Glastonbury’s Rogues Gallery

There is a grass-roots led cultural rebirth going on in Glastonbury, encompassing events, public murals and music. At the forefront of this movement is the collective of artists and creatives who exhibit and sell their work at Rogues Gallery in the High Street.

Kev Pearson on Capturing Glastonbury’s Divine Light in Photographs

Impressions by Kev Pearson. Glastonbury Tor reflected in water.

Kev Pearson has photographed Glastonbury Tor basking in the Summer sun and covered in a blanket of snow, he’s captured it in the dawn light and at twilight, with the sun shining through the archway of the tower or with the full moon peeking out behind clouds. His pictures show Tor Hill obscured by Autumn mists from the wetlands of the Somerset Levels, or the view from the top. His photographs are a wonderful celebration of this iconic landmark, looking at them you are immediately transported to Avalon.

Beckery Village, a Creative Hub on the Edge of Glastonbury

Beckery Village Garden Glastonbury, Somerset by Vicki Steward

Beckery Village is a creative community hub emerging from emptiness and dereliction, on the Western fringes of Glastonbury Town. Only a few years ago, in the early 1990’s, there was an empty industrial wasteland on the edge of Glastonbury. Buildings which had once been home to the town’s thriving sheepskin industry stood derelict, vandalised and … Read more

Keep Glastonbury Colourful

Fairyland Aromatics Glastonbury

The story of Glastonbury shop Fairyland Aromatics and their battle with Mendip District Council to keep Glastonbury Colourful.

How CBD Helped Me Stop!

How CBD helped me give up tobacco smoking, virtually painlessly. Plus, my musings on the surprising lack of actual miracles in Glastonbury Town.

Heart Land Tattoo Studio

Man being tattooed in Glastonbury

The Heart Land Tattoo Temple didn‘t arrive quietly in town. They commissioned a bright and bold mural to cover the walls and windows of their shop at the top of the High Street. Back in 1969 the building had been the first in town to be painted, with brightly coloured flowers, yet the new mural … 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’s Smallest Department Store

Steve Belton Glastonbury

Even Glastonbury can seem dull and grey on a cold November morning when the Winter light bleaches all the colour from the Town. On days like these, we need reminders of sunshine. As I pass through the narrow alleyway of the Gauntlet, the rainbow colours of the crockery in Steve and Jan’s shop always catch … Read more

Free Cannabis in Glastonbury

Free Cannabis outside Hemp in Avalon Glastonbury

Free Cannabis, proprietor of Glastonbury’s ‘Hemp In Avalon’ shop, is a man on a mission: to raise awareness of the many benefits of cannabis.

How to Annoy a Glastonbury Shop Keeper

Mark from the Sonus Magus Music Shop in Glastonbury Town

I went to visit Mark from Glastonbury’s ‘Sonus Magus’ Music Shop, he was in an uncharacteristically bad mood, and decided to share with me some of the annoying things customers do in his shop. 

Who Stole Glastonbury Co-op’s Giant Magnet?

Glastonbury Co-op by Vicki Steward

The Co-op has always exerted a strange and inexorable pull on my solar plexus, as if a huge and powerful magnet lurked behind the shelves. Lately it’s as if the magnet has been tuned off. What’s happened? I investigate!