A Tribute to Denise Michell

Denny Michell Druid Mayor of Glastonbury

I was very sad to hear of Denise Michell’s recent passing, she was so much a part of Glastonbury for so many years, not least as Druid Mayor of Glastonbury (twice). I hope you enjoy remembering her through this selection of photos and a couple of videos in which she features.

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.

Normal For Glastonbury – The eBook

Woman in Tower on Glastonbury Tor

Ever wanted to know what it’s really like to live in Glastonbury, England’s most magical, and oddest town? In my new eBook You’ll find humorous observations and funny maps, an illustrated ABC of Glastonbury, a timeline of significant events in Glastonbury’s history, essays on social issues and two pieces about Glastonbury Festival and its relationship to the Town.

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.

Not Normal For Glastonbury

Glastonbury Town empty during virus lockdown

I’m so inextricably bound up with Glastonbury and its community. All of my work promotes the Town or is dependent on visitors. During the lockdown I’m feeling all adrift, but I’m coping.

We Can Get Through This Together

Visitors can still connect with Glastonbury Town during the health crisis – here’s how to bring some Glastonbury magic into your own home.

Includes a database of Glastonbury businesses and creative people that you can buy from online.

Glastonbury Town by Andy Brady

Glastonbury Town montage by Andy Brady

Origins Ask any resident of the English town of Glastonbury where they are most likely to be living, and many of them will quickly tell you that Glastonbury is very high on their list of number one answers. What is it about this particular town that draws so many of its citizens to count themselves … Read more

Un-Avalon – Crap Postcards of Glastonbury

Glastonbury Tor in the Mist from the Industrial estate

Many moons ago I spotted Glastonbury Tor from the Levels out towards Shapwick. What would have been a picture postcard perfect scene was ruined by a large and unsightly, rusting piece of peat processing machinery. I took a photo anyway. Since then I’ve got into the perverse habit of deliberately taking the kind of photos that would never make it into a Glastonbury tourist guide.

A Shed of My Own

Traveller Site in the Snow

What’s life like living in a shed? I’ve lived in several. Here’s my very personal perspective on homelessness in Glastonbury.