Glastonbury’s Avalon Club

Avalon Club Exterior

Glastonbury’s Avalon Club is a friendly local social club in the centre of Glastonbury. They are keen to welcome new members, so I went for a guided tour of their facilities and to meet some of the regulars.

A Life in the Landscape with Photographer Peter Longden

Sunrise in Taurus by Peter Longden

I love meeting people and hearing their stories about how they came to live in Glastonbury. I recently interviewed photographer, amateur astronomer and dowser Peter Longden about his life, his images and his love of Glastonbury.

Queen of Cups Restaurant and Freehouse

I’m delighted about the opening of ‘Queen of Cups’, Glastonbury’s newest restaurant and freehouse. It’s a fun, fresh and female-led approach to dining and drinking in Glastonbury that I’m confident will be very popular.

Benedict Street Kitchen

Chef Shane in BSK

Benedict Street Kitchen is an exciting addition to Glastonbury’s growing good food scene. I recently met with owner Lucy Wyatt to talk about Farm to Fork, local and seasonal fare.

Haruka in Glastonbury – Clothes with Soul

Amanda from Haruka in Glastonbury

Talking to Clothes Designer Amanda of Haruka, I found myself enthralled by her accounts of textile production around the world and her enthusiasm for the people she works with at every stage of the process – from design, to dying and weaving, pattern cutting, sewing, the models she chooses and ultimately the women who leave her shop feeling special and beautiful. Meanwhile it was gratifying to learn how her business and environmental ethics are woven into everything she does.

Glastonbury Fantasy Artist Linda Ravenscroft

Linda Ravenscroft in her shop The Mystic Garden in Glastonbury Town

Glastonbury based artist Linda Ravenscroft is well known in the fantasy art world for her beautifully detailed watercolours, featuring characters from her rich imagination and the natural world. With her husband John she runs the Mystic Garden Gallery at the bottom of the High Street, where they sell not only Linda’s work, but also beautiful creations from some of the world’s most talented fantasy artists and craftspeople.

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

Cannabis Pops Up in Glastonbury

Free Cannabis on the Market Place in Glastonbury Town

What happens when someone gives out free cannabis cake in Glastonbury Town, on one of the busiest days of the year?

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.

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.