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

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.

Glastonbury Memories from the Seventies

Wendy Tong from Glastonbury in the Seventies

What did Glastonbury locals think of the arrival of hippies in the town? Wendy Tong shows us a glimpse of her Seventies childhood in the Town.

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.

Where are Glastonbury’s New Avalonians?

Alice Buckton at Chalice Well Glastonbury by Wellesley Tudor Pole

Nowadays I don’t hear many people asking what they can do for Glastonbury, it seems we are rather more concerned with what Glastonbury can do for us. With the town’s growth as a spiritual centre it has become a brand in its own right.

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

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?

The Return of the Wand Seller

Greens handmade wands

You Really Can Wish the World Better – Green’s Glastonbury Story has a Happy Ending Back in February I published a guest post by Glastonbury bard and reallywannago.com blogger Lisa Goodwin about Green the Wand Seller, who was kicked out of town without warning by Mendip Council and so disappeared from Glastonbury streets. The response … Read more

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.