Glastonbury Begins to Reopen After Lockdown

Social Distancing Glastonbury High Street

Glastonbury Town has started to emerge from the lockdown, with temporary pedestrianization of the town centre and some shops opening their doors. Here’s a short report and some photos.

Virtually Glastonbury

Glastonbury Tor May 2020 Lockdown

Explore Glastonbury from your armchair, wherever you are in the world, Here’s a selection of excellent websites, videos and other web based resources that I’ve handpicked for your enjoyment.

Music from Glastonbury Town Online

Violin Pixabay Image

I’ve hastily assembled some links to Glastonbury musicians for you, some of them were submitted by the artists, others are just my personal favourites. It’s by no means comprehensive and is reflective of my own musical taste, it’s also in no particular order. If you find something you like do search for more of their work, you are sure to find it, please support them by buying digital downloads when they are available.

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.

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 in Fiction

Glastonbury Fiction Illustration

Nothing transports you to Glastonbury like a good book, here’s a list of all the fiction set in Glastonbury Town that I could find.

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.

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

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.