Day fun with the Green Men of Glastonbury, videos and photographs of the May Pole procession through town, the gathering at Bushy Combe and the Avalonian Free State Choir

Glastonbury Through the Year

When we lived in simpler times, we observed the turning of the seasons – the great wheel of the year. Until quite recently in human history our survival depended on being prepared for Spring’s new growth, Summer’s sun, Autumn’s harvest and Winter’s cold and dark. In many places these seasonal celebrations have been forgotten. Even now, … Read more

Fabulous Furry Folk Goes Further

Besides being home to a great number of extraordinarily talented musicians, Glastonbury Town also attracts well known performers from around the world. It helps that Europe’s biggest performing arts festival happens only 7 miles away, which has put the town on the map for touring musicians. Those for whom appearing on the Pyramid Stage is … Read more

Glastonbury Town Christmas 2018

Glastonbury High St Christmas 2018

When you are choosing Christmas gifts, please buy from small local suppliers and support Glastonbury’s independent shops. We are lucky to be able to buy directly from artists, craftspeople, musicians, designers, writers, knitters, potters, jewellers, candle makers and other creative people. When we buy from the maker we are supporting a family, not a corporation, and bringing more art, beauty and creativity into the world.

Glastonbury Frost Fayre 2018

The Melodrome Stage at Glastonbury Frost Fayre 2018

The most wonderful time of the year…. What is it that makes Glastonbury’s annual Frost Fayre so special? It’s certainly my favourite event of the year and it seems to be popular with everyone – locals, visitors and shopkeepers. I think the answer lies in community. Glastonbury is remarkable for having so many different faiths … Read more

Death and Dying in Glastonbury

Samhain 2017 Glastonbury. Photo copyright Vicki Steward

Glastonbury, the ‘Isle of the Dead’, shows the country how to embrace death while celebrating life. This year sees the launch of a ‘Festival of Death and Dying’, alongside the town’s traditional Samhain celebrations.